Those stories plus Broadcom-VMware, top CCaaS providers and more. But what was No. 1 in August?

Craig Galbraith, Editorial Director

September 7, 2023

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Personnel shake-ups at Intelisys and Avant were among the watercooler talk that cracked Channel Futures’ top stories countdown for August.

It came as a shock to most when we revealed that well-known channel fixture John DeLozier was out as president at Intelisys. Furthermore, the rivalry between the ScanSource tech services distributor and Avant Communications only heated up when the latter hired a channel leader away from the former.

Elsewhere, our poll of analysts to determine the top contact-center-as-a-service (CCaaS) providers was on fire. See the slideshow above to see where it ranked in our monthly top stories countdown.

When (only) three articles about layoffs appear among our top stories, it’s actually a good thing. That’s because stories about job cuts typically draw more attention than almost anything else.

Something else that draws attention on a regular basis?: the cloud wars. We’re talking about hyperscalers AWS, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud. Nothing will stop you from checking out who’s in the lead and who’s gaining on whom.

The ongoing saga over Broadcom’s pending $61 billion acquisition of VMware continued to hold you at rapt attention in August. While it finally appears the tie-up will get the go-ahead, not all news surrounding it is rosy.

Those are just some of the 20 top stories that appear in this month’s countdown of the most-read articles on Channel Futures. We’d love for your “vote” to count — all you have to do is read your favorite articles on CF and subscribe to our newsletters. Results from those, combined with the most-trafficked articles on our website, determine what makes the slideshow above.

Go here to sign up for our newsletters once you’ve taking a stroll through August’s top stories. If you missed last month’s edition, 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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