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Tired tablets don't tickle the imagination, so sales fall again

Market fragmenting as Apple and Samsung lose dominance, say new IDC numbers
Simon Sharwood, 30 Jul 01:58

NetApp sees IBM/Cisco VersaStack as 'huge' threat to FlexPod

Competitive intel docs leak to forums, reveal NetApp beaten by SolidFire for Cisco sale
Simon Sharwood, 30 Jul 01:29

Capita cracks open the bubbly after 10 per cent sales jump

Frenchy rival Atos also celebrates big growth despite DWP contract boot
Kat Hall, 29 Jul 12:42

Blighty tablet sales plunge 31 per cent in saturated market

Eurozone buffer helps desktop PCs sales rise 20 per cent, however
Kat Hall, 28 Jul 09:31

Intel tests definition of insanity with (leaked) typoslab Skylake CPUs

Ultrabooks, tablets, all-in-one PCs ... these are still selling, right? Right?
Chris Williams, 28 Jul 04:58

Ballmer's billion-dollar blunders: When he gambled Microsoft's money and lost

Analysis Nokia is the biggest write-off yet, but it wasn't the first
Neil McAllister, 27 Jul 10:02
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Oracle storage analytics break Oracle storage appliances

Oracle has warned that the analytics features of its ZFS storage appliances can result in “unresponsive” systems.
Green light

EU rubber-stamps Nokia's proposed Alcatel-Lucent gobble

The proposed mega-merger between Nokia and Alcatel-Lucent cleared a major hurdle on Friday, with the European Commission having given the deal its blessing.

How to waste two years and lose $415m: Cisco's now-dead Whiptail deal

Exclusive + analysis A sorry story of whipped tales, angst and attrition

Intel promises 'scores' of deals to underpin enterprise cloud

Let's build out the software defined infrastructure

Unisys halts and catches fire: Mainframe builder dives into the red

Mainframe maker Unisys plunged into the red during its second quarter of 2015, posting losses of $58.2m (£37.6m).
Cher pointing, Cher point, Sharepoint

Microsoft delivers Exchange 2016 Preview

Microsoft has revealed the first Preview of Exchange Server 2016.

HP slaps dress code on R&D geeks: Bin that T-shirt, put on this tie

Exclusive Grumbling from techies as rules enforced to keep customers happy – source
Chris Williams, 24 Jul 07:01

BlackBerry vows to make even fewer phones

New strategy means hardware business is just clinging on, at best
Andrew Orlowski, 24 Jul 03:58

IBM slurps database-as-a-service outfit Compose

MongoDB, Redis, Elasticsearch, PostgreSQL to be thrown into the Bluemix
Simon Sharwood, 24 Jul 02:03

Embarrassed Amazon admits to actually MAKING MONEY as cloud biz blooms

Investors blindsided by unexpected profit
Neil McAllister, 23 Jul 21:41

The green salamander is OUT: Cisco gives up on Invicta flash arrays

Sources whisper to El Reg while firm won't confirm – or deny
Chris Mellor, 23 Jul 15:55

EMC's turbulent trifecta temporarily ties Tucci to top table

Comment CEO sends united federation off to seek out new life and new civilisations
Chris Mellor, 23 Jul 13:28

Investors fling fresh cash at Mike Lynch-backed Darktrace

Former spook-operated biz now worth more than £60m
Kat Hall, 23 Jul 12:00

We need the power of corporates, says OpenStack exec

Linux-for-cloud head rejects pioneer's claim of a 'lost soul'
Gavin Clarke, 23 Jul 11:39

Cisco exits set-top box biz, sheds US$1.8bn of revenue

Technicolor flings €550 million to pick up Borg's Connected Devices Division
Richard Chirgwin, 23 Jul 06:29

Cloudy VMs leak ID details that could allow attacks, says researcher

Hot chips and other kit produce artefacts that let bad guys indentify and isolate VMs
Richard Chirgwin, 23 Jul 05:29

Microsoft launches Advanced Threat Analytics

Pitch: Bust up the 200 day-long hacker party.
Team Register, 23 Jul 04:02

Storage unicorns and their hyped-up horns

Comment Facing impalation on their own bony proboscii
Chris Mellor, 22 Jul 20:56

Storage slump? Dunno what you're talking about, beams EMC

But infrastructure refreshes are slowing, warns top man Tucci
Chris Mellor, 22 Jul 15:33

Cut-throat cloud pricing not as cut-throat as you'd think

Look away from the static pricing for services...
Joe Fay, 22 Jul 13:28

We want MORE, whine Colt directors after seeing buyout proposal

The directors of network provider Colt have today issued a formal whinge that the company's proposed buyout offer "undervalues" the biz.

Oracle retreats on $210m Rimini Street 'value' damages

Rimini Street has struck back at Oracle after the database giant withdrew its claim for $210m damages against Rimini.

Ex-Apple bods suing Apple for bag searches get class-action upgrade

Two former Apple Store staffers suing Apple for searching their bags at work for possible stolen gear have upgraded their legal challenge to a wide-ranging class-action lawsuit.
Containers

Google signs as OpenStack sponsor

Google and the OpenStack Foundation have announced that the former entity has signed as a Corporate Sponsor of the latter.

Opinion

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Windows 10 Universal Apps
Windows 10 on Surface 3

Tim Anderson

It's do-or-die for Microsoft's new operating system on 29 July
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Simon Sharwood

Clouds sell compute by the glass. On-premises kitmakers want to sell wine-as-a-service

Greg Knieriemen

Privacy, security, information sovereignty, what we all want, right?

Features

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Nokia is the biggest write-off yet, but it wasn't the first
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Last Christmas, I gave you my Cloud, the very next day you gave it away
Time to pull out the magnifying glass to swot up on those Ts&Cs
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Nice devices, now speak 'enterprise' to me
Standard Form 86 reads like a biography of each intelligence worker
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Breaking through the hardware barricades to a new network state