IBM is reportedly transferring U.S. jobs in its global services unit to
The Wall Street Journal said Wednesday morning that the company was expected
to tell what the paper could only call "a large number" of American workers
that their jobs were either being eliminated or sent to India.
The AP waded in hours later and said 5,000 would be cut, representing 4% of
IBM's U.S. workforce of roughly 115,000 people.
[email protected] suggests the layoffs will come down Thursday.
IBM's earnings were up 12% to $4.42 billion last quarter; it's forecast no
strain this year because of the economic slowdown; and it's supposedly in
talks to acquire Sun for billions of dollars.
Recently IBM reportedly laid off around 4,600 people.
It's also unclear whether IBM might be a bidder for the disgraced Indian
The Journal says Global Services has 180,000 people worldwi... (more)
Gulu, Uganda, August 18, 2014 --(PR.com)-- Backed by Volo’s expert design
and cloud-based software integration, Northern Uganda’s newest Internet
Service Provider (ISP), is now delivering the most affordable high-speed
Internet access to businesses and residences in the region.
Zoom Wireless (www.zoom.co.ug), a part of SINFA Uganda LTD, began offering a
range of corporate and small business/residential grade fixed wireless
services in Gulu, Uganda, within weeks of partnering with Volo. A new
start-up built based on years of field experience and designed in Silicon
Valley, Volo enables ISPs and telecom providers in emerging markets to design
and deploy fixed wireless broadband services quickly and profitably.
With Volo’s engagement, the new ISP has designed and deployed a
carrier-grade last mile WiFi network. This network is fiber-backed and
integrated with the latest ... (more)
NEW YORK, Sept. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- TheLadders.com, the world's leading $100k+
jobs Web site, today announced that company President and CEO Marc Cenedella
will be speaking at the upcoming 14th Annual Garden State Council Society for
Human Resource Management (SHRM) Conference and Expo on November 8, 2005.
Cenedella's session, "Thinking Outside of the Online Recruiting Box: Building
a Pipeline of Fully Engaged Senior Talent," will be held from 11:00 a.m. to
The two-day educational conference, certified by the Human Resource
Certification Institute (HRCI), will be held November 7th and 8th at the
Ocean Place Resort & Spa in Long Branch, N.J. This year's conference, "HR
Leadership: Engaged, Aligned and Accountable," is geared to business leaders
and HR practitioners, and will highlight the profession's connection in
achieving business results.
"The Interne... (more)
IBM is reportedly getting set to lay off "thousands" of staffers in the UK,
Germany and Ireland and move the jobs to Eastern Europe, China, India and
South America, according to an unconfirmed story in the Observer over the
The British paper quoted Lee Conrad, the national coordinator of
[email protected], the Communication Workers of America affiliate trying to
unionize Big Blue, as saying the layoffs had already started.
[email protected] claims IBM let ~9,600 Americans go over in the first quarter to
offshore the jobs.
The union operation is now reaching out to EDS/HP and Sun folk.
IT personnel have been referred to as many things: some see the role of IT
staff as everything from heroes and essential partners, to %^&**!@#!!
villains. But how about a Pit Bull or a Chichuahua? Is there a German
Shepherd lurking inside that SOA developer?
If you take a look at some of the most dramatic canine personalities, you
might find some interesting similarities between network engineers, software
developers and man's best friend. If you're in technology, read on to
determine which IT breed you might be.
Which Breed of IT Are You?
Pit Bull. Official name is the American Staffordshire Terrier. And as well
all know, this dog is known for its powerful bite. Once he gets his teeth
into something, you can't get him off. Is this your style? A tenacious IT
technician? Do you hunt down the cause for an outage or security breach no
matter how long it takes? If you ... (more)
I have the pleasure of working in Chennai, India this week. In advance of
this trip I did some homework and prepared this discussion on digital
transformation, globalization, future job opportunities, and what we can
learn from the history of Chennai, India and early America. Enjoy!
Video Link: http://youtu.be/uZC5KZGkDKM
More awkward technology and travel videos by me (watch out Rick Steves):
Human Strategies for Digital Transformation from Stockholm, SwedenWalking
Rome, Talking Digital Transformation and MobilityWhat Portuguese Aqueducts,
Google Fiber and High Speed Internet have in CommonInnovations and Mobile
Applications in Lisbon,
Kevin BenedictWriter, Speaker, Senior Analyst Digital Transformation, EBA,
Center for the Future of Work CognizantView my profile on LinkedInLearn about
ATLANTA, April 7 /PRNewswire/ -- ComputerJobs.com
(http://www.computerjobs.com/), the leading IT employment Web site for
Information Technology professionals and those who employ them, today
announced the launch of a new online community where IT professionals can
discuss their careers, technology, current events and more. The new
community, dubbed "The ComputerJobs.com Community"
(http://www.computerjobscommunity.com/), also offers original articles
covering a wide range of topics, the top resume keyword searches performed by
employers each week and the ability to search for high-tech jobs on
"We answer a lot of email every day from ComputerJobs.com users asking for
advice about their career, various IT certifications, workplace issues,
etc.," says Michael Turner, Vice President of Marketing at ComputerJobs.com.
"We created The ComputerJobs.com... (more)
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Dec. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Simply Hired
(http://www.simplyhired.com/), the world's largest job search site, and
Cynthia Shapiro, the site's employee advocate and author of Corporate
Confidential -- 50 Secrets Your Company Doesn't Want You to Know, offer tips
to take into the New Year.
Set a goal to success Pick a date and take steps to find a new job. Research
opportunities, determine the skills needed for your next move and take the
initiative to prepare yourself. Find contacts by joining an online social
networking site like LinkedIn.com. Spruce up your attitude and workspace Show
confidence in your work, but don't let anyone see your Marketing for Dummies
book. Keep your cube decor to a minimum. A messy desk says "messy thinker,"
while being overly neat may say, " ... what does he/she really do?" Ask for a
raise, but not a promotion Promotion... (more)
MCLEAN, VA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 04/04/06 -- Parature, provider of
award-winning, on demand customer support software, announced today that the
company is being honored as one of the 50 'Best Places to Work in Greater
Washington, D.C.' by the Washington Business Journal for the second
consecutive year. Being acknowledged in the medium size company category,
Parature will be honored as one of the top '2006 Best Place to Work' at a
breakfast reception on Friday, May 12, 2006 at the Ritz Carlton hotel Tyson's
Corner, being hosted by the Washington Business Journal, Monster.com, Reznick
Group and Quantum Market Research.
With high marks across the board in areas of management team strength,
opportunity for advancement, workplace morale, employment benefits and value
of employee skills, Parature employees made their views on the company known
through confidential surveys ... (more)
ATLANTA, April 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Fifty-two percent of its readers turn to
PINK, the only national magazine for professional women, for career
development guidance, according to a recent readership study. And 58 percent
asked for more online career advice. PINK's new online Knowledge Bank is our
response to their overwhelming requests for a deeper level of career
development for women.
Divided into three sections - Advance Your Career, Launch and Build Your
Business, and Enhance Your Life - Knowledge Bank offers tools, tactics and
strategies to help businesswomen have both a beautiful career and a beautiful
life. Each section includes three magazine favorites as well as books
featured in the "Books in the PINK" section of the magazine - and tons of
brand-new, exclusive content.
Section highlights include: ADVANCE YOUR CAREER Tactics to get ahead at work
or land th... (more)
CHICAGO, Aug. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- As the unemployment rate holds steady at
less than five percent(i) and the pool of qualified labor continues to
shrink, those looking to go out on their own may have more opportunities than
ever. More than two-in-five (55 percent) companies have either relied on
freelance or contract workers or intend to in the future according to a new
Sologig.com survey, conducted by Harris Interactive of more than 2,400
employers and 5,600 employees. Sologig.com is a CareerBuilder.com site that
connects freelance job seekers with employers that have contract-based
Of those companies that hire freelancers and independent contractors, 20
percent say that given the shortage of qualified labor, they are relying on
independent talent more than a year ago. Nearly two-thirds (64 percent) of
these companies intend to hire freelan... (more)