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  • Doom and Gloom Report. Mobile Operators to collapse under weight of traffic

    The sky is about to fall in, the seas will boil and there will be much wailing and gnashing of teeth, if we've interpreted a new report from Cambridge Broadband Networks accurately.A bulletin, sent to this column, predicts that with global mobile dat... 

  • When will cool HP story go cold?

    Did you see the big news that Leo Apothekar, CEO of HP, wants the company to be cool like Apple? Depending on which web site you rely on for your IT news, some of you might have seen it yesterday (3 February). Others might have seen it on 2 Febru... 

  • Don't ignore the taxman

    It might seem obvious, but whenever HMRC write to you either personally or as a business, you'd be best advised to never ignore them. The case of Legg v HMRC illustrates the point wonderfully, if not comically. HMRC wrote to Legg saying that he ... 

  • Intel's Sandy Bridge in troubled waters

    Intel's problems with its latest processor - a load have been shipped with faulty chipsets - are hardly surprising. Calling something "Sandy Bridge" is asking for trouble. Ask yourself, who on earth would build a sandy bridge and, even ... 

  • Local difficulties could be lost in the cloud

    It appears that resellers are getting concerned about Microsoft's forthcomingOffice 365 cloud product and how they will fit into the company's plans. Understandable, given that everyone in the channel is trying to work out what role they will play in... 

  • Microsoft still searching for an answer

    Microsoft's Q2 results are a bit of a mixed bag. Although Windows sales were $300m lower than expected, sales at its Business Division (Office) were up 24% at $6bn and sales at its Entertainment and Services division were up 55%, mainly on the back o... 

  • Profit on demand

    As new cost-cutting drives converge with a growing thirst for decision-supporting information - served on demand at the point of need - a lucrative new opportunity is ripening for the ISV, SaaS and integrator channel. By enriching existing solutions ... 

  • EMC/Dell, what happens next?

    The EMC/Dell relationship appears to be unravelling at a rate of knots. EMC CEO Joe Tuccididn't mince his wordsa couple of days ago when he told analysts the company's relationship with Dell had moved from "strategic to tactical", adding &q... 

  • Look out, it's those private equity creeps - and they mean business

    Neil Matthews, a partner at Eversheds, doesn't seem to share our revulsion of private equity practitioners. Or maybe he's too professional. Problem isthey're taking over. What's the collective noun for private equity merchants? A smarm? A nest? A who... 

  • will.i.am appointment is not a sili.con

    In the latest instance in the miserable litany of tech companies trying to make themselves cool by linking themselves to figures from popular culture, Intel has appointed will.i.am of The Black Eyed Peas (a popular beat combo, apparently) to the post...