Cash quiz

The government is urging us to find out more about the new 12-sided pound coin, due to go into circulation next March. How much do you know already?

Wage gap

Indian construction workers brought in to work on a luxury hotel in Havana are being paid 10 times more than their Cuban counterparts, reports Will Ross.

Written off

Now that digital signatures are legally acceptable, what does this mean for the art of the hand-written signature and the venerable ink pen?

Microsoft open sources its next-gen cloud hardware design

80527689-6b4f-4ac8-bb93-25556376560c Microsoft today open sourced its next-gen hyperscale cloud hardware design and contributed it to the Open Compute Project (OCP). Microsoft joined the OCP, which also includes Facebook, Google, Intel, IBM, Rackspace and many other cloud vendors, back in 2014. Over the last two years, it already contributed a number of server, networking and data center designs. With this new contribution,… Read More

NFV and the Tebow thing

ENGLEWOOD, CO - APRIL 23:  Tim Tebow is introduced by the Denver Broncos at a press conference at the Broncos Headquarters in Dove Valley on April 23, 2010 in Englewood, Colorado. The Broncos picked Tebow in the first round of the 2010 NFL draft.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images) The game-changing nature of virtualization in the server world has led many in IT to assume it would automatically translate to networking. The idea inspired the network functions virtualization architecture that has gripped some circles of the industry with great exuberance. But success in one domain does not ensure success in another. Read More

HPE gears its updated Helion OpenStack distribution toward telcos

hpe_container HPE is in an interesting position. Now that it has shut down its Helion public cloud business, its main focus is on its private and managed cloud services, which center around the open source OpenStack cloud platform that’s pretty much the de facto standard for building private clouds now. HPE launched version 4.0 of its Helion OpenStack platform for enterprises this week. With… Read More