5 Companies That Had A Rough Week

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The Week Ending Jan. 5

Topping this week's roundup of those having a rough week is Intel, which scrambled to respond to reports that a pair of exploits in its processor architecture could affect millions of computers.

Also making the list this week are HP Inc. for having to recall approcimately 50,000 laptop batteries due to a potential fire hazard; Avi Networks, which was sued this week by Citrix for alleged patent infringement; VMware for having to patch several critical vulnerabilities in its vSphere Data Protection software; and Lenovo, which received orders from the Federal Trade Commission against misrepresenting the features of software it pre-loads on its laptop computers.

Not everyone in the IT industry was having a rough go of it this week. For a rundown of companies that made smart decisions, executed savvy strategic moves – or just had good luck – check out this week's 5 Companies That Came To Win roundup.

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