5 Companies That Had A Rough Week


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The Week Ending Jan. 19

Topping this week's roundup of those having a rough week is Intel – again – for the continued fallout from the Spectre and Meltdown exploits. This week Intel dealt with reports that some of its firmware updates were causing Intel chips to reboot.

Also making the list this week were a number of IT vendors, including VMware, Cisco and Oracle, who scrambled to investigate Meltdown and Spectre, issue fixes and – in VMware's case – rollback fixes for the vulnerabilities.

Also on this week's list is Xerox, which faced a complaint by a major stockholder about its plans for a Fujifilm deal; Broadcom, which is under Federal Trade Commission investigation for possible antitrust activity; and Lenovo, which had to fix a system vulnerability that dates back to 2004.

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 Five Companies That Came To Win roundup.



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