The Week Ending Sept. 1
Topping this week's roundup of those having a rough week are the Houston-based businesses that were relentlessly pounded by Hurricane Harvey this week. Thankfully, local solution providers as well as vendors stepped up to the plate to lend a helping hand.
Also making the list this week is Samsung for losing one of its channel champions in Kevin Gilroy; Abbott Laboratories for having to recall 465,000 of its pacemakers after being alerted that hackers can gain access to the devices; Yahoo and Verizon, which must now face litigation related to multiple breaches where personal information of more than 1 billion users was compromised; and users affected by a spambot that captured 711 million emal addresses.
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.