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  • HCL responds to India’s labor office regarding bonus clawbac • The Register

    HCL responds to India’s labor office regarding bonus clawbac • The Register

    Indian IT services giant HCL Technologies has told India’s Labour Commissioner that its controversial decision to recover bonuses paid to staff who later resigned was not illegal. News of the demand for repayments emerged in January 2022, when the Nascent Information Technology Employees Senate (NITES), an organisation that represents Indian IT workers, complained that some […]

  • Potty-mouthed System/360 fix revealed to all and sundry • The Register

    Potty-mouthed System/360 fix revealed to all and sundry • The Register

    Who, Me? A Register reader is tripped up by the curse of software updates decades before Patch Tuesday was a twinkle in Microsoft’s eye. Some things never change. Welcome to Who, Me? Our story this week comes from “Ivor” courtesy of his experience with punched cards and the IBM System/360 Model 40. This particular bit […]

  • Why did they build it then? • The Register

    Why did they build it then? • The Register

    Opinion Queen Elizabeth I is said to have expressed her attitude to her subjects’ private beliefs by noting: “I do not seek to open windows to men’s souls.” Microsoft Windows 11 has few such qualms. A new feature,accidentally enabled in an Insider build, not only opened a channel between the company and the quintessential tool, […]

  • UK’s largest union calls on Arm to press pause on job cuts • The Register

    UK’s largest union calls on Arm to press pause on job cuts • The Register

    Updated One of Britain’s largest unions, Unite, is calling on chip designer Arm’s management to pause an ongoing redundancy process and “open up the books” for closer inspection to reveal the company’s “true” financial health. Arm CEO Rene Haas recently wrote to employees warning of a need to “stay competitive” and “remove duplication of work […]

  • Users unable to print over Epson payments snafu • The Register

    Users unable to print over Epson payments snafu • The Register

    Epson’s ReadyPrint subscription-based printing service is designed to take the hassle out of printing but its not working as intended, at least not for everyone. The service was created to let users print as much as they like without worrying about running out of ink. For a small monthly fee, the firm will send customers […]

  • Zoom agrees privacy conditions with Dutch ICT purchasing org • The Register

    Zoom agrees privacy conditions with Dutch ICT purchasing org • The Register

    Hot on the heels of Microsoft’s report card from the Dutch department of Justice and Security comes news of rival messaging platform Zoom receiving a nod via a renewed Data Protection Impact Assessment (DPIA). The assessment was performed by the Privacy Company and was commissioned by SURF (the purchasing organisation for Netherlands’ universities.) The first […]

  • AMD rolls out new, pricier mega-cache Epyc server processors • The Register

    AMD rolls out new, pricier mega-cache Epyc server processors • The Register

    AMD has announced its latest, pricier Epyc server processors, code-named Milan-X, to extend the chip giant’s lead over Intel for technical computing applications. The key to the appeal is driven by a massive amount of cache fused in, a major jump for HPC and other demanding areas. The four new microprocessors range from 16 to […]

  • Ransomware gang is targeting US critical infrastructure • The Register

    Ransomware gang is targeting US critical infrastructure • The Register

    A ransomware-as-a-service (RaaS) group that has been around since last summer is targeting critical infrastructure in the United States, according to federal law enforcement agencies. Targets include assets used in the financial services, manufacturing and government sectors, the Feds said. The AvosLocker ransomware has targeted multiple victims across the country, according to the joint advisory […]

  • Verified asset management tools help speed Oracle audits • The Register

    Verified asset management tools help speed Oracle audits • The Register

    Oracle-verified third-party tools for software asset management are being used by Big Red to save time and effort conducting software audits, even though they do not offer users a compliance position. Earlier this week Oracle spoke to an International Business Software Managers Association (IBSMA) webinar to give details of its approved third-party tools for understanding […]

  • SATCOM networks on high alert after US govt warning • The Register

    SATCOM networks on high alert after US govt warning • The Register

    In Brief US federal agencies have warned of possible threats to American and international satellite communication (SATCOM) networks that could affect customers. In a joint security alert, the US Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and FBI “strongly encourage” critical infrastructure operators, along with SATCOM network providers and customers, to put in place a series […]