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!!!!!
IBM is a dying company. Morale is non-existant. The Roadmap 2015 is a dreadful charge. IBM has to sell it's chip business and server business to stay alive and hit the Roadmap target. Huge spending for staff in India. They are so bad they could not even build and a manage a freaking DATA CENTER for Texas about a year or so ago. That bad. Real growth? How about bad revenue numbers for every quarter since Ginny has been on the throne. Please, another shill.
Question for YOMD - non business, but you indicated you hail from Dublin, presume Ireland and, if so, MAN do I envy your countryside. I know everything in life can be good and bad specifics, but envy.
Good to see you back Jeremiah. Spot on but you can extend this logic to most of corporate America, thinking of IBM to start with. If you go back to W. Edwards Deming, the logic that business exists for the SHAREHOLDERS (and executives) is just plain wrong. IF the business exists for CUSTOMERS and provides a valuable, REAL SERVICE plus treating employees well (see Watson, Thomas J. Sr.) THEN it will thrive. Shareholders will be rewarded and new business will acrue. EGAD, what a novel concept?
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?????
Txtrader is the one who never posts a business point, just makes a one sentence shot at Ginny then runs for cover. YOMD has disputed my viewpoints but in a reasonable way and I sincerely do want old BgBlu to do good. I doubt the wisdom of current management and Roadmap 2015. But at least this board is not a political minefield ... yet or full of #$%$ spam messages.
YOMD - if you are in Dublin,envy - Ireland is a lovely place.
To the credit of this board, it has also avoided the political rants that have destroyed the value of other boards as well as the SPAM postings for the most part.
Just bounced over to the PFE board for Pfizer, and it is as bad as this one. Anybody remember that this was to discuss HEWLETT PACKARD? Or at least the Black Death.
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.
#$%$ 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.
I am far from the days at Aon but with a month to go, precisely, to the next 11th, I extended warm thoughts to colleagues at Marsh who survived the towers and condolences to the families who suffered an irreplacable lost. I also lament that Aon doesn't give a tinker's damn to memorialize the day while Marsh always had a street side gathering of significance. Never Forget.
Just look how many workers approve of the Burns dictatorship at Xerox. 29% approval rating at Glassdoor. That is worth a glance.
ACS actually has the honor of the worst IT company to work for. CSC has be better than somebody. Not by much of course.