No, it did not close over $12 so once again, AGAIN, you are wrong. How many times can you post your insane comments, always more or less identical, and really think that anybody here gives you any weight at all. You are a repetitive clown. Hope you have other interests in life.
For Yield - personal attacks again, as always. Ginny's financial results have not been impressive, 8 quarters that are bad? Roadmap 2015 is a joke.
Rumor by senior management that Ginny is not up to the job after 8 quarters of loss and they are distancing themselves from the approaching train wreck after the shareholder meeting.
I knew Yield would go for the personal insult, but Ginny has not delivered a stellar performance by any standard. BTW my critic - I was an IBMer back in the days of the hapless John Akers and the carping about his performance was legendary. I remember well the infamous water-cooler memo that circulated around Poughkeepsie and the sales force went ballistic. Never saw so much anger at a CEO before in my life. So critics can have their say without being called innane or stupid. Now, defend Ginny in a business sense and notice I have not leveled any personal comments to YOU.
Quite true but for the last line. CSC does not keep the best of the best but outsource to India for the worst of the cheap.
Ok, $12.09 close on Wednesday. Tell mcrketvalue to turn off the lights when he leaves the building.
For my dearly beloved YIELD OF MY DREAMS - You have addressed NOTHING in business, just tossed around personal bombs and called me stupid. Now, my post addressed Ginny and her status within IBM and it seems that I am not a MORON about it. This is from a Yahoo news clip, IBM page, about CEOs who are on the outs with investors ... Read this and weap....
"Others are on the outs with investors and also get no benefit of the doubt – think Steve Ballmer in his last few years at Microsoft. Ginni Rometty may be in a similar bind at IBM (IBM), and some have doubts about Apple's (AAPL) Tim Cook."
Miss earnings? CUT STAFF and reduce expenses, that way you can become profitable. I think Greg Case is the secret CEO now of Willis. Hey, outsource to India too.
Willis missed big time on earnings, so they are cutting staff. I think, as I posted on the Willis board, that secretly Greg Case is also the shadow CEO at Willis. Secondly, paying a divident means paying OUT money, which is dear to Chicago, eh, London. Lousy dividend is a good thing IF shareholder value (an invisible thing in that you do not have to cash it out) is ALWAYS the prime motive at good old Aon.
You're kidding, right??? Both IBM and Xerox have OUTSOURCED THOUSANDS OF PAYING AMERICAN JOBS TO INDIA just because $4 AN HOUR works in Bangalore and not HERE in this country. Use your mind for once.
Sue IBM???? You talk a good game, try proper English too, but NOBODY wins against Big Blue on the Employee level.
There is one key technical word in your paragraph. UPGRADE. There is no practical upgrade from XP to 7, which is what corporate America is doing. A Windows 7 DVD will NOT upgrade XP while a Windows 8 will upgrade XP and, god forbid, Vista. Not 7. This was a boneheaded decision by Microsoft when 7 came out a few years ago, thinking that you could force people to pay full price instead of a discounted upgrade product. Big nothing. Now users have to do a re-install of Windows 7 operating system and transfer data, or go to version 8 which is a horror show unto itself. Both bad decisions.
Great to hear from you. Whenever I watch THE BIG CHILL I think of you. I have gone independent consulting - contractor and moved down south, hope you are doing well and staying fit and sane. It is a shame what has happened to these boards of late.
I will heartily agree that Linux, or Ubuntu, is superior. On an indiv level it is easy to change, but as an independent contractor - consultant, my own clients would never make that change for the simple reason that it is a TOTAL SOFTWARE REPLACEMENT project. Nothing stays the same. Applications have to be re-sourced, staff has to be trained, procedures changed. So on a corp level, it is a very daunting if not frightening task on the desktop level, better for servers.
Agree, the value of the Yahoo boards has become nill what with the AMAZING RESULTS and GOOD REPORT and the endless stupid posts. Political rants? GE board has gone to hell in a big way. Same for HPQ. You have to find a dull company that nobody is interested in anymore to read business posts. YAHOO - POLICE YOUR BOARDS.
Wow...took Armonk this long, f'crissake, to be aware that there is a good business here? Wait, of course they will outsource the effort to India anyway and it will mean zip.