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The Biggest News Stories Of The Past 10 Years

CRN Staff

Take a look back with CRN over the last 10 years to revisit the stories and headlines that had the biggest impact on the channel.

As part of CRN’s year-long celebration of our 40th anniversary, we are looking back at our coverage from the past to revisit the stories and headlines that had the biggest impact on the channel in each of the last 10 years.

You’ll see some familiar companies, such as Microsoft, Dell, HP (and, later, Hewlett Packard Enterprise), as well as some recognizable themes.

Security concerns topped the list back in 2014 and then again in three other years, for example, while Dell’s $65 billion acquisition of EMC kept readers captivated in 2015 and 2016, a deal that laid the groundwork for the impending Broadcom-VMware deal that so many are watching closely now.

News about Hewlett Packard Enterprise topped the list twice, both before and after it was spun out from the original Hewlett Packard.

And of course, all eyes were on the pandemic and the wave of channel-fueled digital transformation it spurred in 2020 (For a look at the biggest stories of this year, check out our piece on the 10 Biggest News Stories of 2022).

For a walk down memory lane, keep reading to take a look back at some of the biggest news stories of the past decade, many of which are still reverberating in the channel today.

 
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