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7 Channel People Making Waves at IBM, Trend Micro, Check Point, More

Microsoft unveiled one of its priciest acquisitions.

Claudia Adrien

March 11, 2022

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Our weekly Channel People Making Waves counts down the top stories of the past seven days. We highlight the individuals behind the stories, this week featuring IBM, Trend Micro, Check Point and more.

Microsoft completed one of its most expensive acquisitions to date. The software it acquired will have a significant impact on health care, Microsoft a spokesperson said. Learn what Scott Guthrie, executive VP of Microsoft’s Cloud + AI group, had to say about the buy.

We also looked again at M&A activity, this time in the EMEA. Despite widespread economic disruption and uncertainty, M&A activity is on the rise. Private equity-funded investors rather than corporate acquirers are funding business in Europe.

The Russia-Ukraine war is still atop the global headlines. Beyond humanitarian assistance, several tech companies are doubling down on their cybersecurity capabilities to thwart potential threats from Russia. We profile those companies.

See our slideshow above to catch up on the biggest news of the week from Trend Micro, IBM and more; then, in case you didn’t catch last week’s roundup, you can find it here.

Want to contact the author directly about this story? Have ideas for a follow-up article? Email Claudia Adrien or connect with her on LinkedIn.

About the Author(s)

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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