IBM ditches chip-making business as sales fall 
First x86 server business, now chip unit to go.
 
Nadella: $5 billion a year is price to play in public cloud 
 
Microsoft Azure Australia coming next week 
Vendor finally confirms local launch.
 
Avnet holds onto x86 in post-IBM era 
Lenovo authorises distie globally.
 
Steve Wozniak becomes UTS professor 
Another step in becoming Australian citizen for Apple co-founder “Woz”.
 
Microsoft's 'Azure in a box' brings cloud on-premise 
Dell hardware integrated with Microsoft software.
 
Empired makes $17.4m buyout to snatch Microsoft partner crown 
Buys Intergen and doubles revenue and headcount.
 
Microsoft smartwatch coming "within weeks" 
Platform-agnostic device will have fitness focus and more than two days' battery life.
 
iPhone and Mac sales offset iPad 'speed bump' 
Mac sales up 20 percent amid iPad decline.
 
Microsoft lifts ban on rival vendors at partner conference  
 
10 things we learned this week 
Fun making international calls on someone else's phone.
 
Look out Apple, tablet sales to slow 
Stiff competition from two-in-ones, says Gartner.
 
Apple unveils new iPads and 5K Retina iMac 
New Air and mini tablets, plus desktop.
 
Apple, Facebook pay women to freeze eggs 
Offered up to US$20,000 to put family plans on ice.
 
Veeam reveals public cloud partnership with Azure and VMware 
Says partners can profit from offering cloud back-up services.
 
10 devices that are iPhone 6 killers 
Latest smartphones that have Apple in the cross-hairs.
 
IBM data centres to offer SAP HANA 
For both IBM Cloud Managed Services and Softlayer.
 
Hewlett-Packard to resell VMware AirWatch 
Mobility war declared against Apple-IBM and Microsoft.
 
Apple overtakes Asus in top five best-selling PC brands 
 
10 biggest launches expected at Apple's 16 Oct event 
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CRN Magazine

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.