posted 5 days ago on the register
FrankenContainer scheme blends tiny OS with Docker containers Red Hat has put its Linux operating system on a diet to create a scrappy technology that will take on traditional virtualization approaches such as those backed by VMware, Microsoft, and Citrix.…

Read More...
posted 5 days ago on the register
Adds new big data tools in quest for 'ambient intelligence' Microsoft's new CEO Satya Nadella made his third trip in as many weeks to San Francisco to announce the third piece in the puzzle that's Microsoft's future strategy: it's all going to be about data, he said.…

Read More...
posted 5 days ago on the register
Prospects for the future, however, please Wall Street money men Intel has posted its financial results for its first quarter of fiscal 2014 that were either marginally lower or higher than analysts' estimates, depending upon which analysts you trust.…

Read More...
posted 5 days ago on the register
Wearables are coming, and there's nothing you can do to stop them Pics  Samsung has filed a design-patent application with the Korean Intellectual Property Office for what appears to be a cross between a Bluetooth earpiece and Google Glass.…

Read More...
posted 5 days ago on the register
Former US Homeland Security boss scorns enterprise security efforts Poor communications, weak management and a lack of communications with government agencies is leaving many large enterprises vulnerable to targeted cyberattacks, according to former US Homeland Security boss Tom Ridge.…

Read More...
posted 5 days ago on the register
Anti-Godzilla tech saves precious bit barn data from unforeseen stomping The main thing VMware has that its cloud rivals lack is a widely deployed, fundamental bit of data-center technology – its ESX hypervisor – and the virtualization company is beginning to play on this advantage with new products.…

Read More...
posted 5 days ago on the register
We got this covered ... er, maybe not Akamai has issued new SSL certificates to some of its customers after realising its customized OpenSSL was not immune to the Heartbleed bug as first thought.…

Read More...
posted 5 days ago on the register
Robert Hannigan to replace Sir Iain Lobban in the autumn GCHQ's eavesdropping concrete doughnut in Cheltenham is getting a new boss from autumn this year, the government confirmed today.…

Read More...
posted 5 days ago on the register
The lucky begger earns 56% more than the next in line, Disney chief Bob Iger Oracle founder and chief exec Larry Ellison has managed to stay one of the highest-paid CEOs of the hundred largest publicly traded US firms for another year, despite his shrinking package.…

Read More...
posted 5 days ago on the register
Now THAT'S what we call a PROPER new feature Amazon is reportedly planning to launch a smartphone with an active 3D display. It is claimed the device has been shown to developers in California ahead of an official unveiling in June, and that the tech will go on sale in September.…

Read More...
posted 5 days ago on the register
And her escort of mounted beggars DreamWatch  Millionaire model Lily Luahana Cole has been promoting her British taxpayer-supported "wishing well" website on a coast-to-coast tour of the United States. We wouldn't be doing our job if we didn't update you on its progress. So how's it doing?…

Read More...
posted 5 days ago on the register
Throwing the business sink at Salesforce and Workday SAP is putting its entire business applications suite online and selling the lot through subscription.…

Read More...
posted 5 days ago on the register
And just when Brit banking org needs £400m to stay afloat A programming blunder appears to have landed the cash-strapped Co-op Bank an unexpected bill for £110m.…

Read More...
posted 5 days ago on the register
Webcast on 23 April 9.30 BST Promo  Steve Plank or "Planky" as even his mother allegedly calls him is the Windows Azure evangelist for Microsoft UK and on April 23 he is taking to the interwebs to conduct his evangelizing online.…

Read More...
posted 5 days ago on the register
Check out these online courses Promo  QA Week 2013 opens its doors on Tuesday 22 April. For one week only, our favourite IT training company delivers a bunch of courses and seminars via Webex entirely free of charge.…

Read More...
posted 5 days ago on the register
Cook & co slowly warming to competition overseer Apple execs have made a "promising start" to fixing the company's antitrust compliance programme, says the monitor appointed by the court after the iPhone maker was found guilty of conspiring to fix ebook prices last year. However, the Cupertino corp has spent too much time dragging the process out, he said.…

Read More...
posted 6 days ago on the register
Bitcoin baron says he needs another lawyer for FinCEN chat Mark Karpelès, the founder of imploded Bitcoin exchange MtGox, says he won't come to the US to answer questions after his trading website mislaid 850,000 BTC.…

Read More...
posted 6 days ago on the register
First we slurp, then we burp, you berks Google is providing an explicit explanation of how it automatically and routinely runs software to snoop on messages flooding in and out of a user's Gmail account – so as to better target them with ads.…

Read More...
posted 6 days ago on the register
Natter-board tells middle-class Britain to purée its passwords Twee UK parenting website Mumsnet is the second high-profile organisation to claim it has fallen victim to the infamous Heartbleed OpenSSL vulnerability.…

Read More...
posted 6 days ago on the register
Forget Openreach, this trio will pump fibre into homes BSkyB and TalkTalk have buddied up in a joint venture with CityFibre to build a new broadband network in the City of York that is not dependent on one-time UK state monopoly BT's infrastructure.…

Read More...
posted 6 days ago on the register
Crypto tool clears code review hurdle The first phase of crowd-funded audit of TrueCrypt has turned up several vulnerabilities, but nothing particularly amiss and certainly nothing that looks like a backdoor.…

Read More...
posted 6 days ago on the register
A view from the ground For a number of years I sat on the periphery of server virtualisation. After all, I ran my company's network and telecoms team, and if I had a server issue I'd wander five yards to the servers and storage team and ask them nicely to fix their world.…

Read More...
posted 6 days ago on the register
Free event for IT decision makers Promo  Microsoft UK invites you to attend Accelerate Your Insights, a free-of-charge all-day event at Thames Valley Park, Reading, on 1 May, where you can learn more about Microsoft Office 365, SQL Server and Azure. It’s being streamed, too, so you can attend as a “virtual delegate”.…

Read More...
posted 6 days ago on the register
Simplify it and you'll have a winner Storagebod  IBM is a great technology company: so many of the technologies we take for granted can be traced to back to Big Blue. And many of today’s implementations still are poorer than the original implementations.…

Read More...
posted 6 days ago on the register
Alloy, Alloy: Boffins in speed-classification breakthrough Yale University boffins have devised a new way of identifying super strong metallic glass alloys that will "drastically" increase the discovery rate of the "potentially revolutionary" materials.…

Read More...