The CRN.com News Quiz -- October 2010


How well do you know the IT channel? In this quiz, we ask 10 questions regarding the business and technology issues that solution providers encountered in October, as reported on CRN. See how well you score!



It's the slatest! Whose new business-oriented tablet PC, the Slate 500, running Windows 7, was released this month?

Asus

Dell

HP

Lenovo



That's a big

apple

. Who won a five year, $50 million dollar contract to move much of New York city's IT infrastrucure to the cloud?


ACS/Xerox

Deloitte

Microsoft

SAIC



Apple

reaches out to the enterprise, again. Who is

Apple

partnering with to provide support for businesses users of iPads and iPhones?


Accenture

Dimension Data

Sapient

Unisys



Cloud storage developer Cleversafe recieved an investment from what unusual organization?


The CIA
The Rolling Stones
The Vatican
Yale University



Who's planning on spending "hundreds of millions" on a campaign to showcase their products as high-end, not commodity, devices?


Acer

Dell

Samsung

Toshiba


This Oak Trail is more than a foliage walk.

Intel

's new processor family is aimed at what platform?


Consumer electronics
Data Centers
Implantable medical devices
Tablet PCs



They'll make it up in volume. Who is offering businesses a free instance of their cloud services infrastructure for a year?


Amazon

Google

IBM

Rackspace



This is as bad as when Black Sabbath broke up.

Lotus

Notes creator Ray Ozzie is stepping down as chief software architect of what company?


Apple

Google

IBM

Microsoft



Which TV manufacturer is coming out with a line of sets featuring

Google

's

Google

TV software, with Android app support?


Hitachi

Sony

Sharp

Vizio



Make up your mind. What company announced it was in talks with an investor to go private a second time, having already gone public twice?


Fortinet

Juniper

Netgear

Seagate



For more on the stories in this quiz, see the following articles:

HP Unveils Slate 500 Tablet For Business Users

Microsoft, New York City Strike Software-Cloud Computing Deal

Apple Targeting Business, Government Markets With Unisys Help

Storage Developer Cleversafe Gets Investment From CIA Venture Arm

Dell To Spend 'Hundreds Of Millions' In Consumer Ad Campaign

Intel Preparing Oak Trail Processors For Tablets

Amazon Unveils Free Cloud Services Amid Falling Margins

Microsoft Partners: It Was Time For Ozzie To Go

Sony Goes Google With Web-Enabled Google TV Line

Seagate Says Talks Underway To Go Private, Again