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VMware sued, accused of ripping off Linux kernel source code

SCSI dev claims virty giant has 'no intention' of honoring terms of the GPL
Neil McAllister, 05 Mar 20:59

IBM System x biz sales: The numbers are out... and they're not pretty

HP and Dell reaped the benefit
Paul Kunert, 05 Mar 17:02

Sales up at NSA SIM hack scandal biz Gemalto

Dutch biz points to 'challenges' experienced last year
Kat Hall, 05 Mar 16:27

Danwood CEO: No more M&A disco watching for us

Steve Francis wants to get down now his bottom line is up
Paul Kunert, 05 Mar 16:15

PATCH FREAK NOW: Cloud providers faulted for slow response

Pitting 90s technology against modern hackers is ‘no contest’
John Leyden, 05 Mar 14:05

Symantec: Corporate divorce starts on April Fool's Day

Unhappy bedfellows split sales team from next month
Paul Kunert, 05 Mar 11:31
Hadoop_elephant

Cisco wraps Hadoop in warm embrace of resale partnership

Cisco wants to keep it in the family: since the Internet of Things is going to be a source of lots of data, it's signed reseller agreements with Cloudera, Hortonworks and MapR.
Containers

Docker hires'n'acquires to cure its security, networking headaches

Application container firm Docker is staffing up, having brought on new talent to further its security and networking development efforts.

IBM buys 'deep learning' upstart Alchemy API, hires 40,000 devs

Soz ex-staffers, we want people who can smarten up Watson-as-a-cloud

HP: Windows Server + OpenStack will lure biz bods from the Amazon

Microsoft lends muscle to server on 'Linux for cloud'
Parliament in the clouds

Stop press! NHS trust finds G-Cloud, BUYS SOMETHING with it

G-Cloud can help public sector buyers dodge the bureaucracy of a European tender process – but there is no centralised coalition-led push to get more agencies and departments using it.
Files in manager's desk drawers: manila folder marked "Redundancies". Image via shutterstock

IBM may swing axe on same departments more than once

Such is the lack of job security at IBM that staff in certain departments could be at risk of redundancy on more than one occasion during this year, The Channel can reveal.

Ex-Systemax execs Carl & Gilbert Fiorentino jailed over $27m fraud

Brothers get five and six years of stripey suntan time
Paul Kunert, 04 Mar 11:05

CONFIRMED: Tiny Windows Server is on the way

Cloud OS at the bottom, server in the middle and a dedicated client on top
Simon Sharwood, 04 Mar 03:28

Pull on your dancing shoes, the server market's ALLLLIVE

Vendors did the server jig and more cash poured from the clouds (oh and hyperscale)
Paul Kunert, 03 Mar 22:58

HP adds Eucalyptus to Helion cloud, but OpenStack still reigns

Support for Amazon-lookalike clouds is back in HP's IaaS
Neil McAllister, 03 Mar 22:23

He can't give it away FAST ENOUGH: Bill Gates richest man in world again

Microsoft founder back on Forbes rich list
Kat Hall, 03 Mar 21:19

End in sight for Google, Apple, Intel and Adobe wage-fixing lawsuit

Judge seems happy with $415m offer
Kat Hall, 03 Mar 12:22

Here's what keeps VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger awake at night

Virtzilla fears deep-pocketed rivals beating it into new and cloudy markets
Simon Sharwood, 03 Mar 08:02

IBM sued for talking up semiconductor business it couldn't give away

Firm alleges investors didn't realize Big Blue would need to PAY to have its chips hauled off
Neil McAllister, 03 Mar 05:02

Brocade's pen poised over cheque to buy Connectem

If you can't build virtualised networks like everyone else at MWC, buy 'em
Richard Chirgwin, 03 Mar 01:38

$250K: That's what Lenovo earned to RAT YOU OUT with Superfish

Report suggests Lenovo can be bought for peanuts as Mozilla kills dirty cert
Darren Pauli, 03 Mar 00:20

Insight: Have you heard about Windows Server 2003 support?

No, this is not a joke...
Paul Kunert, 02 Mar 17:42

HP gulps down Aruba Networks for $3bn

Biggest buy since Autonomy
Kat Hall, 02 Mar 14:48

ASML‬ plays down mystery hack attack

Firm that makes machines that make chips makes statement
John Leyden, 02 Mar 14:02

High Court: IBM staff refused pay increases can claim damages

Big Blue set to appeal
Kat Hall, 02 Mar 13:28

Colt sales slide, profits turn to mush in shiny new cloudy world

A double-digit sales crash in the carrier voice division led top-line declines at Colt in 2014, as a series of one-off costs – including a major restructuring programme – downed profit.
Royal coat of arms on a court building. Pic: Elliott Brown

Ex-Logica beancounter pleads guilty to insider trading

A financial planning manager at the outsourcer formerly known as Logica has today pleaded guilty to three instances of insider dealing.

Mark Starkey quits Logicalis UK

Exclusive Logicalis UK boss Mark Starkey has quit the business to “step back” from the coalface and spend more time with his family, he told staffers in a note today.
Funnel of cash. Credit: via SXC – http://www.sxc.hu/profile/Leonardini

SOLD: Emulex – for 34% less than shareholders were offered 6 years ago

Comment Data networking outfit Emulex, harried by activist investor Elliott Management, has given up its independence and shopped itself to Avago Technologies for $606m in cash – $8/share – giving execs and investors a nice windfall.

Opinion

Chris Mellor

VC sequence could end not with a bang, but a whimper
Sad man stares glumly over boxed contents of desk. Image via shutterstock (Baranq)

Chris Mellor

All that is storage does not beget gold
Lost

Jennifer Baker

European Commission still silent despite Ireland's plea

Features

Funnel of cash. Credit: via SXC – http://www.sxc.hu/profile/Leonardini
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