IBM Layoffs

Topics regarding layoffs at IBM

Town Hall - Tucson 7/22

SVP of Systems and a bunch of Systems GMs meeting for a town hall in Tucson on 7/22. Nothing confirmed as of yet as far as RAs - but awfully quick meeting after the Red Hat deal officially closed. To be continued... More to come later

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IBM + RHT = ?

As I anxiously await the master plan to emerge post acquisition. I ponder if Red Hat disappears tomorrow, what will happen to the cloud ... Nothing. If IBM disappears tomorrow, what will happen to the cloud ... Nothing. Now then, how does the... —  read more 

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Post ID: @101A542u

More layoffs in 2H?

Anyone else heard about lack of approval for hiring even in areas key for growth? To me, it is a sign that they are preparing more layoffs, maybe to help make the 2Q earnings results (due July 17 I think), look a little less ugly. —  read more 

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EEOC on Age Discrimination

Just an FYI, here is what EEOC lists for Age Discrimination The following practices constitute age discrimination 1) Requiring workers to retire once they reach a certain age 2) Treating older workers worse than younger workers, by, for example... —  read more 

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Post ID: @ZZ5xt2N

IBM and going forward

Does IBM management understand that its future depend on how it performs in the cloud computing and how it manages its workforce/talent? I see an issue where IBM will need to offer large discounts to customers in a bid to retain market share. To be... —  read more 

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Post ID: @ZXhT8UD

Red Hat deal has closed

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/ibm-closes-34-billion-deal-123544178.html Some real chucklers in there: "Underscoring the drive into high-margin businesses, IBM in October agreed to buy Red Hat" 12% is high margin? "Since 2013, IBM’s cloud revenue as... —  read more 

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Post ID: @ZXdLhac

This is getting out of hand

Working at IBM has turned into more of a chore than I ever expected. I used to love my job. Now, there is so much uncertainty, frustration, stress, politics.... I'm not sure which is worse and which is affecting my health more. Sometimes it feels... —  read more 

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Hmmmmmm. . .

https://start.att.net/comics/title/Dilbert/date/20190707/

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Post ID: @ZVfyTgt

Legal immigration via IT

The number of foreign-born IT workers in the U.S. is simply astonishing. Is it fair to allow companies a fairly free hand in bringing in resources, when many native-born Americans end up losing their jobs and opportunities to them? I keep hearing the... —  read more 

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Post ID: @ZUnfjCw

It is possible

I got tired of waiting for IBM to lay me off due to my age, so I decided to leave on my own. I am 55 and I managed to find a new job relatively quickly. Pay is slightly lower, but benefits are better and from what I can see, work environment is ten... —  read more 

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Post ID: @ZSMmJWI

Who’s Winning Over the Big Tech Spenders

Unfortunately for some, the cloud’s rise is taking mind share away from old technology stalwarts. IBM (IBM) and Oracle (ORCL) were most at risk of losing business from the big technology buyers, the J.P. Morgan survey found. Both vendors had negative... —  read more 

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Post ID: @ZNqnuEQ

Cloud as Z-Series Competitor

The competition for z-series is increasingly in the cloud. Many companies are using cloud for computing roles that would previously have been performed by a mainframe. There is a constant flow of new software innovation to be deployed on cloud... —  read more 

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IBM EMPLOYEE-SATISFACTION SURVEY

I am not able to score even 1 in this exercise...:-( Score of 100+ means you are satisfy and should stay with company. Less then 50 means you should look for other job. Please see how much you score.(Add your score at end) Text 0s 1s 2s 3s 4s 5s The... —  read more 

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Post ID: @ZLL9XbH

Minimal Manning -- Do More with Less

The phenomenon is sped by automation, which usurps routine tasks, leaving employees to handle the nonroutine and unanticipated—and the continued advance of which throws the skills employers value into flux. It would be supremely ironic if the advance... —  read more 

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Services Layoffs

Bumping this from one of the subthreads... Sorry OP... Layoffs is services are related to 2 things. The Redhat acquisition and the profit margin of the services that you provide. Being in GTS or GBS has nothing to do with it. If your job overlaps... —  read more 

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Post ID: @ZJ4vNfo

IBM CIO Focuses on User Experience to Keep Staff Happy

“Design is a true discipline that can be applied to almost any problem,” making technology simpler and easier to use, Ms. Rometty said in January. IBM cut about 2,000 jobs this month amid moves to reshape its business to focus on high-value segments... —  read more 

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Recent layoff only in GTS or GBS?

it was confirmed that recent layoff occurred in GTS? Can someone from GBS confirm same or separate RA's for GBS coming soon?

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