Microsoft is planning to deliver seven bulletins next week in its scheduled monthly update.
OpenBSD founder Theo De Raadt said OpenSSL maintainers appeared to have intentionally not informed it about dangerous vulnerabilities found in the platform and patched today.
Geologists have identified what they say is a new class of rock.
Oracle has announced it is joining open source software-defined networking (SDN) effort OpenDaylight as a silver member.
Google has revealed a tablet for Project Tango – the web giant's plan to create devices capable of mapping the space around them in three dimensions.
Sensitive information of more than 16,000 US Army personnel stationed in South Korea, plus data on local employees and job applicants, appears to have been compromised after databases loaded with names, identification numbers and addresses were accessed by unauthorised and unknown parties.
Poll A programmer was given a right shoeing on Twitter and various blogs for a classy move at a tech event – comparing Apache Maven to a beautiful-but-annoying girlfriend.
Game of Thrones author George R R Martin is running a crowdfunding campaign in which he promises to kill you for US$20,000.
Computex I've been to plenty of technology shows around the world but never one as diverse as Computex, where you'll find single-board industrial computers side-by-side with strippers.
HPC Blog Cluster-wrestling kids are still battling it out at the Asia Student Supercomputer Challenge (ASC) and Team Shanghai (from Shanghai Jiao Tong University) is hoping to get lucky their second time around. In their first outing, the team did OK, but wasn’t a big winner. However, that same team has travelled to Guangzhou and they believe that they have a much better chance this year.
It’s not the size of the dog in the fight that matters, it’s the size of the fight in the dog - which brings us to converged server/storage system vendor rivals Nutanix and VCE.
Antique Code Show Forget the oil, forget the gas – even forget the aggressive foreign policy. The commodity that granted Russia its modern day super-wealth is clearly Tetris, which clocks up its 30th birthday today.
Our plucky Playmonaut has decided to take a long weekend off after a servo meltdown during a ground avionics test of our Vulture 2 spaceplane prompted a sharpish exit from the vehicle.
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Best of breed versus integrated multi-function solutions – it’s a discussion that’s been going on in IT for about 3 decades. Whether the debates occur in the context of software suites, hardware/software appliances, or complete pre-engineered system stacks, there are always vigorous advocates arguing the case for each approach.
In a recent survey over 400 Reg Readers you gave us the inside track on the current state of corporate networks and their ability to handle changing work patterns. In particular, you make the case that your networks are ill prepared to tackle the increasing diversity and sophistication of security threats. As you see it, the days security based around the concept of a strongly defended perimeter are over.
Networks are the glue that allow users to function effectively in their daily tasks, yet a recent report by Freeform Dynamics based on a survey of readers of the Register shows many of you are using old equipment that is hard to manage. This begs the question, “does senior management really care about the state of enterprise networks, or are they happy to take it for granted until something breaks”? (Figure 1)
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Research Are you struggling to keep your applications and networks stable, while everything around them changes? You’re not alone.
Brit adventurer Nick Hancock has finally landed on the North Atlantic island of Rockall, just over a year since a first attempt to conquer the remote granite outcrop ended in failure.
Regcast alert What: How to simplify storage management.
Traces of mysterious planet Theia have been found on the surface of Earth's Moon.
Vodafone has published a report detailing how cops, g-men and spies around the world tap into its systems – in some cases, directly hooking into phone networks without a warrant.
The KitKat edition of Android now accounts for 13.6 per cent of all devices hitting Google’s Play store, the colossal advertising firm has disclosed.
Something for the Weekend, Sir? Alistair Dabbs is recovering from the dreaded lurgy, but still none too chipper this week, so we’re happy to let him linger in his bath chair and tartan blanket once again. No doubt his neighbours will be concerned though, if this repeat publication from 2013 is anything to go by.
HP claims it has bagged hundreds of IBM x86 customers worldwide following Lenovo's $2.3bn bid for Big Blue's System x.
Brit telco Kcom this morning issued a stark warning about the state of customer demand for traditional carrier services – as it outlined an unremarkable set numbers for its fiscal 2014 year.
Social media can deliver multiple micro-glimpses of previously closed events, like a NetApp analysts event in San Francisco yesterday which revealed a new OS - Cloud ONTAP - and a coming Connect product for mobile access.
Game Theory I'm 300 pages into Brandon Sanderson's Words of Radiance from The Storm Light Archive and I have decided it’s the best fantasy book I've ever read. On Sunday nights I drag my eyes from the page to watch the fourth series of Game of Thrones – I’m all about fantasy at the moment, just call me Lucy Targaryen, Mother of Ferrets.
Japanese camera and printer behemoth Canon has started up a cloud photo storage service called irista.
Microsoft has left Windows 7 exposed by only applying patches to its newest operating systems.
There will be financial implications for EMC's partners that slip down the accreditation stack from next year, the storage giant's UK and Ireland channel boss Terry Beale has confirmed.
Regulator Ofcom is taking another step towards the elimination of mobile termination costs. The Mobile Termination Rate is the amount of money a company earns for handling an incoming call.
IDC has just revealed one of the worst storage quarters for a couple of years as buyers went on a high-end storage strike.
Designer taxi purveyor Uber has inked an investment deal which will value the company at three times the combined salary of every taxi driver and chauffeur in the United States.
Arista Networks has gained in its stock market debut, likely causing some employees at networking giant Cisco's competitive intelligence team to put together some slides on what the implications of a wealthy, publicly-listed competitor are for networking incumbents.
Apple is reportedly targeting an October release for its much-rumored smartwatch.
Google has apologized for publishing a Google Doodle honoring a Japanese Go player on the 70th anniversary of D-Day, blaming a technical glitch.