Top 20 Stories in January: Avaya, Microsoft, IBM, AWS, Datto, More Layoffs

ChatGPT cracks our list for the first time. We've also got new hires and security training. But what was No. 1?

Craig Galbraith, Editorial Director

February 6, 2023

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Layoff chatter continued to compete for the No. 1 spot on our top stories countdown for January.

It was hard to avoid the constant chatter of cuts, as company after company said they would let people go. As you can see from our layoff tracker, nearly 20 companies with channel connections issued layoffs in January alone.

But that wasn’t all that happened last month. The world is getting its first real taste of ChatGPT, and the channel is showing interest.

Meantime, besides layoffs, cybersecurity continues to be probably the most pervasive topic. And it turns out most employees don’t feel they’re getting enough awareness training.

Elsewhere, as we await whether Avaya will file for chapter 11 bankruptcy, its CEO is getting a big bonus. And it turns out you’re pretty interested in what the technology advisor (agent) channel has in store for 2023, as well as what could be coming down from AWS this year.

So without further ado, let’s get to the slideshow above to find out what was No. 1 among our top stories in January. Oh, and in case you missed it, take a look at our top stories from all of 2022.

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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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