Nadella: $5 billion a year is price to play in public cloud 
Microsoft also reveals "Azure in a box" appliance.
 
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.
 
Dell extends Nexenta to VMware EVO: RAIL 
Expanding its hyper-converged infrastructure.
 
CRN poll results: data centres 
We asked if you'd run your own data centre or go the cloud.
 
Microsoft lifts ban on rival vendors at partner conference  
 
10 things we learned this week 
Fun making international calls on someone else's phone.
 
Veeam reveals public cloud partnership with Azure and VMware 
Says partners can profit from offering cloud back-up services.
 
Dell pushes beyond PC with Aussie data centres 
Picks 6YS as key local cloud services partner.
 
Hewlett-Packard to resell VMware AirWatch 
Mobility war declared against Apple-IBM and Microsoft.
 
Apple overtakes Asus in top five best-selling PC brands 
 
Vodafone launches 4G business mobile data plans 
Aimed at small businesses up to twenty users.
 
Microsoft announces channel-only Surface Pro 3 bundle 
 
Symantec reveals 10-point transformation plan 
 
Microsoft CEO apologises over women pay gaffe 
 
Microsoft CEO criticised for suggesting women not ask for raises 
 
10 things we learned this week 
The Synnex bunny, winning big in Vegas, and hotel wifi.
 
Dell blasts HP, saying split adds "instability" for channel 
See the full text of Dell's fiery letter to partners.
 
The truth behind CloudCentral's failed ASX float 
A cautionary tale for tech firms going public.
 
Azure Australia government-ready, says Microsoft 
Security credentials come ahead of local Azure launch.
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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.