News & Opinions

10 things we learned this week 
Which tech giant flies economy class? The Japanese love a nice smile.
 
Kytec files for administration, new company set up 
 
Reseller pays $2.65m for telco specialist 
Acquisition scene heats up as JCurve makes another buyout.
 
Canadian reseller scoops exclusive Aussie deal 
Helping innovative storage vendor set up in Australia.
 
Sharks circle Symantec 
Activists and buyers smell blood in the water.
 
Microsoft unveils SQL Server 2014 and bolsters Azure 
 
Intel sides with Google over Microsoft 
Up to 90% of tablet chips aimed at Android.
 
Global comms vendor acquires Aussie reseller for $14m 
1600-staff Ascom takes its channel partner in-house.
 
Australian AWS partners cash in on cloud 
Sydney summit shows maturing ecosystem for Amazon Web Services.
 
New CEO for Mint Wireless 
Founding board member of NextDC.
 
CRN poll results: distie consolidation 
We asked, 'Is consolidation among disties good for resellers?'
 
Samsung Galaxy S5 scores Telstra's 'Blue Tick' 
 
TechnologyOne appoints sales leader 
Aims to get customers onto cloud.
 
Lifeproof set to waterproof Australian iPads 
Announces new Lifeproof frē and nüüd iPad cases.
 
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.
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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.