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Software Defined Talk: The Two Types of Sales Dudes You’ll Meet in Heaven

Aug 22nd, 2016 7:28am by
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There’s always good food in the enterprise sales meeting racket: gourmet pimento cheese, sushi and sake, and booze. This is the topic of discussion for this 69th episode of Software Defined Talk podcast. Also, we discuss the latest Gartner magic quadrant. With layoffs at Cisco, we look at the broader numbers around layoffs in the tech sector. We also briefly talk about Walmart buying Jet.

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This episode features Brandon Whichard, Matt Ray, and Michael Coté.

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


  • Brandon: PIN/Kings podcast.
  • Matt: Flying in Australian is awesome, civilized even; the curved screen of the Samsung SAMSUNG C27F390F 1800R Curved 27 inch LED Free Sync Full HD 1920×1080 VA panel HDMI D-Sub Monitor, Australian edition, but Yankee plugs are cool too.
  • Coté: James Governor on Pivotal and SpringOne Platform; Irie’s Island Food in Port Aransas.
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