IBM dismiss thousands of employees – Update




Big Blue will cut jobs. A columnist for Forbes reported initially that includes 26 percent of the 430,000 IBM employees, but IBM itself and TechCrunch involves “several thousand” workers.

IBM logo Told Reuters denies IBM in euphemistic terms that the company will lay off a quarter of its staff as a Forbes columnist reported. “Who would have checked what is in our exhibition documents or had just asked us, we would have known that $ 600 million (531 million) have been reserved for workforce rebalancing,” says IBM. “It comes down to a few thousand jobs, a fraction of the number indicated in the media.”

Forbes columnist, who writes under the pseudonym Robert X. Cringely, claimed that 26 percent of IBM employees would be laid off. ICT website TechCrunch reported that after all the layoffs would be much smaller. It would rather go to 11,000 or 12,000 layoffs, which also would be spread over a longer period, TechCrunch heard from two anonymous sources.

According to columnist Cringely, a large part of the layoffs in the United States. Or also the Dutch and Belgian branches of IBM are affected is not yet known. According to columnist for Forbes, the reorganization is badly thought out. Both customers and employees of Big Blue will be affected by the layoffs, writes Cringely. There would be soon enough employees to help existing customers and new customers to migrate to IBM systems. “If you’re an IBM customer, you’ll have to work out plans for your projects and systems to keep it going,” said Cringely.

IBM is struggling with declining sales. The company, which for many years to earn on sales of servers, is affected by the transition to cloud services, allowing companies to buy fewer servers. Last year decided to sell his servertak IBM to Lenovo, where that company previously took all IBM PC division. In 1993, IBM fired 60,000 employees.


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