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Fujitsu and Capgemini's giga-quid HMRC lashup given drubbing by govt auditors

In yet another example of a sprawling government contract gone monumentally wrong – the second of the day – HMRC has splashed £7.9bn on an IT outsourcing deal that is looking very tough to justify.

Report: American tech firms charge Britons a thumping nationality tax

Without representation, too. Time for a Boston (Lincs) Macbook Party?
Paul Kunert, 22 Jul 14:41

Home Office threw £347m in the bin on failed asylum processing IT project

Shiny new bin ready for new £208m programme
Paul Kunert, 22 Jul 13:16

EMC boss Tucci’s last battle: Stopping a forced VMware selloff

Analysis Elliott Management sinks its teeth into retiring godhead
Chris Mellor, 22 Jul 12:42

Experts gathered round corpse of PC market: It's ALIVE! Alive, we tell you

Give it another blast with the XP defibrillator! Clear! >BZZZT<
Paul Kunert, 22 Jul 10:29

SAP: It was our Big Data software wot won it for Germany

Vorsprung durch grossendatatechnik, as we like to say in Germany
Gavin Clarke, 22 Jul 08:56

Dell and Unitrends both bulk up their backup

Extra options should you suffer a ROBO apocalypse
Chris Mellor, 22 Jul 07:58
Robot wearing mortar board and brandishing certificates

Microsoft's MCSE and MCSD will become HARDER to win

Microsoft has decided it won't replace the Masters-level certifications it once described as the "pinnacle" of a Redmond-centric IT pro's education.

Autonomy's ex-chief beancounter tries to kill HP investor settlement

Autonomy's former chief financial officer has sought to block HP from settling three shareholder lawsuits over its botched acquisition of the British software company.

Samsung supplier halts assembly line amid child-labor probe

With all orders suspended, mass layoffs feared soon

Too many IT conferences to cover? MICROSOFT TO THE RESCUE!

Yet more word of cuts emerges from Redmond

Huawei's turnover rockets upwards. Suck on that, US government

Execs at Chinese hardware maker Huawei are laughing all the way to the bank after reporting a healthy bounce in revenues and margins, despite being effectively blockaded by some governments in the West.

UK.gov pops lid off £70m barrel of non-Cloudable hosting pork

The Cabinet Office is seeking a joint venture partner to help it tackle what it describes as one of the most costly areas of public sector tech – hosting.

So whither Microsoft? If Nadella knows, he's keeping it well hidden

Analysis A thousand cuts, but no actual death
Andrew Orlowski, 21 Jul 10:00

Clouds gathering above Big Blue's storage empire

Public cumuli from AWS, Google and Microsoft, to be specific
Chris Mellor, 21 Jul 09:27

Activist investor plans to de-federate EMC: report

Elliott Management Corp puts a billion bucks on the table to spin out VMware
Simon Sharwood, 21 Jul 07:27

Did HP just tip its hand on Autonomy? Spoiler: It was a busted flush

Analysis Breaking the news, literally, about the Pope, a Brit biz and a reseller
Jack Clark, 18 Jul 23:06

Dude, you're getting a Dell – with BITCOIN: IT giant slurps cryptocash

1. Buy PC with Bitcoin. 2. Mine more coins. 3. Goto step 1
Jack Clark, 18 Jul 18:45

Brit IT firm turnaround man: He's fixed the broken toilet, can he fix the busted biz?

We chat to big cheese at Phoenix IT Group
Paul Kunert, 18 Jul 15:02

Hybrid array startup Tegile plucks CMO from Violin

Leaves flash firm for mutant newbie
Chris Mellor, 18 Jul 14:08

Why has sexy Apple gone to bed with big boring IBM?

The Big Blue Apple affair: Inspired by Jobs, driven by Microsoft and Android
Gavin Clarke, 18 Jul 13:59

Kaboom: Delayed patent bomb hits SAP in the Q2 profit

Sales of new software for SAP saw a minor improvement this spring while cloud grew so fast the giant has upped its estimated figures for the year.

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