Dell India has laid off around 70 people in the Dell software group (DSG) that was set up some nine months ago in Bengaluru.
DSG, which has nearly 110 people in India spread across Bengaluru and Hyderabad, was expected to become a 400-500 people strong unit in Bengaluru, but the plans were drastically scaled back following Dell's $67 billion acquisition of EMC.
It's not clear if the unit became redundant following the EMC acquisition or whether Dell's business priorities changed after that expensive acquisition.
Sources said that the company offered a three month severance package to the affected employees. Company executives told the employees that the layoffs were due to a "strategic decision", but declined further explanation.