The Week Ending Jan. 5
Topping this week's roundup of companies that came to win is Microsoft for its bid to acquire Avere Systems in a move to expand its hybrid cloud service capabilities.
Also making the list this week are McAfee for completing its acquisition of CASB technology developer Skyhigh Networks, rising security star AlgoSec for raising $36 million in its first bid for outside financing, Opaq Networks for its adoption of an all-channel sales model, and Cohesity for a key hire to boost its North America channel sales.
Not everyone in the IT industry was making 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 5 Companies That Had A Rough Week roundup.