Top 20 Stories in July: AWS Protest, Layoffs, Verizon Roadshow, Microsoft, Zoom

A dust-up between Kaseya and Datto's founder; plus, a holiday weekend malware attack. But what was No. 1?

Craig Galbraith, Editorial Director

August 2, 2022

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July was once again chock full of channel news worth of a top 20 countdown.

Last month brought us some evidence that Microsoft Azure has surpassed AWS, but it might depend on who’s counting. Furthermore, speaking of cloud, it looks as though more businesses are looking toward alternatives to the Big 3.

It was a big month for Channel People on the Move. We’re not just talking about our popular monthly list — of course you’ll find it on this countdown. But individual articles about new hires and promotions cracked our list as well. Take Brandon Knight’s move to Zoom, or Geoff Greenlaw’s jump from Veritas to Pure Storage.

Our MSP 501 list, released in June, continued to get your attention in a big way last month. In fact, we just unveiled a one-stop shop to see all of the slideshows highlighting our winners.

Meantime, T-Mobile’s big data breach settlement made the countdown. So did a protest at the AWS Summit, which overshadowed a big new product reveal.

The slideshow above features Channel Futures’ top 20 stories in July. Moreover, you played a huge part in selecting them! We combined online pageviews with performance of these stories in our weekly newsletters. If you want your say, you better sign up for those here.

So, the No. 1 news story in July was … The slideshow has that answer; meantime, see last month’s top 20 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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