The tech sector continues to see perhaps more than its share of job cuts. And earnings season is here.

Kelly Teal, Contributing Editor

April 26, 2023

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The world of cloud computing is hopping this week. For starters, workers in this part of the tech sector, once considered a bit immune to economic challenges, are enduring another round of layoffs. Over at Amazon Web Services and consultancy Deloitte, things are looking a little bleak for a number of folks. We cover those developments in the opening part of the slideshow above.

There’s more happening in cloud computing, of course. In addition to the latest wave of layoffs, we’ve got a look at the first round of cloud providers’ quarterly earnings. Microsoft, which runs Azure, and Google Cloud lead the way (we’ll get the lowdown on AWS’ figures when Amazon releases its numbers April 27). And Google Cloud, for its part, announced some first-ever news, which we want to point out comes with a bit of a caveat.

Next up, a little ditty on how UK regulators’ blocking of the Activision-Microsoft deal is affecting VMware. Cloud computing vendor VMware, recall, is awaiting approval of its acquisition by Broadcom. So far, competition watchdogs in Europe have not been so friendly toward the transaction. And the UK’s move on Activision-Microsoft has wrought a subsequent, trickle-down effect on VMware.

Look for a couple of other cloud computing items in our roundup as well.

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Kelly Teal

Contributing Editor, Channel Futures

Kelly Teal has more than 20 years’ experience as a journalist, editor and analyst, with longtime expertise in the indirect channel. She worked on the Channel Partners magazine staff for 11 years. Kelly now is principal of Kreativ Energy LLC.

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