7 Channel People Making Waves This Week at Canalys, VMware, Forrester, Check Point, More

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Claudia Adrien

December 23, 2022

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Channel people at Canalys, VMware, Forrester, Check Point and more are among the individuals making waves this week. Channel Futures’ Channel People Making Waves showcases those who have made an impact over the last seven days. (See our slideshow above.) It’s also a recap of the most-read stories on our website.

Our No. 1 story of the week follows up on reporting from the Wall Street Journal that a prominent UCaaS company may be filing for chapter 11. If true, this would be the second time in matter of five years that this firm has filed for bankruptcy. For the article, we examined our reporting from previous years to see if it would provide any insight into the company’s current circumstances. There were definitely some parallels.

Another one of the stories to make the roundup involves a longtime channel leader leaving Check Point Software this month. The company is losing a tremendous asset, said sources, as the leader “changed the game, pivoting from network security to cloud security, to end user security and formalizing a managed services program and introduced professional services to partners of Check Point.”

Speaking of leaving, top executives have departed VMware. However, the company promoted Jason Rolleston to take ownership of VMware’s security strategy. He’ll be responsible for the company’s Carbon Black portfolio.

From Forrester to Canalys and more, that’s a wrap for the week. And, if you didn’t catch our previous edition, you can find it here.

Lastly, happy holidays.

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Claudia Adrien

Claudia Adrien is a reporter for Channel Futures where she covers breaking news. Prior to Informa, she wrote about biosecurity and infectious disease for a national publication. She holds a degree in journalism from the University of Florida and resides in Tampa.

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