Microsoft Azure Australia coming next week 
Vendor finally confirms local launch.
 
Avnet holds onto x86 in post-IBM era 
Lenovo authorises distie globally.
 
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.
 
Optus launches enterprise NBN services 
Business-grade NBN catalogue includes VPN, internet and voice services.
 
Rabid Reseller: Cost-benefit paralysis on the NBN 
[Blog post] What's the cost of NOT building a proper National Broadband Network?
 
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 
 
UCG wins contract to clear "significant backlog" across NBN 
Lands role to connect single-dwelling apartments, will double headcount.
 
Flash Q&A: Computer Merchants 
With David Crosthwaite, pre-sales engineer.
 
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.
 
Harvey Norman profit up $69m, despite fewer franchises 
 
Telstra, JB Hi-Fi, Dick Smith to sell Jabra Sport Pulse "smart" earbuds 
 
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.
 
Five companies that had a rough week 
Bets, lay-offs and partner poaching.
 
10 things we learned this week  
Envelopes stuffed with $10k and going back to school.
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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.