The Week Ending July 20
Topping this week's roundup of those having a rough week is Google, which was hit with a $5 billion fine by the European Commission for alleged antitrust activity.
Also making the list this week are Amazon.com for an embarrassing system failure during its Prime Day sales extravaganza; McAfee's channel chief and other executives at the company who have reportedly been laid off; the CEO of Texas Instruments who resigned after violating the company's personal conduct policy; and a Virginia political consulting firm for allegedly leaving voter records unprotected in AWS S3.
Not everyone in the IT industry was having a rough go of it this week. For a rundown of companies that made smart decisions, executed savvy strategic moves – or just had good luck – check out this week's Five Companies That Came To Win roundup.