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Bulging Kelway: Too big to get out of the obvious exits

Phil Doye acknowledges that 21 years after setting up reseller Kelway, he still doesn't have a key for the exit. The London-based firm is moving to rapidly integrate new buy Equanet, the once mighty IT dealer that was taken over by Dixons in 2007 and subsequently pulled apart and bent out of shape. The transaction is expected …
Paul Kunert, 25 Mar 2013
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ARM upstart Calxeda pours $55m into server chip war chest

ARM chip upstart Calxeda is lining its coffers as it prepares to do battle with its 32-bit EnergyCore ECX-1000 processors, and two more cores in its roadmap, to conquer some corner of the server world. Calxeda now has more than 100 employees, who work in its Austin, Texas headquarters as well as in development labs in Silicon …
The history of HP server innovation according to Enterprise Group GM Dave Donatelli

HP's 'historic' Project Moonshot servers aim at hyperscale future

HP didn't invent the rack-server business, but Compaq – the company it acquired more than a decade ago – did. HP can't buy its way into the next system era, which is why it is trying to create that era itself with its second-generation Project Moonshot servers. The initial "Redstone" Moonshot boxes were development machines …
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BT Engage IT to merge with dabs.com and Biz Direct

BT Engage IT chief executive Martin Balaam is stepping down as part of a re-organisation that will see the telco-owned reseller merge with BT's Business Direct and dab.com operations. The consolidated firm, which BT claims will have a turnover of £400m, is to be managed by John Thornhill, currently the boss of BT Business Direct …
Paul Kunert, 07 Sep 2011
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Penguin Computing muscles into the ARM server fray

Linux cluster supplier Penguin Computing is diving into the low-power ARM microserver racket and has tapped server chip upstart Calxeda – which has just rolled out its multiyear product roadmap for its EnergyCore processors – as its chip and interconnect supplier for its first boxes. The new machine, called the Ultimate Data X1 …
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Ubuntu hammers out Metal-as-a-Service tool for microservers

Canonical has unveiled a Metal-as-a-Service (MaaS) offering to provision and manage high-density Ubuntu microservers running hyper-scale computing centres and clouds. The Linux shop claimed MaaS would allow administrators to set up and allocate thousands of tightly packed racks to different groups of users, adding the latest …
Gavin Clarke, 04 Apr 2012
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Dell lends Apache ARM software efforts a hand

The hardware engineers at Dell's Data Center Solutions custom server unit have bent some metal around Calxeda's EnergyCore ARM server processors and donated a box to the Apache Software Foundation so it can tweak and tune the Apache web server as well as the Hadoop data munching stack and the Cassandra NoSQL data store to run on …
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Whitman: Absolutely not going to break up HP

The rumors go 'round and 'round about HP spinning off its PC business or doing some other kinds of breakup, and CEO Meg Whitman put a stop to them – maybe for once and for all, maybe not – on a conference call today to discuss the company's financial results for the first quarter of its fiscal 2013 ended on January 31. "We have …

Mortal Kombat maker Midway goes titsup

Saddled with debt, American video game maker Midway has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Creator of the long-running Mortal Kombat said it is seeking protection from creditors after a change in ownership last year pushed forward the deadline for Midway to pay off its debts. The company said Chapter 11 protection will let the …
Austin Modine, 14 Feb 2009
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Xen hypervisor ported to ARM chips

The Mobile Virtual Platform (MVP) hypervisor that VMware sells for smartphones and fondleslabs running the Android variant of Linux on ARM RISC processors is getting some competition. Intrepid techies are working away on two different implementations of the open source Xen hypervisor for ARM chips, and another group is putting …
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Intel: Xeon breaks Calxeda's ARM in Apache benchmark

Intel has hit back at upstart server rival Calxeda, which claimed its ARM-powered servers could out do Chipzilla's machines. Calxeda pitted its ECX-1000 processors against Intel's Xeons on the Apache Bench benchmark test and boasted that its ARM chips had a sizeable advantage. Not so, says Intel, and it has the benchmark tests …
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Becta agrees £400m ICT framework

More than 20 suppliers have been included in a services framework agreement set up by the soon to be abolished education ICT agency. Becta has divided the framework into two lots. The first covers network technologies, which will incorporate infrastructure services and mobile connectivity services, and the second covers ICT …
Kable, 30 Nov 2010
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HP's server, PC, and printer businesses stumble

New HP CEO Meg Whitman sure does have her work cut out for her, but she managed to notch up a quarter that was slightly better than Wall Street expected on the revenue and profit fronts. But don't call victory quite yet. HP took some significant hits in its core PC, server, and printer businesses in the past three months. In …
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Cisco boasts of 10,000th server customer

The jury is still out as to whether Cisco Systems' foray into servers hasn't done more harm than good to its overall business, but one thing seems certain: the business is growing. Cisco's iron is competing and the Unified Computing System blade and rack servers cannot be called a failure. Earlier this month, Cisco added its 10, …
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YouTube-Viacom trial turns comic

As if its court battle with Viacom wasn't funny enough, YouTube has now asked for testimony from Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert - the faux newsmen whose exploits on Viacom's Comedy Central cable TV channel once made for prime viewing material on the video-sharing site. According to a filing with the New York federal court …
Cade Metz, 15 Aug 2007
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Warner Bros. nabs Mortal Kombat maker for $33m

Warner Bros. has walked away with most of Mortal Kombat maker Midway Games for the cut-rate price of $33 million (£20m). The deal gives the US movie studio rights to the majority of Midway's intellectual property, including Mortal Kombat, Rampage, Spy Hunter, and Joust. A Delaware bankruptcy court judge approved a settlement …
Austin Modine, 06 Jul 2009
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NASA marks 50th anniversary of monkey spaceflight

Fifty years ago today, two monkeys became the first mammals to successfully return to Earth after spaceflight, paving the way for manned missions. On May 28, 1959, Able, an American born rhesus monkey and Miss Baker, a Peruvian squirrel monkey were strapped into the nose cone of a liquid-fueled Jupiter missile by NASA scientists …
Austin Modine, 28 May 2009
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Viacom to remove Time Warner's Spongebob Squarepants

Media giant Viacom is threatening to remove its 19 cable TV networks from Time Warner Cable if the operator doesn't agree to a carriage fee increase by midnight Eastern time tomorrow. Viacom's networks include MTV, Comedy Central, and Nickelodeon. In a statement released yesterday, the Sumner Redstone-run outfit said it's …
Cade Metz, 31 Dec 2008
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Antitrust incoming? A view of Google from 30,000 ft

Attorney Chris Castle has worked for the original Napster ("one of the greatest inventions of the 20th Century"), Snocap and in digital licensing for Sony and A&M, and his "View of the Music Wars from 30,000 ft" was one of the most popular features of last year. In the first installment of our annual catch-up, he wonders whether …
Andrew Orlowski, 03 Dec 2009
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Cisco pumps $750m into channel financing

Cisco is greasing credit lines for its resellers with $750m in extra credit for partners worldwide. Along with the increased credit limits Cisco Capital is also going after small and medium businesses with an improved leasing programme. The money is split: $250m comes direct from Cisco through 30-day accounts; and $500m is …
John Oates, 05 Apr 2005

Oftel chivvies up BT over DSL

Oftel has intervened between BT and two rival telcos in a bid to break the deadlock concerning ongoing negotiations regarding the provision of broadband services. Today's draft ruling finds in favour of Energis and Thus after they failed to reach agreement with BT about proposed DSL interconnection agreements with the monster …
Tim Richardson, 05 Dec 2000
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YouTube, Viacom bow to light-sabre wielding defender of online justice

The Register's favorite light-sabre-wielding school board candidate has stared down an army of YouTube-hating Viacom lawyers, defending the rights of internet users everywhere. Late last month, as reported by The Reg, Viacom put the screws to Star Wars-loving North Carolinian Christopher Knight for posting his own TV ad to the …
Cade Metz, 13 Sep 2007
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Energis would prefer Dutch oven…

Energis has shrugged off reports that Dutch telco KPNQwest has singled it out as a possible takeover target. KPNQwest's financial director, Willem Ackermans, told Het Financieele Dagblad: "On paper, Energis is the best takeover candidate for us. "They're looking for a market in Europe and we are looking in the UK." According …
Tim Richardson, 12 Dec 2000
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Exodus buys Global hosting business

Exodus is to buy Global Crossing's Web hosting business for $6.5bn in shares, the WSJ Web site reports. Global Crossing will end up with 20 per cent of Exodus, already the world's biggest Web hosting company. In July, an attempt to do the deal fell apart in a disagreement over price. Iomart, the Glasgow broadband provider is …
Team Register, 28 Sep 2000

Energis leads fight against BT

Energis has been singled out as the ringleader among rival telcos looking for the best way to give BT a bloody nose. The Mail reports that CE, Mike Grabiner, is forming a "council of war" to take on BT in the courts. Colt Telecom, Kingston Communications and Thus have all been fingered as telcos ready to take legal action …
Tim Richardson, 26 Sep 2000
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AOL's Case is more important than Gates

AOL chief Steve Case has booted Bill Gates off his throne in the ranks of the IT elite. According to Vanity Fair's hot list of the top 50 movers and shakers in the industry, Internet King Case reigns supreme - toppling Gates after four years at number one. Case, chairman of AOL Time Warner, only rated sixth in IT influence in …
Linda Harrison, 13 Sep 2000
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Atlantic hesitant about DSL, EasyNet encouraged

British-based Atlantic Telecom is forging ahead providing DSL-based broadband service in Holland and Germany but is hesitant about progress in the UK. Releasing its Q4 performance statistics today it reported that it had signed a framework agreement with mobile telco outfit, Sonera, to provide DSL services in Holland and is …
Tim Richardson, 27 Apr 2001
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Official: Steve Jobs most important man in IT

Steve Jobs, the still-interim CEO of Apple is the most important man in IT – according to Upside magazine and "industry insiders". The Elite 100 list put the charismatic Jobs top of the list, applauding him for his cockiness and marketing savvy and in particular his ability to get up Intel's nose for talking up its "bland boxes …
Kieren McCarthy, 16 Nov 1999
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Local Loop Unbundling (LLU)

The story - so far - behind Local Loop Unbundling (LLU) has caused rancour at the very heights of the political and commercial establishment. It has also descended into pure farce. Here's why... Dec 2000 MPs give BT broadband thumbs up Telewest ditches £1bn net plans BT Bonfield's head to go on MP platter this month Oftel …
Tim Richardson, 22 Dec 2000
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Broadband Britain: the inside truth

Who would want to be in Peter Radley's shoes today? In the FT yesterday the Government advisor and head of Alcatel UK aired his views about the future provision of broadband services in Britain. He said nothing new in his suggestion that broadband infrastructures - be it DSL, satellite, cable or wireless - could be run by just …
Tim Richardson, 03 Jul 2001
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Rampant capitalism upsets delicate Reg reader

Microsoft's Q4 earnings (a paltry $2.94bn) were not just unpopular with Wall Street. The numbers didn't go over a bundle with you lot, either. One particularly irritated chap emailed us, presumably to vent his spleen: So WHEN, oh WHEN will we start ignoring these 'Analysts' ???? They should be second to be lined up against the …
Lucy Sherriff, 27 Jul 2004
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Copy-control Senator sleeps while fair-use rights burn

Picture a future where distributing Linux is a crime punishable by a hefty fine and a prison sentence. If that sounds ridiculous, then you haven't run into the Security Systems Standards and Certification Act. It's the very latest - and most bizarre - word in political back-scratching from one of South Carolina's U.S. senators. …
Dan Berkes, 22 Sep 2001