The Week Ending Aug. 25
Topping this week's roundup of companies that came to win is Cisco Systems, which took a big step this week to strengthen its competitive hand in the hyper-converged infrastructure arena with its $320 million acquisition of Springpath.
Also making the list are Samsung for thel launch of the Galaxy Note8 smartphone, big data startup Databricks for raising a stunning $140 million in financing, startups Kentik and Fluency for launching their first partner programs, and ClearCenter for its plans to invest up to $50 million in its partner ecosystem.
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.