IBM ditches chip-making business as sales fall 
First x86 server business, now chip unit to go.
 
Microsoft Azure Australia coming next week 
Vendor finally confirms local launch.
 
Avnet holds onto x86 in post-IBM era 
Lenovo authorises distie globally.
 
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.
 
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.
 
HTC shows off Desire Eye selfie phone, periscope-like camera 
HD front-facing camera will produce better selfies, claims HTC.
 
Free Windows attracts 50 new tablet and phone makers 
New partners are coming in droves, according to Microsoft.
 
Lenovo: Watch out HP, Dell; 'we are ready to attack' 
Wants US$5 billion in revenue in first year.
 
Channel to fill services void, as Lenovo-IBM x86 deal closes 
Lenovo's smaller professional services unit is good news for resellers.
 
How IBM can support Apple’s thermonuclear war with Google 
Latest episode in complex history of IBM, Microsoft, Apple and Google.
 
IBM unleashes quiz show supercomputer for business 
 
OneDrive promises faster sync and 10GB file uploads 
 
Flash Q&A: Computer Merchants 
With David Crosthwaite, pre-sales engineer.
 
Intel gives sneak peak of its very own smartwatch 
 
IBM's new Xeon servers overcome security fears 
New server portfolio features advanced built-in security.
 
Datacom's search for a new Australian boss is over 
Appointment comes as Kiwi firm profits surge – no thanks to Aussie business.
 
IBM to go live with SoftLayer in Sydney and Melbourne 
Reveals $35m investment in local data centre footprint.
 
IBM: Apple deal will drive "ton" of work for partners 
Sheds light on ideas for energy, travel apps.
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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.