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AT&T Layoffs 2020: 3,400 Staff Cuts Amid CEO Transition

AT&T plans layoffs and retail store closures. New CEO John Stankey seeks to overhaul telecom, 5G wireless, mobile & cybersecurity service provider.

Building A Remote Workforce Corporate Culture: 5 Steps to Success

If you think of your company as having a personality, that’s culture. Heres’ how to maintain or adjust your corporate culture for remote workers.

You Can’t Fire Employees For Being LGBTQ, Supreme Court Rules

The Civil Rights Act of 1964 should be read to cover sexual orientation as well, according to a U.S. Supreme Court ruling issued June 15. Translation: You can’t fire employees for being LGBTQ.

Sophos Restructures; Doubles Down on Cloud-Delivered Cybersecurity

Sophos, backed by private equity owner Thoma Bravo, restructures cybersecurity technology business. Amid apparent job cuts, Sophos doubles down on cloud-delivered security software.

Commvault Boardroom Shakeup: Starboard Seeks Data Protection Margin Boost

Commvault changes three board seats amid pressure from activist investor Starboard. New operating committee seeks data protection margin improvements. Proxy fight ends.

Layoffs Hit Some Big IT Services Firms: What’s the Cause?

Amid IT service provider (ITSP) layoffs & the shift toward cloud automation, some pundits including Robert X. Cringely predict the end of IT contractors. ChannelE2E disagrees.

Stratasys Layoffs 2020: 3D Printer Maker Cuts 10% of Staff

Stratasys layoffs will impact roughly 10% of employees, the 3D printer company says. The cuts will allow Stratasys to “focus on profitable growth.”

HCL Acquires Symantec Enterprise Consulting Team From Broadcom

HCL acquires the majority of Symantec’s enterprise consulting team from Broadcom, which retains cybersecurity software portfolio but sheds consulting assets.

Lenovo Layoffs 2020: Some Data Center Business Group Staff Cuts

Lenovo layoffs impact some data center business group employees. Lenovo is a Top 5 server vendor but data center group revenues dipped 8.7% in latest quarter.

8×8 Layoffs 2020: UCaaS Provider Cuts Staff

8×8 confirms layoffs. Unified communications as a service (UCaaS) provider emphasizes automated small business sales, enterprise recurring revenues & referral partner program.