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HP and Microsoft prove it again: Big Business Doesn't Create Jobs

Worstall on Wednesday SMEs get lip service - what they need is dinner at the Club
Tim Worstall, 23 Jul 09:00

UK government officially adopts Open Document Format

Microsoft insurgency fails, earns snarky remark from UK digital services head
Simon Sharwood, 23 Jul 06:02

Remember 'universal' Windows apps for PCs, slabs and mobes? Microsoft's Nadella does

Analysis Ballmer who? CEO on new direction for Redmond
Neil McAllister, 23 Jul 05:29

18,000 Apple employees could get bite of profits with class-action lawsuit

Claim Cupertino withheld wages and lunch breaks
Iain Thomson, 23 Jul 03:32

Android ransomware demands 12x more cash, targets English-speakers

FBI child-abuse warning shake-down gets more sophisticated
John Leyden, 23 Jul 02:02

Chips are down at Broadcom: Thousands of workers laid off

Cellphone baseband device biz shuttered
Richard Chirgwin, 23 Jul 01:32

NOW we know why Apple went running to IBM: iPad is an iFad

Apple is crediting strong Mac and iOS device sales for a $37.4bn-revenue quarter, no thanks to a slump in iPad numbers.
Pat Gelsinger

How's VMware doing? Like a bull in a China shop, boasts virty beast

VMware revenues have risen 17 per cent on the back of the company signing several lucrative multi-year licensing agreements.

SAP gets into OpenStack bed with... ORACLE? (and 100 others)

Splurges $25k to get a seat at the open-source cloud project's marketing table

Microsoft's bagging more bucks – but profit flat as Nadella waves axe

Earnings for Q4 narrowly miss estimates following Nokia gobble

Fujitsu and Capgemini's giga-quid HMRC lashup given drubbing by govt auditors

In yet another example of a sprawling government contract gone monumentally wrong – the second of the day – HMRC has splashed £7.9bn on an IT outsourcing deal that is looking very tough to justify.
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Home Office threw £347m in the bin on failed asylum processing IT project

The Home Office frittered away hundreds of millions of taxpayer pounds on a botched tech project designed to manage immigration and asylum applications, a National Audit Office report has revealed.

EMC boss Tucci’s last battle: Stopping a forced VMware selloff

Analysis Elliott Management sinks its teeth into retiring godhead
Chris Mellor, 22 Jul 12:42

Experts gathered round corpse of PC market: It's ALIVE! Alive, we tell you

Give it another blast with the XP defibrillator! Clear! >BZZZT<
Paul Kunert, 22 Jul 10:29

SAP: It was our Big Data software wot won it for Germany

Vorsprung durch grossendatatechnik, as we like to say in Germany
Gavin Clarke, 22 Jul 08:56

Dell and Unitrends both bulk up their backup

Extra options should you suffer a ROBO apocalypse
Chris Mellor, 22 Jul 07:58

Microsoft's MCSE and MCSD will become HARDER to win

Redmond decides it won't replace Masters certifications, so lesser certs get more rigour
Simon Sharwood, 22 Jul 05:28

Autonomy's ex-chief beancounter tries to kill HP investor settlement

Tech titan trying to 'forever bury' multi-billion writedown, claims bloke
Jack Clark, 21 Jul 23:39

Samsung supplier halts assembly line amid child-labor probe

With all orders suspended, mass layoffs feared soon
Neil McAllister, 21 Jul 23:09

Too many IT conferences to cover? MICROSOFT TO THE RESCUE!

Yet more word of cuts emerges from Redmond
Shaun Nichols, 21 Jul 22:42

Huawei's turnover rockets upwards. Suck on that, US government

Sales boom by nearly a fifth despite US and Aussie regimes' spy fear boycott
Paul Kunert, 21 Jul 14:07

UK.gov pops lid off £70m barrel of non-Cloudable hosting pork

Come and get it while it's still porky, shouts Cabinet Office
Paul Kunert, 21 Jul 11:54

So whither Microsoft? If Nadella knows, he's keeping it well hidden

Analysis A thousand cuts, but no actual death
Andrew Orlowski, 21 Jul 10:00

Clouds gathering above Big Blue's storage empire

Public cumuli from AWS, Google and Microsoft, to be specific
Chris Mellor, 21 Jul 09:27

Activist investor plans to de-federate EMC: report

Elliott Management Corp puts a billion bucks on the table to spin out VMware
Simon Sharwood, 21 Jul 07:27

Did HP just tip its hand on Autonomy? Spoiler: It was a busted flush

Analysis Breaking the news, literally, about the Pope, a Brit biz and a reseller
Jack Clark, 18 Jul 23:06

Price cuts, new features coming for Office 365 small biz customers

Microsoft is still keen to shift its perpetual-license Office customers over to the Office 365 subscription model, and to that end it's planning a shakeup of its Office 365 plans for small and midsized businesses to offer customers more value and greater flexibility.
The Lengberg compared with a 1950's longline bra. Pic: University of Innsbruck

Violin offers pay-as-you-GROW pricing on its Flashing WFA blades

The recovering one-time all-flash array market leader Violin Memory has announced a pay-as-you-grow pricing model and four extra Windows Flash Array (WFA) configs.
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella

Nadella: Yes I can put 2 THINGS FIRST. I will say them at the same time – CLOUDOBILE

You can have “mobile first, cloud first” and target business and consumer users at the same time, apparently. So says Microsoft’s recently installed chief executive Satya Nadella, who reckons there’s no contradiction in his big plan for Microsoft.
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Seagate finally digests EVault – 8 years after swallowing

The EVault website has suddenly sprung a Seagate surprise on us, announcing “EVault is now part of Seagate” and it is “working under the Seagate brand.” What gives?

Opinion

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella
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Chris Mellor

Elliott Management sinks its teeth into retiring godhead
Satya Nadella
cloud computing Fight

Tom Pappas

We all know hardware lasts longer than 3 years so why bin good kit?
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Features

SMEs get lip service - what they need is dinner at the Club
SAP Match Insights
Vorsprung durch grossendatatechnik, as we like to say in Germany
Inside the Google Lab where surgeons prepare the human/dog experiment
Big Blue exec tells El Reg what to keep an eye on
Windows 8.1 Update Start Screen
As good as it gets, for now
Is everything fatally borked? Not quite, say security godheads
NSA parody T-shirt
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