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Dec 13 2015   10:15PM GMT

TechTarget’s weekly roundup (12/7 – 12/14)

Michael Tidmarsh Michael Tidmarsh Profile: Michael Tidmarsh

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Cisco
EMC
Microsoft
VMware

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Do you think the EMC-VMware cloud venture will work out? Find out what some experts thought in this week’s roundup.

1. EMC-VMware hybrid cloud venture gets thumbs up from some – Ed Scannell (SearchCloudComputing)

Investors may have objections to the deal, but analysts and users see a lot of upside to the EMC-VMware joint cloud venture, with the EMC-acquired Virtustream at its center.

2. Microsoft delivers 12 fixes for December Patch Tuesday – Tom Walat (SearchWindowsServer)

Microsoft ended the security cycle of 2015 by releasing eight critical bulletins, including details on a font exploit.

3. Dell Quest, SonicWall users face another acquisition deal – Bridget Botelho (SearchDataCenter)

SonicWall and Quest Software users, who endured Dell’s acquisition three years ago, face more uncertainty, as Dell reportedly considers the sale of those companies to reduce debt.

4. FBI: Encryption backdoor laws are unnecessary, if companies comply – Michael Heller (SearchSecurity)

FBI Director James Comey is sticking to the message that the FBI doesn’t want encryption backdoor legislation, but one senator doesn’t expect companies to comply without the legal impetus.

5. Cisco, Microsoft UC battle to benefit tech buyers – Antone Gonsalves (SearchUnifiedCommunications)

Tech buyers can take advantage of the fight between Cisco and Microsoft for UC customers — a battle that intensified this week with Cisco’s overhaul of Spark.

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