Top 20 Stories in October: Layoffs and More Layoffs, Broadcom-VMware, Top Agents

Our top stories countdown also includes updates on Avaya, Dell and Rackspace. But what was No. 1?

Craig Galbraith, Editorial Director

November 1, 2022

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Halloween might be in the rearview mirror, but we’ve still managed to scare up the top 20 stories from October. (We know, that was lame.)

One trend in technology, however, truly is frightening. It’s the increasing number of layoffs and companies that do business in the channel. So much so, that no fewer than five stories about job cuts cracked this month’s countdown. From Intel and Oracle on the traditional IT side of the channel to 8×8 on the telco agent side, it seems no one was immune to a pink slip. While some companies are dreading potential hard times in the near future, others are succeeding financially; sometimes the cuts are merely a result of “restructuring.”

But it’s not all glum news. Channel Futures lists naming the best technology advisors, cybersecurity and DE&I leaders are among the top 20 stories from October.

And probably no surprise: There’s plenty of M&A news here to whet your appetite as well.

We thank you for making this countdown possible. That’s right — you selected the top stories by visiting our website and reading articles in our daily and weekly newsletters. If you haven’t signed up for any Channel Futures newsletters yet, we encourage you to do so.

You can see the Channel Futures’ top 20 stories from October in the slideshow above. What do you think was No. 1?

It’s not too late to check out last month’s top stories countdown.

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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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