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10 things we learned this week 
Which tech giant flies economy class? The Japanese love a nice smile.
 
IBM "goes on offensive" ahead of sale to Lenovo 
Money targeted at advertising, bonuses and partner bounties.
 
Amazon launches memory-packed cloud servers 
 
Amazon "dirtiest" cloud provider: Greenpeace 
 
Dell rules itself out of cloud battle 
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Public cloud market too crowded, argues Michael Dell.
 
IBM wins multimillion deal for Coke's SAP cloud  
Drinks giant wants to unify platform across regions.
 
US giant CSC plucks new Australian boss from IBM 
Gavin Larkings departs after 15 years at CSC.
 
Now its Microsoft's turn to slash cloud pricing 
Sticks to promise that Azure will match Amazon prices.
 
Amazon slashes pricing for cloud services 
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Up to 40 percent reductions announced.
 
Cloud price war: Google takes aim at Amazon 
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Slashes prices for enterprise services and adds new volume discounts.
 
Lenovo's memo to server sales team 
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Read the full text of Gerry Smith's email.
 
Dimension Data investing heavily in battle with Amazon 
Adds Cisco support, prepares direct connection service
 
Cloud price cuts a wake-up call for hardware resellers 
 
Wayne Goss takes regional role sales at SugarCRM 
Ex-IBM exec to keep driving CRM vendor's local growth.
 
Silver lining for channel in IBM layoffs? 
Any vendor downsizing could push work to the channel.
 
First-ever Aussie to win IBM's global marketing award 
 
AWS in fight for Aussie IT talent  
Public cloud giant heads down under hunting local brains for Seattle HQ.
 
Flash player: Advent One & IBM 
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One of IBM's closest partners stuck with the vendor for flash.
 
Local resellers upbeat on Lenovo's $2.3bn IBM acquisition 
Chinese PC maker buys IBM's x86 server business.
 
IBM beats Wall Street's estimates, but sees huge hardware losses 
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