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  • Insight Enterprises Rides Cloud, Client Strength to Steady Q3 Sales Growth

    Insight Enterprise posted a 3.9 percent improvement in net earnings as a bigger portion of the company's PC, server and storage business gets a boost from growth in cloud computing.

    Cloud now represents 14 percent of the Tempe, Arizona-based company's gross profits, up from 9 percent last year, according to Chief Financial Officer Glynis Bryan. Insight is seeing higher cloud adoption rates in Europe than in North America, Bryan said.

  • AWS Doesn't Disappoint In Amazon's Q3 Earnings

    The financials Amazon reported Thursday disappointed investors, but the industry leading public cloud was one segment of the sprawling business that became more profitable in the third quarter.

    In the quarter that ended September 30, Amazon earned 52 cents a share on revenues of $32.71 billion, well below the 78 cents a share Wall Street analysts were expecting. 

  • Fortinet Sees Sales Slip As North American Restructuring Takes Hold

    Fortinet reported a 23 percent drop in third-quarter net income as its North American sales realignment is taking longer than expected to yield results. 

    The security vendor announced in January that it was reorganizing its U.S. enterprise sales team, redistributing it into two groups focusing on either global strategic accounts or regional territories. Fortinet CEO Ken Xie said Thursday that those sales force realignment changes have led to "execution challenges in North America that further impacted our performance."  

  • Masergy Predicts Growth, More Commitment To Partners As Another Private Equity Firm Digs In

    Private equity firm Berkshire Partners, LLC. is acquiring the majority stake in managed services provider Masergy Communications, but that will mean good things for partners, the company said.

    Under the new ownership, Masergy will be able to make more technology-related investments and reach more customers with its next-generation, hybrid networking solutions, Chris MacFarland, Masergy's CEO told CRN.