There's always something to buzz about in the channel.

Edward Gately, Senior News Editor

March 28, 2023

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Forget all the March Madness upsets. There’s plenty of channel conflict and controversy involving Avaya, massive layoffs, TBI, Dish Network, Google and more.

New hires, changing channel programs, security breaches and M&A are typical Channel Futures fare. But there also are plenty of eye-opening controversies that draw you to the watercooler. There have been quite a few since our last roundup of channel conflict and controversy last July.

Recent hubbub involves Avaya in chapter 11 bankruptcy for a second time, channel MVP Rob Rae leaving Datto/Kaseya, Dish Network’s crippling ransomware attack and subsequent lawsuits, and European regulators hitting pause on Broadcom’s planned VMware acquisition.

In addition, Frank Rauch left his channel leadership role at Check Point Software Technologies, and an activist investor wants deeper cuts at Google.

So turn off TMZ, call your friends and wade through the slides above. Revisit each controversy and conflict that has impacted the channel over the past several months.

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Edward Gately

Senior News Editor, Channel Futures

As news editor, Edward Gately covers cybersecurity, new channel programs and program changes, M&A and other IT channel trends. Prior to Informa, he spent 26 years as a newspaper journalist in Texas, Louisiana and Arizona.

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