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Topics regarding layoffs at IBM
We all know age is a liability at IBM - there was a whole article on that a while ago - but is there a place where it's not? Where somebody in their late forties and up can find a good job that pays well? Because I've been looking, and I haven't been... read more
IBM lays out their business model going forward (page 23 and 24 of the report see below) NOTE the “enterprise” emphasis. I interpret this to mean “scale out and low margin businesses are to be de-emphasized”. A couple of interesting reading points... read more
Gotta get the sweatshop workers at least mildly prep.'d before transferring the work. Expect to see a big RA in ~3yrs. https://www.businesstoday.in/current/corporate/ibm-to-train-over-1-million-female-students-in-india-in-3-years/story/326787.html
An IBM spokesperson said the client considering the customer contact center no longer needed it. “Despite that development, IBM has continued driving significant growth in our local operations and we are actively working to bring even more... read more
Nothing's done until it's done. https://www.wraltechwire.com/2019/03/12/signs-emerge-ibm-red-hat-merger-may-face-delay-ibm-says-its-still-on/
Be careful where you store your photos. Earlier this year IBM released a dataset of 1 million photos of people's faces designed to reduce bias in facial recognition software. I was surprised that the pictures were taken from Flickr & so investigated... read more
Lack of vision, lack of industry understanding, lack of performance. Three strikes. Time's up. When is she going to do the honorable deed and step down?
There are no safe jobs when revenue is flat, profit is down, and red hat has to be paid for. But let's also get real, even if you stay you're facing declining benefits, and nothing resembling a raise, let alone a COLA. At best you'll tread water, at... read more
Just received this email -- Ready to Ask Ginni Anything? Get your questions ready for Ginni’s next Ask Me Anything session. Submit questions on your mind about IBM, and Ginni will answer the most often-asked themes. You have until Tuesday, March 12... read more
March 29 2017 and March 29 2018, end of the quarter - we had large RAs on both dates. Let's see what this year brings.
It's bloody over there, massive layoffs on the services side. You can bet there will be huge hits in GBS soon, the two are correlated and our GBS SAP practice will have massive hits IMHO.
Hi. I've got friends, with open positions, in those organizations. Does anyone know the future of these orgs, in general, but specifically regarding layoffs? I'm not happy where I am, but feel somewhat safe, and thankful to be employed. Thanks.
So true ... https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/best-hr-joke-world-b-thomas/
Think if all of these funds IBM is burning through could've been used for raises & R&D spend. https://www.pressconnects.com/story/news/local/2019/03/03/ibm-endicott-toxic-plume-cost/3018697002/
What do you think? https://www.crn.com/news/data-center/dell-sales-hit-91-billion-with-more-storage-and-server-share-gains-ahead
GlobalFoundries has had several rounds of job cuts and early retirement offerings in Ess-x Junction since taking over the fab in 2014, but has not provided specific numbers of jobs lost. Interesting. I wonder how many former IBM'ers were the victims... read more
This should help IBM become a dominant cloud player. . . https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2019/02/supermicro-hardware-weaknesses-let-researchers-backdoor-an-ibm-cloud-server/
IBM Named One of the 2019 World's Most Ethical Companies https://newsroom.ibm.com/2019-02-26-IBM-Named-One-of-the-2019-Worlds-Most-Ethical-Companies
Buffett used lessons learned from IBM when thinking about Oracle, he said Monday. “Larry Ellison’s done a fantastic job with Oracle,” Buffett said. “Oracle is a great business, but I don’t think, particularly after my experience with IBM, I don’t... read more
Though not specifically mentioning IBM, this article (link below) is a clear explanation of what is happening (like in many other companies) to IBM today. Very interesting... read more
Seems the corporate PR machine really has successfully sabotaged IBM's section on Glassdoor. https://finance.yahoo.com/video/why-ibm-dream-employer-gen-185722778.html
Source below, this has been put together by Mark Renkert and Scott Decker... We have a Case Study Research have, access, and be able to name and call your previous (the employer you were laid off from, “Big-Blue” in this case) employer’s direct... read more
This board has been really quiet.... Any signs of layoffs now than Think is over?
https://streamable.com/93ovh Ginni: "That's a trillion dollar market, and we'll be number 1 in it" (speaking about the Hybrid Cloud play)
https://www.forbes.com/sites/siliconangle/2019/02/14/analysis-ibm-ceo-declares-chapter-2-of-cloud-and-ai-at-ibm-think-2019/ Stop messing around with easy introductory chapters, let's go straight to Chapter 9 and Chapter 11, where we can talk real... read more
Ginni , then why are customers cancelling contracts and seeking new contractors? https://www.healthnewsreview.org/2017/02/md-anderson-cancer-centers-ibm-watson-project-fails-journalism-related/
An amusing article. . . http://fortune.com/2019/02/14/ibm-ceo-rometty-ai-watson/
IBM is using Kubernetes to enable Watson AI to run on public clouds AWS, Google, and Microsoft .
IBM needs cash to pay off the red hat purchase...who’s next to spin off and generate some cash? Rumour is next up is the multi tennant stuff.
IGF customers were informed in Feb that “some” current financial contracts will not be extended Channel floor financing looks to have been sent to Lenovo financing OEM financing looks to be discontinued after 6/30/2019 All current contracts will be... read more
(Reuters) - The chief executives of Apple Inc, Walmart Inc, IBM Corp and other major companies are joining a Trump administration advisory board that hopes to prepare U.S. workers to deal with job training issues and the workforce shift brought by... read more
So wait: somehow due to whatever accounting wizardry IBM was using previously to calculate their numbers, with the new corporate tax law, they are saying they took a $1.9B hit to profits? I'm not a tax accountant nor a tax attorney, but seems to me... read more
I find it quite disturbing to see people targeting this group and that group, various mid-level positions, the poor managers, and so on, as THE PROBLEM at IBM. I’m sure some of those people might be problematic but the majority of mid to lower... read more
If you removed 45.3% of management @ IBM today you have the exact same number of managers Microsoft has. What value does that 45% more management bring to IBM? ~Sourced Google Analytics for the numbers information accurate Jan. 2019. A short post by... read more
The entire Distinguished Engineer program needs to be re-evaluated. Such an antiquated and irrelevant concept for today, not to mention rife with favouritism. It’s hardly an honour to receive anymore.
Anyone know what the final attendance projection is for Think 2019 conference? How strong was the signup this year?
U.S. employers seeking to hire foreign workers say they currently navigate a complex set of visa programs with caps on the number that are granted. They say bureaucratic hurdles that cause delay, uncertainty and inefficiency have grown during the... read more
Anyone who has any skills and knows what they’re doing knows the true problem at IBM GBS, the glut of Band 10 and above that are worthless, absolutely terrible leaders, have dictatorship mentality, and make sure on one has better checkpoint results... read more
They can start with any non-client facing team. Distinguished Engineers who sit in their ivory tower. People who do “go to market” from home, creating demos of tools that don’t work. Layers of bureaucracy in the proposal release process. The GBS... read more