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Punchy SimpliVity wins a Global 50 financial services customer

Hyper-converged systems supplier SimpliVity has won a Global 50 customer, a financial services one. This company has been in existence for more than 100 years. It hopes to reduce its IT total cost of ownership by an astonishing $100m over five years. We don't know who it is but we're thinking it is a financial services …
Chris Mellor, 14 Jun 2016
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Jeff Bezos to give forth at US space symposium

Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon and Blue Origin, will speak at the Space Foundation's 32nd Space Symposium in Colorado Springs on 12 April, sandwiched between appearances by the Air Force Space Command's top man General John E. Hyten, and Deputy Secretary of Defense Robert O Work. The four-day shindig, running from 11-14 April, …
Lester Haines, 09 Mar 2016
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You can leave your hat on, warbles Rackspace to OpenStack users

Rackspace has announced private-cloud-as-a-service running Red Hat's cut of OpenStack. Rackspace's definition of “private cloud” is a little different. Most of the rest of the industry imagines the concept as pooling one's on-premises servers so that they behave more like a public cloud, complete with “give me a VM and give it …
Simon Sharwood, 12 Feb 2016
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HSBC online customers still in the cold after hours-long lockout

Updated HSBC has apologised for an online banking outage which left customers unable to access their accounts. In a tweet, the company said: "We are working hard to fix the issue with our Online & Mobile Banking service. Follow us for further updates. Sorry for any inconvenience." The problem appears to have started this morning with …
Kat Hall, 04 Jan 2016
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PM hints at legislation stick to force blue-light services to share IT

Sick of trying to persuade the blue-light services to consolidate their multiple back-office IT systems, it seems the government is now planning to introduce legislation to force their hands. As it stands there is huge duplication of back-office services, with 43 police forces, 45 fire and rescue services and 10 ambulance …
Kat Hall, 11 Sep 2015
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Mass redundancy marathon nearly over at HP

HP is making what looks to be a final round of UK redundancies before it breaks apart and is seeking volunteers to jump rather than be pushed. The organisation is nearing the end of its mega, three and a half-year redundancy programme that will have included the exit of 58,000 people by 1 November, the start of HP’s fiscal ’16 …
Paul Kunert, 28 Aug 2015

Furor rages over ICANN and Facebook's bid to publish home addresses of website owners

A row over online privacy and domain-name ownership has reached its peak on the last day of its public comment period. The proposal put forward by domain name overseer ICANN will prevent any owner of a "commercial" website from using so-called proxy services – where a third-party provides their corporate details on the records …
Kieren McCarthy, 07 Jul 2015
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Chill, luvvies. The ‘unsustainable’ BBC Telly Tax stays – for now

Analysis The appointment of backbench Tory heavyweight John Whittingdale MP to head the Ministry of Fun will throw the BBC’s senior management into a state of high anxiety, and have the Beeb's opponents grabbing their crotches in excitement. The minister is responsible for the government’s policy on the BBC. Many Tories view the …
Andrew Orlowski, 11 May 2015
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Microsoft Azure – or how to make the public cloud work for you

Review Public cloud computing offers the tantalising promise of elastic computing, but few IT practitioners know what it means, let alone how to make it work for them. My job is to know this stuff, the new and cutting edge of IT. I need to know it to educate my clients, but also because I get paid to write about it. I have worked …
Trevor Pott, 07 May 2015

Cheer up songwriters, there's shedloads of money rolling in

The UK's performing sights society PRS for Music recorded a slim profit of £1.4m last year on turnover of £73.9m. The society collects and distributes royalties for songwriters and music publishers from radio, physical venues and plays on the internet, as well as the “mechanical” – a small proportion from the sale of a sound …
Andrew Orlowski, 22 Apr 2015
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Hutchison Whampoa launches wholesale global MVNE venture

Hutchison Whampoa, which owns the Three network in the UK, has launched a global mobile virtual network enabler (MVNE) via its mobile wholesale business unit. It will act as a single point of entry for MVNOs wanting to create global coverage quickly and easily, by accessing Hutchison Whampoa’s networks across Europe and Asia …
Simon Rockman, 20 Apr 2015
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MongoDB's feline brains trust sink their claws into NoSQL

By any measure, BerkeleyDB was a hit. It became the world’s most widely deployed embedded and open-source database, meaning that the company which did the most work to maintain it, Sleepycat, got swallowed by Larry Ellison’s database giant Oracle in 2006. Mike Olson was Sleepycat’s business chief. He’s now CEO of Hadoop venture …
Gavin Clarke, 10 Feb 2015
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Want a cheap Office-er-riffic tablet? Microsoft Windows takes on Android

Review With little fanfare, the Windows tablet market is changing. Step into your local supermarket, and you may see Windows tablets on show priced below equivalent Android devices. A sensible purchase? Here is a look at a fine example, a Linx 8 purchased from Sainsbury’s for £89.99 (even better deals are available online). It is one …
Tim Anderson, 20 Jan 2015
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Microsoft: Give us three MORE WEEKS, folks – our StorSimple Cloud is coming

Microsoft says data center admins will have to wait a mere three more weeks until they can buy hardware built for – and intimately linked with – its Azure public cloud. The software giant said on Wednesday that it had made a number of upgrades to its Azure cloud to help it compete with rivals Amazon and Google and make it easier …
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Using email? Text messages? Congrats, you're in the 'underbelly of dark social sharing'

Quotw NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden got tired of hearing himself referred to as a tech geek this week and told the world that, actually, he’s real-life James Bond type. Speaking to NBC News, Snowden said he wasn’t some lowly outside contractor, but a bonafide 007: I was trained as a spy in the traditional sense of the word in …
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Suffering from IPO interruptus? Perhaps your Box is full of the same soap as the others

You don't have to have a monopoly to build a successful company, but it sure helps. And if you've not got a monopoly then you do need something, anything, to differentiate your product so that there's actually some compelling reason why customers might actually use your services and pay you a margin. There'd better be …
Tim Worstall, 09 May 2014

The cloud awaits... but is your enterprise ready for the jump?

I have worked with a number of companies that explored the cloud as an option for their infrastructure, and recently I worked for two that are cloud service providers themselves. So I have often had conversations in the past few years along the lines of: “Is the cloud suitable for my business?” A good way to find out if you are …
Dave Cartwright, 04 Apr 2014
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Foxconn signs on to build Firefox OS devices for clients

Taiwanese electronics manufacturing giant Foxconn, best known in the West for assembling Apple's iPhones, has announced its support for the Mozilla Foundation's web standards–based Firefox OS. The gizmo-maker said at a press event in Taipei on Monday that it had entered into "a wide-ranging partnership" with Mozilla, though no …
Neil McAllister, 03 Jun 2013

Titsup 2e2's data centre dustup gave UK users the CLOUD FEAR

When 2e2 Group suddenly collapsed earlier this year, owing over £400m to trade creditors and stranding a rake of customers from NHS trusts to the Bank of England, a gigantic question mark instantly formed over the cloud. Many customers already had concerns about keeping control of their assets in the cloud. 2e2's rapid collapse …
Steve Bell, 26 Apr 2013
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Prepare to greet the data centre of 2023

To some, the idea of enterprise data centres still being around in ten years’ time is anathema. By then, they assert, all enterprise IT will be running in public clouds. The only people who can’t see this are insecure box-huggers frightened for their jobs and IT dinosaurs with no imagination. We, however, are going to assume …
Dale Vile, 19 Dec 2012
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Vodafone turns to AWS for cricket streaming app

Vodafone Hutchison Australia (VHA) “never elegantly and cost-effectively” solved the problem of delivering online content to phone-wielding hordes during its long association with the Australian incarnation of Big Brother. But the company has nailed a cricket-streaming app first time, thanks to cloud services from Amazon Web …
Simon Sharwood, 20 May 2012
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Google: No SEO boost from vanity top-level domain grab

Google has denied that companies will be able to get a search engine ranking boost by obtaining new vanity top-level domain names from ICANN. The company's webspam guru, Matt Cutts, said this week that organisations "shouldn't register a TLD in the mistaken belief that you'll get some sort of boost in search engine rankings." …
Kevin Murphy, 19 Mar 2012
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Citrix buys cloudy storage biz ShareFile

Server and application virtualization juggernaut Citrix Systems has bought ShareFile, which runs a cloudy document sharing service aimed at businesses, not at consumers. ShareFile was founded in Raleigh, North Carolina, in November 2005 and has grown organically and without any venture funding since that time. The company was …
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HP EMEA: No plans on global deal-stealing policy

HP UK will not adopt a kiss-ass policy of firing staffers found pilfering services deals from resellers. The action was slated for launch on 1 November – by Ken Archer, global veep for channel and alliances at HP's Technology Services biz – to build confidence among resellers that once they have been registered, deals will be …
Paul Kunert, 06 Oct 2011
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Swindon to get first UK 4G mobile network

Swindon council will be getting an LTE network next year, just as residents lose access to what free Wi-Fi the council's last networking project managed to provide. UK Broadband will be kitting up Swindon council offices with LTE connections next year, using the 3.4GHz spectrum it acquired more than a decade ago – and which it …
Bill Ray, 26 Sep 2011
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HP gets ready to make a cloud ... by boiling the ocean

The goals of Hewlett-Packard's OpenStack cloud are immodest, perhaps even heretical in a Valley where people casually caution you against "boiling the ocean" – or trying to do everything at once. According to the HP cloud beta announcement page: "HP intends to extend its full spectrum of cloud offerings spanning private, hybrid …
Gavin Clarke, 09 Sep 2011
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Microsoft adds RIM to its anti-Google axis

When Microsoft first burst on the mobile scene with the original Windows Mobile, its strategy was to work around the Symbian brigade by getting close to operators, via mainly white label phone-makers. Hence the rise and rise of HTC, on the back of huge market share in an OS that interested very few rivals, plus the special …
Wireless Watch, 08 May 2011
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Buying into the cloud

Hosted Apps A lot of companies are reporting that individual departments and even business users are adopting SaaS or cloud-based applications. This freedom to choose is a useful one, as it gives departments the flexibility to get the job done, and the likelihood is that the use of such services will continue to expand. We’ve seen this …
Andrew Buss, 28 Jan 2011
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Councils look for 'good enough' IT solutions

IT departments in local government are moving towards minimising their costs in response to the spending cuts, according to a new report from Socitm. The annual IT Trends in Local Public Services report from the public sector IT organisation, published on 20 January, says that IT teams are having to cope with further reductions …
Kable, 21 Jan 2011
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Amazon plants Microsoft and Salesforce blocking Beanstalk

Amazon is hiding the complexity of deploying web applications to its vast cloud – a complexity that's letting rivals catch up. The book-seller-turned-service-provider has introduced a service called Elastic Beanstalk that it has promised will have your web app up and running within "minutes". Beanstalk handles provisioning and …
Gavin Clarke, 19 Jan 2011
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Government to examine public procurement practices

Competition watchdog the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) will investigate the way Government and local authorities buy services in a bid to ensure that competition law is being respected. The OFT has already studied the role of Government in markets and plans to spend the next year analysing the Government's role in buying, …
OUT-LAW.COM, 22 Dec 2010
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OOXML and open clouds: Microsoft's lessons learned

Microsoft may submit its OData web data protocol for standards ratification, but seems eager to avoid the bruising it received on OOXML. Jean Paoli, Microsoft's interoperability strategy general manager and one of the co-inventors of the original XML whose work ultimately went into OOXML, told The Reg that Microsoft might submit …
Gavin Clarke, 03 Aug 2010
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Microsoft gets dirty with Gmail cloud cash fight

Microsoft is so committed to the cloud that it's throwing everything at rivals like Google to crack open the door on sales and gain momentum online. Chief operating officer Kevin Turner painted a rosy future for Microsoft in the cloud for Wall Street this week, but at the same time, Microsoft has been getting dirty. The Reg has …
Gavin Clarke, 31 Jul 2010
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Orange gazes into 2050 Glastoball

Orange is celebrating 40 years of Glastonbury by imagining what it's going to look like in another 40 years (pdf). Wi-Fi already blankets almost all the UK's music festivals, with some even allowing punters access to the internet from their sleeping bags, but Orange foresee greater leaps in tent-connectedness. Virtual punters …
Bill Ray, 24 Jun 2010

Electronic Bodyguards bureau sets up shop in Switzerland

Burly bodyguards, however well armed and trained, are no longer enough to protect businesspeople on the move. Electronic threats to their privacy and security and the risk of industrial espionage can also cause problems for VIPs and businesspeople. Peter Houppermans, an experienced security consultant who helped build the UK's …
John Leyden, 02 Apr 2010
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Pioneer puts Pandora Radio in your car

CES 2010 Pioneer hammered another nail in the coffin of traditional music radio when it announced that its new top-end car-audio and satnav system would - among many other features - include support for Pandora Radio. There's one major hitch with the Pandora support in the new AVIC-X920BT in-dash AV receiver, however: you need an …
Rik Myslewski, 07 Jan 2010
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Hacker charged in $1m cable ISP customer cloning scheme

Federal prosecutors have charged a California man with earning $1m over a six-year period by illegally selling products that allowed customers to get high-speed internet service for free. Ryan Harris, 26, of San Diego sold software and hardware that were designed to fool Charter Communications and other internet service …
Dan Goodin, 03 Nov 2009
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Mountain speculation on EMC/Cisco joint venture

EMC and Cisco are discussing a joint venture centred on Alpine, a one stop enterprise VAR shop focussed on selling and installing integrated Cisco servers and networking, with EMC storage. These details come from a Wall Street Journal report and help confirm an earlier tip. Cisco needs a new outlet for its UCS servers, as …
Chris Mellor, 03 Sep 2009
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What are the security threats?

"Security", as the first article in this series points out, can always be found near the top of the list of concerns of every IT manager and IT director. Unfortunately the same subject can also manage to not quite make it onto the more important list of things to do something about now. Over the years, a diverse array of …
Tony Lock, 25 Feb 2009
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Warrington first to get Virgin Media 50Mb/s

Virgin Media has invited 200 customers in Warrington in Cheshire to be the first to try its forthcoming 50Mb/s broadband package at no extra cost for two months. The cable firm has upgraded its network to support the DOCSIS3 standard. The rollout has recently been cited by regulators and politicos as evidence of the UK's …
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Disconnection still terrifies freetards

Disconnection still strikes fear into the heart of many freetards, a survey suggests, despite disappearing from the agenda this summer. A Memorandum of Understanding between major British ISPs and the music business saw the ultimate threat of Three Strikes disappear, to be replaced by nagging letters aimed at P2P file sharers. …
Andrew Orlowski, 13 Oct 2008
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Pub jukebox delivers playlists, blogs and twitters

Next time you're approaching the pub you might be able to grab your mobile and cue up some appropriate entrance music, if your local has the latest jukebox service from TouchTunes. The premise is simple - using a network-enabled jukebox and allowing mobile-phone access to it. But TouchTunes goes a great deal further by …
Bill Ray, 16 Apr 2008
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Ofcom cracks down on London pirates

Ofcom has shut down 22 pirate radio stations in a combined operation with Hackney, Haringey, Tower Hamlets, and Islington boroughs, arresting three people, raiding one studio, and writing angry letters to 20 night clubs whose advertising was funding the broadcasts. The regulator's last crackdown was in 2005, when it closed the …
Bill Ray, 19 Feb 2008
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Google's next web toolkit thinks it's better than you

GWT Conference Just as Microsoft was brushing aside claims that Volta, its latest .NET programming toolkit, is a Google Web Toolkit (GWT) clone, Google has disclosed how it plans to open the gap on rivals with the next release of its popular AJAX toolkit. GWT 1.5, due in the first quarter of 2008, will produce "better" JavaScript code than …
Gavin Clarke, 07 Dec 2007
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Boffins plot to disrupt underground black markets

Academic researchers are developing techniques to disrupt underground black markets frequented by malicious hackers and virus writers. Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have developed two approaches to interrupt the operation of black market sites that hawk viruses, stolen data, and attack services. One tactic involves …
John Leyden, 17 Oct 2007
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OECD: broadband is unequal

There's a great variance around the US in broadband speeds and prices. The differences are even greater when countries are compared. A report from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) points out that broadband users in Japan have 100 Mbps connections, which is 10 times faster than the average of the …
Faultline, 31 Jul 2007

Speeding up the net - is it possible?

The best way to get reliable performance out of a wide area network (WAN) is to install your own high-speed gigabit fibre optic cables between all the locations in your organisation. This could provide seemingly unlimited bandwidth for your employees to use the applications they like and not have to think twice about the volume …
Bob Tarzey, 20 Jul 2007
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Spoken revelation from Genesys

Alcatel-Lucent's contact centre software subsidiary, Genesys Telecommunication Laboratories, says companies can now afford to build their own voice-based, self service applications with its VoiceXML Sandbox. Announced last week, the package combines IBM's Websphere Voice Server with the Genesys Voice Platform and a whole bunch …
Phil Manchester, 16 May 2007
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EU police database on Brussels agenda

The European Council has endorsed a pan-European police database that was established by a small club of countries outside the European framework last year. The German presidency of the EU plans to push the legislation through the European Parliament by the end of its term on 30 June. It expects the proposal, for the …
Mark Ballard, 16 Feb 2007
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Channel 4 goes on-demand

Channel 4 has announced two new services; one providing access to current and old TV shows for downloading onto a PC, the other providing 4Radio content over The Cloud’s Wi-Fi network. The deal with The Cloud will place a link to 4Radio in the home page of users connecting though a Cloud Wi-Fi hotspot. The content is optimised …
Bill Ray, 03 Jan 2007