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Hortonworks dismisses reports of Hadoop droop

Hadoop-pusher Hortonworks has dismissed reports by analyst house Gartner that the big data market is "yet to take off".

How much do UK cops pay for Microsoft licences? £30 a head or £137? Both

42 negotiations mean MS, Oracle costs differ wildly
Kat Hall, 09 Oct 10:26

Reseller SCC slurps up 'minority' stake in SIPCOM

Enter hosted voice and UC-as-a-service space
Paul Kunert, 09 Oct 09:56

Dell hooking up with EMC and going public again? Come off it

We live in interesting times – especially if you've got $51bn going spare
Chris Mellor, 09 Oct 09:22

The IT Pro generation gap strikes again

Study Wot, never heard of thin clients?
Dale Vile, 09 Oct 08:52

Oracle, SAP, IBM: They're rubbish and charge you billions for Excel, says man

I have the answer. But no profits. Buy my IPO!!
Kat Hall, 09 Oct 08:30

PC shipments slump in Q3, thanks to free Windows 10

Businesses are spending on mobile transformations, not boring old computers
Simon Sharwood, 09 Oct 02:27
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Dell seeking $40 BEEELLION to buy EMC NEXT WEEK say reports

Dell is figuring out how to borrow the US$40 billion it would need to acquire EMC, according to reports quoting the usual folks familiar with the deal.
Huge Clouds Ocean

The do-it-all storage giant is dying: Clouds loom over on-prem IT

Comment The days of the massive standalone storage company are coming to a close, as the public cloud and myriad storage startups drive cumulatively fatal wounds deep into the heart of the one-supplier-does-all-your-storage business model.

Time to lop off Europe's confusing IT rules, says pressure group

Campaign for Clear Licensing forms Brussels pincer with Free ICT Europe
AWS Senor VP Andy Jassy shows off web services growth

AWS jabs at rivals, proclaims cloud the 'new normal'

AWS Reinvent "This is not intended to be a sales and marketing conference, it’s really intended to be an education and training conference," said Amazon Web Services (AWS) Senior VP Andy Jassy at the keynote for Reinvent under way in Las Vegas. Yet marketing dominated his keynote as he jabbed at competitors.

Vodafone joins calls to pry Openreach from BT's hands

+Comment The political ding-dong over prising broadband biz Openreach out of BT’s hands entered another round today with the release of a Vodafone-commissioned report on the £6.5bn in “excessive profits” BT has been making from the UK broadband market.

Understand 'Safe Harbor', Schrems v Facebook in under 300 words

A legal, er, brief

'Safe Harbor': People in Europe 'can get quite litigious about this'

US cloud businesses face 'legislative buzzsaw'
Kat Hall, 08 Oct 11:12

HP boss hopes MS Surface Book will jack up notebook prices

Canalys Channels Forum Dell bigwig 'not happy' though
Joe Fay, 08 Oct 10:03

Online VAT fraud: Calls for government crackdown grow louder

eBay, Amazon fraudsters, cheap gear in the crosshairs
Kat Hall, 08 Oct 08:02

HP and pals release open source switch OS

OpenSwitch is a “brite box” NOS that welcomes being forked up
Simon Sharwood, 08 Oct 06:31

Microsoft starts backup of on-prem workloads and desktops to Azure

Repeat after us: 'Microsoft values its close partnerships with backup software vendors'
Simon Sharwood, 08 Oct 02:01

Disk boxes, security tools, etc: What Amazon announced at its AWS shindig on Wednesday

Bezos's gang keeps the cloudy mob happy with new shininess
Shaun Nichols, 08 Oct 00:32

EMC and Dell considering 'a combination' – report

Update Was Cloudfather Tucci trying to offload VNX, rather than crowning King Mike?
Simon Sharwood, 07 Oct 23:38
Lumia 950 XL

Worker drones don't need PCs says Microsoft, give 'em phones instead

Windows Phone has had a very rocky history, but Microsoft thinks it may have found a winning strategy to get its handsets into the business market – let them be PCs.


Huge Clouds Ocean

Chris Mellor

Tech Unplugged sees Reg presenter unplugged


The puppets from Team America: World Police gather at a bar for drinks.
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