Layoffs Continue! Cybersecurity Firm Splunk Technology Lays Off 7% Of Its Global Workforce Ahead of Cisco Acquisition

According to Splunk's regulatory filings, it had nearly 8,000 employees as of January, meaning around 500 employees will likely lose their jobs. The company laid off nearly 300 employees earlier this year.

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Layoffs Continue! Cybersecurity Firm Splunk Technology Lays Off 7% Of Its Global Workforce Ahead of Cisco Acquisition
Splunk Technologies (Photo Credit: Company Website)

San Francisco, November 2: US-based cybersecurity company Splunk has announced to lay off about 7 per cent of its global workforce, just months ahead of its acquisition by global networking giant Cisco. According to Splunk's regulatory filings, it had nearly 8,000 employees as of January, meaning around 500 employees will likely lose their jobs. The company laid off nearly 300 employees earlier this year.

"As we work to finish FY24 and look ahead, we are taking this proactive and strategic step that further aligns our workforce to better enable Splunkers to meet the needs of our customers and partners, while remaining sustainable and cost-effective," Splunk CEO Gary Steele said in a letter to employees filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). AI Safety Summit 2023: India, 27 Other Nations and European Union Sign First International Declaration to Address Artificial Intelligence Risks.

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    Layoffs Continue! Cybersecurity Firm Splunk Technology Lays Off 7% Of Its Global Workforce Ahead of Cisco Acquisition

    According to Splunk's regulatory filings, it had nearly 8,000 employees as of January, meaning around 500 employees will likely lose their jobs. The company laid off nearly 300 employees earlier this year.

    Technology IANS|
    Layoffs Continue! Cybersecurity Firm Splunk Technology Lays Off 7% Of Its Global Workforce Ahead of Cisco Acquisition
    Splunk Technologies (Photo Credit: Company Website)

    San Francisco, November 2: US-based cybersecurity company Splunk has announced to lay off about 7 per cent of its global workforce, just months ahead of its acquisition by global networking giant Cisco. According to Splunk's regulatory filings, it had nearly 8,000 employees as of January, meaning around 500 employees will likely lose their jobs. The company laid off nearly 300 employees earlier this year.

    "As we work to finish FY24 and look ahead, we are taking this proactive and strategic step that further aligns our workforce to better enable Splunkers to meet the needs of our customers and partners, while remaining sustainable and cost-effective," Splunk CEO Gary Steele said in a letter to employees filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). AI Safety Summit 2023: India, 27 Other Nations and European Union Sign First International Declaration to Address Artificial Intelligence Risks.

    He also mentioned that the layoffs "are not a result of our agreement with Cisco; they are the continuation of the important initiatives we’ve undertaken across Splunk for more than a year to align our resources and operating structure to deliver ongoing and incremental value for our customers".

    According to the SEC filing, most of the laid-off employees are located in the US and will receive unspecified severance and healthcare packages. "Within the next 24 hours, each ELT member will communicate with their organization to summarise any changes to their teams," Steele wrote. Splunk expects to spend $42 million in restructuring costs, with most incurred by the end of April 2024. SAP Launches New AI Capabilities and Advancements For Developers To Build Generative AI-Based Apps and Solutions.

    In September, Cisco announced to acquire Splunk for about $28 billion in the generative AI era. Upon the close of the acquisition, Splunk’s CEO, Gary Steele, will join Cisco’s Executive Leadership Team, reporting to Cisco Chairman and CEO Chuck Robbins. The deal was expected to be completed by the third quarter of 2024, according to the companies.

    (The above story first appeared on LatestLY on Nov 02, 2023 12:48 PM IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website latestly.com).

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