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retiredexaon 78 posts  |  Last Activity: Sep 16, 2014 3:52 PM Member since: Aug 6, 2011
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  • retiredexaon by retiredexaon Aug 11, 2014 5:44 PM Flag

    Anybody remember General Electric?????? HPQ board and PFE board are now shot through tooo.

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    Such a great company

    by updownclown Aug 9, 2014 9:43 PM
    retiredexaon retiredexaon Aug 11, 2014 4:16 PM Flag

    #$%$ is wrong with you? IBM is a mess. Roadmap 2015? Ever hear of it? Employee morale is gone, Ginni is making big bucks and compared to the IBM of old, this one is in bad shape. YOMD will of course report me on this one but your words ring hollow. Must be a manager posting as a shill.

  • retiredexaon by retiredexaon Sep 16, 2014 3:52 PM Flag

    What a great thing they have come up with, get educated and take a pay cut for the time spent in the classroom. Wow, that is a world beater if ever there was one. Actually, the only skill IBMers should train for is getting a new job somewhere else. Let India and BRIC countries provide that high standard of support that Big Blue is (used) to be famous for.

  • retiredexaon by retiredexaon Aug 19, 2014 11:26 AM Flag

    Please post something that makes business sense other than one-line attacks on Ginni. Your one act show is boring.

  • retiredexaon by retiredexaon Aug 17, 2014 7:41 AM Flag

    Well, that means that plenty of cash is coming to rescue Roadmap 2015. And now IBM can get down to what it does best.....whatever that was or is. They are dumping servers, want to dump chip manufacturing, got out of small systems ages ago. Service for clients is problematic at best, many clients have dumped IBM support years in advance of end of contract. Ginny has not produced winning revenue numbers for about 2 years now. Morale is shot full of holes. So tell em YOMD why am I negative? What is this once glorious company doing RIGHT?????

  • retiredexaon by retiredexaon Jun 27, 2014 6:25 AM Flag

    This is only a message board and rantings may vent but the have little impact. Going to enjoy life and just watch the show here occasionally.

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    This miserable and fallen company

    by activist8888 Aug 10, 2014 10:23 PM
    retiredexaon retiredexaon Aug 11, 2014 7:47 AM Flag

    ACS actually has the honor of the worst IT company to work for. CSC has be better than somebody. Not by much of course.

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    Senate bill very bad for IBM

    by cvs9yt Jul 29, 2014 3:03 PM
    retiredexaon retiredexaon Jul 30, 2014 10:23 AM Flag

    I disagree Yield - hiring legions of working Indians is not good for American workers. It certainly helps cut expenses and increase shareholder value, but I really don't think that is good in the long run. IBM can do better than that!!!!

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    ACS - more good news

    by retiredexaon Aug 29, 2014 7:15 AM
    retiredexaon retiredexaon Sep 5, 2014 9:22 AM Flag

    SEC commissioner calls the fine a slap on the wrist. Gee, given the cozy relationship that Ursula has with certain people in D.C., is it possible that, oh, a conversation or two ..... ya know, be nice, don't hurt them too much. Yeah, I can see that in a heartbeat.

  • retiredexaon by retiredexaon Aug 29, 2014 7:15 AM Flag

    Gee, the SEC has settled with Lynn Blodgett about inflating financial data. Who would have thought these honest, hard working people would EVER lie about something??? And Ursula bought the #$%$.

  • retiredexaon retiredexaon Aug 28, 2014 4:54 PM Flag

    I cannot forget my own experience with CSC - Constantly Screwed Customers. Jeremiah knows my story well. August 2004 - outsourced and promises, YOU have a great future with CSC, lotsa benefits, good stuff - total happiness. 14 months. December, 2005. Goodbye and don't let the door hit your on the way out. (Oh, that was 140 of us too that got the shaft). Epilogue - CSC called in BancTec to make offers. To only 40 of us, not more. The offers were so bad only 10 accepted and the count of 40 was engineered to skirt the Federal WARN act provisions, 100 or more and you have to pay 60 days severance, not 30. Cute.

  • retiredexaon by retiredexaon Aug 11, 2014 5:42 PM Flag

    All the posting are now political here, just like the GE board which is a dredge and a dumping ground for waste. Good going political posters, another board shot to hell. Think I will see how bad the HP board is too.

  • How much did it cost the firm to send Ursula Burns up to the fashionable and trendy Hamptons last week for a round of dancing with THE ONE, her patron saint and benefactor. I think the 121 fired will think less of that little trip now. 29% approval rating among employees. Means 71% do not approve. MORE GOOD NEWS COMING SOON!!!!!

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    ACS - more good news

    by retiredexaon Aug 29, 2014 7:15 AM
    retiredexaon retiredexaon Sep 5, 2014 9:22 AM Flag

    SEC commissioner calls the fine a slap on the wrist. Gee, given the cozy relationship that Ursula has with certain people in D.C., is it possible that, oh, a conversation or two ..... ya know, be nice, don't hurt them too much. Yeah, I can see that in a heartbeat.

  • retiredexaon by retiredexaon Sep 9, 2014 10:18 AM Flag

    An IT professional writing, generally the Point of Sale systems are ignored as if they are something apart from the standard office computer or server. Their software is unique and at the base of everything is, often, old Windows XP in one form or another - embedded is one - that are vulnerable. Twice so because sometimes the POS vendor has responsibility for the system itself. So I am not surprised that these systems are hacked and but amazed it took hackers so damn long to figure this one our. I recently saw a Kroger store booting up the indiv checkout system and DAMN if it did not seem to be running old old Windows NT???

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    by retiredexaon Sep 3, 2014 9:05 AM
    retiredexaon retiredexaon Sep 11, 2014 11:26 PM Flag

    Aon put 176 roses into the lobby of 199 Water. My nasty comments retracted. Way to go.

  • retiredexaon by retiredexaon Jun 21, 2014 11:54 AM Flag

    Forbes blasts IBM again. Why The World's Dumbest Idea Is (Finally) Dying.
    "As revenues fall, IBM's higher earnings targets are met through relentless cost cutting, tax reduction gadgets and share buybacks funded by borrowing. While IBM's share price soars, as the top managers and big investors extract cash from it in a weird kind of reverse-Ponzi-scheme, IBM steadily becomes an increasingly unproductive shell, a mere shadow of its once truly-innovative self. As a triumph of financial engineering, IBM 'makes money from money', while its future is being systematically destroyed. How many more of such disasters will we have to witness before the shareholder primacy idea finally dies?"

    I am waiting for YOMD to call Forbes stupid and a know-nothing publication.

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    New York State meet Nevada

    by retiredexaon Jun 5, 2014 7:08 PM
    retiredexaon retiredexaon Jun 29, 2014 9:35 AM Flag

    Will guarantee that while signing a contract increases revenue, blowing them up along the way does not do long term chances a good shot. Reputation follows the pen.

  • retiredexaon retiredexaon Jul 3, 2014 5:15 PM Flag

    YOU ARE NUTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It has been over $12 for about the past two weeks. What is your point????

  • retiredexaon by retiredexaon Jun 25, 2014 7:06 PM Flag

    Cringely came up with a defense for failed IBM deals, that the firm is never at fault, only that it was following guidelines for a project and THOSE were the problem. Pennsylvania fires IBM for a revamp of it's unemployment system and IBM promptly says that the PA guidelines, NOT IBM, is at fault. IBM only did what it was TOLD to do. Innovate? Hahahahaha. Continue to recommend change for the good of the project? Nope, take the money. Never mind months overdue and overbilled, HEY, GOOD FOR SHAREHOLDER VALUE, RIGHT GINNY??? RIGHT YOMD????

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