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Microsoft abandons old Windows 7 and 8.1 support for Skylake in latest forced Windows 10 upgrade manoeuvre

Microsoft has seemingly come up with another method of “encouraging” its users to upgrade to Windows 10 post-haste, with the announcement that Intel Skylake microprocessors will no longer be able to activate Windows 7 or 8.1 from July 2017.  The announcement was buried in a blog post late last week by Microsoft’s executive vice president of Windows and devices Terry Myerson ... Read More »

How mobile apps made William Hill a real-time business

Even if you’re not a gambler, it’s difficult to miss how large the betting industry has become. Millions of people have a flutter on sporting fixtures and people can gamble on almost anything ranging from politics, to the potential names of celebrity babies, to personal bets on weight-loss goals. In a competitive field, William Hill is the largest operator in ... Read More »

The top 10 news stories of 2015

Gartner Magic Quadrant ‘pay for play’: ‘We don’t know the result until we see the report’ says SAP after fifth year at the top Read More »

Gartner Magic Quadrant ‘pay for play’: ‘We don’t know the result until we see the report’ says SAP after fifth year at the top

SAP’s continually high placement in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant is down to a “very fair” process of fact checking and customer consultation, in which the vendor doesn’t know the result “until [they] see the report”, SAP has told Computing. “We don’t know the result until we see the report, so we give them customers and partners to interview,” Hagen Hertwig, head ... Read More »

Court allows NetScout accusation of Gartner Magic Quadrant “pay for play” business model to continue

An accusation that analyst house Gartner’s “Magic Quadrant” technology market positioning reports are corrupt and run on a “pay for play” model has been allowed by a US court, paving the way for further legal activity between Gartner and network management vendor NetScout, who made the accusation. NetScout also accused Gartner of defaming it by placing the vendor in a ... Read More »

Microsoft is back on the warpath with ‘additional upgrade scenarios’ for forced Windows 10 downloads

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Further Office 365 and Azure outages “could have a detrimental impact on the running of the country” advises Mimecast

A growing dependence on Microsoft cloud ecosystems could see events such as today’s Office 365 and Azure outages have “a detrimental impact on the running of the country,” Microsoft Exchange partner Mimecast has warned. Speaking to Computing after today’s outage – which lasted around four hours and the damage from which to UK enterprise is still to be calculated – ... Read More »

Are local authorities being targeted in Oracle software-licence audits?

Oracle’s notoriously aggressive software licence auditing teams are turning their attention to local authorities, with one-in-six London boroughs being targeted by the software giant. That is the claim of Oracle rival TmaxSoft, which dug out the information using a series of Freedom of Information requests. Ninety-two per cent of London’s councils use Oracle relational database software somewhere within their organisations, ... Read More »

Using big data to build ‘a concierge in your pocket’: an interview with Genting Casinos UK IT director Chris Ashworth

Author: Danny Palmer Source: Computing | 24 Nov 2015 Categories: Business Software | Services and Outsourcing | Strategy | Corporate Tags: Genting | Genting casinos uk | Resorts world birmingham | Chris ashworth | Cio | Cio interview | Big data | Tibco | Analytics | Cloud | Mobile | Apps | Privacy | Intelligent gaming solutions | Api | ... Read More »

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