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Cost-slashing T Systems asks UK staff to pack their bags

T Systems UK is testing the appetite for voluntary redundancy among its workforce as part of a cost-cutting drive. The division of Deutsche Telekom, which provides desktop services, systems integration, computing and network services and e-business, informed staff yesterday of its proposal. "TSL management told us that they …
Paul Kunert, 16 Feb 2012
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Layoffs at Deutsche Telekom's T-Systems over... for now

T-Systems claims to have concluded its voluntary redundancy (VR) programme and has initiated some compulsory lay-offs under a cost-cutting programme. The IT arm of Deutsche Telekom providing desktop services, system integration and computing and network services kicked off the process a month ago. It employs 40,000 bods …
Paul Kunert, 14 Mar 2012
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T-Systems scoops up SAP European hosting biz

T-Systems announced today that it plans to buy SAP AG’s external hosting business for an undisclosed sum. The company, which is the business customer wing of Deutsche Telekom AG, said it would host software apps for around 90 of SAP’s punters at its computer centre under the deal. The agreement, subject to the normal regulatory …
Kelly Fiveash, 14 Sep 2009
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BP hires Deutsche Telekom to send email up in smoke

BP Oil will push 100,000 staff mailboxes into the cloud after the fuel giant signed a deal with Deutsche Telekom's T-Systems division to reorganise its internal communications. The five-year contract tasks T-Systems with setting up an internal messaging system for 83,000 BP employees worldwide, an overhaul that will include …
Anna Leach, 20 Jul 2012

Colt Technology Services bigwigs exit stage left

Colt Technology Services exec director Simon Walsh and some of his lieutenants have exited the business, The Channel can reveal. "We can confirm that Simon Walsh no longer works for Colt Technology Services and that Jürgen Hernichel is now leading that area of the business," a Colt PR person told us. Previously, Hernichel was …
Paul Kunert, 14 Nov 2013
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Cloud computers are like bananas, says Deutsche Börse

You can agree on the price of bananas even if they don't all look the same, so why not cloud computing services? That's an argument put by the newly-launched Deutsche Börse Cloud Exchange – a trading platform for cycles and storage. Due to launch in 2014, the exchange promises “neutral, secure and transparent trading venue for …
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Microsoft rallies channel troops: Sell, sell, sell our spanking new 'Cloud OS'

Microsoft has flexed its on-premises software expertise and armed 25 IT service providers with Redmond technology – so they can snatch back customers lured by siren calls emanating from Amazon Web Services. The new "Cloud OS Network" involves Microsoft dispersing its "Cloud OS" technology among a slew of resellers, distributors …
Jack Clark, 12 Dec 2013
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Dell Cloud descends on Europe (by way of Slough)

Dell opens a data centre in Slough next month, to support the delivery of cloudy services to Europe. The doors open to European customers on August 31, so no pricing and little in the way of firm detail yet But the company has plenty to say about the introductory trial it is running in US and Canada for Dell Cloud. On offer …
Drew Cullen, 14 Jun 2012
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Everything Everywhere IT staff get new boss, again

Two hundred former Orange staffers employed by Everything Everywhere today start working for T-Systems instead, as the UK's biggest operator commences a seven-year outsourcing deal for its IT systems. The majority of the staff are, and will continue to be, Bristol-based, while others work from Hatfield, Darlington and Leeds, but …
Bill Ray, 01 Jul 2011
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Former QiComm CEO cleared in money-laundering case

The founder and former owner of telco integrator QiComm has been acquitted of money-laundering charges brought by HMRC - but said this came too late in the day to keep his biz afloat. Thuraisamy Pathmanabhan, also known as Pat Nabahm, was charged with conspiracy to conceal, disguise, convert, transfer or remove criminal property …
Paul Kunert, 14 Jun 2013
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VMware offers cloud construction mind meld as a service

Everything you and the world's greatest process wonks know about building and operating data centres is wrong if you're assembling a private cloud, says VMware, and only its new Cloud Ops offering - billed as a "New Operating Model for the Cloud Era" - can help you do it right. That's the message from VMworld 2012 in San …
Simon Sharwood, 27 Aug 2012
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Dell borgs CIT financing partnerships in Canada, Europe

Being an IT giant, as Dell wants to be, means controlling your own leasing and financing arm. And so Dell is taking control of the financing arms that it ran in conjunction with CIT Group in Canada, and of Dell-related assets for CIT Group's operations in Europe. CIT Group's Vendor Finance operation is one of the big names in IT …
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VMware lets you take vClouds out for a spin

VMware wants to make it easier for cloudy infrastructure builders to see how its vCloud stack of software runs their applications, but it doesn't want to be in the cloud business itself. So, the vendor has teamed up with a hosting firm to tune up a vCloud service evaluation cloud that lets application developers and system …
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Oracle plops true live migration onto SPARC hypervisor

Oracle has brought true live migration of workloads to platforms using the SPARC T series of processors, by tweaking the VM Server for SPARC server hypervisor formerly known as logical domains – LDoms, for short. With Oracle VM Server for SPARC 2.1, a system can be carved up into as many as 128 LDoms. These LDoms can span many …
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US spooks won't get UK census access

US spooks will not get access to English and Welsh census information even if the census contract is won by US defence firm Lockheed Martin. Treasury Minister Angela Eagle told the Treasury Select Committee yesterday that the data would be kept safe. There are two companies still bidding for the £450m contract - T-Systems, part …
John Oates, 07 Feb 2008
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Germany bans BlackBerrys and iPhones on snooping fears

The German government has advised ministers not to use BlackBerry and iPhone devices due to “a dramatic increase of attacks against” its networks. A general ban on the use of smartphones in certain German ministries is also being considered, Federal Interior Minister Thomas de Maizière confirmed to the country’s business daily …
Kelly Fiveash, 10 Aug 2010
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Photo loss blogger to Flickr: You're f*cking kidding

Yahoo!-owned photo-sharing site Flickr has mistakenly deleted 4,000 photos belonging to a photoblogger, who opined that Yahoo! surely must be "fucking kidding". Mirco Wilhelm, an IT Architect at T-Systems Schweiz, has used Flickr to store and share his photos for five years. He reported a user account to Flickr that contained …
Chris Mellor, 02 Feb 2011
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Experian sends 'cheap' Lord a-leaping

Credit rating agency Experian has split from Lord Taylor of Blackburn, one of its political advisers, after the ermine-clad idiot said he could get legislation changed for cash. Police are investigating allegations against four peers - Lord Moonie, Lord Truscott, Lord Taylor of Blackburn and Lord Snape - that they offered …
John Oates, 30 Jan 2009
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Shell waves goodbye to 3,000 IT staffers in $4bn outsourcing gig

Royal Dutch Shell today inked three outsourcing deals – worth $4.2bn over five years – to spin out IT and telecoms operations. In January, a leaked memo to staff revealed the oil company was in outsourcing talks with EDS, AT&T and T-Systems. Today, Shell sealed separate agreements with those companies and said most of its 3,200 …
Kelly Fiveash, 31 Mar 2008
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Sun Oracle revs LDom VMs for Sparc Ts

Former server and systems software maker Sun Microsystems, now part of the Oracle collective, quietly announced a new release of the Logical Domain virtual machine hypervisor for the Sparc T line of processors several days ahead of the closing of the $7.4bn deal. As El Reg already explained in its in-depth coverage of the …
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Deutsche Telekom births cloud broker

The cloud computing market is not even really a market yet, but a startup spun out of Deutsche Telekom wants to set itself up as cloud buy/sell broker of cloudy resources. The German telecom giant and its T-Systems subsidiary - which does systems integration and IT hosting and support - have had more than a passing interest in …
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Shell issues 12% pay cut ultimatum to IT contractors

Royal Dutch Shell has reportedly told its UK-based IT contractors they will be asked to quit if they fail to accept a 12 per cent pay cut. According to Contractor UK, the multinational company wrote to its IT contractors last month, informing them of its plan to slash rates as part of a cost-cutting exercise. It warned IT …
Kelly Fiveash, 08 Jul 2009
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Verari, Rackable look to leasing

When times get tough and companies want shiny new servers but also to conserve their cash, the talk at the bargaining table almost always turns to leasing. The big server makers, like IBM, Hewlett-Packard, Dell, and Sun Microsystems, have their own financial arms that can move a server deal from the capital budget over to the …
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Deutsche Telekom eyeing up EDS

Deutsche Telekom could make a bid for services giant EDS in a bid to boost its own services business. The two firms have had preliminary talks about a takeover, according to the Financial Times, which cites “people familiar with the situation”. A takeover could see EDS merged into DT’s T-Systems division, with the combined …
Joe Fay, 20 Nov 2007
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Intel grows Socket T Celeron line-up

Intel is planning to offer more 775-pin Celeron D processors that originally thought, according to reports today. DigiTimes cites sources from among Taiwan's motherboard manufacturers, that the anticipated Socket T Celeron D 335 and 340 will now be joined by the 325 and 330. Intel's move to offer 775-pin 90nm Celerons was …
Tony Smith, 09 Jul 2004
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DfT rounds up Road-Pricing 2.0 contractors

The UK government's rebranded road-pricing scheme took another lurch forward this week, as the Department for Transport announced the companies which will build pilot technology. The Financial Times reports today that the DfT has named T-Systems (part of Deutsche Telekom), Trafficmaster, Sanef Tolling of France and US firm …
Lewis Page, 16 Sep 2008
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NetApp heading cloudwards

Looking to provide storage cloud facilities, NetApp has upgraded its array software to Data ONTAP 8, added a much enhanced memory caching card, and is enabling multiple heads for its arrays. Low-end FAS 2000 arrays will be enhanced to support multiple heads, joining the existing FAS 3000 and 6000 arrays, which are already …
Chris Mellor, 25 Aug 2009
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BT snaps up Infonet Germany

BT is to snap up all of Infonet Germany which is majority owned by T-Systems, a subsidiary of Deutsche Telekom, the British telco announced today. Financial details were not disclosed. Earlier this year BT completed the $965m (£510m) acquisition of California-based voice and data network services outfit Infonet Services …
Tim Richardson, 28 Sep 2005
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Shell starts clock ticking on unlucky 1% of staff

Royal Dutch Shell has claimed that no more than 30 jobs will be axed following the firm’s decision to outsource more than 3,000 worldwide IT staff. A spokeswoman at the oil multinational told The Register that it had set a “maximum headcount” of 30 employees who can expect the chop by 1 July. That’s the transfer crunch date …
Kelly Fiveash, 01 Apr 2008
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Boeing to offer roaming via in-flight WLANs

Deutsche Telekom's T-Systems subsidiary and Boeing are to seek ways in which the aircraft maker's in-flight WLAN service, Connexion, can be tied in to T-Systems' wireless ISP-oriented roaming enablement platform. Connexion is all about offering passengers wireless Internet access during flights. T-Systems customers include …
Tony Smith, 16 Mar 2004
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BT picks NetApp storage for its cloudy data centres

BT is offering a pay-for-use virtual data centre in the cloud, using NetApp storage, but not its clustering versions of ONTAP. The storage consists of high-end FAS6080c clusters and it is integrated with servers and networking, so that a Windows app-based server-storage-network virtue data centre (VDC) infrastructure can be set …
Chris Mellor, 07 Oct 2009
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Sun cranks clocks on Sparc T2 and T2+

The executives at server and operating system maker Sun Microsystems have been uncharacteristically quiet since the $5.6bn Oracle deal was announced back in April. And they've been silent since Sun's shareholders approved the deal last Thursday. This - from one of the most aggressive, PR-driven firms on the planet - is a bit …
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Census teams go head to head in round one of testing

UK census authorities have selected two teams to bid for the 2011 UK Census programme contract. Lockheed Martin UK and T-Systems Ltd, a business unit of Deutsche Telekom, have been given tasks to capture and manage paper data and run technology and service tests under the 2007 Census test led by the Office for National …
Kablenet, 08 Nov 2006
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If Orange is German, then it's buying AOL

Widespread enthusiasm for the Orange takeover of AOL's UK business has followed a speculative report in the UK's Sunday Telegraph - but reports from inside the bidding auction are now talking of "indignant German bidders" - and claiming that, in fact, T-Mobile's parent, Deutsche Telekom, will be the buyer. One report, which …
Guy Kewney, 04 Jul 2006
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Deutsche Telekom to unite 'half the world's Wi-Fi hotspots'

Deutsche Telekom subsidiary T-Systems has pledged to unite half the world's hotspots in a bid to grab a major share of the emerging Wi-Fi roaming market. T-Systems is DT's IT&T infrastructure outsourcing operation. Earlier this year, it launched the T-Systems WLAN Roaming Platform (WRP) to enable wireless ISPs to provide their …
Tony Smith, 06 Jul 2004
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MPs demand US spooks' guarantees on census data

An influential group of MPs has urged the government to seek assurances from Washington that the Patriot Act would not be used to access personal data contained in the UK census, if it is outsourced to US defence contractor Lockheed Martin. The cross-party Treasury Select Committee is making the call today as part of the results …
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Shell IT staff disgusted at mega profits

Union representatives for Royal Dutch Shell's IT workers demanded talks with the firm's top management yesterday over the outsourcing of up to 3,000 jobs at the oil giant. The call came as Shell reported full-year earnings of £13.9bn – the biggest ever profit for a British company. The numbers prompted outrage amongst workers …
Kelly Fiveash, 01 Feb 2008
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Union threatens Shell with legal action

Royal Dutch Shell faces legal action from trade union Unite over the terms of its redundancy package, a week after telling staff that more than 3,000 IT jobs were to be outsourced at the firm. A leaked memo that appeared on an anti-Shell website last week revealed that staff at the oil giant had been told of the firm's plans to …
Kelly Fiveash, 08 Jan 2008
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Keeping Bobbies ahead of the bunch

For two days this week, the Congress Centre in downtown Berlin was one of the safest places on earth. The GDR-style building was packed with policemen, army officers, and private and public security experts. Uniform-wearers from various countries loitered in the lobby, talking about their problems with informers and sharing …
Matthias Becker, 18 Feb 2007
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Shell expected to slash 3,200 IT jobs

Oil giant Royal Dutch Shell has told its staff that it plans to make more than 3,000 job cuts. According to a leaked memo to its staff from Shell's vice president of IT infrastructure Goh Swee Chen, the firm has been in talks with outsourcing outfits EDS, AT&T and T-systems, and said that contracts were expected to be inked in …
Kelly Fiveash, 02 Jan 2008
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Shell says still 'undecided' on massive offshoring plan

Royal Dutch Shell left both staff and potential suppliers on tenterhooks yesterday when it dished out details of its outsourcing programme to UK-based IT workers. As we reported in January, suppliers in the frame for the deal include EDS, AT&T and T-systems, all of whom have been in talks with Shell over the past few months. …
Kelly Fiveash, 19 Mar 2008

VMware floats Cloud Edition

Little did I know when I wrote this - Should we quietly look out for EMC to announce VMware Cloud Edition? - that one week later it would do just that with VMWare's vCloud initiative. The vCloud initiative federates compute capacity on demand between virtual datacenters and cloud service providers. VMware is expanding its …
Chris Mellor, 15 Sep 2008
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Sun DRM finds a home in Korean IPTV pilot

Sun Microsystems may have already found its first customer, in a Korean IPTV system, for its DReaM (DRM Everywhere Available) open source DRM, a system that is not meant to be completed for at least another 12 months. This was revealed by the director of conditional access at Korean company Alticast, as he was speaking at a Sun …
Faultline, 14 Apr 2006
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Wi-Fi biz gears up for roaming offensive

Wi-Fi roaming enabler RoamPoint is set to announce its first mobile phone network and hotspot operator partners next week when its so-called 'global roaming hub' goes live. According to RoamPoint CEO, Leon de Beer, the company will announce partnerships with three major GSM networks and sufficient WISPs to offer roaming across …
Tony Smith, 06 Apr 2004
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Europe goes mad over outsourcing

Demand for outsourcing in Europe has increased dramatically in the first half of 2007, compared with the same period last year, according to the latest Quarterly Index from labour sourcing advisers TPI. The total value of new outsourcing contracts in the €40m plus bracket, where most significant outsourcing activity occurs, is …
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Boingo hops onto Boeing Connexion

US Wi-Fi hotspot aggregator Boingo has added Boeing's in-flight connectivity service, Connexion, to its list of roaming partners. Connexion isn't cheap - access for a full six-hour plus flight will set you back $30. With Boingo selling a 24-hour pass for $10, that's potentially a big saving. We note Boingo's small print that " …
Tony Smith, 12 May 2005
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Computacenter ups profit despite sluggish turnover

Computacenter managed a small increase in profits for the year ended 31 December 2004 despite not increasing turnover. The firm blamed France, Germany and the re-negotiation of terms with HP, its main trading partner, for the sluggish sales. The group made revenues of £2.46bn for the year, down slightly on £2.48bn in 2003. But …
John Oates, 15 Mar 2005
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Boeing prices up in-flight Wi-Fi

Boeing has announced how much it will charge customers for in-flight wireless Internet access once its Connexion service goes live this Spring. Connexion will charge $29.95 for long-haul flights - typically those taking six hours or more - $19.95 for 3-6 hour journeys and $14.95 for short hops. These flat-rate options provided …
Tony Smith, 26 Mar 2004
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There's life in IPTV

The key reason for Faultline to go to the IBC conference and exhibition in Amsterdam each year is to test the temperature of the entertainment industry, with its 47,000 visitors from over 120 countries and its 1,300 exhibitors. By any standards, but especially European standards, it is a big show. It is of course many shows …
Faultline, 16 Sep 2007
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Singapore Airlines plans in-flight live TV via Wi-Fi

Singapore Airlines will add in-flight Wi-Fi to its Singapore-London route during Q1 2005, the first step in the carrier's plan to bring live TV to passengers by the middle of next year. The airborne WLAN comes courtesy of Boeing's Connexion service, which will begin fitting SA's fleet with access points during 2005 to "selected …
Tony Smith, 08 Dec 2004