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5 Companies That Had A Rough Week

For the week ending March 16, CRN looks at IT companies that were unfortunate, unsuccessful or just didn't make good decisions.

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The Week Ending March 16

Topping this week's roundup of those having a rough week is Broadcom, whose efforts to buy communications chipmaker Qualcomm suffered a potentially fatal blow.

Also making the list this week are Dell Technologies, which faced shareholder opposition to the idea of a reverse merger with VMware; Samsung, whose output of NAND flash components was hit by a power outage at a Taiwan manufacturing plant; Microsoft, for losing a major Office customer to rival Google G Suite; and jewelry maker MBM for exposing data on 1.3 million customers through an unsecured Amazon storage system.

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 Five Companies That Came To Win roundup.

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