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5 Companies That Had A Rough Week

For the week ending March 2, CRN looks at IT companies that were unfortunate, unsuccessful or just didn't make good decisions.

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The Week Ending March 2

Topping this week's roundup of those having a rough week are Verizon and Straight Path, which paid the U.S. Federal Communications Commission a hefty fine for failing to use awarded spectrum.

Also making the list this week are GitHub, which was hit with a massive DDoS attack; Hewlett Packard Enterprise, which had to fixed a "high severity" vulnerability in a key server remote management system; Google, which was sued by a former employee alleging the company discriminates against Caucasian and Asian males in hiring; and Amazon Web Services, which suffered a service outage Friday that even affected its Alexa digital assistant.

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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