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Symantec Reorganization, Layoffs: 6- to 24-Month Journey

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http://www.thevarguy.com – Symantec (NASDAQ: SYMC) CEO Steve Bennett announced a new company strategy today — and it will include middle management layoffs through June 2013. But the word of the day for channel partners is patience. The reason: Bennett says it will take six to 24 months for an overall reorganization (involving 10 key areas of focus) to complete. Here’s why. The planned company transformation includes a continued channel commitment — though let’s all keep an eye on Symantec’s direct sales force, which will be pursuing new business opportunities. The big question: Can Symante (IT news)