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HPE reportedly laying off sales teams

HPE is reportedly cutting sales jobs in a major reorganization.   Blocks and Files was the first to report the layoffs, and HPE has not confirmed the story.

Unrelated, the company made three announcements last week.  A Smaller starting capacity for HPE GreenLake, the SMB FlexOffers program for SMB and midmarket customers, and specialist support for HPE GreenLake and Storage portfolios.

Why do we care?

Two takes for the price of one.    The positive?   HPE loves its partners and is going all in there, and has programs to help.  The negative?  HPE is cutting costs, offloading sales and marketing responsibility to partners, and will now increase the pressure.

Which is it?  The answer is YES.    They aren’t mutually exclusive.    

Source: CRN

Source: TechAisle