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Guess who gets hit hard by IR35 tax clampdown? Yep, IT contractors

Fri, 22/07/2016 - 3:00pm
More tax, no extra benefits. Ta, HMRC

IT contractors in Blighty could bear the brunt of UK government plans to clamp down on self-employed workers not paying the correct employment taxes - with HMRC targeting 20,000 public sector contractors.…

Third time unlucky? HPE in redundancy talks with UK services staff

Fri, 22/07/2016 - 2:02pm
Volunteers, walk this way

Hewlett Packard Enterprise has told UK and Ireland Enterprise Services (ES) staff they face the axe once again – in a third round of redundancies in less than a year.…

Free Windows 10 upgrade: Time is running out... should you do it?

Fri, 22/07/2016 - 1:03pm
Some downsides, but most Windows users will be surprised

Microsoft's free Windows 10 upgrade offer runs out on 29 July 2016, one year after the initial release, and a few days before the Anniversary Update.…

World religions stake out positions on Pokemon Go

Fri, 22/07/2016 - 12:29pm
Worried masses cross-check Revelations, Pokedex, take out insurance

Pokemon’s potential for precipitating the end of civilization has been starkly highlighted as the world’s major religions begin to take up positions on the game which sees grownups wandering the planet in pursuit of non-existent entities.…

They kept <i>that</i> quiet. PC sales via distributors DID rise in Q2

Fri, 22/07/2016 - 11:58am
Company execs to keep jobs/ feed kids etc

It is a Friday and El Reg is pleased to be able to answer the burning question on the lips of readers across the land - just how did PC sales via distribution do in the second quarter? They went well.…

Hewlett Packard Enterprise: Brexit, weak pound. A price hike is coming

Fri, 22/07/2016 - 11:36am
Servers, storage, legacy networking up 6-10% from Monday

Exclusive  Hewlett Packard Enterprise is to bump up the price of its infrastructure gear in Blighty from Monday, blaming the crash in the value of UK sterling currency for the hike.…

Mellanox plans to SoC it to storage speed with Multi-ARM BlueField

Fri, 22/07/2016 - 11:24am
NVMe Fabric adaptor chatter overheard in earnings call

InfiniBand and Ethernet adaptor biz Mellanox has storage acceleration SoCs coming to provide faster external array access across NVMe fabrics.…

Oh dear, Vodafone: Sales dip in UK

Fri, 22/07/2016 - 10:24am
Blames shonky billing migration

Sales at Vodafone in the UK dropped 3.2 per cent in the first quarter of its financial year to €1.84bn (£1.5bn) - with the biz pointing to issues with its new billing system.…

Ingram Micro and Tianjin Tianhai: Go on, PROBE us

Fri, 22/07/2016 - 10:06am
Proposed $6bn merger 'voluntarily' submitted to US Foreign Investment Commish

Ingram Micro and the Chinese logistics giant Tianjin Tianhai that wants to buy it confirmed they are to submit the proposed $6bn bid for review to the Committee of Foreign Investment in the United States.…

She wants it. She needs it. Shall I give it to her or keep doing it by myself?

Fri, 22/07/2016 - 9:42am
Those backup passwords aren’t for everyone

Something for the Weekend, Sir?  “Give it to me pleeeese!” she begs, staring longingly into my eyes. “I’m desperate and will do anything.”…

Oracle tools up for cloud wars with sales re-org

Fri, 22/07/2016 - 8:30am
'Half focus is no focus'

Oracle has shaken up its sales force to drive cloud business, multiple sources have told The Register.…

UK employers still reluctant to hire recent CompSci grads

Fri, 22/07/2016 - 8:00am
Even social studies graduates have better job prospects

Computer science graduates continue to top the UK's higher education unemployment rankings, according to the latest figures compiled by Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA).…

Forget your RTO*: Real world Disaster Recovery needs garbage bags and bubble wrap

Fri, 22/07/2016 - 7:26am
Reader carried servers onto boats and wrangled dodgy cable to escape Thailand's 2011 floods

On-Call  If it's Friday morning it must once again be time for On-Call, El Reg's end-of-week meander down memory lane to explore readers' reminiscences of jobs that went bump in the night.…

Scality CEO says French startup scene is booming

Fri, 22/07/2016 - 7:02am
Startup bosses should move to US when they have viable product

Interview  A Register story on DDN opening a Paris, France, research centre mentioned difficulties startups face in Europe, and France specifically.…

Salesforce slurps uptime startup Coolan for global infrastructure scale-out

Fri, 22/07/2016 - 6:22am
Why Salesforce needs this stuff when it's outsourced to AWS is anyone's guess

Salesforce.com has acquired a startup called Coolan that builds tools “to track and analyze infrastructure reliability for increased uptime and optimized efficiency.”…

Apple, Facebook and Coinbase coughed data to finger alleged pirate king

Fri, 22/07/2016 - 5:28am
Kickass Torrents suspect caught when he bought something on iTunes

The United States case against alleged Kickass Torrents (KAT) boss Artem Vaulin is built on data obtained from Apple, Facebook and Coinbase.…

Gartner's hype cycle turned upside down to assess Brexit

Fri, 22/07/2016 - 5:01am
Brexit will hurt, but less than predicted once we reach the Plateau of Pragmatism

Gartner veep and fellow Mark Raskino has applied the analyst firm's famed Hype Cycle to Brexit.…

Tesla's Model S autonomous mode may have <i>saved</i> a life

Fri, 22/07/2016 - 3:11am
Model S slams on the brakes after pedestrian steps onto gloomy road

Elon Musk has revealed a letter from a Tesla driver offering an account of the Model S braking in time to avoid hitting a pedestrian.…

Please don't upgrade NSX just now, says VMware

Fri, 22/07/2016 - 2:43am
Most recent patch is messing up VMs using Distributed Firewall and Security Groups

VMware is advising users of its NSX network virtualisation not to upgrade it to the version 6.2.3 released in early June.…

nbn™ talks up HFC upgrades to gigabit speed

Fri, 22/07/2016 - 1:51am
Research points out that HFC is widely-used and fast, but we knew that already and fibre fanatics don't care

nbn™, the entity building and operating Australia's national broadband network (NBN), has started to talk up the scalability of the hybrid fibre-coax (HFC) networks it will use to provide services to many Australians.…