CNBCreporter Jon Fortt
a short while ago said Microsoft
(MSFT) may be preparing to cut as many as 3,000 people as part of a reorganization of the company to align itself with cloud computing
As I wrote last week
, Puget Sound Business Journal
’s Ashley Stewart
reported Thursday afternoon
that the company is planning a “major reorganization,” to be unveiled this week, to “better align the company under its cloud-first mantra.”
Fortt states today that the cuts would be focused in Microsoft’s sales operations, citing multiple unnamed sources.
Fortt said that the 3,000 number was just one of many “thousands numbers” that are floating around speculatively and so not out of keeping with expectations.
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