Thread regarding Sungard Availability Services layoffs

The Next Big Thing

OK, closing another month after filing and guess what... we are all still here.

For those of you waiting for some big massive budget cut, focus on something more productive.

Sure we will continue to see some churn among our teams. Truth be told its needed and expected. No healthy culture sustains without multiple generations of maturation and infusion of new talent and ideas. The trick here is to make sure we keep the proper balance of knowledge and resource capacity.

I expect that we will see the opposite. We will see investment in our offerings and our delivery. First we will see investment in the products that we have inventory and can deliver quickly. We will see both investments in aesthetics as well as in our ability to deliver. We will also see a focus on volume of units moved rather then margin. This Shift will support the growth of the top line so that we can quickly generate the cash flow to continue our investment in our DRAAS and Multi-cloud strategy.

Its important to realize that the market has evolved rapidly and the delineation of Recovery vs. Production workloads have collapsed. As a result we will see the evolution of our portfolio to accommodate the workload... regardless if its physical or virtual or production or secondary and we will provide it to the client in a consumable manner.

I am positive about one thing. When we are all focused on this we will succeed.

Thanks~
One Positive Guy

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No worries, SGAS will make it up with volumes.... plus we have OPG..! So we have that going for us..!! What could possibly go wrong..?

Look at the track record of new owners of sgas and ask why they would be willing to sell offers at a loss to fill data centers.... the answer is clear.... these guys don’t build, they sell off assets to recoup lost loan balances....

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Post ID: @4ixw+10jwqhCF

Sell cheap 555 a month 555 down 1 hr a month support. And internet... We will lose money in Power alone. We were charging more then this 18 years ago
Lol

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Post ID: @4uom+10jwqhCF

In my experience with dealing folks such as OPG throughout the company - they are merely trying to connivance themselves that the company is in an upward trend.

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Post ID: @2aat+10jwqhCF

“Focus on volume of units rather than margin” - wow ... if this is the conversation being had at the LT level holy fuc* - we have some true dimwits up top

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Post ID: @1gcf+10jwqhCF

Bueller? Bueller? Bueller?... OPG won’t respond with specific info, he/she only deals in high level platitudes.....

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Post ID: @1con+10jwqhCF

Not a fan of OPG but she does make sense here. Let’s not put words in her mouth.
I want this to work!! Tell us more OPG

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Post ID: @1swc+10jwqhCF

OPG, let me get this straight... the next big thing for SGAS is to sell low value colo with no regard for margin... seriously..?!! 1nyo nailed it....

Revenue without adequate margin may add top line revenue, but it destroys bottom line and will only lead to further cuts and asset sales...

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Post ID: @1bss+10jwqhCF
  • 1nyo

You are correct this blurring of Prod and DR started a few years back. But there is no single provider delivering this value today in a consumable model. Please dont confuse HA with Resilience or Recoverablity. Remember to be truly resilient we must protect and restore the Data, App & Infrastructure. Lastly what good is all this without the people. This is our play, no one does this across all platforms.

Regarding your insults and ongoing negative perspective, don't worry it doesn't bother me. I only hope that someday I can influence you to realize positivism.

Your Welcome~
One Positive Guy

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Post ID: @1iil+10jwqhCF

OPG, Now that your back it's nice to see you spouting the new company line, "Its important to realize that the market has evolved rapidly and the delineation of Recovery vs. Production workloads have collapsed" Just like our previous CEO, and your mentor, you are behind the times, this phenomenon in the market started over 5 years ago. More funny lines "First we will see investment in the products that we have inventory and can deliver quickly" aka sell cheap colo and workplace so we can "see investments in aesthetics as well as in our ability to deliver", aka put lipstick on this pig before we can sell off the pieces. You actually are a remnant of the bad culture here, you think the team doing the work are simple minds that don't understand this business and what's truly going on around here.

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Post ID: @1nyo+10jwqhCF

Well said.

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Post ID: @1xmy+10jwqhCF

Good sh!t right here. You get my vote OPG.
Welcome back

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