Michael Dell gives the keynote address to kick off Dell World 2014 at the Austin Convention Center in Texas. photograph: gary miller/getty

The only thing less anticipated by this reporter than heavy downpours in Austin, Texas, was Simon Le Bon’s lively attempts at convincing the 5,000-str(...)

Battered image: Tesco’s auditor, PricewaterhouseCoopers, warned in May of the “risk of manipulation” of financial results. photograph: jeff j mitchell/getty images

The announcement that Tesco is to be investigated by the UK’s serious fraud office has once again shone a light on murky accounting practices in the c(...)

Tom Sweet, CFO Dell, pictured at their Dublin Campus. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The privatisation of Dell was described as the biggest and nastiest tech buyout since the beginning of the global financial crisis.It was October 2013(...)

Michael Dell, founder and CEO of Dell Inc. The tech giant is moving from exclusively hardware  to include cloud products.  Photograph: Damon Winter/The New York Times

Dell’s decision to go private has led to its new position as the world’s fastest-growing integrated technology company, according to CEO and founder M(...)

Bank of Ireland chief executive  Richie Boucher: to appear before  Oireachtas finance committee today. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Bank of Ireland repossessed 621 owner-occupied or buy-to-let properties in the first half of this year, according to documents submitted to the Oirea(...)

Web Summit founder Paddy Cosgrave and Dell’s president of EMEA  Aongus Hegarty outside the door of Room 2713 - the dorm room where Dell began. The PC giant will recreate the university dorm room at this year’s Web Summit.

Alcatel-Lucent chief technology officer Marcus Weldon, House of Cards executive producer Dana Brunetti and U2 frontman Bono have been added to the (...)

Dell is to locate a new Commerce Services R&D Centre in Dublin, resulting in the creation of more than 50 highly skilled jobs. Photo: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Dell is to locate a new Commerce Services R&D Centre in Dublin, resulting in the creation of more than 50 highly skilled jobs.The company has begu(...)

A bitcoin ATM machine is shown at a restaurant in San Diego, California. The price of bitcoin plummeted by 20 per cent over the weekend hitting a one-year low. Photograph: Mike Blake/Reuters

The price of bitcoin fell nearly 20 per cent this weekend to its lowest level of the year, prompting worries of a crash. “As the price is going down, (...)

Hewlett-Packard is expected to announce today that it will split the company into two separate companies, a personal-computer and printer business, and corporate hardware and services operations. Photograph: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Hewlett-Packard is expected to announce today that it will split the company into two separate companies, a personal-computer and printer business, an(...)

Ireland’s low bond yields “owe more to the decisive actions of Mario Draghi, European Central Bank president, than to any decisions made in Dublin”. Photograph: Jasper Juinen/Bloomberg

The world has watched transfixed as Scotland wrestled with its destiny. But now that its future is settled, it is Scotland’s Celtic neighbour Ireland (...)