069: The two types of sales dudes you meet in heaven, the IaaS MQ, and layoffs – Software Defined Talk

There’s always good food in the enterprise sales meeting racket: gourmet pimento cheese, sushi and sake, and booze. Also, the Gartner magic quadrant for IaaS in out, which we discuss. With layoffs at Cisco we look at the broader numbers around layoffs in the tech sector. Before recommendations we briefly talk about Walmart buying Jet.

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With Brandon Whichard, Matt Ray, and Coté.

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Show notes

Gartner IaaS MQ is Out.

Layoffs at Cisco

  • Several thousand get pink slips, more
  • “I do not think that they are going to be done after this.”
  • “We are committed to making the necessary decisions to drive our future growth”
  • The performance didn’t impress investors as Cisco’s stock shed 42 cents to $30.30 in extended trading after the numbers came out. The decline may have been driven by disappointment that Cisco’s job cuts weren’t nearly as deep as published reports had speculated they would be.
  • But it’s not just Cisco.
  • Be sure to read The Halo Effect.

Walmart buys Jet

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