"The direct impetus for this column is IBM’s internal plan to grow earnings-per-share (EPS) to $20 by 2015. The primary method for accomplishing this feat, according to the plan, will be by reducing US employee head count by 78 percent in that time frame.I, Cringely » Blog Archive Not your father's IBM - Cringely on technology
Reducing employees by more than three quarters in three years is a bold and difficult task. What will it leave behind? Who, under this plan, will still be a US IBM employee in 2015? Top management will remain, the sales organization will endure, as will employees working on US government contracts that require workers to be US citizens. Everyone else will be gone. Everyone."
Thursday, April 19, 2012
I, Cringely » Blog Archive Not your father's IBM - Cringely on technology
It'll be interesting to see if/how IBM responds to this blog post series; also see Something’s rotten in IBM Dubuque and the discussion thread therein