10 things we learned this week 
How to get a passport without going to the post office.
 
EMC takes custody of VCE as Cisco marriage falters 
 
Lenovo rumoured to be acquiring BlackBerry 
Chinese vendor could be second time lucky, say reports.
 
EMC tipped to buy out most of Cisco's VCE stake 
Will VCE get absorbed alongside VMware, RSA?
 
Avnet holds onto x86 in post-IBM era 
Lenovo authorises distie globally.
 
Apple overtakes Asus in top five best-selling PC brands 
 
The dark side of Australian channel consolidation 
[Blog post] While some strike it rich, others are finding heartache.
 
Troubled PC market sees signs of life 
 
EMC gives muted response to push for VMware split 
EMC board has met with activist investor Elliott Management.
 
Cisco may stop investing in VCE 
Cisco has lost US$644 million on joint venture, EMC almost a billion.
 
EMC-HP merger suddenly not so far-fetched 
Post-split HP more conducive for M&A play.
 
Lenovo: Watch out HP, Dell; 'we are ready to attack' 
Wants US$5 billion in revenue in first year.
 
Channel to fill services void, as Lenovo-IBM x86 deal closes 
Lenovo's smaller professional services unit is good news for resellers.
 
VMware was the coveted prize for HP in talks with EMC 
VMware and HP products seen to be complementary.
 
EMC-HP merger much easier than EMC-Dell deal 
Dell's private ownership makes it harder to raise the money.
 
PC and print spin-off considered by HP in EMC talks 
 
EMC shops for merger, sweats under investor pressure 
Talks to Hewlett-Packard and Dell, exploring all options.
 
Lenovo debuts three workstations 
New Thinkstations coming to Australia and New Zealand.
 
DataCore taps ex-EMC man as regional sales boss 
Ian Heath joins after more than a decade at EMC.
 
Flash Q&A: Nexus  
With the principal Sean Murphy.
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Issue: 331 | September 2014

CRN Magazine looks in-depth at the emerging issues and developments for the channel, and provides insight, analysis and strategic information to help resellers better run their businesses.