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The 10 Most Controversial Companies Of 2016 (So Far)

CRN has scoured the news headlines and identified 10 companies that have been stirring things up so far this year.

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Cultivating Controversy

There are some vendors that seem to always be embroiled in some sort of controversy, whether it's legal battles, customer complaints, or good old fashioned competitive saber-rattling. For some, it's a part of their corporate identity to seek out conflict and show the rest of the industry who's boss.

Controversy in the tech industry is a large part of what makes it interesting to follow companies. At a deeper level, it provides a glimpse into the corporate images they carefully cultivate over years, even decades. If corporations are people, as some folks believe, it's not surprising that they should, over time, take on certain human personality traits.

As we always do around this time of year, CRN has scoured the news headlines and identified 10 companies that have been stirring things up this year. Here, we present them for your enjoyment.

(For more on 2016 so far, check out "CRN's Tech Midyear In Review.")

 
 
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