SWC’s Ric Opal Featured in CRN on Microsoft Recent Reorganization

January 12, 2017   //   News

Microsoft’s recent reorganization is planned to take effect on Feb. 1, 2017. This sweeping change is an attempt by Microsoft to consolidate several of the company’s partner and services teams, as well as create a new cloud-focused unit to accelerate cloud services sales in the channel.

Under Microsoft’s reorganization, the company’s Enterprise and Partner Group and Public Sector, as well as Small and Mid-Market Solutions and Parter teams, will also consolidate to form a new group led by Microsoft Corporate Vice President of Mid-Market Solutions and Partners Chris Weber. Microsoft Partners are applauding these sweeping changes and view it as a positive for both the organization, as well as Microsoft’s partners and customers.

SWC’s Ric Opal, Senior Director at Microsoft Partner SWC, shared his opinion on the recent reorganization.

In my opinion, Microsoft has torn down the wall between all its segments and, in doing so, is allowing partners to transact more seamlessly and navigate through the Microsoft ecosystem to drive value for customers.

Right now, partners are in the state of transforming and re-imagining their businesses, and customers also want to talk about changing their businesses and leveraging Microsoft’s technology to do so.

To hear what other fellow Microsoft Partners had to say and to learn more about the reorganization, view the full article on CRN: Partners Cheer Massive Microsoft Reorganization, New ‘One Commercial Partner’ Unit As Key to Accelerating Sales