So what is this 8 million then? Openly announced hush money? Handed over in the town square rather than in a darkened car park?
VMware misled investors about its order backlog management processes that allowed it to roll revenue into future quarters by postponing product delivery dates to customers to conceal slowing sales relative to forecasts. This is the damning charge thrown at the virtualization linchpin by the Securities and Exchange Commission …
They sandbagged and fudged selected rev categories (move ela rev to nsx as needed) the entire time I was there. Commissions were also paid during the period but keys weren’t made available until the next month began. When I asked why the patent response was “we didn’t need the revenue. It’s a good problem to have.”