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Dell layoffs this week: 15,000 to be hit: report
ZDNet ^ | February 3, 2014 -- 11:27 GMT (03:27 PST) | Charlie Osborne

Posted on 02/03/2014 8:56:46 AM PST by Wiggins

Dell's expected layoff programme is expected to begin this week, and over 15,000 people may lose their jobs worldwide.

Insiders speaking to the Register say that the PC giant's restructuring operation has resulted in cuts in every department, "some of these have already been downsized and are now being told to cut 15 per cent more heads."

The restructuring efforts of the now privately-owned PC maker are down to a falling PC market, slumping profit margins and a slow start in the mobile realm where Apple, Samsung and Google now dominate. As part of the company revamp, founder Michael Dell is trying to focus on enterprise-related services including cloud and mobile systems -- but this means that staff in sectors unrelated to the new business focus are at risk.

One of the publication's sources predicts the cuts -- which are expected to hit at least 15,000 people -- will be "a bloodbath" when it arrives this week. The severance package includes two months' pay plus an extra week for each year in Dell's employ, a bonus at 75 percent, health insurance for 18 months in the U.S. and some outplacement services at least stateside.

Dell's current chief financial officer, Brian Gladden, will soon be leaving Dell in order to "pursue career interests outside of Dell," and will be replaced by the Texas-based firm's chief accounting officer, Thomas Sweet.

Last week, Dell announced a partnership with Cumulus Networks to deliver Linux-based, bare-metal networking devices to businesses, to develop their "vision of the new data center networking model is an open ecosystem where customers can choose among various industry-standard networking gear, network applications and network operating systems to meet their business needs."


TOPICS: Computers/Internet
KEYWORDS: dell

1 posted on 02/03/2014 8:56:46 AM PST by Wiggins
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To: Wiggins

Gearing up for Recovery Summer 5.0®...!!!!


2 posted on 02/03/2014 8:59:00 AM PST by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the 2nd one...)
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To: Wiggins
Ever since Dell acquired Perot Systems, consulting services became their bread and butter and this move was inevitable.
3 posted on 02/03/2014 8:59:15 AM PST by AU72
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To: Wiggins

Has Obomba visited Dell recently?


4 posted on 02/03/2014 9:01:16 AM PST by goodnesswins (R.I.P. Doherty, Smith, Stevens, Woods.)
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To: AU72
Ever since Dell acquired Perot Systems, consulting services became their bread and butter and this move was inevitable.

You mean....a GIANT SUCKIN' SOUND?


5 posted on 02/03/2014 9:01:26 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Wiggins

Ouch


6 posted on 02/03/2014 9:03:07 AM PST by Mr. K (If you like your constitution, you can keep it...Period.)
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To: Mad Dawgg; MeshugeMikey
Obama's Great Leap Lean Forward comes after this first 5-year plan ends.
7 posted on 02/03/2014 9:04:28 AM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: Wiggins

But... but... the unemployment rate!!.........


8 posted on 02/03/2014 9:08:23 AM PST by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: Wiggins

Ohio news this morning.... 400+ jobs leaving Cleveland airport.


9 posted on 02/03/2014 9:11:00 AM PST by SMARTY ("When you blame others, you give up your power to change." Robert Anthony)
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To: AU72

Dell’s service sector has gone downhill. I’ve had the “pleasure” of working with DellDirect, and they’re the most dysfunctional group I’ve ever seen in IT. Having worked with HPDirect, by comparison, that’s not good.

Dell’s gone over to consulting real strong, esp. with their garbage “Quest” product line. They still make decent hardware, but being an HP guy myself, I think it’s inferior to other offerings such as IBM’s lines.


10 posted on 02/03/2014 9:28:59 AM PST by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: Wiggins; ShadowAce

For the Tech PING list.


11 posted on 02/03/2014 9:29:06 AM PST by CedarDave (Obama - Lord of the LIES!)
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To: Wiggins

Bbbbut, the Stock Market is doing great!


12 posted on 02/03/2014 9:29:52 AM PST by SkyPilot
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To: GeronL



13 posted on 02/03/2014 9:38:21 AM PST by MeshugeMikey ("When you meet the unbelievers, strike at their necks..." -- Qur'an 47:4)
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To: MeshugeMikey

lolz

Good one!


14 posted on 02/03/2014 9:41:57 AM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: Wiggins

I think much of this is due to the stupid refusal of the current leadership at Microsoft to fix Windows 8. Or, for that matter, their stupid refusal to provide alternate startup pages, for touch users and for keyboard-desktop-laptop users.

I’m still on Windows 7, but who knows where this is going if they don’t wise up NOW!


15 posted on 02/03/2014 9:45:00 AM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: rarestia

I worked for 2 years with a Dell client until a new Dell manager came in and decided to make the IT department Bangalore East.


16 posted on 02/03/2014 9:54:38 AM PST by AU72
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To: GeronL

Thank you for the Inspiration!


17 posted on 02/03/2014 9:54:44 AM PST by MeshugeMikey ("When you meet the unbelievers, strike at their necks..." -- Qur'an 47:4)
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To: Cicero
I think much of this is due to the stupid refusal of the current leadership at Microsoft to fix Windows 8

Not sure what you mean. I have 8.1 on 3 machines, 1 laptop, 1 tablet and one server, and all work great with touch or traditional input. I've even recently given up my Samsung Note 10.1 as my Windows tablet (still an Android phone guy and the kids tablets, wife, etc) does far more, faster.
18 posted on 02/03/2014 9:57:36 AM PST by TexasGunLover ("Either you're with us or you're with the terrorists."-- President George W. Bush)
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To: MeshugeMikey

http://freebeacon.com/hillarys-billionaires/

Someone could do a video of her and her billionaires with the theme music for “My Fair Lady” or “My Three Sons”


19 posted on 02/03/2014 9:58:59 AM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: AU72

“I worked for 2 years with a Dell client until a new Dell manager came in and decided to make the IT department Bangalore East.”

For a long time personal products service was fulfilled in India and was horrible. But I also dealt with them at work and their business line suport was still stateside and was awesome. They knew what they were doing and were helpful. I learned that I could register the products I bought for home with business support and everything was right with the world.

About 6 or 7 years ago, if memory serves, they cut over business support to India. GAME OVER. I bought no more products from Dell.


20 posted on 02/03/2014 10:02:47 AM PST by Syntyr (Happiness is two at low eight!)
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To: Wiggins

“The U.S. economy continues to heal.”

—Reuters


21 posted on 02/03/2014 10:32:02 AM PST by ScottinVA (Obama is so far in over his head, even his ears are beneath the water level.)
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To: ScottinVA
“The U.S. economy continues to heal.”

Maybe its a typo and the meant the old English version "to heel over" like ship capsizing...?

22 posted on 02/03/2014 10:35:36 AM PST by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the 2nd one...)
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To: Mad Dawgg
"Dude, you're getting a pink slip."


23 posted on 02/03/2014 11:02:11 AM PST by Zuben Elgenubi (NOPe to GOPe)
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To: AU72

Bought my first Dell a few months ago here in Japan and am extremely pleased with it so far ( after a nightmare few years with an HP ) . Customer support is in China and my wife says they speak Japanese as well as a native .


24 posted on 02/03/2014 1:40:33 PM PST by sushiman
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To: Cicero

I agree with you in part. I think that MS could have fixed that issue with 8.1. 8.1 allows a user to now be able to boot to the desktop but they still have to access the start page for the apps. They should have added a start menu even though there are start up apps available like Start 8. Win 8 does have some nice features like storage space and file history. I still believe that people are moving to away from desktop computing to tablets and phones though. Especially with cloud services like Google Drive and Sky Drive available at a decent price.


25 posted on 02/03/2014 4:52:23 PM PST by Wiggins
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