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Heavy clouds in IT world make it rain gold for UPS box manufacturers

The growth in cloud computing services is creating a financial windfall for perhaps an unlikely source: backup battery vendors. As the demand for larger and more reliable cloud data centers has grown, hosting companies are increasingly building up their stock of backup power supplies, and as a result, uninterruptible power …
Shaun Nichols, 7 Aug 2017
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UPS & drones: Delivery company launches UAV from truck

Delivery company UPS has become the latest concern to experiment with schlepping stuff about by drone, instead of wheeled vehicles. But UPS isn't interested in sending drones out from its warehouse. Instead, the company's ' experiment saw it launch an unmanned aerial vehicle from one of its familiar big brown trucks, an effort …
Simon Sharwood, 22 Feb 2017
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SPC says up yours to DataCore

The 1,510,090.52 IOPS DataCore Parallel Server single node result in March this year was the fourth highest SPC-1 reading, and has now been withdrawn. After someone, possibly a competitor, went over the results with a microscope they noticed there was no UPS. While its presence or absence wouldn't affect the IOPS result, it …
Chris Mellor, 24 Jun 2016
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Telecity fix nixed: Borked UK internet hub 'had no UPS protection'

Telecity cancelled its plans for a second shot at fixing the stricken power supply in its Docklands internet hub at Sovereign House. Engineers for the data centre operator were due to try fixing the broken system again on Wednesday night/Thursday morning, sources told The Register. However, The Reg has learned, these plans …
Gavin Clarke, 19 Nov 2015
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Backoff malware attacks hit 'more than 1,000 big businesses', warns US government

A Point-of-Sale malware attack that struck shipping outfit UPS has compromised the networks of a "significant" number of major businesses in the US, according to the country's Homeland Security office. The US administration's Computer Emergency Readiness Team (CERT) advised administrators and operators of PoS systems to …
Kelly Fiveash, 23 Aug 2014
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Finding the formula for the travelling salesman problem

A wrong way road sign in Boston, Massachusetts What do heuristics, graph theory and doughnuts have in common? Each of them, in its own way, underpins one of the most challenging parts of the logistics process: planning delivery routes. Every day, millions of products find their way from manufacturers to distributors, …
Robin Birtstone, 18 Jun 2014
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You've made the product, now get it to the customers

Logistics may not seem as sexy as, say, R&D or social-media marketing – but messing it up could easily ruin your business. There are several things SMEs should think about when planning the part of their business that gets products out to customers. Far too many companies miss out this key part of the business equation, warns …
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How technology tracks parcels every step of the way

A lot has changed since the '80s. Back in the day, your product arrived when it arrived, often within weeks rather than days and you didn’t get the chance to check where it was. In time you could see your product entering and leaving locations en route, enabling you to track it from city to city as it made its way to you. Now …
Robin Birtstone, 22 May 2014
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How to sail the stormy seas of international trade

Bono must love Japan. Most of the streets there really do have no name; instead, cities and towns are subdivided into areas, subareas and blocks. Some of those land blocks (known as banchi) aren’t listed linearly but in the order that they were registered with the government. To a westerner, it is a wonder that anything ever …
Robin Birtstone, 14 May 2014
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Bonkers MacBook Air shipment route revealed

Stories of weird iPad shipping routes have been cropping up a while on the web and there's usually a perfectly logical explanation for why our precious tech takes so many diversions en route to our homes. This one regarding a MacBook Air is really strange, though. One bewildered Reg reader sent us shots of his tracking …
Caleb Cox, 27 Jul 2011
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Generators and UPS fail in London datacentre outage

Tata's datacentre in the east end of London went titsup for two-hours on Thursday evening, following a power cut. Backup power systems also failed, downing servers belonging to hosting providers throughout three floors of the Stratford facility at about 5.20pm. Firms including C4L, ServerCity and Coreix were hit by the outage …
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VMware freezes hiring, gives chilly outlook

Virtualisation company VMware increased turnover by 32 per cent in the last three months, but warned that earnings for the year are likely to be on the low side of previous estimates and that it has started a hiring freeze. Revenues were $472m in the third quarter of 2008 and the firm made GAAP operating income of $101m - up …
John Oates, 22 Oct 2008
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Paris ups sticks to London

Here's some excellent news for El Reg's enormous Paris Hilton fanbase: The extravagantly talented heiress has declared she's decamping to London, having already spent a month here slumming it in a £7,500-a-month Hampstead pad while filming a show for MTV. Ms Hilton cooed to the Daily Mail: "I love it here, I am going to move …
Lester Haines, 21 Oct 2008
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Cambridge tech boss rips gov over innovation cash

The head of one of the UK's top innovation centres has predicted a future for British citizens as impoverished peasants, painted blue and dancing for tourists because funding for high tech innovation has been pulled. Walter Herriot, Director of St John's Innovation Centre in Cambridge he said, the money needed for this …
Guy Kewney, 17 Sep 2008
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French train tickets go USB

The French National Railway Company is trialling contactless tickets with USB connections, replacing the ubiquitous ISO7816 for online top-ups and data storage. The trial, which involves 1,000 tickets, is to start in the autumn in four as-yet-undisclosed regions of France, reports the RFID Journal. SNCF already uses …
Bill Ray, 28 Aug 2008
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IBM wraps fat tentacles around fluffy clouds

IBM will splash $300m on 13 new data centres in 10 countries in its latest bid to fluff up cloud computing. The tech giant announces the plans later today, but the pre-briefings show the centres are to be used for disaster recovery. Customers will house their back-ups in data vaults, which they can access very quickly over the …
Kelly Fiveash, 20 Aug 2008
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Fringe organisers launch inquiry into ticketing fiasco

Officials at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe are to launch an independent inquiry into the failure of its box office system. Tickets for the Fringe – which runs from 3-25 August – were supposed to be available from 10 June. However the festival’s new box office system suffered several major technical cock-ups that forced …
Kelly Fiveash, 11 Aug 2008
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Suprise at spelling snafu sanctions

Proof that the revised maxim "If you can't beat 'em, fuck it all off and have some pie" is increasingly the norm reaches us today, as a senior university lecturer throws his hands aloft and declares a spelling amnesty. According to the Times, Dr Ken Smith of Buckinghamshire New University* suggests a list of 20 common mistakes …
Sarah Bee, 7 Aug 2008

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