Layoffs, job cuts and a CEO resigning for "poor judgment." But January wasn't all bad.

Craig Galbraith, Editorial Director

February 2, 2018

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January was a wild month for telecom, tech and the channel.

Some of the news was headline-grabbing for the wrong reasons. Among our most-read stories were layoffs at big players AT&T, Windstream and VMware. CenturyLink cracked our top 12 for cutting bonuses and suspending raises. And the CEO at Equinix resigned after what was described as “poor judgment involving an employee matter.”

But there were some rosy stories as well. You flocked to see who got kudos in our first-ever Channel Influencer awards, where we recognized some of the top people, companies and technologies in the business. And in a Q&A, Avaya looked to the future with optimism now that it’s out of chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.

Those were just a few of the stories that you were talking about — and probably still are. Which was No. 1? Click through our gallery below to find out!

Our rankings are determined by tallying online page views and mixing those results with the popularity of stories in our weekly newsletters. (You can sign up for that here.)

Missed the previous month’s top stories? Click here to see our most-read posts in December.

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About the Author(s)

Craig Galbraith

Editorial Director, Channel Futures

Craig Galbraith is the editorial director for Channel Futures, joining the team in 2008. Before that, he spent more than 11 years as an anchor, reporter and managing editor in television newsrooms in North Dakota and Washington state. Craig is a proud Husky, having graduated from the University of Washington. He makes his home in the Phoenix area.

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