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    Hope Ruby isn't one of them

    [MODERATOR EDIT]
    This is not about Palm as HP has not even acquired Palm. This is the second step in HP's purchase of and integration of Electronic Data Systems, or EDS, that began in 2008.

    Here is the link:
    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1000...799521830.html
    Last edited by milominderbinder; 06/01/2010 at 09:25 AM. Reason: add link
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    Quote Originally Posted by errade View Post
    Hope Ruby isn't one of them
    Hope you read the entire article. Has nothing to do with Palm. They are cutting jobs based on automating their data centers
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    Quote Originally Posted by chiliu78 View Post
    Hope you read the entire article. Has nothing to do with Palm. They are cutting jobs based on automating their data centers
    Relax, it's just a bit of fun.
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    Thread title changed to match true content.

    I will also add a link to the opening post so that people can see what this is really about.

    Here is a little more from the Wall Street Journal article:

    "H-P made a leap into providing corporate IT services with its purchase of Electronic Data Systems, or EDS, in 2008, and over the past year slashed costs and cut jobs as part of the integration. Chief Financial Officer Cathie Lesjak said this latest move represents the second phase of joining the companies, where H-P can combine data centers, IT networks and other operations..."

    "Along with the 9,000 job cuts, H-P plans to hire about 6,000 new workers to add to its sales force and global delivery centers. H-P has about 300,000 employees.

    The company saw its latest-quarter profit climb as shipments in its core PC business rose on growing consumer demand.+



    - Craig
    Last edited by milominderbinder; 06/01/2010 at 09:26 AM.
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    Looking at the details, it seems something expected. Most of those 9,000 are probably people that mainly do data entry. While there are 9,000 job losses, there are also 6,000 new job opportunities opening up in a different field. That's just how the industry works.
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    Palm: Out of the frying pan, into the fire!

    Here's what HP was saying about the EDS acquisition one year ago: "The combination of HP and EDS will create a leading force in global IT services," said Hurd. "Together, we will be a stronger business partner, delivering customers the broadest, most competitive portfolio of products and services in the industry. This reinforces our commitment to help customers manage and transform their technology to achieve better results."

    Sound familiar?

    HP footnote: Once we capture your technology, we have no more need of your employees.
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    It's hard to say at this point, and too early. M&As are rather complex, and it really depends on which side fits the combined firm's needs. HP bought Palm to get back into the mobile game. They were there with some iPaq phones, but they are even worse known than Palm's.

    So I think there will be cuts, but way too early to say it's all on Palm's side.
    Palm IIIc -> Sony CLIÉ T650C -> Sony TJ-37 -> Palm TX -> Palm Centro -> Palm Pre Bell -> Palm Pre Plus Bell/Verizon Hybrid -> HP Veer -> HP Pre 3 NA -> BlackBerry Classic -> BlackBerry Priv

    It's a Late Goodbye, such a Late Goodbye.

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    I be more worried for the Palm/webos future if HP announced a cut in their printer division. HP is a big beast with many arms and heads.

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