The Week Ending July 14
Topping this week's roundup of companies that came to win is Microsoft, which made some channel-friendly moves at its Inspire partner conference this week, including launching an online marketplace for ISV partner applications.
Also making the list are Intel, for its new Xeon line of processors aimed at boosting its competitive stance in the server arena; security vendors Gemalto and EventTracker, for launching new channel partner programs; Symantec, for its planned acquisition of a mobile security software developer; and Cisco, for its acquisition of a cloud security software developer.
Not everyone in the IT industry made smart moves this week, of course. For a rundown of companies that were unfortunate, unsuccessful or just didn't make good decisions, check out this week's Five Companies That Had A Rough Week roundup.