The Week Ending March 30
Topping this week's roundup of companies that came to win is Plantronics, which made a big play for leadership in the unified communications and collaboration space this week with its deal to acquire Polycom for $2 billion.
Also making the list this week are Sanity Solutions, which is saving its customers millions by migrating them from public clouds to a hybrid computing model; Cisco, Intel and Samsung, which, according to a report, are the innovation leaders in the Internet of Things; security startup Opaq Networks for its savvy acquisition of FourV Systems; and Pure Storage and Nvidia for developing a channel-only system for AI tasks.
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.