The 10 Biggest News Stories Of 2023 (So Far)
This year’s leading news stories so far include repercussions across the IT industry and the channel from the uncertain economy. But the biggest story has been the surge of technology innovation and wave of new products spurred by generative AI.
Economic Uncertainty Reigns In 2023
As summer vacations come to an end and the IT industry revs back up, here’s a look at what have been the biggest news stories so far in the IT industry and the channel in 2023.
The uncertain economy, including rising interest rates and expectations of a possible recession, has driven much of what’s been happening in the industry this year. That includes the tens of thousands of layoffs that IT companies – from industry leaders to startups – have undertaken this year.
The repercussions of current economic conditions can also be seen in everything from changes in customer IT buying plans to reduced venture capital needed to fuel startups.
Cybersecurity continues to be a problem with many businesses, organizations and government entities – and even IT companies themselves – joining the ranks of cyberattack victims. This year news stories of major security breaches and the critical vulnerabilities in IT systems that led to them have dominated the cybersecurity sector.
Also making this list are developments at specific IT companies, including Intel’s efforts to regain its momentum, Microsoft’s cloud service outrages, and Dell Technologies’ significant change in channel strategy.
But the biggest news story this year (so far) has been how the late 2022 release of an open-source product called ChatGPT has spurred practically every company in the IT industry to re-think its technology strategy and generated a wave of AI-focused innovation.
Here’s our look at the top 10 news stories of 2022 (so far), starting with No. 10 and counting down to No. 1. Take a look and see if you agree with our choices.