Bill Flook, who covers the DC technology scene for Business Journals, just interviewed Blackboard CEO Jay Bhatt about last week’s layoff. The full article can be found here. From a quick read, it looks like Blackboard is executing on two key priorities:

  • Trimming the fat caused by years of acquisitions and redundant operations; and
  • Completing the acquisitions by centralizing core functions, particularly under new management.

From the article:


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