The Week Ending Feb. 9
Microsoft tops this week's list of companies that came to win after announcing an aggressive plan to offer free OneDrive for Business use to customers of rival cloud storage providers.
Also making the list this week are HP Inc., which introduced a line of lower-cost 3-D printers and a new channel program to drive them to a wider range of customers; Dell EMC, which is seeking to push its Data Domain data protection product line into new territory with a model designed for small and midsize businesses; RSA, which launched a revamped channel partner program it says will help partners drive growth with existing customers, improve marketing efforts and foster development of managed services practices; and Scale Computing, which gave partners a new way to make money with a punched-up flagship HC3 hyper-convergence platform with the addition of Unitrends disaster recovery and backup for both on-premises and cloud deployments.
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.