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The 18 Biggest News Stories Of 2018

Rick Whiting

From microprocessor vulnerabilities to billion-dollar acquisitions, from data privacy scandals to top executive resignations, CRN takes a look at the news stories that captured our attention in 2018.

2018: Semiconductor Flaws, Hybrid Computing, Tariffs, Acquisitions And AI

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Compiling a list of the biggest news stories in the IT industry is always a challenge simply because there is always so much to choose from. And 2018 is no different.

The industry had its share of major acquisitions, botched software rollouts and semiconductor vulnerabilities in 2018. Leading IT companies wrestled with activist investors as they tried to go public, get acquired or just manage their business.

Some found themselves in the spotlight because of a failure to manage data or a failure to manage people. Others found themselves facing governmental challenges, from anti-trust scrutiny to global tariff wars.

And always there was the march of new technologies, from artificial intelligence to hybrid computing, that kept the IT industry in a constant state of evolution.

Which events made our list of the biggest news stories in 2018? Take a look and see if you agree with our choices.

 
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Rick Whiting

Rick Whiting has been with CRN since 2006 and is currently a feature/special projects editor. Whiting manages a number of CRN’s signature annual editorial projects including Channel Chiefs, Partner Program Guide, Big Data 100, Emerging Vendors, Tech Innovators and Products of the Year. He also covers the Big Data beat for CRN. He can be reached at rwhiting@thechannelcompany.com.

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