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TALE OF FAIL: Microsoft offers blow-by-blow Azure outage account

Buggy software and bad deployment borked Redmond's cloud
Simon Sharwood, 18 Dec 08:29

Oracle, the King of Cloud? Maybe in Ellison's world

Analysis Claims that cloud will drive Oracle's future growth ring hollow
Neil McAllister, 18 Dec 08:03

Scrooges rejoice! Beancounters find formula for perfect Xmas party

Boffins take out - then replace - Christmas fun
Team Register, 18 Dec 07:03

Softlayer hops into Equinix's Cloud Exchange

Last in, best dressed
Simon Sharwood, 18 Dec 04:01

Hurd'n'Catz leading Oracle to the cloud, but core biz still lags

Software, hardware remained sluggish in Q2
Neil McAllister, 18 Dec 00:04

Microsoft says to expect AWESOME things of Windows 10 in January

Next build to be a major update
Neil McAllister, 17 Dec 21:50
Columns of coins in the cloud

Could Cisco's Intercloud give it another chokehold on the Internet?

Interview When companies around the world are still running $40bn worth of your networking kit that is officially classified as past end-of-life, you might have to learn a few new tricks to keep the revenue coming in. Or even better, dream up a whole new strategy.

Can't stop Home Depot-style card pwning, but suppliers will feel PCI regulation pain

Third-party providers will face more stringent regulations as part of a revamp in payment card industry regulations due to go into full effect in the new year.

ASA slaps Ebuyer AGAIN - this time for ignoring regulator

Toothless watchdog growls, firm says 'LA LA LA, WE'RE NOT LISTENING'

Dixphone's half-year P&L accounts are in. So much RED INK

Restructuring charges wipe out 'barnstorming' UK sales at Frankencorp
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EU VAT law could kill THOUSANDS of online businesses

New EU tax rules that come into force on 1 January could kill thousands of mini and micro online businesses.

HOW MUCH did WD pay for Skyera? Join the dots, work it out

Comment We at El Reg suggested yesterday, Monday, that WD paid up to $400m for the all-flash array upstart, but WD has since mailed us to say that's wrong.

Oi, channel peeps. Stop giving money to AWS for IaaS - EMC

Build your own hybrid cloud for apps and give the bricks 'n' mortar cash to us
Paul Kunert, 16 Dec 15:58

IBM: Get yer cloud services! Analytics, mobile, ten a penny

Mouthpiece gives us pile of guff about Cloud Marketplace - so we cut through it
Paul Kunert, 16 Dec 13:58

UK.gov SLASHES ICT frameworks by more than HALF

Where the hell's our support, shout disgruntled SMEs
Kat Hall, 16 Dec 12:41

Roll up, come see the BOOMING HACKER BAZAAR!

Fake credential, premier credit cards, and 100% satisfaction, guaranteed
John Leyden, 15 Dec 23:02

Microsoft, rivals together fight US govt's cloud data snatch

When Irish eyes aren't smiling
Iain Thomson, 15 Dec 22:53

BT to gobble EE for £12.5bn – BTEE phone home

+Comment Soz Telefonica, BT's gone for the other one for home, mobe, TV, web 4-way
Kat Hall, 15 Dec 17:20

Private equity downs WAN furtler Riverbed in $3.6bn gulp

+Comment Thoma Bravo gives Elliott its payout
Chris Mellor, 15 Dec 15:33

Drive-making kingpin WD gobbles Skyera... to give to HGST

Flash array packing density king bought
Chris Mellor, 15 Dec 15:03

Failed would-be COMET saviour now FAILS to save his own biz

'Harder to make money in electronics than he thought'
Paul Kunert, 15 Dec 13:14

'Shadow IT' gradually sapping power and budget from CIOs

Clouds and - gasp! - users buying their own kit mean 'Darwinian moment' for techies
Kat Hall, 15 Dec 12:59

UK banks ill-prepared for return of the rabid POODLE

Only 4,096 requests needed to uncover a 16-character cookie
John Leyden, 15 Dec 12:27

Plusnet could face DATA BREACH probe over SPAM HELL gripes

Exclusive ICO tells El Reg it's gathering evidence
Kelly Fiveash, 15 Dec 10:27

Win Server 2003 custom support: That's NOT going to be fun

Forrester: Forget profits, Microsoft just won't want to do this
Paul Kunert, 15 Dec 09:27

HORRIFIED Amazon retailers fear GOING BUST after 1p pricing cockup

Nightmare before Christmas courtesy of RepricerExpress
Team Register, 14 Dec 16:51

Car-crash IT: HUGE write-off for Universal Credit - PAC

Just £34m of IT investment will be re-usable from more than £600m spent on the Universal Credit car-crash IT programme "if" a digital version of the system ever arrives, a Public Accounts Committee hearing has indicated.
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Crims at vendors could crock kit says ENISA

Before you sign on the dotted line to acquire some kit or sign up a service provider, ask the vendor you're considering if any of their staff have criminal records.
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Microsoft says January Windows 10 build will excite sysadmins

Microsoft will conduct a big, consumer-focussed, reveal of Windows 10's progress in January, and not long afterwards will “move conversation” to the new operating system's features for enterprise users.

Death to Benevolent Dictators says Pivotal as it frees Cloud Foundry

Open source platform-as-a-service effort Cloud Foundry now has its very own not-for-profit foundation.

Opinion

Neil McAllister

Claims that cloud will drive Oracle's future growth ring hollow
Pure Storage array

Neil McAllister

How the cloud taught Redmond to play by a new set of rules
Love

Chris Mellor

Tandberg and Sphere3D deals offer hope after 18 bad ones

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Meet the man who accidentally created the smartwatch hype
No, silly... he was the fall guy for years of Finnish folly
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Frodo and the Ring
Microsoft's strategy is to make Store apps popular. Good luck with that
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You keep the call centres, Hamish, we'll take the banks