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Rackspace finds its $4.3bn sugar daddy

Cloud wrangler inks deal to go private
Shaun Nichols, 26 Aug 18:16

Bloody Dell! Is EMC going to drop its logo? Answers on a postcard to Brentford

Pics Reg man spies changes to London HQ
Paul Kunert, 26 Aug 13:03

Brocade broadcasts financial success. Well, if you call an 89% profit drop 'success'

Better than expected, though Fibre Channel is faltering
Chris Mellor, 26 Aug 11:28

Corporates ARE sniffing around Windows 10, says Computacenter

Half-yearly results lets them punt unloved OS again
Paul Kunert, 26 Aug 10:07

Pure Storage notches up a 93 per cent growth rate. Not bad, not bad

They're still losing tens of millions, though
Chris Mellor, 26 Aug 09:42

Linux turns 25, with corporate contributors now key to its future

What's the weather in hell today? Linus Torvalds has visited Microsoft at LinuxCon
Simon Sharwood, 26 Aug 06:31
An unhappy man

Both HPs allegedly axed people just for being old, California court told

The two offshoots of Hewlett Packard have been hit with a class action lawsuit in the US, accusing the pre-split IT giant of discriminating against older employees during job culls.

NHS injects tender for PC and peripherals kit with £500m

The UK's NHS has a £500m budget to burn on PCs, printers and monitors in the latest mega framework tender to be dangled in front of ravenous tech suppliers.

Tech Data swings and misses Wall Street moneymen's target

CEO: IT spending weaker than expected but we grabbed rivals by the short and curlies

Biz phones 'n' broadband bods Gamma suffer a network TITSUP

Channel partners and customers left in dark since 8am service blackout
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Movers and shakers: Execs take a hike from Lenovo and HPE

A couple of industry greybeards at Lenovo and Hewlett Packard Enterprise have quietly packed their bags for a permanent vacation while another vendor old timer has moved to another channel biz.
Man in tie smashes printer with baseball bat in a field.

Error: Print job 'Money' failed for laserjet001.lan.hp.com

HP Inc says it will move forward with its plans to cut costs and refocus its business as it posted better than expected quarterly numbers.

French, German ministers demand new encryption backdoor law

But is it just a matter of looking tough with elections around the corner?
Kieren McCarthy, 24 Aug 20:12

IBM will move stored stuff onto its new flashy boxen for free

Strong bait for new customers. Not good news for Dell or EMC
Chris Mellor, 24 Aug 15:58

US Treasury to launch pre-emptive strike on EU's Ireland tax probe

Only we should have the power to enforce our tax laws across the world, scream Yanks
Kat Hall, 24 Aug 15:33

Nimble Storage ticks over nicely but will shareholders want more revs?

Shrinking losses, embiggening revenues
Chris Mellor, 24 Aug 13:27

Irritable Cisco kicks Nutanix out of partner program

Email to its channel reveals depth of Switchzilla's ire
Chris Mellor, 24 Aug 12:26

Gartner's Magic Quadrant mages shake crystal ball, Violin goes topsy turvy

All flashy beings, great and small, quiver before the chart
Chris Mellor, 24 Aug 10:31

Arista slapped with import ban after US Trade Rep lays down law

Firm lost Cisco patent lawsuit, will appeal to Supreme Court
Kat Hall, 24 Aug 09:32

Intel douses Wildfire ransomware as-a-service Euro menace

Group scored $79k a month with infect-o-tronic rent-a-bot
Darren Pauli, 24 Aug 01:58

Data-viz biz Tableau Software brings ex-AWS exec to the table

Hopes for tasty earnings as it dines out on share spike

Cisco's upsell plan: tell you your old kit is not as secure as its new kit

Sales conference leaks also hint at mightier UCS and new customer portal
Simon Sharwood, 23 Aug 06:01

Microsoft buys Genee's lamp, tips it into Office 365, smashes lamp

Email AI assistant will close by next month
Gavin Clarke, 22 Aug 15:39

HPE sharpens knife for next salami-slicing staff redundo round

This time 220 staffers face chop in Blighty
Kat Hall, 22 Aug 11:57

Swiss firm shrugs in defeat as Avnet preps to swallow Premier Farnell

Raspberry Pi flogger to be flogged to apple-pie loving nationals

Paper mountain, hidden Brexit: How'd you say immigration control would work?

Never gonna give EU up, never gonna let you down... er
John Lettice, 22 Aug 09:02

Cops to let the private sector chase after cybercrims' assets

The City of London Police is piloting a scheme to allow the private sector to chase after miscreants in civil courts in return for a share of the loot.
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Microsoft: Why we had to tie Azure Stack to boxen we picked for you

Microsoft has explained the rationale behind last month’s announcement that you won’t be allowed to simply download Azure Stack and get going.

Accountancy software firm Sage breached in apparent insider attack

Accounting software outfit Sage Group has been hit by a data breach affecting between 200 and 300 of its customers.
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Pivot3 positions itself for possible IPO

Is an IPO being planned? Hyper-converged system supplier Pivot3 says it had record growth in the first half of 2016, with a 103 per cent revenue increase and more than 400 new customers, and has hired a new CFO.

Opinion

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Kat Hall

Plans for 2 million FTTP connections in next four years 'not enough'
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella
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Chris Mellor

Thousands of layoffs announced as spinning rust enters its death spiral

Chris Mellor

BTIG analysts ponder Pure's position and fall in (qualified) love
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Enrico Signoretti

Flash cacher gets undermined by cheapening flash

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