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Point Break still of the ex-Presidents

Oi, ICANN! Get to the bottom of this bottom-up process, haul ass – ex-Prez advisor

Internet oversight body ICANN received a second kick to the buttocks on Saturday morning – this time from erstwhile US presidential advisor Ira Magaziner. Just a day after Assistant Commerce Secretary Larry Strickling told a room of internet policy wonks that they needed to get a move on or risk undermining the process to …
Kieren McCarthy, 26 Sep 2015

ICANN's leaving the nest, so when will it grow up?

Comment ICANN is 17 years old. It's about to be given the keys to its dad's car. And we are all going to have to take a ride with it every day. On June 30, 2016, ICANN, which oversees the global domain name service (DNS), will take over the IANA contract on a semi-permanent basis from the US government. The IANA contract means very …
Kieren McCarthy, 25 Jun 2015
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Alternative Networks hauls in heavy duty sales hand

Alternative Networks has turned to former Vodafone UK enterprise channel boss Chris Huggett to reinvigorate stagnating sales. The appointment as group sales director at the London Stock Exchange-listed biz comms provider comes after a disappointing 2013 for investors, when revenue stagnated at £114m and operating profit dipped …
Paul Kunert, 13 Jan 2014
True humility - the Curate's egg

EMC's curate's egg sees revenues waiting for new product take-offs

EMC’s first quarter results were like the curate's egg; good in parts, but hit by currency problems, job cuts and unsatisfactory core storage revenues in others. First-quarter 2015 revenues were up 2 per cent to $5.6bn, compared to $5.5bn a year ago, with EMC II (the core storage biz) revenues disappointing. The top-line number …
Chris Mellor, 23 Apr 2015
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ASSAULT CORSE: Eager Walking Dead heads get a second series

Game Theory Ah, the post-Christmas lull. The time of year to take time to reflect on the year just gone and plan for the one ahead. Traditionally, January is also a quiet month for the games industry, and this year’s new releases are similarly sparse. Thank the god of apps then, that nowadays games come thick and fast down our internet …
Mike Plant, 14 Jan 2014

RM boss says school's out forever

RM yesterday announced that its head teacher honcho has resigned after more than 25 years with the computer supplier. The firm, which specialises in software, services and systems for the UK education market, said that chief executive Tim Pearson will step down from his role to be replaced by current group managing director …
Kelly Fiveash, 10 Jun 2008

RM buddies up with Tesco on new voucher scheme

UK schools computer supplier RM has bagged a partnership deal with Tesco for the retail giant’s forthcoming voucher collection scheme which kicks off in 2009. Tesco has merged into one catalogue its two voucher schemes - Computers for Schools and Sport for Schools and Clubs - that were previously supported by RM. Under the new …
Kelly Fiveash, 22 Jul 2008

Capgemini reports flat 2008 revs, expects 'modest' decline

IT consultancy firm Capgemini now expects to see a “modest” drop in its first half sales, but hopes to keep its operating margin above 6.5 per cent despite the global economic downturn. The French company, which is Europe’s largest computer consultancy, added that it couldn’t offer an outlook for the full year. “In a climate of …
Kelly Fiveash, 12 Feb 2009
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Mixing business and pleasure

Sysadmin blog The uptake of smartphones has placed pressure on network administrators to work out Mobile Device Management (MDM) beyond Blackberry Enterprise Server. Microsoft has made a few half-hearted attempts at MDM that have steadily improved with age, but there is little to see from the vendors of the phone platforms themselves. This …
Trevor Pott, 25 Oct 2010

Broadband over power turns on both sides of the Atlantic

Sending broadband signals over electricity cable has always confused people. The Home Plug Alliance, began life offering a way of sending broadband signals around a home, and then started working on ways to bring broadband to the home with a related technology, while the Universal Powerline Association sort of did the opposite …
Faultline, 23 Aug 2007
The Register breaking news

Why MS needs to break itself up in order to survive – IDC

In among last week's flurry over a claimed DoJ proposal to accept breakup of Microsoft as part of a settlement, an IDC bulletin got a couple of name-checks. The bulletin had been circulated to IDC customers last month, but by happy coincidence had been leaked, apparently by several of those customers, to the press just in time …
John Lettice, 18 Jan 2000
The Register breaking news

King joins DTEC Memory Corp as "hired hand"

Datrontech founder Steve King is putting his weight behind the company’s new JV with Memory Corp by coming on board as “a hired hand”. King is to work out of Datrontech Hong Kong, where he will explore far eastern routes to market for Memory Corp’s proprietary memory technology. He is convinced that Dtec Memory Corp is a world …
Drew Cullen, 05 Oct 1998