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NBN Co CEO Morrow accidentally debunks Turnbul''s cost blowout story The real cost of completing Australia's National Broadband Network (NBN) in its originally-planned fibre-to-the-premises configuration may well have been close to the $AU43 billion first budgeted, according to data presented by NBN Co's CEO and CFO to a Senate Estimates hearing.…

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Millions of others also affected US health insurer Anthem now says that the recent security breach that exposed the personal data of tens of millions of its customers also affected people who never did business with the firm.…

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New e-paper wrist-puter leaps in before Apple Watch swamps the market Pics  Pebble has today put a new smartwatch on sale on Kickstarter – and raised $5.4m from 26,000 backers in a matter of hours.…

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Do it, nerds! This morning has seen the launch of the dot-science top-level domain – and one registrar at least is offering them for free.…

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Cutting the wire Comment  So Google Wallet will come installed on Android handsets in the US. It is an assault on Apple Pay, but it's also end of a dream which saw operators as custodians of the electronic wallet.…

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New Performance Products Group includes all-flash FAS and FlashRay El Reg has learned that NetApp's leadership of its all-flash array project FlashRay is changing: the original engineering head is no longer involved, and the veep for flash storage is absent.…

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HBase 1.0 a ‘a thing of collaborative beauty' A completed first version of what’s been called the Hadoop Database has been released, seven years after work started.…

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10-year, multi-billion dollar outsourcing gig for data centre services Fat outsourcing contracts are relatively few and far between these days, so HP’s 10-year, multi-billion dollar global win with Deutsche Bank is a welcome shot in the arm for its declining Enterprise Services division.…

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Edinburgh-based firm quietly changes office to Cupertino's Blighty HQ Apple appears to have scooped up British music software specialist Camel Audio Ltd.…

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Latency on one side, huge capacities on the other Opinion  I’ve just finished reading some a few articles about NetApp on the Register and Val Bercovici on NetApp’s blog and I have a question. NFS for Hadoop? Really?…

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Could spot malpractice, says panel advising Bank of England Financial institutions in London could use "big data" technology to pinpoint malpractice by City traders in future, a panel advising the Bank of England has said.…

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Welcome to the world of Datacore, FalconStor, Nexenta Springpath has emerged from stealth with a silo-melding storage data platform, offering a remedy which includes an annual subscription pricing scheme. Is it perhaps seemingly hoping to move in on a market that has too many (and too costly) separate storage silos?…

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Microsoft's new mantra: Code in Windows, run anywhere Microsoft has released a new preview of Visual Studio 2015, which is shaping up to be a major release. Community Tech Preview 6 includes cross-platform tools for its ASP.NET web application framework.…

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HP, APC and Cisco kit purveyor yet to comment Concerns are mounting over the future of Gamma Global amid claims that top brass are reviewing strategic options after hitting a financial bump.…

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Is that Tom the techie or a Chinese spear-phisherman? Impersonating IT departments in spear-phishing attacks is becoming an increasingly popular tactic among hackers, particularly in cyber-espionage attacks.…

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Cough up more for old-style licences, cloudy stuff to fall Government departments will pay up to 47 per cent more for the pleasure of using Microsoft desktop software under a volume licensing programme that is months away from launch.…

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Troubled? No way, look at our latest CloudSure contract It is almost a year since Steve Vaughan grabbed control of Phoenix IT Group, and the once-troubled tech services outfit no longer seems so ... well, troubled.…

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Rifkind has left the building Former foreign secretary Sir Malcolm Rifkind is stepping down as chair of the UK Parliament’s influential security committee in the wake of "cash for access" allegations.…

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One helluva long reboot loop BT has finally fixed a snag in its Home Hub 5 more than 12 months since customers began complaining about mystery disconnections that were hampering the wireless router.…

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Superfish sequel: I'm looking at the man in the middle Analysis  The US Department of Homeland Security's cyber-cops have slapped down PrivDog, an SSL tampering tool bundled with software provided by, er, SSL certificate flogger Comodo.…

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Banish sysadmin drudgery As an IT professional, unless you’ve been living under a rock you are probably familiar with automation, even if only in passing.…

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Raspberry Pi projects made easy Review  When it comes to hacking hardware, there’s an easy way and there‘s a hard way. The hard way involves connecting peripherals direct to one of the standard buses supported by your Arduino, Raspberry Pi, Beaglebone or whatever. Buses like I²C, SPI, UART and 1-Wire. You’ll need to take care with your wiring: have you got the right pull-up or pull-down resistor? Is there too much capacitance in the line?…

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GDS chump writes blog rubbishing latest wheeze, leaves everyone in dark Escaping the clutches of the big evil system integrators has long been part of the government's IT rhetoric. Yet confusion reigns as to what the strategy actually is now that previous "disaggregation" plans have been torn up – and those contracts are about to expire.…

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I think I am... So come judge me, readers Sysadmin blog  How objective are you? Can you design IT solutions outside your own experience? Are you capable of testing unfamiliar and uncomfortable software, services and solutions with an open mind or do you immediately lash out against the mere idea of change?…

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'Kizzle' tool spots and crimps hackers' automation tools Microsoft boffins have crafted what they say is the world's first platform specifically designed to kill exploit kits.…

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