Technology News & Opinions

10 things we learned this week 
Cloud is closer to God than on-prem.
 
Data#3's John Grant to step down 
Channel leader names successor.
 
12 key take-aways from Microsoft's 1Q results 
Most growth coming from consumer hardware.
 
CEO admits internal friction in EMC Federation 
That's fine though, Joe Tucci tells investors.
 
Infosys execs depart after Apple overbilling scandal 
BPO's CEO and CFO gone, six more to be fired.
 
Low-cost tech support open for disadvantaged Australians  
WorkVentures' new call centre also trains unemployed youth.
 
Microsoft explains latest Azure outage 
But not why outages cannot be contained to one region.
 
SAP pours $150m into Canberra data centre and institute 
Uses Angela Merkel's visit to reveal expansion.
 
Lenovo beaten by own reseller to $65m Victorian PC panel 
Southern Cross Computer Systems "over the moon".
 
Azure outages "a red flag" for potential customers 
Gartner VP warns after latest disruptions to Microsoft cloud.
 
Five-year-old passes Microsoft Certified Professional exam 
Barely old enough for school, now world's youngest Microsoft pro.
 
NEC sheds Perth software unit 
Scope Systems acquires ERP business to expand beyond mining.
 
With Oriel buyout, BigAir just got serious about IT 
Last seven acquisitions were just the warm-up.
 
Construction firm nets distressed SAS Telecom for $1m 
Contract dispute crushed $14m networks company.
 
Netflix in Australia: will telcos play along? 
With only Sydney AWS data centres, service will need assistance.
 
500 Victorian schools move to Amazon Web Services 
Indian outsourcer takes Catholic schools into cloud.
 
Samsung to cut one-third of smartphone models 
 
IBM launches business email that integrates social media 
 
Look who's back: Nokia launches N1 Android tablet 
Full specs for Nokia N1 with Z launcher revealed.
 
Windows 10 testers get syncing feeling over OneDrive 
Microsoft faces criticism over synchronisation.
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Issue: 333 | November 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.