Zantaz Layoffs

Back in July, Autonomy acquired Zantaz. As the last line of that article says, "There are no layoffs expected as part of the acquisition."

However, layoffs have occurred -- in both the Pleasanton headquarters of Zantaz and the original Educom office in Ottawa. Other Zantaz employees have taken notice and there are reports of Zantaz employees leaving voluntarily at all levels in both North America and the UK. Resumes for sales, marketing, and engineering personnel from Pleasanton, Ottawa, and London are circulating.

... David Ferris

One Comment

  1. Posted November 30, 2007 at 8:59 AM | Permalink

    If you can brief us on RADAR sometime, that would be great–to set up, send email to briefings@ferris.com.

  2. Posted December 4, 2007 at 9:38 AM | Permalink

    Dec 4: I just heard another rumor: Autonomy laid off much of the old Zantaz sales force and are re-hiring and staffing up a larger sales team than in the Zantaz days–David

  3. Mike
    Posted June 18, 2008 at 4:37 PM | Permalink

    All the rumors are true. ZANTAZ employees are leaving in masses if they haven’t been “let go” for either challenging the monarchy in Cambridge or uttering anything negative about the golden child “IDOL”. With the acquisition of ZANTAZ, Autonomy has inherited a who’s who of global customers and their negligence in maintaining the email archiving product has put Autonomy on a crash course to pain-ville the likes they haven’t seen yet. Ultimately, arrogance will be their undoing.

  4. Mike2
    Posted October 23, 2008 at 4:12 PM | Permalink

    About 2/3 of the Ottawa ZANTAZ staff left Autonomy (mostly senior technical/programming staff) due to Mike said (above). Autonomy has closed the Ottawa office, and let everyone go except a few sales people. There was little/no handoff of EAS product vision, architecture (the Autonomy attitude is that they can do it better). Another Autonomy office is doing bug fixes(based on who yells the loudest), and trying to figure out what EAS actually is… Is it a teapot, or a kettle? arrogance will be their undoing.

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