We highlight an executive departure at RingCentral, the selling of IBM’s Watson assets and the debate around decentralized security.

Claudia Adrien

January 28, 2022

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Two themes emerge when reviewing companies like Open Systems and Upstack whose channel people are among those making waves this week. Individuals are either moving to new positions or companies are being sold. It’s exciting news to read about.

That said, one person stands out from the pack. Stephen Helm’s cybersecurity advice regarding decentralized security should be read by every company, MSP or otherwise. In fact, his expertise made the article the fourth most-read story of the week.

When it comes to public relations, many big companies have perfected the artform. IBM showed us that was the case with its most recent deal. A top executive finds a way to spin the selling of the company’s health care assets, a tactic we point out in this edition.

Finally, 8×8 graced last week’s Channel People Making Waves and is on the list again this week. Find out whether its new channel chief hire was our top story of the week in our slideshow above. We are counting them down from seven to one!

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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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