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EMC Botherer Pure Storage Grabs $225 Million Funding

Pure Storage’s valuation has risen to over $3 billion after the flash storage upstart reportedly completed another bumper fundraising round.

Greenpeace Report: Falling In With the Wrong Cloud?

Greenpeace has been accused of missing the bigger picture after it mauled the eco-credentials of some of the leading cloud computing brands.

McAfee Boosts Spiffs for Demos and POCs

McAfee is bolstering the rewards available to sales engineers at partners for carrying out demonstrations and proof-of-concepts (POCs).

Google Dances on XP’s Grave With $100 Chromebook

Google sees the end of XP support this week as an opportunity to further dent Microsoft’s dominance of the PC market.

Amazon’s Cloud Slammed in Greenpeace Report

Amazon Web Services has been singled out as among the ‘dirtiest’ cloud providers in a Greenpeace report — but Google, Facebook and Apple have been praised for their commitment to powering data centers with renewable energy.

NSS Labs Hits Back at FireEye ‘Untruths’

A war of words has erupted between FireEye and an independent testing house that questioned the vendor’s ability to catch malware.

Gartner: Quarter of Enterprise Machines Still Running XP

Up to a quarter of enterprise computers will still be running on XP after Microsoft Corp. pulls support for the geriatric operating system, Gartner reckons.

Windows XP Market Share Drops to 27 Percent

Windows XP’s market share is finally showing signs of heading south as Microsoft gears up to pull support for the ageing operating system next week.

Gartner: Lower-cost Devices to Drive Spending Rebound

Spending on PCs, ultramobiles, mobile phones and tablets will return to solid growth in 2014 but lower-cost devices will be the order of the day.

Direct-Selling SAS Sends Channel SOS

World’s largest privately held software firm overhauling legal, sales and marketing processes as it embraces channel for first time.