A story which originated at The Puget Sound Business Journal claims Microsoft will reorganize as soon as this week around a cloud first strategy.
Microsoft Corp. is planning a global sales reorganization to better focus on selling cloud software, according to people familiar with the matter.
The restructuring is scheduled to be announced as soon as next week and will impact the Worldwide Commercial Business under Judson Althoff and Jean-Philippe Courtois’ global sales and marketing group, the people said.
Job cuts are likely to result from the changes, said the people, who asked not to be identified speaking about unannounced plans. The shifts will be some of the most significant in the sales force in years and will also impact local marketing efforts in various countries, said one of the people. There may be other smaller personnel changes in other parts of the company too, one of other people said. A Microsoft spokesman declined to comment.
June 30, 2017, was Microsoft’s fiscal year end which is also the time that the company typically would announce any type of reorganization plan. According to various reports, the reorganization will position Microsoft for a cloud-first strategy.
Microsoft has been following a mobile first, cloud first strategy under present CEO Satya Nadella since May 2014.