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5 Companies That Had A Rough Week

For the week ending Jan. 26, CRN looks at IT companies that were unfortunate, unsuccessful or just didn't make good decisions.

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The Week Ending Jan. 26

Topping this week's roundup of those having a rough week is – yet again – Intel, for the ongoing saga of the Meltdown and Spectre exploits. This week the company had to warn customers and partners to stop deploying Intel patches for Spectre because they were causing "unpredictable system behavior."

Also making the list this week are PC makers Dell, HP and Lenovo, whic had to scramble to roll back firmware updates intended to fix the Spectre problem; Qualcomm for getting hit with a $1.23 billion fine by the European Commission for alleged anti-competitive behavior; Oracle for facing a $32 million refund claim from Rimini Street in their long-running copyright infringement case; and Microsoft for having to fix an Office security patch that is removing attachments from some emails.

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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