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Thousands face the axe as Microsoft rejigs sales, marketing operations

To woo more customers in areas like artificial intelligence and the cloud

Dina Bass 

Microsoft reorganised its sales and marketing operations in a bid to woo more customers in areas like artificial intelligence and the cloud by providing sales staff with greater technical and industry-specific expertise. The changes will mean thousands of job cuts in areas such as field sales, said a person familiar with the restructuring who asked not to be named because the workforce reductions aren’t public. The company had 121,567 employees as of March 31. The memo didn’t mention any job cuts. The company unveiled the steps in an email to staff Monday that ...

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First Published: Wed, July 05 2017. 02:25 IST
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