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HP Planning 30,000 Job Cuts In Restructuring Move

HP is looking to cut even more of its workforce in conjunction with a Nov. 1 corporate split intended to make the company more agile and efficient.

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9/19/2015 | 3:07:39 PM
To Cloud or Not to Cloud ......
This whole article is laden with contradictory statements regarding the cloud, which seems to be common place for HP over the years.  We are going this way, no that way.  What we meant was ?  

The only statements that seem to stick are the numbers count of those they intend to layoff.
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9/19/2015 | 3:01:22 PM
HP and Massive Layoffs : Carly's Retroactive Poison Pill ?
At first glance at the head line of this piece - I thought Carly Fiorina was still the CEO ?  How could she possibly have time to focus on this and run for the GOP nomination ? Nope. Alas I was wrong.

It was not some golden parachute last act, set to go off in 2015. Nope, it was the new Carly better known as Meg who probably has the same aspirations, though the career ladder plan seems to start at running for Gov. of California first. If I am not mistaken, she has already tried that - so back to the business at hand.

Namely Massive Layoffs by a company more known for that than their products in some circles. I had to ask myself why does HP constantly do this ? I thought Carly's claim to infamy took care of the head count ? Well apparently HP likes to buy companies and then axe the people who built them.

Contantly positioning themselves in the latest tech revenue stream at any cost - usually to individuals and their families. I had come to like HP's products over the years, however I have to ask myself if I can continue to support an Enterprise that does not support it's rank and file.
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9/16/2015 | 5:03:44 PM
Re: Public vs. Hybrid
I'm sure some of those 30,000 will find jobs elsewhere, but not all and not right away. It's not a good thing.
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9/16/2015 | 2:05:16 PM
Public vs. Hybrid
I don't see the public cloud infrastructure as HP's sweet spot anyways. 

A lot of companies today are looking for hybrid solutions, which can be complex. This is where HP can come in and really clean up by giving enterprise customers the services they need to make hybrid a reality. 
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