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Shrinking before hyperconverged/converged Analysis  Current thinking among vendors with hyper-converged and converged infrastructure offerings is that physical SANs are in decline and their market is shrinking. Chad Sakac, Converged Platforms Division president at Dell EMC, is the latest high-profile prognosticator to push this view.…

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'Indirect' licence court victory – but at what cost? SAP has scored what threatens to be a pyrrhic victory in court against one of its own customers.…

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Haven't named and shamed car-makers though Insecure car-controlling Android apps create a heightened car theft risk, security researchers at Kaspersky Lab warn.…

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Kate Sutton talks to El Reg about search and maps Interview  “The thing that snookered us came eight years after the event,” Kate Sutton of Streetmap told The Register late last week, following the High Court’s ruling that Google’s manipulation of search results did not destroy her business despite that being exactly what happened.…

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HCIA startup denied the full makeover for now Analysis  HPE has closed its SimpliVity acquisition and publicised software porting and migration plans but hasn't said anything about SimpliVity hardware moving to a ProLiant server base.…

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Valuation Office Agency needs to revaluate its revaluation Rivals BT and Virgin Media have joined hands to collective moan that a forthcoming hike to business rates will result in tripling of their collective tax bill to £1.3bn over the next five years.…

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Company didn't confirm whether majority to go to AWS or work, er, warehouse Amazon has announced its intention to increase its UK workforce to over 24,000 this year.…

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UK.gov tells search engines to demote dodgy websites or face legislation UK government-hosted talks spanning two Parliaments have culminated in Google and Bing at last agreeing to tweak their search results in response to copyright-holders' concerns, thereby heading off threatened legislation on their conduct.…

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You’ll dance with Beyonce in your living room, vows co-founder Analysis  8i, a New Zealand based company, last week landed a large B funding round that reads like a who’s who in the Virtual reality world. Its aim is to bring holograms to the masses. This doesn’t actually mean what it says, but it’s still pretty cool.…

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Open source with a difference, from Redmond Analysis  Much has changed at Microsoft since Steve Ballmer described Linux as "a cancer" in reaction to the open-source flag-flyer's threat to Redmond's money-spinning Windows business.…

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Consumers to be able to access paid-for services when abroad Planned new EU laws aimed at making online content more accessible to those that subscribe to it are closer to being finalised after a deal struck on the new rules earlier this month was endorsed by representatives of national governments across the EU.…

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Virtzilla debuts disaster-recovery-as-a-service on dedicated hardware Disaster-recovery-as-a-service (DRaaS) is an obvious service to run in the cloud, as the business of operating secondary sites is costly and complex.…

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University spends $62m on AI trial, gets the usual trials that come with failure A University of Texas audit report last week tipped a bucket on the conduct of a high-profile “Watson to cure cancer” project.…

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The first owner might still have access. And the second. And so on Cars are smart enough to remember an owner, but not smart enough to forget one – and that's a problem if a smart car is sold second-hand.…

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2,500 suits to be flung off bench to preach ERP on cloud Deloitte, Amazon Web Services and SAP have cooked up a cloudy consulting confection.…

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Complete with faster disk reads, support for more CPUs and the usual grab bag of goodness Linus Torvalds has given us all version 4.10 of the Linux kernel.…

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Tip for entrepreneurs: World could soon need automated cloud-sueball-flinger Those of you contemplating a cloud startup have two options: get acquired by one of five companies or build an automatic sueball flinger.…

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The tribulations of Susan Fowler: engineer, author and particle physics grad Colour us surprised: a silicon valley darling famous for belligerent market entries, raising middle fingers at regulators and having a relaxed attitude to tax has been accused of also completing a bingo-card of bad management that includes sexism, arse ass-covering, empire-building and malicious management.…

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Mess in Windows graphics library can give bad hombres access to memory Google's Project Zero has again revealed a Windows bug before Microsoft fixed it.…

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Falls on Akamai's league table can't be automatically pinned on the multi-technology mix Like the sun rising, the release of a new Akamai State of the Internet report inevitably leads to opinion columns bemoaning Australia's slide on global league tables for broadband speed, most attributing it to the much-hated “multi-technology model” NBN.…

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And then sticks the landing for good measure after pausing a day for hydraulic glitch Elon Musk's rocket trucking business, SpaceX, is rolling on the celestial highway again after successfully launching a Dragon capsule atop a Falcon 9 rocket, then landing the rocket's first stage back on terra firma.…

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Miscreant used stolen email accounts to cram crap into inboxes A marketer who used stolen email accounts to trouser more than a million dollars by spamming people has been sent down for four years.…

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Science lab stuck on 53-day orbit, unable to catch a closer glimpse of alien gas world NASA's Juno probe will not venture any closer to Jupiter, and will stay in its current 53-day orbit for the remainder of its mission. That's due to faulty helium valves in the propulsion system, space boffins announced today.…

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34-month sentence and he has to pay his old bosses back A sacked system administrator has been jailed after hacking the control systems of his ex-employer – and causing over a million dollars in damage.…

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And it's suing Nokia for patent infringement on wireless comms Long-ago phone-builder BlackBerry has been sued by hundreds of employees who say they were tricked into quitting their jobs.…

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