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Microsoft announced a major reorganization and expects thousands of jobs to be cut.  The job cuts are about 10% of its sales force and about 75% of them are outside of the U.S.   Microsoft claims that it is implementing these changes to “better serve our customers and partners.

CNBC’s news report ‘Microsoft plans thousands of job cuts in a sales staff overhaul fuel cloud growth, ‘ published on July 6, 2017.

Why the Job Cuts?”

Microsoft was going to specifically focus on how it sells its cloud-services product, Azure,’ said CNBC.   The cloud business has been a booming sector for the company and the sales of Azure has grown 93% in last quarter.  In order to compete against Amazon, the leading cloud service provider, it is crucial for Microsoft to pivot to software as a service.[/vc_column_text][vc_btn title=”The Best Salespersons Needed ”

Microsoft claims its goal isn’t to cut costs; instead, the move is to change how the company handles sales.   It needs top salespersons who are more knowledgeable about specific verticals so they can sell bigger cloud service packages.

Microsoft’s Employees

According to statista.com, Microsoft had 114,000 employees around the globe in 2016.  This means the company’s recently announced job cuts are relatively small relative to the size of its global workforce.

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