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'Incomprehensible failure' – Canada's $1bn Phoenix payroll IT fiasco torched by auditors

Canada's top auditor has issued a scathing postmortem report on Phoenix: the nation's disastrous attempt to overhaul a key government IT system. In its comprehensive dossier outlining the nine-year-long fiasco to replace the software that handled the country's payroll system for government workers, the Office of the Auditor …
Shaun Nichols, 29 May 2018
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Daisy completes Phoenix IT gobble

Acquisition-ravenous Daisy Group has completed its gobble of tech services outfit Phoenix IT Group. The deal is a sizeable purchase for Daisy, with Phoenix turning over £233.4m in sales for the full-year 2014. The 1,400 engineers working for Daisy and Phoenix will be merged in the Partner Services division. The Phoenix …
Kat Hall, 31 Jul 2015
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Group vows new webOS smartphone by 2016

The webOS smartphone platform may be dead at HP, but a group of volunteers hopes to see it rise from its ashes by bringing a new device using the OS to market within the next three years. Calling itself Phoenix International Communications, after the legendary reincarnating bird, the group says its goal is "to assist in the …
Neil McAllister, 10 Dec 2012
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Undead galaxy cluster spews 700 zombie baby stars A YEAR

Astroboffins have spotted a galaxy cluster that's breaking all the cosmic rules, including coming back to life to spawn stars at an enormous rate. The Phoenix cluster is spewing out the celestial bodies at the highest rate ever observed for the middle of a galaxy cluster; it's the most powerful producer of X-rays of any known …

Phoenix restructure sends profits down in flames

Phoenix IT Group saw its wings decisively clipped over the last year, as a wide-ranging restructure battered profits and helped knock sales off-course in an already tough market. The services group insisted it was confident it will see revenue growth over the current year, but remained “cautious” about its likely performance …
Joe Fay, 28 May 2012
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Microsoft Windows glider crashes

Those of you who've been following our Paper Aircraft Released Into Space (PARIS) programme are invited to spare a thought today for Microsoft's Phoenix glider, which failed to demonstrate the Right Stuff over the weekend at Red Bull's Flugtag competition in Long Beach, California. Flugtag "challenges teams of everyday people …
Lester Haines, 24 Aug 2010
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Phoenix revenues dip but profits stay aloft

Phoenix IT Group is surviving the recession - underlying profit is up four per cent and it has maintained margin at 14 per cent. For the year ended 31 March Phoenix saw revenues shrink, as expected, 2.9 per cent to £245.8m. But underlying profit before tax grew 4.2 per cent to £34.4m. As result it will increase share …
John Oates, 7 Jun 2010
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Phoenix Mars Lander officially dead

NASA has confirmed that its Phoenix Mars Lander has not survived the harsh Red Planet arctic winter, and appears to have suffered serious ice damage to its solar panels. The agency has been attempting to contact the lander since January, in the slim hope it may have supported the weight of up to 30cm of accumulated carbon …
Lester Haines, 25 May 2010
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Phoenix recovers barbecued data in Europe

European data centres can recover data from data centres blown to smithereens by using Axxana's near-bomb proof Phoenix data recovery system MTI is now marketing Axxana's Phoenix RP hardened enterprise data recorder in Europe, but not the middle East and Africa. The story is that, even if a passenger jet flies into a data …
Chris Mellor, 8 Feb 2010
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Phoenix to rise from Martian ashes frost?

NASA will from 18 January check for signs of life from its Phoenix Mars Lander, which wrapped up its successful Red Planet arctic mission back in November 2008 and was pronounced probably dead. However, there's still a slim chance it has survived the harsh winter conditions which see "atmospheric carbon dioxide freeze onto the …
Lester Haines, 12 Jan 2010

Steady as she goes at Phoenix

Phoenix IT Group said trading for the six months ending 30 September 2009 has seen some improvement in the second quarter. The board of directors confirmed that trading and cash generation were in line with expectations. The firm said trading had improved from the first quarter, and annualised contract values stopped falling …
John Oates, 28 Sep 2009
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Phoenix glides serenely over recessionary ashes

Services group Phoenix reckons an early start on preparing for the downturn means that it will be able to weather the storm better than some of its competitors. The firm made the hostage-to-fortune statement as it announced revenues of £253.2m for the year to March 31, up 9.7 per cent on last year. Pre-tax profits were £15.6m …
Joe Fay, 1 Jun 2009
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Ode to the Phoenix Mars Lander

ollow the water' they told you, and rocketed you out there alone. 'You'll comb the terrain, for snow, ice, or rain, and we'll grock what you see back at home.' More than seven-score days since they sent you, shoveling months in dark, frigid cold. Yet true to your name, the Phoenix's flame burned far longer than NASA …
Austin Modine, 11 Nov 2008
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Mars lander has probably carked it, says NASA

The Phoenix robot lander, situated in the arctic dune seas of Mars, has ceased communicating and NASA does not expect to hear from it again. The onset of autumn in the chilly polar plains of the Red Planet has, as was expected, meant that the probe's solar panels can no longer supply sufficient power to keep it running. …
Lewis Page, 11 Nov 2008
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Phoenix Lander listens to Mars murmurings

What would you hear if you were on Mars? A slight hiss from whatever wind there might be and then your own death rattle, probably - but the Phoenix Mars Lander is aiming to find out what other sounds the red planet has to offer. The Lander has a microphone, fitted as part of an imaging system that was going to take photos as …
Chris Mellor, 3 Oct 2008
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Phoenix sees snow above Mars, but it's not sticking

NASA's Phoenix lander has detected snow falling from Martian clouds, hinting that liquid water may once have been common on the surface of the Red Planet. However, the snow seen by the explorer robot didn't merely turn to rain as it fell - it vapourised, never even reaching the ground at all. A laser-radar image of snow …
Lewis Page, 30 Sep 2008
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Mars Lander shows rock who's boss

In case you've been living under a rock on some distant planet, NASA apologizes for the intrusion. Image courtesy of NASA The Phoenix Mars Lander has completed the tricky task of nudging aside a Martian rock roughly the size and shape of a VHS tape so that curious Earthling scientists could peer underneath. The lander's …
Austin Modine, 24 Sep 2008
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Mars suitable for growing asparagus

NASA scientists are pretty excited about the initial results of the Phoenix Mars lander's "flawless" first wet chemistry experiment which has revealed the Red Planet's soil to be "a close analog to surface soils found in the upper dry valleys in Antarctica", as wet chemistry lead investigator Sam Kounaves put it. With 80 per …
Lester Haines, 27 Jun 2008

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