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Top 10 news stories of the week: BPM is dead, coders are dead and soon the cloud will kill the rest of us anyway

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It might be a few days until Halloween, but IT industry news this week had a definite theme of horrible demise. But which sepulchral story proved the most popular?
24 Oct 2014

Big losses see Amazon's shares hit 12-month low

Big losses see Amazons shares hit 12-month low
Investors vote with their feet amid few signs the firm's strategy of acquisitions, price cutting and gadget loss-leaders is working
24 Oct 2014

'If you turn it off, you don’t pay for it' – Shell’s long but cost-efficient journey to AWS and the cloud

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How the money men were satisfied that virtualisation works for the oil giant
22 Oct 2014

Lufthansa to save €70m in annual IT infrastructure costs in mega-outsourcing deal with IBM

Airline giant to split-up and privatise IT arm in a deal that will cost €240m upfront, but save €70m annually in IT operating costs
22 Oct 2014

BMC Software, Compuware and now Tibco: Why are more and more software companies being taken over by private equity?

Private equity investors have got their eyes set on under-performing companies in the software sector
21 Oct 2014

Google profits drop by five per cent year-on-year

Missed analyst target causes three per cent share price fall
17 Oct 2014

Intel profits surge as PC market recovers

Thirteen per cent rise in profits, eight per cent rise in sales in positive third quarter results
16 Oct 2014

Full-time IT positions down by nearly 10 per cent at London boroughs since 2012

Local authorities offer fewer permanent ICT jobs as cuts bite
14 Oct 2014

Seven million Dropbox user account details stolen, claim hackers

Hacker group claims to have accessed files of millions of Dropbox users and threatens to publish them in exchange for Bitcoin
14 Oct 2014

Symantec to split into separate storage and security firms

Move comes after similar announcement by HP and follows difficult few years for the security vendor
10 Oct 2014

Liam Maxwell: 'We need to reset our relationship with technology'

Government CTO signals the end of big outsourcing contracts to the likes of CSC and Capgemini, and bemoans the situation he was left in by his predecessor
09 Oct 2014

Coca-Cola uses Splunk for data-driven insight

'Without data you're just a person with an opinion,' Coca-Cola's senior platform architect tells delegates at splunk.conf 2014
07 Oct 2014

Demandware's 'Trojan Horse' analytics allowing L'Oréal to 'better manage the customer journey'

L'Oréal global head of digital Vincent Stuhlen explains how analytics were a surprise package within Demandware's e-commerce platform
07 Oct 2014

Can I change eBay policy? Yes Icahn!

Stand aside, CEO, and make way for opinionated shareholders – says opinionated shareholder
03 Oct 2014

Why Reed.co.uk opted for Google Apps instead of Microsoft Office 365

Director of technology Mark Ridley says licensing complexities encouraged Reed.co.uk to switch to Google Apps
02 Oct 2014

Interoute buys UK communications services provider Vtesse

Interoute to add a twelfth European data centre to its collection and more than 7,000km of UK fibre to its network
02 Oct 2014

Comparethemarket.com tests Amazon Web Services to meet peaks in demand

Popular insurance comparison website in tests to see how well AWS performs as data centre alternative
01 Oct 2014

Outsourcing IT teams would be to the detriment of the business, say IT leaders

The internal IT team understands value of IT, and can leverage relationships it builds with the business
01 Oct 2014

Internet of Things will require new forms of consent, warns EU working party

One-time consent for personal data processing 'outdated' for Internet of Things, suggest EU Article 29 Working Party
30 Sep 2014

US banks biggest target for phishing scams, reveals RSA

Report also suggests US-based servers are perpetrating a significant percentage of attacks
29 Sep 2014

Lenovo to finalise $2.1bn IBM x86 server business aquisition

Deal will see Lenovo become third largest player in x86 server market
29 Sep 2014

Top 10 IT news stories of the week: personality over technical expertise, IBM memo and a new bug worse than Heartbleed

Employees to be retrained and have their pay cut at IBM, while Spotify and IBM would hire IT staff on personality rather than skills
26 Sep 2014

Software-defined data centres ‘the only way’ to provide IT as a service

Panel discussion at Computing's Data Centre & Infrastructure Summit concludes that the future of the data centre is virtual
26 Sep 2014

EAT implements Anaplan to replace spreadsheet-based processes

Sandwich chain integrates planning processes and gets 'one-click view of financial plans' with new software, says CFO
26 Sep 2014