This is a short post. IBM acquired 3 companies to form Watson Health. There was a wholesale layoff that dumped some of my friends who have been working for 20+ years in the last 2 weeks. The companies, Phytel, Truven and Explorys were stable profitable companies before IBM got there hands on them. Through a series of poor decisions by upper management this division has been sorely damaged.
The WSJ doesn't just publish hearsay. For management to continue to deny rumors of the iminent sale of Watson Health, as we here continue to hear touted, are just folly. The information came to the WSJ from somewhere, they didn't just make it up.
Mostly I feel bad for people and my friends who have devoted their careers to Truven, Explorys and Phytel to be dumped so unceremoniously.
It just sucks.