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Sandisk's future is far from ULLtraDIMM: Diablo tie-up holds promise

SanDisk has an excellent chance of making it as an enterprise flash storage supply because it’s pursuing a SMART strategy that is (wait for it, wait for it) ULL-tra bright. What it’s managed to do is corner an area of the server application acceleration market that looks to be brand new and full of potential. And it’s done it …
Chris Mellor, 20 Jan 2014
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Rude financial firms to pay, Ombudsman vows

Delays, rudeness and poor claims handling are grounds for ordering financial services firms to compensate customers, the Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS) has said. Payments can be ordered in addition to other remedies. Whenever a customer complaint is upheld by the FOS, it will consider whether to make an additional award for …
OUT-LAW.COM, 13 Aug 2008
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Mainframes pump up profits at Unisys

Mainframe maker and services provider Unisys continues to improve its financial situation despite the loss of a major contract with the US Transportation Security Agency last fall. The currency exchange rate of the US dollar against other currencies in countries where Unisys does business didn't hurt matters, either. In the …
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What Compsci textbooks don't tell you: Real world code sucks

There’s a kind of cognitive dissonance in most people who’ve moved from the academic study of computer science to a job as a real-world software developer. The conflict lies in the fact that, whereas nearly every sample program in every textbook is a perfect and well-thought-out specimen, virtually no software out in the wild is …
Dave Mandl, 21 Dec 2012
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Oracle assures financiers they're not that important after all

Oracle comforted distraught investment bankers yesterday by delivering better-than-expected first quarter profits and pointing out it really doesn’t do that much business in the financial services sector. The database giant turned in revenues up 18 per cent to $5.3bn for the quarter ending August 31, producing a net profit of $1 …
Joe Fay, 19 Sep 2008
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The software licensing minefield

Software vendors make their money from licensing software for individual and corporate use. From the buying perspective, you’d think it could be a simple question of asking how much you need, and working out a price for that. But nothing in IT is ever so straightforward. In France they have an expression – “why do something …
Jon Collins, 02 Jun 2010
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You bought into mobile email - what have you got to show for it?

Our mobile clinic returns today, this time looking to get some clarity on whether or not we really have become more efficient since the advent of the mobile phone, and if we have, by how much, and why. As before our panel of experts provide their opinion, something which you can do to via the comment forms at the bottom of the …
Team Register, 13 Sep 2007
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Hackers, Windows NT and the FBI

The FBI has warned e-tailers to guard against hackers. An alert on the FBI-run National Infrastructure Protection Centre (NIPC) Web site reads: "Based on FBI investigations and other information, the NIPC has observed that there has recently been an increase in hacker activity specifically targeting US systems associated with e …
Linda Harrison, 04 Dec 2000