Thread regarding DXC Technology layoffs

W&M Workplace & Mobilty

Little drip feed of communication out of W&M last day or so highlighting all of the positives statistics about the group accompanied by taglines saying "watch this space" and "keep an eye out" I also see a couple of Delivery Town Halls scheduled so there is obviously some announcement coming around the future ( strategic alternative) of W&M. My guess is that it stays with DXC as a buyer could not be found...any thoughts

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Dont forget that when workplace goes, so will a lot of the supporting infrastructure services that are datacentre or cloud based. The audit that has been going on for months has been identifying ALL the services associated services , AND licenses , that are part of each workplace account. Maria has stated categorically that they will all move to the newco. Some of the biggest contracts DXC has around the world are workplace.

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Maria P still running things with M&W?

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A lot of the clients I know and keep in touch with (some I still provide consulting to) dropped DXC and its competitors. The likes of DXC were only used for Infrastructure in most cases. But 3 of DXC clients I know took services back in house and moved to SaaS and IaaS on Azure and used national IT services suppliers to provide the services with the added advantage of having people who understand their business, who talk regularly and bring their own ideas to the table, something they found they used to get from DXC 2-3 years ago before it all went pear-shaped.

To be fair, they tell me the DXC services were OK, but that the company lacked a 'listening ear'; that it was hard to maintain continuity with them and get answers quick enough (when the board is breathing down your neck for solutions, they don't want to hear from their CIO 'we're still waiting for DXC to get back to us' .

2 clients (I am only talking to their head of IT, so it might be skewed) that there is no value with BPO, they want someone they can just pick up the phone to and not have to explain their business again or be passed to a sales person who knows nothing about what they do. They want someone who feels the pain as much as they do (Oh believe me DXC is feeling pain alright!).

They found DXC just wanted to flog something without thinking first what is important to this client, what are their business goals and how can we support them. The last thing the client wants is having to explain everything to a sales guy who is just focussed on selling something without understanding what's best for THEM.

Went back to see some of them recently. They left DXC (as they got fed up with lack of communication and lack of direction i.e. not leading as a partner but acting as a supplier). They have found their relationship with their new supplier to be much improved. They are local, understand their business and they trust them with their business.

Ah, funny how things come full circle back to the days before BPO. What was all that about then?
I would expect profitable bits being sold off to keep the middle afloat till there are no more profitable bits left to support the middle that wants to sink to the ocean floor.

I don't know anyone who still works there. All my contacts good jobs elsewhere and wished they had done it years ago. Despite all the depressing 'Covid' news and unfortunate job losses, I do see a lot of vacancies suddenly appearing in the IT world. There's also a lot appearing on Linked-in if you save the right 'search keywords' for event alarms. Often its just the fear of the unknown and practice at making your CV into a sales pitch. More often than not, the employers I work with are not looking for polished technical skills and years of experience (that can be trained/gained if you are the right person) they are looking for someone who shows a human side, that they can work with, appreciates their challenges and understands their business and maybe show how they've helped with similar before (Something CSC/EDS used to be able to do)

Good luck to you all.

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more than likely smoke being blow up people's butts and of course they don't want the good people leaving. The CEO is making a mockery out of DXC, nobody believes in his vision. Look at the stock price, pretty soon there will be nothing left to sell then what is he going to do? Probably take the money and run, like all of the rest of the CEO's over the last 20 years

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DXC wants us to know the capabilities of the workforce in India, and then hopefully recommend them to our clients to save money. Meanwhile, layoffs continue in many countries.

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Looks more like Workplace stays with all the rest,
And together we will be sold.

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God I hope not, the sooner we get shot of it the better!

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