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Judson Althoff, Microsoft's executive vice president of worldwide commercial business, has said that the reorganisation is created to "align the right resources for the right customer at the right time", reported the Verge.

This picture taken on on May 25, 2016 shows Microsoft's Finnish headquarters in Espoo.

Microsoft says it will now focus on two distinct areas: big enterprise customers, and then small to medium-sized businesses. Microsoft has refused to comment on the matter. Formerly dependent on the sale of licenses for products like Windows and Office, Microsoft now makes money by selling cloud service subscriptions to businesses. According to The Seattle Times, he criticized the flawed sales process, which according to him was more suitable for legacy products than cloud oriented solutions.

Microsoft is at it again and this it time it may spell misery for thousands of employees under its sales team banner as the company tries to adapt to changing trends in the IT industry and keep itself profitable.

Foley added that Altoff has been focused on getting Microsoft's sales teams to prioritize selling Azure and other cloud services.

Microsoft's rumored reorganization has been making waves for some time now.

Calling the global shifts "some of the most significant" in the company in years, Bloomberg suggests marketing divisions and sales divisions will be impacted hardest.

The organizational changes will reportedly result in a loss of thousands of jobs.

Microsoft is expected to confirm these reports next week when it will announces the restructuring plans.

A Microsoft spokesperson told Reuters that the company "is implementing changes to better serve our customers and partners".

Microsoft's sales groups has been in flux since the former COO Kevin Turner departed. The technology giant now employs 121,567 people worldwide as of 31 March.

"Our results this quarter reflect the trust customers are placing in the Microsoft Cloud", Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said in the earnings statement. In April 2017, Microsoft pledged to achieve $20bn (£16bn) in yearly cloud revenue by 2020.


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