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Administrator tries to squeeze blood out of Stone Computers' parent

Exclusive Senior execs at financially strapped Stone Computers Ltd (SCL) have bid £28.43m to buy the business in a pre-packaged sale after placing the parent company Stone Bidco into administration.

Computacenter CEO: Currency headwind? Yep, that hurt alright

But Brit sub strikes back to steady top line, and RDC sale beefs up profits
Paul Kunert, 28 Aug 11:08

Violin's breakeven within reach, but revenues still falling

There’s only so much lipstick you can put on this pig
Chris Mellor, 28 Aug 10:37

Mass redundancy marathon nearly over at HP

Brit heads to roll over the finish line... mostly in Enterprise Services
Paul Kunert, 28 Aug 10:03

Rackspace looks to have bypassed vCloud Director upgrade

Signs with cashed-up upstart AirVM for Virtzilla-powered cloud management
Simon Sharwood, 28 Aug 03:58

The enterprise hardware market is growing. You read that right. Growing

Servers up six points. Switches up, slightly. Routers up. Really. Cloud? Not a killer, it seems
Simon Sharwood, 28 Aug 02:58

Apple's fruity wristjob breathes down Fitbit's neck

Two thirds of flogged smart wearables were Apple Watches
Gavin Clarke, 27 Aug 18:01
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HP's 3PAR trifecta soups up entry-level, AFAs and software

HP has replaced its 7000 series 3PAR StoreServ array with a gen-5 ASIC-based StoreServ 8000, starting at $19,000. It's also added a top-end 20800 starter config, a lower-cost 20000 all-flash product, and enhanced its StoreServ OS.

Win10 PCs still stuck on slow boat from China, warehouses empty

Windows 10 consumer PCs will not show up in big numbers at Brit retailers’ stores until the middle of next month, multiple sources have told us.

Windows 10 blamed (partly) for stalled PC sales recovery

Channel has two years to wait until 'modest' turnaround, says IDC

Capita IS good for former O2 staff. Oh yes it IS!

Staff willingly jumping, not being pushed, claims CEO of mobile biz
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Acer honourary chairman Shih would 'welcome' takeover bid

Stan Shih, the man who founded Acer and returned to rescue the business when it fell on hard times, would be receptive to a takeover bid but – despite its continued troubles – warned it won’t be sold on the cheap.
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Deja vMware: 'Virty biz to buy its parent EMC' rumor just won't die

Rumors that VMware will buy EMC – which owns 80 per cent of VMware – are back from the dead. And just in time for VMworld 2015, to be held next week in San Francisco.

Channel vets eyeing up investments from atop mount cash

'Tech merchant bank' MXC Holdings scopes software, MSP and FinTech sectors
Paul Kunert, 26 Aug 17:31

Windows 10 now on 75 million devices, says Microsoft

A popular giveaway, but no word on the number of failed installs
Tim Anderson, 26 Aug 16:02

Outsourcery shutters CRM practice... almost

Keeps one man to man phones for existing punters, majority leave for QuantiQ
Paul Kunert, 26 Aug 14:49

Nimble Storage revenues soar as mainstream rivals experience droop

Losses still increasing, however
Chris Mellor, 26 Aug 11:53

Booked that expensive holiday yet Mr Server Maker? Maybe just a day trip for now

EMEA sales slump as currency crisis and biz uncertainty grips
Paul Kunert, 26 Aug 11:21

Ebuyer MD Carlisle exits following board level bust up

Retail stores? 'Not for us' say top brass at web tech emporium
Paul Kunert, 26 Aug 10:02

It's all go for Softcat's £500m IPO, Credit Suisse, Jefferies hired

Flotation for ‘dream ticket’ revenue generator in November, maybe
Paul Kunert, 26 Aug 09:32

Relax, System Center users, Microsoft won't herd you to Azure Stack

There's a line in the cloud between the two and not many will cross it
Simon Sharwood, 26 Aug 07:24

Twenty years since Windows 95, and we still love our Start buttons

Microsoft released Windows 95 on 24th August 1995, followed a week later by Office 95, and accompanied by a publicity campaign featuring the Rolling Stones song Start Me Up.

Opinion

Trevor Pott

Why aren't you, personally, stopping the moronocalypse?
Star Trek Into Darkness

Chris Mellor

Federation fissiparousness to form co-ordinated divisions
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Chris Mellor

EMC is ahead overall with HDS mounting an IoT catch-up

Features

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Why interconnectivity in the cloud is tougher than just stacking bricks
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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