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Amazon Web Services opens German location to ease privacy concerns

In a move to help extinguish European and especially German privacy concerns, Amazon Web Services (AWS) has opened a location in Frankfurt.
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5K Retina iMac supply tightens

Apple's 5K Retina iMac continues to slip in ship times, proof that the company's problem syncing supply and demand is getting worse, not better.
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Akamai sees record-setting spikes in size and volume of DDoS attacks

The size and volume of distributed denial-of-service attacks has exploded in the past year, with a 389 percent increase in average attack bandwidth between the third quarter of 2013 and the third quarter of 2014, according to an Internet security report from Akamai Technologies.
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Researchers use silicon to push quantum computing toward reality

Researchers in Australia have developed silicon-wrapped quantum technology that could solve problems that have held back the development of powerful quantum computers.
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Cancer Research UK: We thought the #nomakeupselfie campaign was a DDoS attack

The #nomakeupselfie campaign, which raised £8 million for Cancer Research in six days, sparked so much unexpected traffic to Cancer Research UK’s website that CIO Mike Bennett believed it was under attack.
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Going Dutch: the Netherlands Shares UK's Open Source Woes

Readers of Computerworld UK will be all-too familiar with the long list of catastrophic failures in the field of UK government IT. It is only a mild consolation that other countries are similarly afflicted, as this rather despairing new report from the Dutch government makes clear:
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German publishers capitulate and let Google post news snippets -- for now

German publishers said they are bowing to Google's market power, and will allow the search engine powerhouse to show news snippets in search results free of charge, at least for the time being.
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Johnson Matthey accelerates AD consolidation

Johnson Matthey is a leading multinational speciality chemicals and precious metals company, supplying to a wide range of technology industries. Johnson Matthey strikes gold with Dell’s AD management and migration solutions, cosolidating 27 forests and 10,000 users into one AD within eight months.
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Firm drives growth with latest operating system

Leading provider of passenger, ramp and cargo-handling services Menzies Aviation successfully deploys Windows Server 2012 and significantly reduces software costs.
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Bracken: If retailers operated like government, theyd go bust

If internet retailers operated with as poor IT and processes as government, they would be unable to survive, according to government digital director Mike Bracken.
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Windows Server 2012 - Are you ready?

With the release of Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2, many organisations have started to evaluate the benefits and challenges of making the transition to the new platform. This is especially true for those still running Windows Server 2003 — Microsoft is discontinuing support for Windows Server 2003 in July 2015, so now is the perfect time to start planning your move and avoid possible server management, performance, security and compliance issues.
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Abandoned subdomains pose security risk for businesses

Many companies set up subdomains for use with external services, but then forget to disable them when they stop using those services, creating a loophole for attackers to exploit.
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Top 10 steps to ensure a successful transition to Windows server 2012

Any IT organisation running an older version of Windows Server can achieve significant benefits by migrating to Windows Server 2012 R2. Microsoft has made important changes to strengthen security and compliance functions, and has upgraded the platform to be more supportive of mobile devices and cloud platforms.
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Vintage Apple-1 sells for a record $905K

A 38-year-old working Apple-1 personal computer sold Wednesday at auction for a record $905,000, almost double the auctioneer's high-end estimate.
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HP gives Moonshot server its first Xeon chip

If Hewlett-Packard's Moonshot server doesn't pan out, it won't be for lack of trying.
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