Friday’s Five: A Handful of Tech Headlines You May Have Missed, Mar. 11

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As we head into the weekend there’s that nagging feeling that you may have missed something. You’re busy, and it’s hard to keep up with every piece of news that is important to your business. This weekly column aims to wrap up the news we didn’t get to this week (in no particular order), and that may have slipped under your radar, too. If you’ve got something to add, please chime in below in the comments section or on social media. We want to hear from you.

  1. Report: Server Revenue & Shipments Increased Worldwide in 4th Qtr 2015

In its latest report, Gartner notes that overall 2015 server shipments worldwide increased by 9.9 percent alongside an increase of 10.1 percent in server revenues. But one company in particular has taken a 2.2 percent hit in server revenues in Q4 – can you guess who it is?

  1. IBM Cuts Thousands in Employee Restructuring: What It Means for the Channel

Reports have surfaced that IBM could cut up to 14,000 jobs worldwide in its latest restructuring initiative. But does the issue go beyond IBM? Is this indicative of a systematic problem among American companies? One expert thinks so. Read on to see what he has to say.

  1. Container Wars: Benchmark Test Pits Docker’s Swarm Platform Against Kubernetes

Docker has started pushing Swarm hard by promoting new benchmark tests that show major performance advantages vis-à-vis Google’s competing Kubernetes cluster management solution.

  1. Bill Gates: Quantum Cloud Computing is Coming (Soon)

Could quantum cloud computing be a reality in the next decade? Microsoft founder Bill Gates thinks so.

  1. Canadian Web Hosting Continues Infrastructure Expansion to Deliver Enterprise-Ready Services to Customers

British Columbia-based hosting provider Canadian Web Hosting has completed Phase 2 construction of its data center outside of city limits. The facility is the company’s first wholly-owned Canadian data center in Vancouver, BC.

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