Microsoft to lay off 'thousands' in reorganization effort

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Microsoft announced a previous round of almost 3,000 job cuts last July to reflect its changing business focus.

The Redmond based software maker of the popular desktop operating system, Windows 10, is one of the biggest technology companies, employing hundreds of thousands of people globally.

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The reports of layoffs also fall in line with the previous trend of Microsoft announcing headcount reductions at the end of its fiscal year that typically falls in July. The reports said the reorganization would help Microsoft better focus on selling its cloud software and services.

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As per the publication, a source with knowledge of the aforementioned plan of the company informed them that the US firm would downsize its staffs by "thousands" across the world.

Notably, current business-sales chief Althoff expressed his dissatisfaction over the sales techniques of the company in an interview.

Thousands of layoffs are planned to hit Microsoft's global workforce this week, part of a shakeup of the company's sales organization, according to a report Sunday in TechCrunch. The restructuring is likely to "include an organisational merger that involves its enterprise customer unit and one or more of its SME-focused divisions", it said.

Microsoft representatives declined to comment about job losses related to the reorganization. It's no bad strategy, either: Microsoft Cloud was the star of the company's recent financial results.

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Last month Microsoft quietly reshuffled several teams working in its cloud, enterprise and artificial intelligence research units.

"Our results this quarter reflect the trust customers are placing in the Microsoft Cloud", Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said in the earnings statement. The changes are likely to be announced this week.

The reorganisation is expected to refine the sales roles, whilst also boosting the sales group's focus on delivering cloud computing services at a wide scale.

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