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Nearly half of IBM's $1bn Aussie framework deal comes from mainframes

Plenty of work for the Z14 plumbers Down Under

IBM has scored itself a AU$481m ($357m, £277m) mainframe contract with the Australian Department of Human Services. The revelation that half of a larger mega-deal rests solely on mainframes sheds more light on what's holding up Big Blue's financial position.…

Time to party like it's 2005! Palm is coming back

Nostalgia warp now almost complete

Of all the intellectual property rights on which our future prosperity depends, perhaps trademarks are the most undervalued. The deep emotional power of a brand endures, long after its parent has expired.…

WhatsApp security snafu 'could allow message manipulation'

You could put words in people's mouths, claim researchers

Researchers have uncovered security shortcomings in WhatsApp that create a means for hackers to intercept and manipulate messages sent in both private and group conversations.…

Couldn't get out to the Valley? Here's a taste of the flashy goodness you've been missing

NVMe rules the interconnect roost

Flash Memory Summit  At the Flash Memory Summit this week in Santa Clara, California, Toshiba claimed it's possible to get NVMe-over-Fabrics access speed on bog-standard Ethernet, Attala flashed its shared flash cache, the crowd oo'd and ah'd at PCI gen 4.0, and the industry meditated on enhanced 3D NAND layer counts and disk drive cannibalisation.…

Mind behind 16.7m nuisance call menace cops six-year boss ban

Easyleads chief failed to pay fine – now he can't run a UK biz

A company boss whose business was fined £260,000 for making 16.7 million automated marketing calls has been banned from holding directorships for six years.…

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