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But they'll be hard-pressed to catch Dell and Nutanix Analysis  The hyperconverged infrastructure appliance (HCIA) market has become hypercompetitive as the two-horse race between Dell and Nutanix has been blown open with HPE/SimpliVity, NetApp and Cisco chasing them.…

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Competition Markets Authority lays smackdown on random hikes and service tweaks Amazon, Apple and Microsoft have committed to providing cloud storage users with fairer contracts after a crackdown by the Competition Markets Authority (CMA).…

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Big Red keeps schtum over the status of StreamLine El Reg was tipped off that Oracle's StorageTek (StreamLine) tape library product range was going to be end-of-lifed.…

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It wants to see me stripped Something for the Weekend, Sir?  “Strip it off!” commands a disembodied voice. “We want to see what you’ve got!”…

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... as in all complex systems Since it announced a crackdown on outstanding debt in June last year, Centrelink has sent debt recovery letters to thousands of Australian welfare recipients. Early reports indicated that around 20 per cent were issued in error, although the true number may be substantially higher.…

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Contractors and staff may be left out of pocket Contractors and employees at recruitment firm Coal Intelligent Technology may be left out of pocket after the company ceased trading yesterday.…

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This bit goes here, this bit goes there and - huh! - why aren't the lights blinking? ON-CALL  Welcome to another Friday (!) and therefore to another edition of On-Call, The Register's column in which we let readers vent about jobs gone bad.…

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King Battistelli tries to reconstitute Appeals Committee – staff union refuses The president of the European Patent Office, Benoit Battistelli, is ignoring yet another formal rebuke of his policies by disregarding two decisions by the International Labour Organization.…

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Vivid images of machine learning graph processing Pics  Brit chip startup Graphcore has produced sexy images of its graph processing.…

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Bloke cuffed, charged after customer's subscription axed An IT contractor is facing criminal charges after turning off the Microsoft Office 365 service of a customer he said owed him money.…

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Retail mega-giant accused in lawsuit of being lying IPA-holes US big-box chain Walmart is being sued by an Ohio bloke who claims the retailer's line of "craft beers" is an egregious lie.…

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They'll stick notes to fridges in the aftermath of nuclear war? Fun Fact: Dead cockroaches stay magnetized far longer than their live brethren, according to real actual science.…

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PCs are going great, but enterprise and mobile divisions are in turnaround mode Expect Lenovo server and storage sales people to knock on your door, soon and often, because the company's identified the lack of its own direct sales force as the reason for poor performance in its Data Center Group for the third quarter of its 2016/17 financial year.…

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There's lots of things out there and Big Red wants to dig 'em out of silos and cloud 'em up Oracle's revealed another way it thinks it can address the internet of things market, by teaching its exisiting business apps to talk things' language.…

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In theory this should mean ISPs offer faster plans for fewer dollars nbn™, the company building and operating Australia's National Broadband Network (NBN), has announced changes to the network capacity charge (CVC) it charges internet service providers.…

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Explosive news that, for once, doesn't involve a self-detonating battery Samsung Group vice chairman Lee Jae-yong has been arrested, accused of bribery, embezzlement, and perjury, and taken to jail near Seoul in South Korea.…

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Rookie's bill targets visa applicants, may never happen A newbie congressman has floated his first ever US law bill – one that demands visitors to America hand over URLs to their social network accounts.…

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We took one for the team and deciphered it for you Whatever Mark Zuckerberg's taking, we want some, too.…

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'Rare issue under a set of circumstances that have never previously been encountered' HPE has blamed a problem with solid state disks for its dual and very disruptive outages at the Australian Taxation Office (ATO).…

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'Rare issue under a set of circumstances that have never previously been encountered' HPE has blamed a problem with solid state drives for its dual and very disruptive outages at the Australian Taxation Office (ATO).…

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Cali upstart peddles 4U HyperStore 4000 box Cloudian is now touting a fat HyperStore 4000 alongside its HyperStore 1500 appliance. Both boxes are compatible with Amazon's AWS S3 APIs.…

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Medieval terror bastards not great at hacking says ex-top NSA lawyer RSA USA  There’s no need to panic about the threat of a major online terrorist attack, since ISIS and their allies are all talk and no trousers. That's according to the former head of the US National Counterterrorism Center.…

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Will things ever be the same again? Google is once again pulling resources out of its Fiber network venture – this time it's employees.…

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Bill reintroduced to crack down on location snooping US Congressional lawmakers on Wednesday reintroduced legislation to establish rules limiting how American government agencies can obtain a person's whereabouts.…

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Plus: Alphabet boss tells us not to worry about the Singularity RSA USA  Alphabet exec chairman Eric Schmidt is worried that the future of the internet is going to be under threat once the world’s militaries get good at artificial intelligence.…

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