REPORTS: LAYOFFS SET AT MICROSOFT
●●● Worldwide layoffs are about to hit Microsoft.
According to several news outlets, the software giant is set to cut thousands of jobs across the globe in an attempt to reorganize its sales force. The news could come as soon as this week.
The reorganization is going to include Microsoft’s enterprise customer unit and one or more of its subject matter experts-focused divisions, TechCrunch reported.
The move dovetails with the company’s plans to focus more on marketing and selling its cloud software, Azure, according to Bloomberg. For years the Redmond, Wash.,-based company had focused on selling software for desktops and servers. Now the company wants to put more effort into persuading customers to buy cloud services hosted by Microsoft data centers to be more competitive with market leader Amazon.
A report from the Pudget Sound Business Journal said that Microsoft will announce its future plans on Wednesday.
Microsoft didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.