The Week Ending April 6
Topping this week's roundup of companies that came to win is Microsoft for its plan to invest $5 billion over the next four years in a series of Internet of Things initiatives.
Also making the list this week are Amazon Web Services for launching a new channel program that provides incentives for partners to extend their AWS practices, RSA for a savvy acquisition of a developer of behavioral analytics security technology, Spirent Communications for launching its first-ever partner program, and McAfee channel chief Ken McCray for being named this year's champion of the CRN Channel Madness Tournament of Chiefs.
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.