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Aug 26 2013   10:58AM GMT

TechTarget’s weekly roundup (8/19 – 8/26)

Michael Tidmarsh Michael Tidmarsh Profile: Michael Tidmarsh


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Last week was full of hot news including Steve Ballmer’s sudden retirement and VMworld 2013 getting underway. If you missed any of it, the TechTarget writers have you covered in this week’s roundup.

1. IT pros shed no tears over Microsoft CEO Ballmer’s retirement plans – SearchWindowsServer Editorial staff (SearchWindowsServer)

As most of you have already heard, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has decided to retire from the company within the next year. How has the enterprise world reacted to the news? They’re shedding no tears.

2. Is Steve Ballmer Being Forced to Retire for Bungling the Launch of the Microsoft Surface RT? – Ed Hardy (TabletPCReview)

Following up on Ballmer’s retirement, one analyst believes he’s not retiring, but he’s actually being forced out by the company because of the huge loss Microsoft took on the Microsoft Surface RT.

3. SDN blog roundup: Is OpenFlow SDN all it’s cracked up to be? – Michelle McNickle (SearchSDN)

In this week’s SDN blog roundup, SDN bloggers discuss OpenFlow SDN, the future of SDN and network virtualization, and how affinities can be used in and out of a Plexxi network.

4. VMworld 2013 conference coverage – SearchServerVirtualization Editorial staff (SearchServerVirtualization)

Can’t attend VMworld 2013 this week? Don’t worry the SearchServerVirtualization team has you covered as they will have full coverage of the issues facing VMware and will provide full coverage from the show floor.

5. Cisco layoffs announced in the face of changing networking market – Gina Narcisi (SearchNetworking)

Despite having a strong 2013 fourth quarter (highlighted by continued revenue growth and strong U.S. sales), networking giant Cisco has announced plans to slash its headcount by 5%, effectively cutting 4,000 jobs.

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