7 Channel People Making Waves This Week at Oracle, Wiz, Cisco, ZK Research, More

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Claudia Adrien

July 28, 2023

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It’s Friday and that means another edition of Channel People Making Waves. This week the most-read stories included individuals at Oracle, Wiz, ZK Research, Canalys and more.

A few analysts topped our list, including Zeus Kerravala, principal at ZK Research. He brought some perspective regarding Cisco’s recent layoffs, letting readers know that the company frequently conducts “rationalization of staff” when the fiscal year comes to a close. This is a result of the numerous acquisitions Cisco makes.

Speaking of acquisitions, Informa Tech, owner of the Channel Futures and Channel Partners Conference & Expo media and events brands, is in the process of buying Canalys. As many in the channel already know, Canalys is the tech industry’s largest provider of global channel research and consulting services. As one Canalys executive put it, this is “a landmark day for the future of channel research and events.” See the slideshow above to read the Channel Futures’ article about the deal.

Finally, Channel Futures editor James Anderson takes a deep dive into a recent Wall Street Journal investigation about decades-old underwater lead cables and their impact on public health. The analyst cited in Anderson’s piece believes that if the government played a role in directing the buildout of these cables, it is “reasonable” that the government would play a part in assessing and funding remediation.

And that’s about it for this week’s Channel People Making Waves. Feel free to check out our previous edition that you can find here.

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Claudia Adrien

Claudia Adrien is a reporter for Channel Futures where she covers breaking news. Prior to Informa, she wrote about biosecurity and infectious disease for a national publication. She holds a degree in journalism from the University of Florida and resides in Tampa.

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