Top 20 Stories in May: Broadcom-VMware, Avant-PlanetOne, AWS, Layoffs, More

Also, debunking POTS replacement "scare tactics," and the channel mourns a popular figure.

Craig Galbraith, Editorial Director

June 1, 2022

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As we begin a new month, we once again look back at the channel’s top stories from May.

Not surprisingly, merger and acquisition activity was huge. Broadcom’s pending $61 billion acquisition of VMware is poised to impact partners of all types, while Avant made a huge splash buying PlanetOne.

Amazon Web Services celebrated its 10th anniversary. You were interested in taking a glance back and looking into the future with channel boss Ruba Borno.

Layoffs reared their ugly head, with one company reportedly dumping 20% of its workforce.

And our awards programs – the MSP 501 and our Channel Influencers – continue to get your attention.

The slideshow above features Channel Futures’ top 20 stories in May, as determined by you, our loyal reader. We aggregated visits to our website and click-throughs in our weekly newsletters. Speaking of the newsletter, you’ll probably want to sign up for that here if you don’t already subscribe.

So, what was No. 1? You’ll have to check out our slideshow for that, but in the meantime, investigate April’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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