Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 14th Nov 2008 21:38 UTC, submitted by pantheraleo
Oracle and SUN The world hasn't been kind to Sun for quite a while now, but with the economic downturn, things are getting worse. Sun announced today that it will be laying off 18% of its workforce, or about 6000 people. In addition, it was announced that Sun's software chief Rich Green has resigned for reasons that were not stated, although as part of Sun's reorganization and cost cutting efforts, many departments are being merged, and the software division is being restructured and reorganized.
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RE[3]: hard to say
by dagw on Sat 15th Nov 2008 12:27 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: hard to say"
dagw
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2005-07-06

Well, secretaries, salesmen, advertising, marketing, accounting.

Of course if you got rid of all of those people you'll never get any new customers or orders or payments or silly stuff like that. Which will quickly lead to you not needing any more engineers anyway.

How many tech companies haven't failed because people thought that great tech would more than make up for a shitty sales and marketing team.

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RE[4]: hard to say
by Moochman on Sun 16th Nov 2008 14:03 in reply to "RE[3]: hard to say"
Moochman Member since:
2005-07-06

...not to mention that Sun's marketing never seemed all that extensive to start with...

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