7 Channel People Making Waves This Week at 8x8, AWS, Intelisys, Rackspace, More

$16.5 billion is a big number. That's how much someone paid for Citrix.

Claudia Adrien

October 7, 2022

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Channel people at 8×8, AWS, Intelisys, Rackspace and more are among the individuals making waves this week. Channel Futures’ Channel People Making Waves showcases those who have made an impact over the last seven days. (See our slideshow above.)

There’s a new CEO at Rackspace. But before getting a glimpse at who he is, Channel Futures’ Kelly Teal examines why the previous CEO may have left the company. Hint: The current CEO served two executive roles at Rackspace before taking the helm.

Layoff news isn’t new in the channel as of late. This week we covered another UCaaS company that reduced headcount. Although it’s important to track the numbers, it’s also critical to document the reasons leadership gives for a layoff. In our No. 1 story this week, an executive from the company cited “operational efficiency” as the justification.

Finally, a Kaseya acquisition has led to the expansion of the company’s signature platform, IT Complete. Adding an account receivables automation program isn’t exactly sexy, unless, of course, it saves you time and money.

And, if you didn’t catch our previous edition, you can find it here.

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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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