SAP can claim to change its culture, but can it convince customers?

The Register - Tue, 11/13/2018 - 12:29
Brit user group presses for info and tools amid licensing fudge

SAP has used its annual British user shindig to big up reforms to internal structures and licensing – but customers wary over indirect access won't be won over easily.…

We definitely don't need more towers, says new Vodafone boss scraping around for €8bn savings

The Register - Tue, 11/13/2018 - 10:56
Steady as she goes with 5G

Vodafone's new group CEO has vowed to keep shareholders happy by continuing to pay out dividends in his first earnings conference, despite reporting a €7.8bn loss and falling revenue.…

Open the pod bay doors: Voice of HAL 9000 Douglas Rain dies at 90

The Register - Tue, 11/13/2018 - 10:03
2001: A Space Odyssey's villain raised bar for killer robot trope

Canadian actor Douglas Rain has died at the age of 90.…

Data-nicking UK car repairman jailed six months instead of copping a fine

The Register - Tue, 11/13/2018 - 09:41
Data Protection Act isn't our only legal weapon, beams ICO

+Comment A UK car industry worker who abused his customer database access to send data to telephone scammers has been sentenced to six months in prison.…

Cloud zeta: Google's data-transfer boxen hit beta in Europe

The Register - Tue, 11/13/2018 - 08:43
Rival AWS fluffs US govt cloud, pops up in Italy

Playing catch-up with AWS and Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud has pulled the EU dust covers off its cloud onboarding appliance.…

New appliances from Cisco aim to make branch SD-WAN easier

The Register - Tue, 11/13/2018 - 08:02
Optimised Office 365 performance also on cards

Cisco has claimed to be "bringing intent-based networking into every domain", the latest being branch offices which need software-defined WAN capabilities and security.…

Cheeky cheesemaker fails to copyright how things taste

The Register - Tue, 11/13/2018 - 07:38
On yer bike, CJEU tells Dutch dairy dealer

The EU's highest court has rejected an attempt to use copyright law to protect the distinct taste of a food product.…

NBN satellite user waiting for extra gigabytes? Keep waiting

The Register - Tue, 11/13/2018 - 06:25
Relief is coming next year, CEO promises

Remote Aussies getting their broadband from nbn™'s SkyMuster satellites have been promised a bit of bandwidth relief, with the company deciding to bundle some 'net traffic for free.…

Scam or stunt? It's looking like the latter... Xiaomi's so sorry for £1 smartphone 'promo'

The Register - Tue, 11/13/2018 - 05:35
When an offer looks too good to be true, it always is

Chinese phone maker Xiaomi is in damage-control mode after an online promotion coinciding with its UK launch somewhat backfired.…

Rocket Labs mean business, Brits stick pin in Mars map, and Japan celebrates HTV-7’s dive into the atmosphere

The Register - Tue, 11/13/2018 - 05:28
Another way ISS 'nauts can send stuff home

Roundup This week Rocket Labs launched six satellites into the nether, the British team on ESA's ExoMars mission had a think about where to land their rover on the red planet in 2021, and Japan helped successfully scrap a load of space crap.…

Between you, me and that dodgy-looking USB: A little bit of paranoia never hurt anyone

The Register - Tue, 11/13/2018 - 04:40
Let's lift our eyes from the balance sheet and take a look around...

Arriving at a recent conference organised by one of the government's many regulatory bodies, I received my obligatory lanyard – and something else, credit-card-shaped, emblazoned with the branding for event. "What's this?" I asked.…

Michael Howard: Embrace of open source is destroying 'artificial definitions' of legacy vendors

The Register - Tue, 11/13/2018 - 04:04
MariaDB boss says IPO is part of his 3-year plan

Interview Michael Howard, Berkley grad and alumnus of Oracle and EMC, took the helm at open-source biz MariaDB almost three years ago. Reflecting on how things have changed, he reckons the biggest shift is in how both investors and enterprise have embrace open-source. Now, he has an IPO on his mind.…

France: Let's make the internet safer. America, Russia, China: Let's go with 'no' on that

The Register - Tue, 11/13/2018 - 02:02
Blighty, Germany, Australia also missing from 'Paris Call for Trust and Security in Cyberspace'

America has aligned with China and Russia to scupper a France-led initiative to improve the internet's security. However, French president Emmanuel Macron has promised to battle on.…

Just a little heads up: Google is still trying to convince everyone that web apps don't suck

The Register - Mon, 11/12/2018 - 21:56
Chrome Web Summit finds web apps still struggling next to shiny native counterparts

If insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results, Google's Chrome team might be a candidate for involuntary commitment.…

Big Q. Tch, what could have persuaded Intel to bring forward 5G chip production six months?

The Register - Mon, 11/12/2018 - 21:09
Clue's in the headline. And more importantly: Will anyone but Cupertino care?

It looks as though Apple's iThings may get 5G connectivity in 2020 – after Intel promised production of its 5G modem will start in the second half of 2019, and ship in the first half of the following year.…

OK Google, why was your web traffic hijacked and routed through China, Russia today?

The Register - Mon, 11/12/2018 - 20:05
BGP attack committed 'grand theft internet'

People's connections in the US to Google – including its cloud, YouTube, and other websites – were suddenly rerouted through Russia and into China in a textbook Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) hijacking attack.…

What's big, blue, and short on Intel? The supercomputer world's podium: USA tops Top500 with IBM Power9

The Register - Mon, 11/12/2018 - 19:20
Arm gets a look-in, China slips into third

IBM can now officially claim to have built the world's two most publicly known powerful supercomputers.…

Scare Force: Pakistan military hit by Operation Shaheen malware

The Register - Mon, 11/12/2018 - 17:14
State-sponsored attack looks to infiltrate nuclear Air Force

The Pakistan Air Force is the apparent target of a complex new state-sponsored attack campaign.…

French president Macron insists new regulations needed to protect us from Facebook

The Register - Mon, 11/12/2018 - 16:35
While announcing new pilot project with Facebook

French president Emmanuel Macron has insisted that new laws are needed to limit and protect online content and the internet itself.…

YouTube supremo says vid-streaming-slash-piracy giant can't afford EU's copyright overhaul

The Register - Mon, 11/12/2018 - 15:36
Editorial oversight contemplated by article 13 creates too much financial risk

YouTube, a company "completely sustained by pirated content" according to Google executives prior to its 2006 acquisition, is warning that a proposed revision of Europe's copyright directive could spell the end of online video sharing as we know it.…