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Another FalconStor CEO out as storage software firm hunts for growth

Tue, 2017-06-20 15:19
Outgoing Garry Quinn hands reins to Intermap's Todd Oseth

FalconStor CEO Gary Quinn has resigned with Todd Oseth coming in to run this somewhat sickly storage software firm.…

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Tesco Online IT meltdown: Fails to deliver THOUSANDS of grocery orders

Tue, 2017-06-20 14:44
Shoppers across UK forced to leave the house

An unspecified UK-wide technical glitch related to the food picking and packaging process left thousands of Tesco online grocery punters without their deliveries today, the retailer has told us.…

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Oxford profs tell Twitter, Facebook to take action against political bots

Tue, 2017-06-20 12:55
It's just the future of democracy at stake, no biggie

The use of algorithms and bots to spread political propaganda is "one of the most powerful tools against democracy", top academics have warned.…

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The Internet of Flying Thing: Reg man returns with explicit shots

Tue, 2017-06-20 12:13
A flight to nowhere, complete with streaming Netflix

Pics How do you tell the world you’re building smart(er) aircraft tech? If you’re Honeywell, you put a bunch of journalists in the front of your converted testbed airliner and take them for a flight 20,000 feet over eastern England, that’s how.…

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Guess who's just locked up £1.5bn Australian prison mega-contract? Our very own Serco

Tue, 2017-06-20 11:51
UK prisoner escort scandal? They paid that money back!

Business Process Outsourcing behemoth Serco is part of the NewPathways consortium that will sketch out, erect and run the largest prison in Australia under a mega-contract dished out today.…

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Google may follow Apple, design mobile chips in-house

Tue, 2017-06-20 10:39
Has anyone told Qualcomm, Intel and the gang?

Comment The smartphone chip market it dominates is nevertheless an increasingly challenging one for Qualcomm. Slowing growth, litigation and rising Chinese competition are among its problems, but also the trend for the largest, richest handset makers to design their own chips.…

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And now for a little context: Let's talk hyperconverged systems

Tue, 2017-06-20 09:27
Designing for the future

Broadcast Massively scalable server, storage and cloud orchestration architectures can provide an organisation with a plethora of options when it comes to building new IT systems and services. But they can also add to the age old headache as IT and business decision-makers look to deliver on their business goals.…

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'OK, everyone. Stop typing, this software is DONE,' said no one ever

Tue, 2017-06-20 09:00
Sometimes it really is, though

Open Source Insider I recently received an email from an old shared hosting provider. The host wanted to "upgrade" my account to a new server. I had long since stopped using the account for all but one client site that ran a legacy version of Django. I built it ages ago, but it was done. It worked fine and the client was still happy with it. No big deal, I thought, they'll move it to a new server and it'll keep on running.…

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Software 'submarine' surfaces data protection for the Nutanix hypervisor crowd

Tue, 2017-06-20 08:23
They kept that quiet: Software for AHV app data protection

Comtrade Software’s HYCU is an app-aware data protection product tailored for Nutanix’s Acropolis hypervisor (AHV) with fast deployment, backup and recovery.…

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Medicxi launches $300m European late-stage life sciences fund backed by Google company

Tue, 2017-06-20 07:58
Verily joins Novartis and the European Investment Fund

Venture capital group Medicxi has announced a $300m late-stage life sciences fund that is backed by Novartis, the European Investment Fund (EIF) and Verily Life Sciences, the healthcare division of Google's holding company Alphabet.…

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Swiss super pushes USA off podium in new Top500 Supers list

Tue, 2017-06-20 07:29
China packs a one-two punch at the top, UK Met office scores 11th place, Australia 111th

A GPU injection to the Swiss National Supercomputing Centre's Piz Daint supercomputer has seen it hit 19,590 TFlop/s and in the process bump the “Titan” machine at the USA's Oak Ridge National Laboratory off the podium for just the third time in the history of the TOP500 list of the world's mightiest supercomputers.…

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IBM's contractor crackdown continues: survivors refusing pay cut have hours reduced

Tue, 2017-06-20 07:01
Managers told to hit budgets, even if customers bleed

IBM's efforts to crimp the cost of its contact workforce are continuing, The Register has learned.…

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Samsung's 'Magician' for SSDs can let crims run evil code

Tue, 2017-06-20 06:28
What is this: Storage insecurity day? Asking cos Acronis has the same problem

The CERT Coordination Centre at Carnegie Mellon University has just popped two items onto storage admins to-do lists.…

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NSA had NFI about opsec: 2016 audit found laughably bad security

Tue, 2017-06-20 06:02
Unlocked racks. No 2FA. No access control lists. No wonder Snowden got away with it

Second-rate opsec remained pervasive at the United States' National Security Agency, according to an August 2016 review now released under Freedom of Information laws.…

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IBM appears to have excess cloud servers to shift at low, low, prices

Tue, 2017-06-20 05:02
Fancy a cheap cloud Xeon, guv'nor? Bargain price, but just these few

Cloud computing prices come down regularly, but IBM's just offered a price cut of a sort The Register hasn't seen before – a temporary discount on bare metal servers running just one CPU family.…

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South Korean hosting co. pays $1m ransom to end eight-day outage

Tue, 2017-06-20 03:02
Talked scum down from $4.4m after they waltzed through unpatched legacy mess

A South Korean web hosting company is forking out just over US$1 million to ransomware scum after suffering more than eight days of nightmare.…

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Linus Torvalds and Greg Kroah-Hartman both have new Linux in mind

Tue, 2017-06-20 02:29
4.12 might emerge next week, 4.14 dubbed next LTS release

Linux lords Linus Torvalds and Greg Kroah-Hartman have clarified Linux's short term future.…

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Juniper puts an Enforcer on the door and puts Cisco on the guest list

Tue, 2017-06-20 01:58
The gin palace's security management code has gone cross-platform

Juniper Networks has announced an upgrade to its Software Defined Secure Networks (SDSN) platform, and among other things it's added cross-platform capabilities.…

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Stack Clash flaws blow local root holes in loads of top Linux programs

Tue, 2017-06-20 01:03
This was fixed in 2005. And 2010. But not properly. Sigh

Top programs run daily by users of Linux and other flavors of Unix are riddled with holes that grant logged-in attackers local root privileges, security researchers at Qualys have warned.…

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Australian Dept Defence pulling kit out of China-owned Global Switch

Tue, 2017-06-20 00:25
Cites security concerns as justification for AU$200m migration

Paranoia will set the Australian government back AU$200 million between now and 2020, with the country's defence department deciding Chinese part-ownership of data hotel Global Switch represents a security risk.…

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