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Icahn to Dell investors: You can't touch this DVMT offer

Michael Dell could be about to lock horns again with Carl Icahn - the activist investor is opposed to Dell Technologies offer to buy DVMT tracker stock at a price he claims will rip off existing shareholders. Half a decade or so ago, Icahn challenged Dell the man over his plans to take Dell private, arguing it undervalued the …
Paul Kunert, 15 Oct 2018
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You dirty DRAC: IT bods uncover Dell server firmware security slip

A pair of IT professionals have uncovered a potentially serious flaw in the hardware management tools for older Dell servers. The upshot is that it is possible for a rogue system administrator, or someone who has obtained their network access, or miscreants in the supply chain, to reprogram vulnerable PowerEdge motherboard …
Shaun Nichols, 3 Oct 2018
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Big fish still dominate as hyper-converged systems come into the mainstream

Nutanix, Dell and VMware are walking away with the hyper-converged infrastructure market as converged systems and reference architecture setups continue to suffer from shrinkage. IDC’s Worldwide Quarterly Converged Systems Tracker for the second quarter of the year show that the total converged systems market grew 9.9 per cent …
Chris Mellor, 27 Sep 2018
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Dell's hokey cokey IPO takes new turn – VMware in, VMware out....

Dell Technologies is reportedly pondering whether to hold a bog standard IPO to get the group back onto the stock markets, instead of a previous convoluted plan involving shenanigans with shares in VMware. The usual loquacious “people familiar with the matter” told newswire Reuters that Dell is considering a regular flotation …
Gareth Corfield, 24 Sep 2018
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x86 marks the spot: Dell reports upswing, keeps mum on going public

Dell outearned IBM in its latest quarter, reporting revenues of $22.94bn in Q2 2019 ending 3 August, compared to the $20.1bn turned over by Big Blue in its own latest quarter. However, the firm expressly refused to answer the question on everyone's lips – about the potential Dell plans to go public – in the earnings call. …
Chris Mellor, 10 Sep 2018
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$200bn? Make that $467bn: Trump threatens to balloon proposed bonus China tech tariffs

US President Donald Trump is threatening to tack import duties on $267bn of imported Chinese tech gear and other goods – on top of the $200bn already planned. The President told reporters aboard Air Force One on Friday that he may expand his proposed tariffs as part of his ongoing trade war with China in which the two nations …
Shaun Nichols, 7 Sep 2018
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You've been served: Market rakes in $22bn, Dell does rather well – IDC

It's money for DRAM time at Round Rock server HQ, which we hope is buying the beers this afternoon. Dell dominated the server space and raked in the most revenues in 2018’s second quarter, according to IDC. The PowerEdge-flinger flashed the top revenues in the period: $4.25bn, up 53 per cent year-on-year. It shipped 574,600 …
Chris Mellor, 7 Sep 2018
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What the Dell? Qumulo slips into PowerEdge servers

Scale-out filer Qumulo's QF2 software is now available on Dell’s PowerEdge R740xd storage server, a 2U 2-socket Xeon Skylake, all-NVMe flash drive system. The QF2 (Qumulo File Fabric) software is also available on the firm’s own storage server hardware, HPE Apollo hardware and in the AWS cloud. It will compete, as a scale-out …
Chris Mellor, 15 Aug 2018
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Ex-VMware veep loses attempt to throw out his own $1.5m legal win

A former VMware veep who claimed tens of millions of dollars from the virtualization company over whistleblower victimisation has lost his legal attempt (PDF) to throw out a $1.5m arbitration award made in his favour. Dane Smith, a one-time vice president of the Americas at VMware, blew the whistle some years ago on a secret …
Gareth Corfield, 10 Aug 2018
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Going public again would swell profits by two-thirds, claims Dell

Dell is wooing investors with the promise of profits leaping by more than two-thirds if they back Big Mickey D's plans to take the eponymous tech group public again. According to Dell's latest S-4 filing with the American Securities and Exchange Commission, by 2023 Dell reckons it will be generating revenues between $91bn and …
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UK cyber security boffins dispense Ubuntu 18.04 wisdom

The UK’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has dispensed advice aimed at securing Ubuntu installs and followed it up with help for Dixons customers. The NCSC, part of the UK’s Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) exists to make the UK a safer place to do business online and, in an unusual step for a Government …
Richard Speed, 1 Aug 2018
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♫ The Core i9 clock cycles go up. Who cares where they come down?

Owners of laptops fitted with Intel's Core i9 high-performance processor, including computers made by Apple and Dell, are finding that the machines slow down compared to the pace of older models. Chipzilla describes the six-core Core i9 as a "no compromises" chip aimed at gaming, VR and "next-level content creation". Intel has …
Andrew Orlowski, 20 Jul 2018

Mellanox plumps up thanks to the storage world's hankering for high-speed Ethernet

High-speed Ethernet biz Mellanox has posted record revenues for the second quarter of fiscal year 2018, driven in part by Dell EMC and HPE's seeming insatiable appetite for Ethernet switches. Sales for Q2 ended 30 June was up by 26.7 per cent to $268.4m, which chief exec Eyal Waldman put down to its "25 gigabit per second and …
Gareth Corfield, 18 Jul 2018
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Juniper makes a meal of Spectre/Meltdown

Roundup Juniper Networks has issued its semi-regular bug-dump, with sixteen advisories arriving late last week. There's a Spectre/Meltdown patch in there, but you need to go looking: it's in the Junos Space management platform, along with various other items. Junos Space also received one fix for BIND, and a merry collection of 17 …
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PC shipments just rose, thanks to Windows 10

Sales of personal computers rose in 2018’s second quarter, making it the best time to be in the PC business since 2012. News of the sale rise came from analyst firms IDC and Gartner who’ve both hit F9 on their spreadsheets recording Q2 shipments and found a positive number. Gartner found 62.1 million PC shipments, up a 1.4 per …
Simon Sharwood, 13 Jul 2018
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Who fancies a six-core, 32GB RAM, 4TB NVME ... convertible tablet?

A couple of days back we covered Dell’s new portable workstations and now HP Ink has launched some too. One that caught The Register’s eye is the ZBook x360 G5, a convertible PC that flips to become a tablet. And does so while offering a six-core Xeon E-2186M at 2.9 GHz (bursting to 4.6 GHz(, integrated Intel UHD Graphics 630 …
The many moods of the Dell Precision 7730 workstation

Who fancies a six-core, 128GB RAM, 8TB NVMe … laptop?

Dell’s started selling a pair of “mobile workstations” with specs that wouldn’t disgrace low-end servers. Both the Precision 7530 and Precision 7730 can run a six-core Xeon E-2176M at 2.70GHz and can ship with up to 64GB of RAM (but can handle 128GB if Dell gets around to shipping 32GB DIMMs for the four-slot beasts). The …
VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger and Dell CEO Michael Dell at VMworld 2016

Flipping 'ell, Dell! IT giant preps to go public again, files its homework

Dell Technologies Inc is proposing to become a publicly traded corporation again, according to a filing lodged with America's financial regulator the SEC this morning. At the weekend, the WSJ reported the possibility that Dell would attempt to swap privately held shares in itself with the "tracking stock" it created when …
Chris Mellor, 2 Jul 2018

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