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Richard Adhikari
Following Protests, Google Cuts Temps, Vendors, Contractors a Fairer Deal
04/04/19 5:00 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 1039 Words

The layoffs were to be implemented April 5 in most cases, and July 31 in others.

Full-time employees were barred from offering support to those laid off, because that apparently would have opened Google to legal action.

"That's when lawyers...

Rob Enderle
Why Intel Is in Such Horrid Condition
01/28/19 11:22 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 1512 Words

The fact that Intel's bottom line improved while its top line suffered suggests it has continued to focus excessively on costs, even after massive layoffs , which is the foundation of this opinion.

I think Andy Grove would be very disappointed in...

Rob Enderle
The Rise of Activist Employees in the Tech Industry
10/22/18 5:00 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 1593 Words

Employees who often were taken for granted -- who might have faced firing or layoffs if they suggested going public with their anti-management views -- have been popping up as a force in places like Google and Amazon.

What triggered this column...

Rob Enderle
Women as CEOs: The Problems and the Promise
09/24/18 8:49 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 2073 Words

Fiorina announced what then were the biggest layoffs in HP's history, and during the same period enhanced HP's fleet of limousines (Maybach) and its private jets, both of which were used almost exclusively by Fiorina. The result was that at the end, no...

Rob Enderle
Behind Apple's Trillion-Dollar Company Numbers
08/06/18 10:48 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 1561 Words

However, IBM went off the rails in the late 1980s, and by the early 1990s the stock had collapsed, the CEO had been fired, and the company had announced massive, historic layoffs .

The IBM brand went negative, and Louis Gerstner and...

Rob Enderle
Cisco, Dell, and the Race to Make a Better World
06/18/18 10:43 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 1716 Words

Valuing Employees
Employees are a firm's most valuable asset, and it amazes me how many CEOs seem to use layoffs as a viable way to meet quarterly targets. I've watched CEOs do things like announce a layoff or salary freeze...

Rob Enderle
Most Companies Have No Idea Where They Are Going
03/05/18 10:57 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 1819 Words

That trend has proven to be a company killer, driving short-term decisions -- like massive layoffs and cutbacks -- that spike income but eventually kill the firm. Dell and the institute surveyed both futurists and thousands of business leaders to assess what...

Rob Enderle
The One Man Who Could Save Intel
01/22/18 10:12 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 1469 Words

Empathy is critical to any effective manager, and layoffs should be hard. Doing a lot of them can crush a company culture and destroy the firm's ability to execute.

Psychopaths tend to revel in being cruel and often are defined by...

Rob Enderle
Sony's Foolish Failure to Learn From Microsoft's Mistake
09/25/17 10:46 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 1490 Words

It just seems that given unemployment and layoffs are not a ton of fun, more firms would learn from the mistakes of others and not do things that would cost them the market.

Given that Sony already gave Microsoft the market once,...

Rob Enderle
HP Is Back: Should It Rename Itself Compaq?
07/17/17 10:39 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 1726 Words

If HPE continues to underperform and be defined by market mistakes, executive instability and layoffs , HP and Dion won't be able to own their own image.

Even though the HP brand doesn't have negative equity (by the way, that is when...

Rob Enderle
Could IBM's Watson Fix President Trump?
02/20/17 9:00 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 1121 Words

Id-Driven CEOs - a Model for Future AIs
CEOs in large companies, particularly those who can implement large layoffs and take massive salaries without remorse, are believed to have similar behavioral traits .

Donald Trump is a good showcase...

David Jones
Medium Slashes Staff, Aims to Fix 'Broken' Model
01/06/17 12:25 PM PT | E-Commerce Times | 675 Words

Williams touted the company's successes in a post announcing the layoffs , but said that change was needed to address several major business shortfalls that otherwise would continue to plague it.

"We reached this decision when Medium's management team came together to...

David Jones
Apple Steers Its Car Project All Over the Map
09/29/16 1:52 PM PT | E-Commerce Times | 578 Words

Its autonomous vehicle project earlier this month suffered a partial closure with layoffs of dozens of employees, according to the NYT .

The company this summer lost a key executive, Bart Nabbe, to startup Faraday Future.

A feeding frenzy is developing,...

David Jones
Google Pursues Both Fiber and Wireless Broadband Ambitions
09/16/16 7:00 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 618 Words

Google Fiber this week began reaching its tentacles into North Carolina's Research Triangle, a move that seems to contradict the gloom-and-doom rumors of layoffs and low consumer interest.

Coming soon to the Triangle and starting to connect homes and businesses in...

David Jones
Microsoft Dynamics Edges Out Salesforce, Oracle for HP Win
09/15/16 2:55 PM PT | CRM Buyer | 516 Words

HP Restructuring
The deal comes months after Hewlett-Packard announced plans to accelerate layoffs in the aftermath of last year's division of the company into two separate firms: HP Inc. and Hewlett Packard Enterprise . HP plans to cut 3,000 jobs...

Rob Enderle
Dell + EMC: History Is Made
09/05/16 5:00 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 1515 Words

Still, without him, this disaster of a merger would result in excessive layoffs , as well as pain for the remaining employees and HP's stockholders and customers.

Fiorina was fired -- not typically a success proof point. Meg Whitman gave up trying...

Richard Adhikari
Cisco Delivers Good News, Bad News: Solid Earnings, Job Cuts
08/18/16 2:45 PM PT | E-Commerce Times | 638 Words

"The Cisco layoffs are about a re-skilling of the workforce," said Ray Wang, principal analyst at Constellation Research .

"A lot of automation is coming, and they do need to shed workers in order to bring on new skill sets," he...

David Jones
Intel Pivots From PCs to Cloud
04/22/16 12:40 PM PT | E-Commerce Times | 549 Words

The cuts, which will involve about 11 percent of Intel's global workforce by mid-2017, will be achieved through a combination of voluntary retirements and layoffs , the consolidation of numerous job sites, and a re-evaluation of existing and planned programs.

The move...

Richard Adhikari
Hard-Pressed Pebble Sheds 25 Percent of Workforce
03/29/16 11:44 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 596 Words

The company has raised US$46 million, but CEO Eric Migicovsky blamed the layoffs on the difficulty of raising funds in Silicon Valley these days.

"Pebble was an early innovator but always had an uphill battle to take on the big boys...

Rob Enderle
Fiorina's Presidential Road Not Taken
02/15/16 5:00 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 1531 Words

This is often a problem with executives who overuse layoffs as a financial management tool. It builds disrespect, disloyalty and outright hatred.

Fiorina never understood the power of analytics, and the people who used to work for her who did understand how...

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