7 Channel People Making Waves This Week at Pax8, Canalys, Microsoft, Splunk, More

Over 100,000 unfilled jobs for IT professionals have been eliminated.

Claudia Adrien

February 3, 2023

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Channel people at Pax8, Canalys, Microsoft, Splunk 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.

This week was, again, about layoffs. There were so many occurring in the tech space that Channel Futures senior news editor Edward Gately created a layoff tracker just to keep all of them straight. What’s happening? Among other things, CIOs and hiring managers not only eliminated non-technical positions but have also started putting the brakes on IT projects, according to our sources.

Our third most-read story of the last seven days was about AppDirect’s purchase of technology services distributor TBI. The deal unites one of the channel’s longest running tech services distributors (TSDs) in 32-year-old TBI with CDPQ-backed AppDirect. As a result, dozens of layoffs have already occurred at TBI.

Finally, in news outside of the layoff world, we discussed how Microsoft has now surpassed $20 billion in annual revenue, making the business a serious contender in parts of the cyber market.

That’s a wrap. And, if you didn’t catch our previous edition, you can find it here.


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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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