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Near 200 people sent home at IBM cloud Costa Rica

So this happened on Wednesday, all people in a room, security guards all over the place, and then it all started, meeting one by one with everyone's manager to know if you will continue or not, we heard about 150-200, that is for sure more than 50% of cloud Costa Rica

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How many people work(ed) at this center?

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Post ID: @ZrLtXZs-6lsw

Costa Rica managed our GACDW so hopefully that tool is dumped as well.

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Post ID: @ZrLtXZs-5hkj

Costa Rica had staff support Managed Applications (SAP/Oracle) / Cloud Managed Services (CMS). This function acquired ATT and Verizon hosting businesses in 2017. The IBM heritage part of this function was wiped out - including some people in Costa Rica - in favor of holding on to the ATT and Verizon legacy people. It did not matter that ATT and Verizon business were complete messes and financially broken. The IBM legacy DPEs and PEs were all taken out in total - full departments.

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Post ID: @ZrLtXZs-4sll

Nobody in the US will cry about that. Kinda nice to hear that the lost cost c-ap countries are getting hit too!

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Post ID: @ZrLtXZs-1rzf

delete from IBM where BU like 'Cloud%' or BU like 'Cognitive%'

GO

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Post ID: @ZrLtXZs-clr

IBM Cognitive *, doesn't look good

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Post ID: @ZrLtXZs-lqf

I guess this all has to do with money laundring and pumping staff retirement funds into a tanking stock...IMBS to be exact

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Post ID: @ZrLtXZs-yvg

I hear Cognitive BlockCloud is the next big thing.

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Post ID: @ZrLtXZs-kot

If you bought the strategic imperative line IBM spewed then you need a lobotomy.

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Post ID: @ZrLtXZs-ekp

So much for "offshoring" PCI confidential information to countries with unknown security standards, if any.

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Post ID: @ZrLtXZs-djp

So cloud is no longer a strategic imperative! Gee, maybe Watson? .. (no that is "AI" now)... What is left? Certainly not "our people are our most valuable asset" of the good 'ol days, when IBM actually grew revenue, profits, and share price!

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