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VC Moulton refuses to stay stationary, gets into stationery

Jon Moulton's private equity vehicle Better Capital is getting into the wholesaling of pencils, paper and print consumables by acquiring the UK and Irish operations of stationery and office products distributor Spicers. The colourful entrepreneur re-entered the UK IT channel in September by pulling troubled networking integrator …
Paul Kunert, 06 Jul 2011
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Maxwell: Under G-Cloud, gov will buy IT 'like stationery'

The G-Cloud will usher in an era of public ICT contracts that are measured in months, rather than years, according to Liam Maxwell, the Cabinet Office's director of ICT futures. The G-Cloud could see government procurement move away from its traditional model, whereby contracts are signed for periods of several years and then …

Staples comes clean: 1+ million bank cards at risk after hack

Staples says malware that infected its registers in 115 stores had access to bank card numbers from 1.16 MILLION customers. The US chain today confirmed that hundreds of thousands of Americans are at risk of fraud after spyware compromised tills between August 10 and September 16 of this year, and as far back as July 20 for two …
Shaun Nichols, 19 Dec 2014
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Officeworks recalls dangerous USB charger

Dodgy USB chargers are in the news again in Australia, with stationery giant Officeworks recalling a charger on safety grounds. The recall comes six weeks after the death of a Sydney woman, Sheryl Aldeguer, was attributed to an unsafe charger. At the time Rod Stowe, the Fair Trading Commissioner in the Australian State of New …
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VMware shuffles the executive deckchairs

VMware has made a round of new executive appointments. President and chief operating officer Carl Eschenbach now also has corporate strategy and business development on his plate. Jonathan Chadwick will add chief operating officer duties to his current role as chief financial officer. He and Eschenbach will work together on “ …
Simon Sharwood, 20 Aug 2014
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Exiting workers more likely to steal data than stationery

Many workers have confessed they would be prepared to swipe data from their ex-employers when they changed jobs. An online poll of 1,594 full and part-time workers and contractors in the US and UK found that around a quarter (29 per cent in the US and 23 per cent in the UK) would steal customer lists and other sensitive data …
John Leyden, 19 Aug 2010
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NSA plans to FREE YOUR DATA with range of cloud services, analytics

April Fool An earlier version of this article was published in error carrying a sub-editing note which, if taken out of context, could have implied that we had offered line by line copy approval to an individual named "Sir Iain". We'd like to clarify that this is actually a friendly nickname for one of our editorial staff and that we did …
Lewis Page, 01 Apr 2014
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Tetra flogs stationery rights

Tetra has flogged the intellectual property rights (IPR) to its business forms division to Software Stationery Holdings for £150,000 cash. SSH also gets rights to use the Tetra customer database for two years. In return it will pay commission on all future sales to the database, committing to a minimum of £200,000 per year over …
A staffer, 28 Sep 1998
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BYOD is a PITA: Employee devices cost firms £61 a month

Companies are paying £61 a month for every device their workers bring into the office, but less than half of IT departments have any say in mobile strategy these days. The numbers come from biz Wi-Fi flogger iPass, which discovered that only 48 per cent of IT departments are still in control of the spending on mobile devices, …
Bill Ray, 11 Feb 2013
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Acronis loses Australian General Manager

Backup software vendor Acronis has lost its General Manager for Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific. Karl Sice left the company in May to take up a new position as Head of Sales and IT Solutions at online stationer Staples. Acronis confirmed Sice's departure to The Register and said interviews for a replacement have …
Simon Sharwood, 28 May 2012
Sticking the boot in on inkjet printer

Have you reinstalled Windows yet? No, I just want to PRINT THIS DAMN PAGE

Something for the Weekend, Sir? Unable to print. Well, thanks, but I think I could have guessed that by myself based on the simple evidence that the printer is still in Sleep mode and output tray is ominously empty. Oh well, I have a bit of time spare and I’m in need of a laugh so let’s run the Troubleshooter. Check your network connections. Good advice. Who …
Alistair Dabbs, 01 Nov 2013
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Python-lovers sling 'death threats' at UK ISP in trademark row

UK webhosting outfit Veber has called the police after fending off abuse in the wake of its attempt to trademark "python" in Europe. The small biz said it came under fire from fans of the popular Python programming language. The firestorm appeared to have been ignited by a Python Software Foundation (PSF) blog post on 14 …
Gavin Clarke, 19 Feb 2013
Wacom Bamboo Stylus for iPad

Wacom joins the iPad pen party

Not everyone wants to prod 'Pad with pinky, as various stylii have surface to enable drawing and note taking on Apple’s popular fondleslab. It's an approach that Steve Jobs presumably wanted to avoid given his view of the Newton as "that scribble thing". Yet a new arrival to the iPad's stationery cupboard is graphics tablet …
Bob Dormon, 12 Apr 2011

The bunker at the end of the world - in Essex

Geek's Guide to Britain Kelvedon Hatch is a superb example of absurdist geek life. Not only is the site technically very impressive, it is also completely useless and frequently prompts the question “what on earth were they thinking?”... A tour reinforces this view as the experience now is as enjoyably peculiar as the history behind the place. The …
Ed Moore, 22 May 2013
Steve Jobs and the Apple Lisa

Happy birthday, Lisa: Apple's slow but heavy workhorse turns 30

Read a press release from Apple in the 1990s and it'll end with something along the lines of: “Apple ignited the personal computer revolution in the 1970s with the Apple II and reinvented the personal computer in the 1980s with the Macintosh.” All of which is true up to a point, but the statement does overlook the product that …
Bob Dormon, 18 Jan 2013
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Cameron promises a 'right to data'

The Cabinet Office will demand proper transparency from all government departments and move to a "right to data" for the British public. The government, while ensuring national security, "information propriety" and "personal privacy" are protected, will work to release datasets the public wants access to. The Cabinet Office …
John Oates, 08 Nov 2010
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Apple's 'App Store trademark': A farce of Jobsian proportions

Microsoft has once again stood up to Apple's epically ridiculous attempt to trademark the term "app store", filing another request that the US Patent and Trademark Office deny Apple's trademark application in full. "Apple cannot escape the hard truth: when people talk about competitors’ stores, they call them 'app stores.' You …
Cade Metz, 29 Mar 2011
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Emotional baggage

Something for the Weekend, Sir? Two days before my teenage son was due to begin Sixth Form this week, the school phoned up to say that he's not allowed to study ICT at A-level. This came as a bit of a shock since computing was going to be one of his principal subjects. He might not be one of those 'A-star' students that you read about on results day - jumping …
Alistair Dabbs, 07 Sep 2012
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Resellers: Cloud is BIG, but it's a sales commission minefield

We’ve all read about how cloud computing is "more than just a buzzword" or a passing phase. And we’re all well-versed in selling the benefits of cloud and managed services in terms of cost-savings, flexibility, managing complex tasks and only paying for what you use. There have also been plenty of wise words written about how …
Dave Ellis, 29 Jun 2012
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Love means never having to say where’s the soap

Workshop When thinking about supply chains, what usually comes to mind is the manufacturing company that sits mid-chain. Raw materials flow in from suppliers and finished goods flow out to customers. But there is another part of the chain: indirect, or MRO (maintenance, repair and operations), supplies. These are the goods and services …
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Livescribe Echo Smartpen

Review We all do it. Business meetings, lectures, interviews, whatever. As a TV writer and IT journalist I've spent a lifetime taking notes. But while you're scribbling, you're not listening. At best, you're missing nuances. Add an audio recorder and you can probably take fewer notes and listen better. But when you play back that audio …
Chris Bidmead, 02 Jun 2011
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LOST Vulture One PARIS spaceplane FOUND!!!

Updated with pics The Register's epic Paper Aircraft Released Into Space (PARIS) project ended in glorious triumph this afternoon as our Spanish ground pursuit team finally discovered the landing site of Vulture One, the cutting edge stationery spacecraft piloted by our intrepid playmonaut. Following a nail-biting few hours in which Vulture One …
Lewis Page, 28 Oct 2010
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The Lynx effect: The story of Camputers' mighty micro

Archaeologic Not all of the early 1980s British home computers were fated to be as successful as Sinclair’s ZX series or Acorn's BBC Micro. Many were destined instead to be loved solely by keen but small communities of owners. For all these users’ enthusiasm, there were too few of them to sustain the cost of developing, manufacturing, …
Tony Smith, 20 Mar 2013
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Number 10 doubles as 'House of Flying Nokias'

Gordon Brown earned a place alongside the likes of Naomi Campbell today, when a financial newswire claimed that the PM likes to vent his frustration on pieces of personal technology. The report on Bloomberg claims that the PM's current travails - worst recession since the war, smeary email scandal, sinking poll numbers - have …
Joe Fay, 24 Apr 2009
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Liberator: the untold story of the first British laptop part 1

Archaeologic In 1985, the UK home computer boom was over. Those computer manufacturers who had survived the sales wasteland that was Christmas 1984 quickly began to turn their attention away from the home users they had courted through the first half of the 1980s to the growing and potentially much more lucrative business market. The IBM PC …
Tony Smith, 12 Nov 2012
Thorn EMI Liberator

Liberator: the untold story of the first British laptop part 3

Archaeologic In the early 1980s, civil servant Bernard Terry devised a 'portable text processor' to make his fellow civil servants more productive in the office and out. Electronics giant Thorn EMI designed the machine with help of a team of former Dragon Data engineers. As the Liberator, it launched in September 1985 to become the first …
Tony Smith, 16 Nov 2012
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Aussie hoaxer strikes again

Updated Update: This story has been rewritten to indicate that the blogger-cop exchange is likely a hoax. Our original story assumed it was genuine. An amusing exchange between an irreverent blogger and a humourless cop looks like the latest in a long line in ingenious hoaxes to set the blogosphere buzzing, courtesy of australian …
Jane Fae Ozimek, 05 Mar 2010
Thorn EMI Liberator

Liberator: the untold story of the first British laptop part 2

Archaeologic It is 1984 and Bernard Terry, a civil servant, has devised a 'portable text processor' to make his fellow civil servants more productive in the office and out. Electronics giant Thorn EMI has agreed to manufacturer the machine, which will eventually be called the Liberator and become Britain's first laptop computer. Thorn has …
Tony Smith, 14 Nov 2012
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Elonex sold to stationer

Administrators have sold Elonex Plc to Newcastle based stationery and printer cartridge remanufacturing firm Afic. Afic founder and managing director Yuval Ella bought Elonex Plc following negotiations with administrator Deloitte Touche over the last week. A newly-formed Afic group company acquired the services and warranty …
Mark Ballard, 05 Jul 2006
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The GIMP threatens PIN number security

This must be a first: Linux image manipulation programme the GIMP has been fingered as a possible tool in uncovering people's PIN numbers as sent through the post. It's not all open source gloom, though, Photoshop can also be used to, in certain circumstances, enhance illicitly-obtained printed PIN numbers. That, at least, is …
Lester Haines, 25 Aug 2005

Mitsubishi eyes Middle Earth for 'early' electric car roll-out

'Leccy Tech Mitsubishi's auto division is to demo its "zero-emission" electric car in New Zealand in a bid to see if the country's ready for 'leccy motoring. The i MiEV - it stands for Mitsubishi Innovative Electric Vehicle - will be shown off in Middle Earth next year. The timetable's a little vague: "sometime after February 2009", …
Tony Smith, 16 Sep 2008
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Record e-auction saves £100m

The UK government has smashed its previous record for cost savings achieved from a reverse e-auction In what was the largest public sector e-auction ever held, public sector organisations cut the price of office stationery, printer cartridges, paper and magnetic media by up to 62 per cent and saved £100m. The Office of …
Kablenet, 29 Jun 2007
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Prank callers crash Dublin Zoo phone system

Dublin Zoo was forced to shut down its switchboard yesterday after thousands of Irish mobile users fell for a new take on one of the oldest phone tricks in the book. Text messages have been doing the rounds in Ireland telling unwitting recipients to call a number and ask for one of a number of named contacts. The Irish …
Joe Fay, 25 Apr 2008
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Cheery Chinese car maker makes splash with EV hatchback

'Leccy Tech Chinese electric cars may not be pushing back the boundaries of technology or styling, but they do have the edge when it comes to affordability, practicality and actually - or rather probably - making it into mass production. With BYD's 'leccy E6 due later in the year, rival Chinese car maker Chery – silly name, we grant you; …
Alun Taylor, 25 Feb 2009

Boffins invent 42GB DVD

Blank DVDs are a cheaper storage option than Blu-ray, but the HD format has greater capacity. However, Japanese storage scientists claim to have invented a method for storing up to 42GB onto a single DVD. Researchers from the Institute of Multidisciplinary Research for Advanced Materials, based in Japan’s Tohoku University, have …
James Sherwood, 01 Jul 2008
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Dutch vacuum salesman pumps Google for €1m

A Dutch vacuum cleaner salesman is demanding a massive payday from Google in exchange for control of his company's web address, Knol.com. The advertising giant is aiming to end its heavy reliance on Wikipedia for useful search results by brewing its own web encyclopedia, Knol (it's short for knowledge, apparently). The new site …
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Yahoo! and! Adobe! sign! ad-packed! PDF! pact!

Despite my ma always saying ‘if you knew your times tables as well as your adverts’, people today still can’t escape advertising and the problem’s set to get even worse. Yahoo! has signed up with Adobe to incorporate targeted adverts into PDF documents. The scheme is optional, but unfortunately only for the advertiser. …
James Sherwood, 29 Nov 2007
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Email makes you fat

Workers across Britain will this week celebrate "Email-Free Friday" - an initiative promoted by Sport England's Everday Sport campaign to encourage the desk-bound to get off their fat arses and circulate around their work environments with calorie-burning enthusiasm. The reason is simple: emails make you fat. Long gone are the …
Lester Haines, 17 Oct 2005
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HP cancels Christmas in the UK and Éire

Exclusive Hewlett-Packard has told its UK and Ireland-based staff that the computer giant won’t be funding their Christmas celebrations this year because of the worsening economic climate. The company had originally divvied up £35 (€45) per head for its employees, who for much of the year have watched HP’s workforce dwindle under the helm …
Kelly Fiveash, 01 Dec 2008
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MPs squeeze science back onto select committee list

The House of Commons stationery department was working overtime yesterday, after MPs forced the government to accept there was a need for a select committee with explicit responsibility for overseeing science. The former Science and Technology Committee was borged into the freshly minted Innovation, Universities and Skills …
Joe Fay, 26 Jan 2008
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Chip and PIN: Caveat vendor

Comment I have recently been working on a study into electronic payments. I have also looked at the internal systems of one of the card issuers, and have been looking at the experiences of a start-up business. My conclusion is that whilst ecommerce is a win-win situation for the big banks and card issuers, it is a case of pity the poor …
David Norris, 17 Mar 2005
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Xmas hangovers to cost UK biz £790m

Hangovers provoked by wild Xmas alcoholic excess will cost British business £790m* this festive season as workers stagger around their offices looking for a nice place to have a kip or puking up the previous night's intake. That's according to hotel outfit Travelodge, which claims 4,500 Brit workers "predicted that their …
Lester Haines, 04 Dec 2007
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Freeserve airbrushed from history

Freeserve is to ditch its name and rebrand under the livery of its parent Wanadoo, The Register has learned. According to insiders, the long-talked-about rebranding could begin as early as this week. One insider told us that staff are getting ready to receive calls on the name change from this Friday. Others have told us that …
Tim Richardson, 31 Mar 2004
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Buffalo Linkstation Duo

Review Buffalo Technology’s latest Nas box, the Linkstation Duo has been targeted to meet the ever-increasing multimedia and storage needs of home and small office users. Offered in 1TB, 2TB and 4TB capacities, it sports two Sata II hard drives that can be easily swapped out for user upgrades. Buffalo Linkstation Duo Sturdy storage: …
Shaun Dormon, 10 Dec 2009
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Dread public speaking? Have a shag first

Well, here's a bit of agreeable news for those readers who dread getting up in front of the board to deliver that mission-critical Powerpoint presentation: indulging in full-on rumpy-pumpy beforehand will help you face the ordeal in a state of hormone-induced calmness. That's according to Stuart Brody, a psychologist at …
Lester Haines, 26 Jan 2006
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Rank outsider poised to buy Elonex

A printer cartridge recycler has entered the final stages of negotiations with administrators to snap up choice cuts of defunct British PC manufacturer Elonex Plc. If a deal is struck today as expected, Elonex, a firm that cultivated an upper class image with customers in the "Times Top 100" and public sector, could be pulled …
Mark Ballard, 29 Jun 2006
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Penelope the Thunderbird

Actually, it was never quite clear why Qualcomm bought Eudora, the old market-leading email program, but it would have been quite understandable if it had been because it foresaw the growth in mobile email, and wanted to bundle something with BREW phones. But it seems that it wasn't. Qualcomm has now disposed of Eudora, it …
Guy Kewney, 12 Oct 2006
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MS loses Korean action over Windows trademark

Microsoft has lost an attempt to get a 1980 Korean trademark for "Window" overturned in the Patent Court after the Supreme Court ordered a re-trial last May. The trademark is held by diary and stationery producer Yangji Total Stationery Co of Seoul. The company has a turnover of $36 million, is the country's largest diary …
Graham Lea, 22 Feb 2000
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Whitehall dips toes into open source purchasing

The government today announced the successful roll-out of an open source-based online purchasing system. Called Purchase & Pay, the Linux-based system is used by civil servants in the Department of Work & Pensions (DWP) for the purchase of printed forms and stationery. The government hopea to extend the role of the system to …
John Leyden, 03 Apr 2003
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Consider yourself Moderatrixed

Well, I was actually hoping to spend this Friday performing my usual duties, perhaps enjoying a little light banter with my colleagues, and then sauntering out at lunchtime to get society-endangeringly drunk. But it would seem that this very modest dream of mine is to remain in the realms of fantasy. This is because, despite my …
The Moderatrix, 04 Jul 2008