New England Patriots Coach Slams Microsoft Tablets And Tech; Partners Say They Could Solve The Problem

New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick is giving up on Microsoft's Surface tablets, saying there's too many issues with the product as well as communication systems in general during game day.

”I just can't take it anymore," said Belichick in his team press conference on Tuesday. "[Surface tablets are] just too undependable for me. I'm going to stick with pictures, which several of our other coaches do, as well, because there just isn't enough consistency in the performance of the tablets.”

Belichick said other communications systems involved with the coaches in the press box and on the field also "fail on a regular basis." (And, from this video gem on Oct. 2, it appears they sometimes have help.)

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Extreme Networks CEO Looks To Better Company With Tighter Focus By Chad Berndtson, CRN

What’s ailed Extreme Networks in recent years isn’t that easy to put a finger on. Its financial position has stabilized, its networking and infrastructure technologies are acclaimed, and while its channel partners have been plenty frustrated, they’re not abandoning ship.

There’s just something missing. And VARs who have been around the vendor for any good length of time see some combination of marketing air cover, market penetration and true channel outreach as what’s been lacking.

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