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What a mouthful. Do customers care? Six title-holders quizzed
Simon Sharwood, 30 Jul 07:28

Cisco says network virtualisation won't pay off everywhere

Another sign of strain in the Borg/VMware relationship?
Simon Sharwood, 30 Jul 06:28

'Things' on the Internet-of-things have 25 vulnerabilities apiece

Leaking sprinklers, overheated thermostats and picked locks all online
Darren Pauli, 30 Jul 05:28

Microsoft rolls up more Windows Server 2012 R2 updates

Office 365 monitoring and virtual machine visualiser among 40-plus tweaks
Simon Sharwood, 30 Jul 02:58

Senate introduces USA FREEDOM Act to curb NSA spying excesses

Good news if you're an American, less so for everyone else
Iain Thomson, 29 Jul 22:24

Texan firm buys disaster recovery bods Neverfail

Artisan Infrastructure taken it over
Chris Mellor, 29 Jul 16:02
Euro notes

Ah, so that's why French IT giant Atos is officially full of Bull

The old adage that there's safety in numbers could well be applied to systems integrators Bull and Atos as they come together in a marriage due to be consummated next month.

MoJ IT workers 'n' pals extend strike action over privatisation

Unionised civil servants at the MoJ have extended strike action over plans to outsource back office functions to a French integrator amid fears of wide-scale job cuts.

Only '3% of web servers in top corps' fully fixed after Heartbleed snafu

Just slapping a patched OpenSSL on a machine ain't going to cut it, we're told

TV rudeboy and Outsourcery boss Linney joins Gov.UK SME panel

How many contracts has your cloudy biz won again? Hello?
Blood image

14 antivirus apps found to have security problems

Organisations should get their antivirus products security tested before deployment because the technology across the board dangerously elevates attack surfaces, COSEINC researcher Joxean Koret says.

Microsoft says 'weird things' can happen during Windows Server 2003 migrations

Microsoft has started issuing increasingly stern warnings to move from the soon-to-be-unsupported Windows Server 2003, but has also just found an obstacle to migrations away from the operating system.

Blighty will be BIGGER and BETTER than Germany, confirm beancounters

In the tech sector, anyway...
Paul Kunert, 28 Jul 11:07

AWS hell no: Can Microsoft Azure sales beat Amazon's cloud?

Comment Bezos behemoth is tottering at the top
Chris Mellor, 28 Jul 10:42

HP settles suit with popstar Chubby Checker over todger tester app

Reaches deal over eponymous software spat
Team Register, 28 Jul 10:21

Arcserve on split-up with CA Technologies: 'We’re a startup now. We’re really hungry'

Analysis We're profitable and we'll stay profitable - sales veep
Chris Mellor, 28 Jul 09:43

Colbert report reveals VMware's AirWatch integration plan

Sync and social sharing drawn onto simplified but undated roadmap
Simon Sharwood, 28 Jul 00:27

SHOCK and AWS: The fall of Amazon's deflationary cloud

Analysis Just as Jeff Bezos did to books and CDs, Amazon's rivals are now doing to it
Jack Clark, 26 Jul 08:07

NO SALE: IBM won't cash in its chips with GlobalFoundries after all

Chip fab firm wanted IBM's brains but thought its facilities had 'little or no value' – report
Neil McAllister, 25 Jul 23:33

Healthy Fibre biz fattens QLogic's bottom line... and not before time

Only way is up for storage adapter supplier
Chris Mellor, 25 Jul 16:03

The XP factor gives MEGA-DISTIE Ingram Q2 sales a boost

Just don't ask about operating profits...
Paul Kunert, 25 Jul 13:58

Termination charges drop smacks Vodafone and EE in the WALLET

Europe hits saturation
Simon Rockman, 25 Jul 12:01

UK.gov's Open Source switch WON'T get rid of Microsoft, y'know

Analysis What do you mean, we've ditched Redmond in favour of IBM?!
Gavin Clarke, 25 Jul 11:36

The END of the FONDLESLAB KINGS? Apple and Samsung have reason to FEAR

With all appliances and means to boot... Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown
Shaun Nichols, 25 Jul 09:27

Huawei to virtual world: Give us your desktops and no-one gets hurt

Telecom-directed virty efforts won't be pitched at mainstream workloads … yet
Simon Sharwood, 25 Jul 06:32

Put down that Oracle database patch: It could cost $23,000 per CPU

On-by-default INMEMORY tech a boon for developers ... as long as they can afford it
Jack Clark, 24 Jul 23:18

HP, Microsoft prove it again: Big Business doesn't create jobs

Worstall on Wednesday The recent news of layoffs from computing giants provides proof, once again, of an old economic saw. It is not actually big businesses that create jobs, it's the small and new ones.
Houses of Parliament at night-time

UK government officially adopts Open Document Format

The United Kingdom government has formally adopted the open document format (ODF) as the standard format for government documents.
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella

Nadella: Apps must run on ALL WINDOWS – PCs, slabs and mobes

Analysis Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella talked up the big changes he has in store for the company during a conference call with financial analysts on Tuesday. And among his plans were "universal" apps that can run on any Windows platform.
Apple signs for auction

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

A lawsuit against Apple by disgruntled employees has just been granted class-action status, potentially creating a payday for staff who say the firm held back their wages and stopped them from taking rest breaks.

Opinion

Lightning

Jack Clark

Just as Jeff Bezos did to books and CDs, Amazon's rivals are now doing to it
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella
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Chris Mellor

Elliott Management sinks its teeth into retiring godhead
Satya Nadella
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Failure to crack next-gen semiconductors threatens to set back humanity
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