Colin Barker

Colin Barker is based in London and is Senior Reporter for ZDNet. He has been writing about the IT business for some 30-plus years. He still enjoys it.

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Magic from Vodafone expected on 5 May

The mobile phone company Vodafone said on Wednesday that the much anticipated Google Android phone, dubbed Magic, will be available from 5 May.The phone can be pre-ordered now from the company's website for from £15 per month for a minimum plan with no free minutes to £80.

April 23, 2009 by

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Magic from Vodafone available May 5

The mobile phone company Vodafone said on Wednesday that its much anticipated Google Android phone, dubbed Magic, will be available from May 5.The phone can be pre-ordered now from the company's website for from £15 per month for a minimum plan with no free minutes to £80.

April 23, 2009 by

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No welcome for Oracle from Ingres

Database supplier Ingres, an Oracle competitor, has not exactly welcomed the news that its rival has just grown even bigger with the acquisition of Sun Microsystems. Ingres is, like MySQL, an open source database and the company has close ties with other open source suppliers like Red Hat.

April 23, 2009 by

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HP surprised by Oracle's Sun purchase

In a time when the modern IT executive stays almost locked to a Blackberry it is hard to catch them by a surprising bit of news. All the more gratifying then to catch out a few of them at the Technology@Work event in Berlin on Monday, with the news that Oracle was buying Sun.

April 21, 2009 by

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HP launches all-in-one data system Matrix

HP has launched data BladeSystem Matrix as a converged system that offers software, server, storage and networking in one package intended to make it easy to install a complete data centre solution, the company said.Using a single interface, the aim behind Blade System Matrix is that users have a one-stop shop to build a complete data centre solution as quickly and easily as possible.

April 20, 2009 by

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Avaya gets new boss for UK and Ireland

The telecommunications company, Avaya, on Wednesday said it had appointed a new managing director for the UK and Ireland, Lee Shorten.The company said in a statement that Buddie Ceronie, current vice president, UK, Ireland and Southern Africa, is leaving the company "to pursue other professional opportunities".

April 15, 2009 by

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