Technology News & Opinions

CRN poll results: distie consolidation 
We asked, 'Is consolidation among disties good for resellers?'
 
JB Hi-Fi beats Apple and HP in reputation stakes 
Boost for bricks-and-mortar with Good Guys also in top 10.
 
A10 Networks appoints OCG Systems as reseller 
Melbourne partner adds cloud technology to portfolio.
 
Cashed-up UltraServe to go global after big investment 
 
Barcode firm forks out $3.5bn to buy Motorola hardware unit 
Zebra gets rugged computers, tablets and scanners.
 
Google will rank encrypted pages higher 
Google seeks to fight spam and boost security by favouring encrypted pages in search results.
 
ICT investment firm loses almost $16 million 
Invigor Group blames dispute over failed buyout.
 
IBM "goes on offensive" ahead of sale to Lenovo 
Money targeted at advertising, bonuses and partner bounties.
 
Reseller CEO faces 10 years jail 
Former S Central boss accused of 35 offences.
 
PC buyers stick to what they know: Intel 
Misconception that users are shunning traditional form factors.
 
Japan free trade deal unlikely to mean IT price cuts 
Five percent tariff removed from electronics.
 
Google admits to email scanning 
Says targeted advertising is the reason.
 
Dropbox to open first office in Australia 
Cloud provider has eye on local business market.
 
CloudCentral claims "massive opportunity" with US buyout 
 
Veteran regional reseller sold 
Bendigo IT founders retiring after 35 years in business.
 
Energy star stickers for servers 
Government seeking industry views on new ratings scheme
 
Microsoft shifting to universal apps for Windows 
Price shift for Windows 8 apps surprises some developers.
 
NSA has not exploited the Heartbleed bug - or so it says 
Security agency claims it was unaware of OpenSSL flaw, but Obama does allow spies to use exploits.
 
Surface Mini specs, release date,and more 
Microsoft could be shrinking down its Surface tablet - here's what we know so far
 
Kroll Ontrack partners with Blancco in ANZ 
Data erasure and recovery group to offer Blancco's data erasure software.
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Issue: 326 | April 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.