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Interest rate hikes to fuel bonfire of the Unicorns

Enterprise startups burning through cash while it's cheap will have to fire their sales teams to survive, according to channel analyst outfit Canalys' founder Steve Brazier.

EU ruling restricts rights to resell back-up copies of software where originals are damaged, destroyed or lost

OUT-LAW.COM, 26 Oct 08:44

Vodafone rapped with RECORD £4.6m fine for failing customers

Biz apologises and blames issues with its IT system
Kat Hall, 26 Oct 08:02

And so we enter day seven of King's College London major IT outage

Q: What happens when a one-disk-failure-tolerant RAID fails? A: So do new applicants

Capita's head of tech solutions resigns

Another one bites the dust
Kat Hall, 25 Oct 09:41

NetSuite's pre-Oracle curtain call: Growth and costs increase

Looks past pesky shareholders to joyful Ellison marriage
Gavin Clarke, 24 Oct 16:23

Barracuda Networks chomps up contract with reseller Quadsys

Severs ties after Quadsys Five hacking case concludes

Government Digital Service under review after rural payments cockup

Whitehall's spending watchdog is to review the achievements of the Government Digital Service in light of the Rural Payments Agency's IT disaster.
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Stung by Azure and AWS cost shock? Penny-pinchers love them some OpenStack

The cost and expense of AWS and Azure is helping drive cloud hopefuls to OpenStack, the organisation has said.

Huzzah! Java EE 8 by October ... 2017, says Oracle

MicroProfile play targets the Eclipse Foundation

Cabinet Office gears up to ink mega Oracle deal

How's that plan to break with monopoly suppliers going?
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HPE to offer hybrid cloud hypermarket to world+dog

Hewlett Packard Enterprise is taking Cloud 28+ - aka Worldwide Indirect Digital Services - to a global audience, leaked internal documents have revealed.
Price rises

Microsoft: We're hiking UK cloud prices 22%. Stop whining – it's the Brexit

Life is to get a lot more expensive for Microsoft customers from the start of next year with currency linked, double-digit price hikes looming for cloud and on-premise software.

Slowmo Violin train crash still sliding down the tracks

Comment How long before it goes off the rails?
Chris Mellor, 24 Oct 06:31

Thanks, IoT vendors: your slack attitude will get regulators moving

Networks also need to grab a mirror and look at themselves
Richard Chirgwin, 24 Oct 03:54

AWS budget tool update gives suits the control they crave

Why not run two versions of services and turn on the bad one once budgets run low?
Simon Sharwood, 23 Oct 23:59

Gartner's seers pass judgement on storage industry leaders

Quadrantic magicians do their square rating thingy
Chris Mellor, 21 Oct 17:12

OpenStack-flinger Mirantis signs landmark NTT deal

Private cloud - as a service, sir?
Gavin Clarke, 21 Oct 15:31

EMC moves into Dell house: Where'd I put the spoons?

Comment Check the Org chart, will you
Chris Mellor, 21 Oct 15:05

Hewlett Packard Enterprise gives UK boss control of Ireland

No, not the whole country, just the whole country operation
Paul Kunert, 21 Oct 14:47

Computacenter Q3 numbers lifted by weak British Pound

'Hurrah for the Euro and our services biz in Germany' cheers reseller titan
Paul Kunert, 21 Oct 12:58

NCC stirs in 'lumpy' bits of Fox, produces sales gravy. But market still chokes

UK-based infosec outfit NCC Group has weathered a tricky summer period that involved some contract deferrals and cancellations while still managing to post a profit.


Frank Jennings

What do you do? Use manual typwriters or live in a Scottish croft? Our man advises
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Trevor Pott

Among other things, Active Directory needs an overhaul
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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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Emotional intelligence, not tech skills, is the way to woo suits
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One reselling man tells his tale of woe