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It is the worst an most unuseable tool chain I have seen in 20 years. Please stop this nonsense! Maybe IBM should not have outsourced development to the cheapest ODCs on the planet!
Have heard several groups that have “all hands” scheduled for tomorrow, including the group I work in. Services. Anyone heard about this? Is it a reorganization or are we getting the ax?
I hope things will go good for a year
Any upcoming layoffs in the Digital Business group?
And this predictably was squashed. Money, time, and resources well spent! https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2018/12/12/gao-axes-ibms-bid-protest-teeing-up-court-battle-over-pentagons-billion-cloud-effort/
The spin machine is fully deployed. . . https://www.bizjournals.com/triangle/news/2018/12/11/ibm-exec-why-buying-red-hat-is-better-than.html
Totally expected tactics from Big Bleu. https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/12/11/ibm_blocking_discovery_age_discrim_evidence_says_sacked_salesman/
I'm considering leaving IBM, but I'll stick it out if there is a chance I can leave with severance. Has there been any indication of more layoffs in Research?
https://www.forbes.com/sites/bernardmarr/2018/12/10/is-this-the-end-of-blockchain/ Can Ginni and our fearless leaders make any good bets these days? First it was hybrid cloud, then Watson, then pure cloud, then blockchain, then hybrid cloud again.
Speakers: Ginni, Ivanka Trump, and Doug McMillon [39 minute video] https://youtu.be/_bvcTLqgnr8 More panels videos here -- https://www.businessroundtable.org/innovationsummit
Just sell everything G - keep the money flow, pump up the bonus pool... What a great way to destroy everything.... Sell, sell, sell.... https://techcrunch.com/2018/12/07/ibm-selling-lotus-notes-domino-business-to-hcl-for-1-8b/
Here’s another classic example how IBM historically mismanages software from the Companies they’ve acquired. HCL just purchased eight (8) IBM software solutions for $1.8 Billion. This price tag is slightly more than HALF of what IBM ORIGINALLY PAID …... read more
Ginni Rometty on IBM: And you look at is it always about growth as we've looked at our business. We both transitioned mission critical work past to future and to the cloud. And so really our role is about being a high value company but doing things... read more
Apparently too busy receiving these sorts of honors to be bothered with running an I/T company. . . https://www.thedrum.com/news/2018/12/06/ibm-s-ginni-rometty-honored-ad-council-dinner
And the divestitures have begun! I'm sure HCL isn't taking all the headcount though, just the products themselves... read more
CIMON’s now back in his box, powered down. So this is how robots get RA'd!... read more
I can understand the need to find a new direction for the company, keeping in mind the lack of direction and innovation that IBM faced during the years, and hybrid cloud is, most certainly, a market of the future, so I don’t generally consider this... read more
Surely this must be satire: 10 International Business Machines https://www.drucker.institute/2018-drucker-institute-company-ranking/
https://investorplace.com/2018/11/ibm-stock-is-dead-money/ Ginni Rometty’s bold move requires someone else as CEO to move IBM stock higher Ok, all you IBM (NYSE:IBM) fans, before you send me a nasty email telling me all the reasons why I’m wrong... read more
If we are to closely examine where this comes from, above the simplistic idea of “they are a mammoth who can pay for it if it all goes belly up” it’s a fascinating lesson in branding as IBM was known for only taking on a project if they firmly... read more
This should help accelerate the RA's -- https://www.cnbc.com/2018/11/29/amazon-outpost-brings-cloud-technology-to-traditional-data-centers.html
It’s like one fiasco wasn’t enough. This article states that IBM i set to use uts AI tools into the sector of human resources, with the goal of making better and easier decisions in talent recruiting and in general HR operations. Think that this... read more
I'm just so disillusioned by now to think anything will change for better or somebody will be held accountable. Just look at that article about ageism at IBM - it was all over the place, literally. Now nobody is even mentioning it and literally... read more
So Christmas 2018 is approaching and will anyone take a bet to say IBM won't layoff, or offshore more jobs. This could be in the US, Europe or Asia, nothing should be ruled out by Ginni and her elves. Profit warnings or contractions in sales... read more
I was laid off in March 2016 when stock prices were low. Stocks have dropped even lower this time around so there’s bound to be more layoffs. Despite being at IBM for less than 2 years, having good performance, and also being under 30, I got laid off... read more
IBM first derives the expected profit and takes that. Pays the sales commissions (or just a portion if they can) and the leftover is what they budget for project expenses. That is goods and materials. Hardware on the cloud is essentially a fixed low... read more
Almost sounds like she's politicking, perhaps preparing for her next endeavor after her CEO tenure comes to a close? https://www.wsj.com/articles/ibm-ceo-ginni-rometty-criticizes-rivals-for-mishandling-customers-data-1543257453 BRUSSELS—... read more
Follow the smart money. https://www.insidermonkey.com/blog/international-business-machines-corporation-ibm-smart-money-ownership-hits-3-year-low-673762/
Not exactly an IBM specific post but I can’t help but question why we need huge offshore teams to perform tasks when fewer local resources can do the same job. Bear with me on some quick maths: In an offshore team to do custom app dev, for example... read more
Looks like this was a company-wide message just received via email: Two weeks ago, you asked Ginni your most pressing questions - from cloud to IBM's future and beyond. She responded with a video on Think Academy. We're keeping the lines of... read more
There certainly was more than enough debate regarding the acquisition of RedHat and I heard a lot of different opinions of the matter ( mostly negative), but this article shares a really good view and it pinpoints the main reasons why there is a big... read more
I'm talking about this year. Weren't there people who were saying we'll see huge layoffs before the start of next year? Was that rumor debunked?
HA! HA! HA! Oh man. . . you can hear the fear of the Red Hatters in this article. Those poor b--tards have no idea what's about to happen to them, no idea. https://www.zdnet.com/article/red-hat-its-in-ibms-best-interest-to-keep-us-as-switzerland/
I am a former IBMer with 29 years experience. I now work for a competitor with several other X-IBMers. It is fair to say we never have - and probably never will have - someone defect to IBM. IBM's reputation is under water in these parts - and it is... read more
Another moonshot that's already plummeted back to earth? https://www.ccn.com/microsoft-knocks-out-ibm-for-enterprise-blockchain-crown-report/
I'm an Ex-IBM Sales Rep who worked in the Software Group for 5 years in North America. In 2013 the prevailing politics disbursed most of my pipeline efforts to others. My assigned account total was reduced and my quota was jacked up by 40%. Having a... read more