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DropEverything! DropBox DropsDocs to DropStocks

Cloud file system upstart files for IPO

DropBox today formally filed for its IPO – its initial public offering, its stock-market debut, whatever you want to call it.…

UK's BT: Ofcom's wholesale superfast broadband price slash will hurt bottom line

Part of plans to boost country's woeful full-fibre investment

Ofcom has slashed the price BT’s Openreach can charge operators for superfast broadband, in a package of measures BT said will hit its bottom line to the tune of £120m next year.…

The Cloud Builds on Hard-Earned Credibility

Cloud computing has overcome some tough resistance over the years, but it has gained acceptance and proven it's value. Now IT pros have to make sure that cloud technology is applied the right way, delivering the solutions that business managers need.

Veritas insiders: Job cuts? There will be blood

Drafts in corp restructuring biz Alix Partners to cut costs, improve margins

Veritas Technologies has hired a corporate restructuring specialist in the face of business difficulties.…

Alibaba Cloud plays host to Red Hat Enterprise Linux

802.11ax Wi-Fi standard isn't ready, Qualcomm bakes chips anyway

Future Access points will tell clients when to sleep, then make a wake up call

In November 2017, the next version of Wi-Fi, 802.11ax, stalled in the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers's (IEEE's) standards process, but vendors want to push ahead with at least some of its features, according to Qualcomm Wi-Fi product marketing lead Prakash Sangam.…

Juniper sharpens knife for the carrier network and boxes white boxes

Suddenly, everyone's using automation to beat back open networks

MWC  Juniper's following Cisco's lead into carrier network automation.…

As HPE trousers soaring profit, new CEO looks at cost-cutting Next plan and thinks: More of that!

Neri vows to double down on reorg campaign

Hewlett Packard Enterprise took everyone by surprise Thursday by turning in better-than-expected quarterly financial numbers.…

Fun fact: US Customs slaps eyeglass taxes on optical networking gear

Officials are overcharging us, complains comms slinger as it heads into court to scrap fees

An American telecoms hardware shifter is fed up with US Customs officials slapping extra tariffs on its fiber-optic tech imports – all because the agents are classifying the IT gear as eyeglasses.…

SmilePass launches biometric security cloud offering

America's broadband speed map is back! And it doesn't totally suck!

Now all we need is accurate info and prices

After four years in purgatory the US government's internet broadband map is back - and it's pretty good.…

Mobile network O2 UK leaps into 5G test bed with Greenwich trial

First taste of 5G for consumers, but will it make any cash?

O2 UK is the latest operator to jump on the "5G test bed" bandwagon, with plans to trial the tech at the iconic former Millennium Dome in North Greenwich later this year.…

Arm emits designs to add iSIM tech to Internet of Stuff

I SIM, you SIM, we all SIM for iSIM

Arm has made public the designs to shove SIM technology into ever more connected gizmos by building an iSIM, along with a cellular modem and microcontroller, onto a single chip.…

5 Things I Learned While Trying to Understand Today's Cloud Pricing

I went digging in the weeds of the current cloud pricing battlefield to understand what is going on so you don't have to. Here's what I learned matters a lot, a little, and just enough.

Putting the urgency in emergency: UK's delayed emergency services network review... delayed

These 'resets take time' says ex IBM head

A review of the UK government's delayed emergency services network intended to replace the national radio infrastructure with a 4G network has itself been delayed by more than half a year.…

Real talk: Why are you hanging on to that non-performant disk?

Tiers stream.... down your face. When you lose something you cannot replace

Analysis  Generations of change have produced layers of storage that are a challenge to manage.…

Don't worry, Eugene Kaspersky. Acronis is just busting a security move...

Oh and a touch of HCI, says data protector as it waltzes into adjacent markets

Analysis  Data protector Acronis is building hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) kit for release in 2019 and developing a security product slated for 2020 – markets in little danger of being under-served.…

US state legal supremos show lots of love for proposed CLOUD Act (a law to snoop on citizens' info stored abroad)

When government, tech firms agree – check the fine print

The attorneys general of 35 US states on Wednesday signed an open letter calling for the quick passage of the Clarify Lawful Overseas Use of Data (CLOUD) Act – with some qualifications.…

Tesla's cloud hacked to mine cryptocurrencies

How to Begin Integrating AI into Data Center Operations

Data center automation is inevitable. Here's how to do it right from the beginning.

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