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Pure Data buys tech services biz Servatech

Marriage made in Yorkshire: local firms tie the knot for six figure sum
Paul Kunert, 01 Aug 11:50

Insight CEO: We've found bottom line balm to soothe Microsoft pain

Dealer titan ups profit forecasts, pesky sales a different matter...
Paul Kunert, 01 Aug 11:18

EMC promises 'lots' of news about converged compute at VMworld

Has VMware's MARVIN morphed into VMCI?
Simon Sharwood, 01 Aug 00:28

Call off the firing squad: HP grants stay of execution to OpenVMS

Startup to take over support for today's Itaniums and beyond
Neil McAllister, 31 Jul 22:21

Veeam's vigorous voyage vindicates virty servers' backup virtues

Firm reckons breakneck customer growth rate's continuing
Chris Mellor, 31 Jul 21:02

Microsoft's Euro cloud darkens: US FEDS can dig into foreign servers

They're not emails, they're business records, says court
Neil McAllister, 31 Jul 19:47

Samsung faces down TAB and smartphone MOUNTAIN HORROR

Samsung has confirmed sluggish sales of smartphones and tablets combined with efforts to shift the stock mountain that cast a shadow over Europe, denting group sales and profits for calendar Q2.
BT Openreach van outside Comedy Pub

BT consumer biz saves day: Grr, if it weren't for that meddling Ofcom

Former state-owned telco monopoly BT reported top line declines across the majority of operations for the opening three months of its new financial year with only the consumer biz - fuelled by broadband demand - bucking the trend.

PEAK LANDFILL: Why tablet gloom is good news for Windows users

Analysis Sinofsky's hybrid strategy looks dafter than ever
Nokia Lumia 610

Microsoft adds wireless industry legend John Stanton to its board

Microsoft has added some mobile expertise to its board of directors, signing up wireless pioneer John Stanton, the former chairman of broadband firm Clearwire.

AVG stung as search revenue from freebie scanners dries up

Security software firm AVG net income has fallen from $24.7m in Q2 2013 to $13.7mn in Q2 2014, according to financial results out Wednesday.

Has Europe cut the UK adrift on data protection?

Comment EU reckons we've one foot out the door anyway

Oracle: That BUG in our In-Memory Option will be fixed in October

Don't worry, though ... it's probably (mostly) harmless
Neil McAllister, 31 Jul 05:29

Cisco's application-centric infrastructure arrives at last

Borg begins striking off its golden hardware handcuffs
Richard Chirgwin, 31 Jul 01:45

Microsoft stands on shore as tablet-laden boat sails away

Brit buyers still not falling for Windows' charms
Paul Kunert, 30 Jul 15:40

Shopping spree helps Arrow counter organic sales slump

Revenues rally but only if you don't look closely
Paul Kunert, 30 Jul 12:55

Don't Hammer Bob's backup biz: At least sales are up

Profits are down at CommVault but it's still beating Wall St
Chris Mellor, 30 Jul 11:41

Sing it, Systemax: 10 straight quarters plunging in a row, 10 straight quar....

Sales FINALLY on rise for reseller... by 1.4%
Paul Kunert, 30 Jul 09:29

Pleased to meet you. I'm Joe Bloggs, MVP, vExpert, Cisco Champ

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

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

Integrators to cling together as top line stagnates, bottom line falls
Paul Kunert, 29 Jul 15:05
A fake tattoo on the leg of Canberra Raiders footballer Sandor Earl, sent by Huawei as an April Fool

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

Huawei's ambitions in the virtualisation market centre on desktop virtualisation and network function virtualisation for telcos, according to the company's CTO for data centre solutions Ron Raffensperger.
Oracle frankenstein

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

Oracle has released "the most comprehensive patch set" ever for its database software – but its users should be aware of potentially wallet-busting features in the batch.

Amazon Reveals One Weird Trick: A Loss On Almost $20bn In Sales

Gigantic retailer Amazon grew sales 23 per cent, year on year, in its second quarter of 2014 – and managed to lose even more money than usual.
From left to right: Mastodon, mammoth, gomphothere. Credit: Sergio de la Rosa

Hadoop coop's $50m scoop: Hortonworks takes HP coin

Hadoop has become a strategic battleground for three of the world's most influential technology companies, judging by HP's $50m investment into Hadoop company Hortonworks.

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