Channel Conflict and Controversy: Bankruptcy, Zoom Security, Layoffs

Windstream and Frontier bankruptcies. Layoffs galore. Surprise exits. It's all here.

Edward Gately, Senior News Editor

May 26, 2020

12 Slides

The COVID-19 pandemic may have slowed business and sent employees home to work, but it sure hasn’t curbed the amount of conflict and controversy in the channel.

Among the expected news of the day, such as new hires, breaking M&A and changes in channel strategy, there also are controversies that get the channel talking. There have been quite a few since our last channel conflict and controversy roundup last October.

Recent hubbub involves Frontier Communications filing chapter 11 bankruptcy, Zoom facing heavy criticism for its security and privacy, and layoffs by AT&T, CenturyLink and others.

In addition, the pandemic has eliminated all tech sector hiring and McAfee was rocked by executive leadership departures.

Grab some popcorn and click through the slides below . Revisit the controversies and conflicts that have rocked the channel over the past several months.

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About the Author(s)

Edward Gately

Senior News Editor, Channel Futures

As news editor, Edward Gately covers cybersecurity, new channel programs and program changes, M&A and other IT channel trends. Prior to Informa, he spent 26 years as a newspaper journalist in Texas, Louisiana and Arizona.

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