Top 20 in December: Mitel Layoffs, 8x8-Fuze 'Fire Sale,' AWS Outage Aftermath

From data breaches to layoffs to new partnerships, December was a busy one in the channel. But which story was No. 1?

Craig Galbraith, Editorial Director

January 5, 2022

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The channel closed out the year with a bang, reflected here in our top 20 stories for December.

The month started with a blockbuster acquisition — 8×8 buying Fuze. But not everyone was on board, with one analyst describing it as a “fire sale.” Then partners had to learn about the Log4j vulnerability wreaking havoc on customers.

There were some noteworthy personnel changes, particularly at the highest ranks of some companies. We assembled a “greatest hits” edition, if you will, of our popular Channel People on the Move segment.

Companies doing business in the channel got big investments; others formed new partnerships that will carry into the new year. Our slideshow above counts down the top 20 stories of December as determined by you, our loyal readers. You participate simply by reading stories on Channel Futures and by subscribing to our weekly newsletter. You can do that here.

If you missed our list of the top, most-read channel stories for all of 2021, it’s here.

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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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