Our No. 1 story involves a layoff in waiting. It's anticipated to reduce headcount by 20% in some divisions of the company.

Claudia Adrien

October 21, 2022

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Channel people at Kaspersky, Oracle, Google Cloud, Intel 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.)

First up is Mike Norris, CEO of Computacenter. He spoke at the Canalys Forum 2022 in Barcelona and had some choice words. For example, he said that “anybody that thinks that as-as-service is great for customers, I think they’re smoking dope.” Norris wasn’t finished. His direct communication style was the likely reason this story was our No. 2 most-read story for the week.

It’s not surprising readers were interested in hearing from Oracle’s Larry Ellison, either. We covered his speech at the Oracle CloudWorld 2022 where he presented a vision for a world that included an internet of clouds. What does Ellison mean by that? Peruse our list to find out.

Finally, sovereignty is a big deal in Europe and the Google Cloud Ready-Sovereign Solutions program is prepared to help. The cloud giant has gone on record to say that partners play a critical role in keeping customers secure and compliant.

That’s a wrap. 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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