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NetApp dismisses again 600 employees worldwide

2014-03-21  |  Comebuy News

Storage vendor NetApp has announced an annual mandatory message to the US Securities and Exchange Commission SEC restructuring measures. Worldwide, 600 jobs be lost according to the form 8-K. This corresponds to about five percent of the workforce.

The company aims at thus strategic initiatives. Hesitant investment behaviour of customers, the business must be streamlined, it says. The measures to be completed by 2015 until the first quarter of the financial year.

In the wake of layoffs, NetApp anticipates cost between 35 and 45 million dollars, which will occur mainly in the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2014. The company had 13.060 employees stand 26 April 2013. However, ever 900 jobs disappeared last year.

Ultimately, it is like other hardware vendors NetApp. IBM has separated itself from its x 86 Server business, and also Cisco focuses increasingly on software. For NetApp is in the future about OnTap in the Center, an operating system and a management software for software-defined storage and virtualization. Also it keeps under a hybrid cloud partnership with Amazon Web services. So far, the company barely as a software vendor is perceived.

In January NetApp was counted in a ranking by Fortune among the 100 most popular employers in the United States. Google led the ranking before the former leader of SAS. Salesforce.com on rank 7 and Intuit to 8 were also in the top ten. In the list with a total of 100 entries, the technology companies are also ultimate software (human resources and payroll software), Rackspace (Web hosting), Qualcomm, and NetApp. Rank 55 Cisco was running, Intel on 84th and Microsoft in 86th position.

[with material by Jakob Jung, ChannelBiz.de]

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