Well technically, he resigned but the reality is that Jeff was fired. I'm surprised it took Francisco Partners this long to send him packing! Hopefully the "team" that he brought with him will get "laid off" as well. Good riddance to bad rubbish.
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Data Management has a couple of good products (the reasons old Quest even existed) as well but instead of leaving them alone, they worked very hard to bring them down to the poor quality of the rest of the products in the portfolio. Now DM is sinking just as fast as the rest of the company. I think FP figured out that there's nothing left and are hoping to break even. Growth isn't even possible with nearly half of the company already laid off and all of the deep knowledge gone with them. FP must feel like the lookouts on the Titanic.
Whilst it's true that Jeff's methods were well know from previous roles, he can't be blamed for the poor purchase made by FP in the first place. If those guys had done some real due diligence on Dell Software Group, they would have seen clearly that this was a box of products that survived for the most part through attach from Dell. Only the Microsoft products could stand on their own, everything else was c-ap.