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Daisy completes Phoenix IT gobble

Outfit marches on with £1bn revenue mid-market domination plan
Kat Hall, 31 Jul 11:21

HP insists 'we don't have a global dress code' – while deleting one from its website

Head of HR films video response for El Reg
Chris Williams, 31 Jul 07:02

Derelict TrueCrypt Russia portal 'is command hub for Ukraine spying op'

Backdoored code slung at officials, journos etc
John Leyden, 30 Jul 17:58

Tired tablets don't tickle the imagination, so sales fall again

Market fragmenting as Apple and Samsung lose dominance, say new IDC numbers
Simon Sharwood, 30 Jul 01:58

NetApp sees IBM/Cisco VersaStack as 'huge' threat to FlexPod

Competitive intel docs leak to forums, reveal NetApp beaten by SolidFire for Cisco sale
Simon Sharwood, 30 Jul 01:29

Capita cracks open the bubbly after 10 per cent sales jump

Frenchy rival Atos also celebrates big growth despite DWP contract boot
Kat Hall, 29 Jul 12:42
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Blighty tablet sales plunge 31 per cent in saturated market

The free fall descent of the tablet distribution market accelerated for the second quarter of 2015, with channel fondleslab sales plunging by 22 per cent to 2.3 million across Western Europe.
Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro Ultrabook

Intel tests definition of insanity with (leaked) typoslab Skylake CPUs

The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, but expecting different results.

Ballmer's billion-dollar blunders: When he gambled Microsoft's money and lost

Analysis Nokia is the biggest write-off yet, but it wasn't the first

Oracle storage analytics break Oracle storage appliances

Big Red warns of ZFS boxen halting when you delve too greedily and too deep
Green light

EU rubber-stamps Nokia's proposed Alcatel-Lucent gobble

The proposed mega-merger between Nokia and Alcatel-Lucent cleared a major hurdle on Friday, with the European Commission having given the deal its blessing.
The Hindenburg disaster

How to waste two years and lose $415m: Cisco's now-dead Whiptail deal

Exclusive + analysis Cisco has confirmed that the Invicta all-flash array line is no more, telling The Register: "As part of product lifecycle management, we withdraw technology from the marketplace when necessary to focus our efforts on what is critical for the future of our customers' business as well as our own."

Intel promises 'scores' of deals to underpin enterprise cloud

Let's build out the software defined infrastructure
Team Register, 24 Jul 13:25

Unisys halts and catches fire: Mainframe builder dives into the red

It did see ‘solid revenue growth on a constant currency basis’ though, so there's that
Kat Hall, 24 Jul 11:45

Microsoft delivers Exchange 2016 Preview

Born in the cloud, only lives on Windows Server 2012, CAS servers kicked out of home
Simon Sharwood, 24 Jul 07:21

HP slaps dress code on R&D geeks: Bin that T-shirt, put on this tie

Exclusive Grumbling from techies as rules enforced to keep customers happy – source
Chris Williams, 24 Jul 07:01

BlackBerry vows to make even fewer phones

New strategy means hardware business is just clinging on, at best
Andrew Orlowski, 24 Jul 03:58

IBM slurps database-as-a-service outfit Compose

MongoDB, Redis, Elasticsearch, PostgreSQL to be thrown into the Bluemix
Simon Sharwood, 24 Jul 02:03

Embarrassed Amazon admits to actually MAKING MONEY as cloud biz blooms

Investors blindsided by unexpected profit
Neil McAllister, 23 Jul 21:41

The green salamander is OUT: Cisco gives up on Invicta flash arrays

Sources whisper to El Reg while firm won't confirm – or deny
Chris Mellor, 23 Jul 15:55

EMC's turbulent trifecta temporarily ties Tucci to top table

Comment CEO sends united federation off to seek out new life and new civilisations
Chris Mellor, 23 Jul 13:28

Investors fling fresh cash at Mike Lynch-backed Darktrace

Former spook-operated biz now worth more than £60m
Kat Hall, 23 Jul 12:00

We need the power of corporates, says OpenStack exec

Linux-for-cloud head rejects pioneer's claim of a 'lost soul'
Gavin Clarke, 23 Jul 11:39

Cisco exits set-top box biz, sheds US$1.8bn of revenue

Technicolor flings €550 million to pick up Borg's Connected Devices Division
Richard Chirgwin, 23 Jul 06:29

Cloudy VMs leak ID details that could allow attacks, says researcher

Hot chips and other kit produce artefacts that let bad guys indentify and isolate VMs
Richard Chirgwin, 23 Jul 05:29

Microsoft launches Advanced Threat Analytics

Pitch: Bust up the 200 day-long hacker party.
Team Register, 23 Jul 04:02
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Microsoft licensing house Crayon buys into US tech market

European Microsoft licensing solutions partner Crayon Group is setting up shop in the US after subsuming Software Wholesale International.
A daisy

Daisy Group’s Riley: Integration of £200m + acquired beast starts today

Management at Daisy Group today start the mammoth task of integrating Phoenix IT Group, and getting the respective sales staff to cross-sell following yesterday’s purchase completion.

Hear that screeching sound? It's the sales brakes on distie juggernaut DCC Tech

The wheels have slowed on the distie juggernaut Exertis and mobile computing is to blame, Irish parent DCC confirmed today.

We want MORE, whine Colt directors after seeing buyout proposal

The directors of network provider Colt have today issued a formal whinge that the company's proposed buyout offer "undervalues" the biz.

Opinion

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Windows 10 Universal Apps
Windows 10 on Surface 3

Tim Anderson

It's do-or-die for Microsoft's new operating system on 29 July
Wine Taps by N Wong, Flickr, CC 2.0 License

Simon Sharwood

Clouds sell compute by the glass. On-premises kitmakers want to sell wine-as-a-service

Greg Knieriemen

Privacy, security, information sovereignty, what we all want, right?

Features

Steve Ballmer. Pic:  Aanjhan Ranganathan
Nokia is the biggest write-off yet, but it wasn't the first
Confused computer keyboard
Last Christmas, I gave you my Cloud, the very next day you gave it away
Time to pull out the magnifying glass to swot up on those Ts&Cs
Android icon desktop toys
Nice devices, now speak 'enterprise' to me
Standard Form 86 reads like a biography of each intelligence worker
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Breaking through the hardware barricades to a new network state