Microsoft and Nokia are making it official with a $7.2 billion acquisition. So, why did Microsoft pull the trigger and what does this mean for the channel? CRN's Channel Beat, which recaps the top stories of the week in the IT channel, looks at the blockbuster deal as well as a new promotion for Microsoft channel executive Eric Martorano. This week's recap also looks at an even bigger financial transaction with Verizon's $130 billion buyout of Vodafone's stake in Verizon Wireless.
PUBLISHED SEPT. 6, 2013