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Odds are your office is ill-prepared for network-ransacking ransomware

Organizations are unprepared for future strains of more sophisticated ransomware, a report by Cisco warns.

It's 2016 and your passwords can still be sniffed from wireless keyboards

KeySniffer – does what it says on the tin
John Watkinson, 26 Jul 15:58

Commvault's growing, even if profits dipped into losses this quarter

A million here, a couple of million there
Chris Mellor, 26 Jul 15:29

Ofcom: Legal separation will force Openreach to eat more fibre

Plans for 2 million FTTP connections in next four years 'not enough'
Kat Hall, 26 Jul 14:38

EMC insiders say Salesforce has ordered $75m of its kit

Forget AWS (sort of): We've still got skin in the game
Paul Kunert, 26 Jul 13:12

ClusterStor is clearly alive (but Havant's still closing) – Seagate VP

Ken Claffey clarifies ClusterStor after PR 'no comment' snafu
Chris Mellor, 26 Jul 10:58

UK membership of Council of Europe has implications for data protection after Brexit

Comment Maybe Brits don't need GDPR
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Openreach to split from BT... so they'll be 'Legally Separate'

UK comms regulator Ofcom has said today Openreach must become a "legally" separate company from BT – with its own independent board – under plans to reform the former state monopoly's infrastructure division.

Failing projects pray blockchain works as 'magic middleware'

“This is the year of pointless blockchain projects” and anything you build with blockchain will need to be ripped out and replaced within 18 months, according to Gartner fellow Ray Valdes.

Micron sets a canary to watch over its stock in case of takeover

Poison pill filing sparks speculation about aggressive buy-out action
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Seagate to dismount and fsck its ClusterStor?

Amid the looming closure of its Havant facility in the UK, Seagate has nothing to say about the future of ClusterStor, its HPC disk array product line that was engineered there.
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Zen loses its chill: UK biz ISP falls offline for four hours and counting

Updated Beloved business-friendly ISP Zen has been suffering an outage for more than four hours today in the UK – and the carrier has no timetable for when service will be restored.

SFW is Safe For Civica: EU Ref software biz gobbled up

SFWxit? Civixit? Something like that
Paul Kunert, 25 Jul 17:54

Systemax flogs German sub to CANCOM

Sound of a group break-up? Nah, just exiting 'our most challenging market'
Paul Kunert, 25 Jul 14:32

Not-BT-Openreach' biz CityFibre sextuples pipeline

Seems to be doing a roaring trade
Kat Hall, 25 Jul 11:19

Lenovo: Our gear will be 10% more pricey from 1 August

Exclusive Chinese giant joins post-Brexit vote price bump club
Paul Kunert, 25 Jul 11:06

Is digital fraud big in UK? British abacus-botherers finally have some answers

Hacking, malware: the numbers
John Leyden, 25 Jul 10:27

What's Brexit? How Tech UK tore up its plans after June 23

EU workers, new markets: post-Brexit pressure on May & Co
SA Mathieson, 25 Jul 08:01

IT boss 'set up fake companies to charge his employers $2.4m'

Everything's bigger in Texas … including the fraud, allegedly
Shaun Nichols, 22 Jul 23:36

Revealed: How Dell can afford $67bn for EMC – by selling $650k laptops

World exclusive Ambitious finance plan looks to bring big bucks
Shaun Nichols, 22 Jul 19:48
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Oracle tools up for cloud wars with sales re-org

Oracle has shaken up its sales force to drive cloud business, multiple sources have told The Register.

Opinion

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Kat Hall

Plans for 2 million FTTP connections in next four years 'not enough'
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella
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Chris Mellor

Thousands of layoffs announced as spinning rust enters its death spiral

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Honest mistake with your licensing? Audit police look at it on a 'case by case basis'