Lifecycle Management

    5 Companies That Came To Win This Week
    Rick Whiting
    March 31, 2023, 03:26 PM EDT

    For the week ending March 31, CRN takes a look at the companies that brought their ‘A’ game to the channel including HP Inc., Cisco Systems, Graphiant, Okta and Fastly.

    TD Synnex CEO: Advanced Solutions Business Up, PCs Still In Decline
    Joseph F. Kovar
    March 29, 2023, 10:24 AM EDT

    ‘The offerings that are related to digital transformation—cloud, analytics, IoT, cybersecurity, hyperscale infrastructures—our high-growth areas continue to materially, as an industry, outpace the market. So for Advanced Solutions, it’s a combination of those high-growth technologies that fit within that category, with cloud, analytics, IoT, cybersecurity being really quite robust, along with the fact that there was some pent-up backlog that’s being fulfilled,’ says TD Synnex CEO Rich Hume.

    Toshiba To Go Private In $15B Deal
    Joseph F. Kovar
    March 23, 2023, 05:02 PM EDT

    Talks between Toshiba and potential acquirers have been going on for about a year, with JIP Group finally getting the OK for a deal priced lower than what was previously offered before Toshiba saw a financial downturn and a drop in value of its Kioxia semiconductor and hard drive business.

    Dell: ‘Challenging’ Year Ahead With ‘Cautious’ Storage Spending And PC ‘Weakness’
    Joseph F. Kovar
    March 02, 2023, 06:59 PM EST

    ‘Underlying demand in PCs and servers remains weak, and we are seeing signs of changing customer behavior in storage. Though Q4 was a very good storage demand quarter, we saw lengthening sales cycles and more cautious storage spending with strength in very large customers offset by declines in medium and small business. Given that backdrop, we expect at least the early part of FY24 to remain challenging,’ says Chuck Whitten, Dell’s co-chief operating officer.

    NetApp Shuts Down Its Spot PC VDI Business
    Joseph F. Kovar
    February 24, 2023, 04:45 PM EST

    ‘We continue to sharpen our prioritization efforts to focus only on those high value and growth areas of the business, which is why we’re exiting the Cloud Desktop product category, which includes Spot PC. We’re confident these moves will bolster NetApp’s dominant market position, and help our customers take full advantage of the cloud,’ says NetApp in a statement to CRN.

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