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5 Companies That Came To Win This Week

For the week ending Feb. 2, CRN takes a look at the companies that brought their 'A' game to the channel.

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The Week Ending Feb. 2

Topping this week's roundup of companies that came to win is SAP, which struck a $2.4 billion deal to acquire cloud sales performance application developer Callidus Software in a move that significantly strengthens SAP's lineup of cloud-based applications.

Also making the list this week are Red Hat, which is stepping up its moves in the container technology arena with its $250 million acquisition of CoreOS; Erwin for hiring a veteran channel manager as the company gears up for anticipated demand purred by GDPR data governance projects; Cisco for its plans to leverage the channel to grow sales of its latest intent-based networking systems; and Sophos for showing off its technology chops by expanding the machine learning capabilities of its Intercept X security software.

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 Five Companies That Had A Rough Week roundup.

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