Thread regarding Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) layoffs

The Goliath's prophecy came out to be true after all: HPE transitioning into a Services company in the next 3 years.

The prophecy's last step is finally became a reality at HPE Discover. Once HPE fully transitions to a Service company (goodbye in-house and even subcontracted WW manufacturing and supply chain), its streamlined vertical business model will be very attractive for the grand finale (the acquisition by a company such as Microsoft, Google or Amazon).

The Goliath's prophecy came out to be true after all. HPE transitioning into a Services company in the next 3 years is the final demise of the legacy. Long live the New Tech Kings (NTKs).

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Post ID: @ZDdl1OU

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I agree with @ZDdl1OU-bvec . When HPE gets acquired by whomever (we all know it is inevitable sooner than later), it will be all about the IP related to a few R&D projects. Only a small percentage of the current employees will survive after the new owner(s) cannibalize all the functions & processes. Look at Motorola as the poster child of what will happen. How long did it take Google reduce it to ashes? The Goliath's prophecy was no prophecy at all, but a scornful and contemptuous way to mock and disrespect the stupid decisions that have brought us to where we are-and unfortunately we're not done yet. Kudos to the author.

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Post ID: @ZDdl1OU-Giek
"May be Mark Hurd may buy HPE and merge it into oracle !"

Oracle already has a legacy enterprise computing division, used to be called Sun Microsystems. These days Oracle is only interested in cloud computing, and I don't think HPE has much to offer in that regard, and even if it did, Oracle is spending most of its spare cash on stock buy backs.

Not to mention that Larry Ellison is the one who makes the big decisions at Oracle, not Marky.

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Post ID: @ZDdl1OU-Fagg

@ZDdl1OU-Ceaa
Clearly you haven't experienced what most of us have, keep telling yourself it's all rumors. My experience is, eventually they all come to fruition. Some already have. By the way, if you're so concerned about the spread of rumors and being focused on work...why are you here?!?

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Post ID: @ZDdl1OU-Evjd

Every month, another rumor. "Company is doomed!" "We are all getting laid off!" "Sky is falling!" "25% cuts coming in Oct., just in time for earnings!" "The government should step in!"
Nauseating; people should focus more on their work than the rumor mill.

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Post ID: @ZDdl1OU-Ceaa

Wait!!!
We were a services company once already,,, Aunt Meg got us out of that and flung that appendage at CSC spawning DXC.

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Post ID: @ZDdl1OU-zzdn

"May be Mark Hurd may buy HPE and merge it into oracle !"

Makes perfect sense: if One brick won't float maybe two tied together will.

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Post ID: @ZDdl1OU-xmhj

If that ever happens, that is te worst ever news for HPE and it may be time for a whole lot of people to quit.

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Post ID: @ZDdl1OU-vrvg

May be Mark Hurd may buy HPE and merge it into oracle !

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Post ID: @ZDdl1OU-ncql

@biqh, the IP portfolio and the channel contracts are still worth some good money. Think of Google and Motorola. They won't care about manufacturing or the supply chain, but about a few very specific R&D projects and key Engineers. Antonio will be positioning the company for a smooth acquisition while maximizing the investor's ROI. If you think about it, what is now HPE stopped being a serious competitor years ago. Every single move since at least 2015 has been to prep the company for an acquisition. The prophecy was fulfilled years ago...

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Post ID: @ZDdl1OU-bvec

Why the hell would Microsoft, Amazon, or Google want any part of the rotting carcass that is HPE?

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Post ID: @ZDdl1OU-biqh

You won't find anything under "The Goliath's prophecy". Search Google for "Goliath, the flower seller" instead. Classic oldie. Still worth reading.

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Post ID: @ZDdl1OU-4fsm

Take benefit of everything for your professional development and when the time comes...run like hell.

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Post ID: @ZDdl1OU-2qch

I think Antonio just said at HPE Discover what the stakeholders wanted to hear. Our current revenue model is not sustainable long term, and that shouldn't be surprising to anyone. I don't think there's an implementation roadmap at this point defined, but he just had to give them what they wanted to hear. So I agree with @2gxy... Don't spend a single second worrying about an impact to your job as a result of this at least for a while. But longer term, yes, this will probably impact a lot of people, and I wouldn't be surprised of an acquisition.

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Post ID: @ZDdl1OU-2lbd

I am part of a Supply Chain Control Tower team and our management is saying that it's way too early to worry about this and that they don't foresee any change in our group at least for the entire FY2020.

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Post ID: @ZDdl1OU-2gxy

Am I mistaken that the "service" part would still be on HPE hardware, and this would just change how its purchased? For example, you would pay a monthly fee for a "solution" rather than buy hardware and make the solution as the end user? Seems like it would only change the sales/purchasing/support strategies. And certainly, some customers will still want to purchase equipment traditionally.

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Post ID: @ZDdl1OU-1kew

So what does this mean? Layoffs in all areas/teams supporting manufacturing operations (in-house and subcontracted)? I can't visualize well how this will work at the end-to-end supply chain level. Basically, what I'm understanding is that we won't be shipping products anymore, but on exception orders?

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Post ID: @ZDdl1OU-ons

???

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