Microsoft set to lay off thousands as part of reorganization — GeekWire

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella exits the stage after speaking at a 2014 news briefing on cloud computing. The expected reorganization which could be announced as soon as next week comes as Microsoft retools its sales teams to emphasize its cloud-computing

Microsoft to lay off thousands of employees worldwide to restructure its sales force

One of the key areas of focus seems to be getting its "modern workplace solution" software into peoples' homes, too.

The Washington-based tech giant has announced layoffs of thousands of jobs in the past few years. ZDNet reports that Microsoft has a new Enterprise Operating Unit for its sales department which will be focused on its new businesses and new "customer success units".

But Microsoft may not play second fiddle anymore, assuming the re-org achieves the efficiency with which Microsoft's sales teams can sell cloud software.

According to a report from Mary Jo Foley from All About Microsoft, executive vice president Judston Althoff circulated a memo today which explained the company's restructuring plans during and after the presupposed layoffs.

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Microsoft will reorganize its global sales group next week, laying off workers, as it refines the business to focus on selling its cloud-computing services, according to a person familiar with the plans.

While it is understood that Courtois, Althoff and Capossela have all sent memos about the changes to staff, the company is yet to publicly elaborate on the changes.

In an emailed statement, a spokesperson for the company said, "Microsoft is implementing changes to better serve our customers and partners".

Microsoft declined to comment on the report. It's no bad strategy, either: Microsoft Cloud was the star of the company's recent financial results.

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We've also heard that Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella is still working on improving the most important metric of cloud computing: getting companies to use Azure instead of just adding a limited number of dollars of Azure credits to their overall enterprise agreement contracts.

Each of the companies has also been investing in artificial intelligence which can make services hosted in the internet cloud more intuitive and insightful when it comes to handling data or catering to needs of users.

Last month, in a research note to investors, Brent Bracelin, analyst at Pacific Crest Securities, predicted Azure could surpass AWS in revenue this year, which would mark the first time Azure - once a laggard - would transition into a cloud leader.

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