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How analytics could end layoffs

By using analytics wisely, columnist Rob Enderle writes, layoffs could become obsolete.

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Cisco to shed 5,500 staff in refocus on IoT, security, and cloud

Cisco Systems plans to lay off about 7 percent of its global workforce in a restructuring that will see it further focus on hot IT areas such as the Internet of things, security, collaboration, next-generation data centers and the...

Is Cisco set to cut 14,000 jobs?

Industry reports have it that Cisco will soon – possibly as early as today -- cut as many as 14,000 jobs – or about 20% of its 73,000 member workforce. According to a report from tech site CRN the cuts emphasize the Cisco’s growing...

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Calling all coders: is AI coming for your job?

Exciting advances in artificial intelligence (AI) don't mean that it's time to quit your professional job — least of all your software development job.

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Microsoft will cut 2,850 more jobs by the end of the year

Satya Nadella isn't stopping the job cuts train at Microsoft any time soon. The company revealed Thursday that 2,850 people will lose their jobs by the middle of 2017, on top of the 1,850 cuts that Microsoft announced earlier this...

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CSC announces layoffs in advance of HPE merger

A Computer Sciences Corp. spokesman, however, says the 500 layoffs are due to "the normal course of business and are unrelated to the proposed merger."

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You carry their dead weight

Up to 20% of your consultants were probably rated 'below level' or 'significantly below level' in their most recent annual reviews. You need to identify their dead weight to keep it from dragging you down.

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Lack of VC funding forces startups to think lean

A steady drop in venture capitalist funding has forced startups to develop new strategies to evolve their workforce -- that includes layoffs, budget cuts and a new definition of growth.


How to rebuild your career after a layoff

There is life after the layoff. Take these 6 steps to engineer your own comeback.

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Laid-off with a non-compete? Bill would guarantee salary

A proposal in Massachusetts -- not widely expected to pass -- would require an employer to pay at least 50% of a former employer's salary during the period of time the non-compete is in effect.

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Ericsson will lay off 3,000 this summer, says Swedish newspaper

Ericsson is preparing to lay off between 3,000 and 4,000 staff this summer, according to Swedish newspaper Svenska Dagbladet.

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IT layoffs at insurance firm are a 'never-ending funeral'

MassMutual employees say they are training overseas workers via Web conferencing sessions.

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Bloodiest tech industry layoffs of 2016 so far

Here’s a rundown of some of the more notable layoffs, workforce reductions, resizings or whatever computer and networking companies want to call them so far in 2016

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Microsoft kills off another chunk of its smartphone activities

Down, but not out: Microsoft is laying off another 1,850 staff from its smartphone hardware business, but says it isn't leaving the market completely.

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Rejecting employees' pleas, EmblemHealth CEO sets major IT layoff

"Several hundred" IT and operations workers will be laid off, EmblemHealth CEO says.

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Intel's less of a PC company, shedding 12,000 workers as it moves into other businesses

Chipmaker Intel said Tuesday that the company plans to lay off 12,000 jobs, as the company evolves away from being a purely PC company. Intel's primary engines of growth are now the data center and the Internet of Things.


Opportunity knocks for IBM customers, but will they answer?

IBM’s weakened position provides significant customer negotiation leverage.

At Hertz IT, sheriffs, shock and tough choices

The IT outlook in Oklahoma, the site of the Hertz layoff, is not booming right now, so the job prospects for those who were laid off is iffy.

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