Technology News & Opinions

10 things we learned this week  
Seasons greetings and "Yo Gabba Gabba!" from CRN.
 
Sony caves to hackers, Washington's options limited 
Release of "The Interview" cancelled, amid backlash.
 
Oracle revenue rises on strong growth in cloud 
Software giant's cloud services sales rise 45 percent.
 
Microsoft partner Ensyst acquired by Optus   
Australian partner of the year joins Optus Business.
 
IBM says cloud business enjoying 'breakthrough year' 
 
Xero doubles Australian customers 
But MYOB far from out of the race.
 
Deloitte brings another Aussie IT outfit into the fold 
SaaS reseller joins Big Four accountancy giant.
 
Data#3's VMware boss to run 52nd half-marathon in 52 weeks 
Guess what he's wearing for the final one tomorrow.
 
Sony hackers under North Korea protection may never be caught 
Threats made to cinemas showing film parodying dictator of rogue state.
 
Investment firm: Amazon will spin off AWS in 2015 
Call made by mob who predicted Symantec and eBay breakups.
 
Commonwealth Games tech provider liquidated, owing $174k 
Year of stresses prove too much for AchieveIT.
 
Telstra confirms Pacnet acquisition talks 
Potential purchase of significant data centre and telecoms provider.
 
Vocus to create national telco with Amcom buyout 
Combined company will have more than 20 data centres.
 
Artis strikes maiden partnership with Dicker Data 
Distie helps Sydney reseller expand SAP offering.
 
Datacom wins $5m deal with corruption-busting ICAC 
 
NSW residents warned of free computer scam 
Victims duped into giving tax file numbers, drivers licence details.
 
"Epic nightmare" for Sony as ex-staffers seek class action 
Claims company failed to protect data against November attack.
 
Unisys names 20-year channel veteran as new CEO 
Tough job to turn around seven losses in 11 quarters since 2012.
 
Great outdoors: wifi access point braves snow, rain, heat 
802.11ac box works in temperatures from -40 to +56 degrees.
 
Microsoft takes reseller to court over alleged COA abuse 
Perth company accused of copyright infringement.
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Issue: 334 | December 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.