BBC News -
Hewlett-Packard to cut 9,000 jobs worldwide: "Hewlett-Packard (HP) says it
plans to spend $1bn (£686m) and shed 9,000 jobs over three years as it creates
fully-automated commercial data centres.
HP, the world's largest technology
company by sales, says the job cuts will be the result of productivity gains and
Tuesday, 1 June 2010
The end result of systems like SharePoint, no one should fool themselves. The current trend towards collaboration, business solution and "Cloud" computing. One of the things that early Internet based developers always imagined was it would bring about a massive boom, which it has for some. But I remember in 1999 outlining that there would be 2 Internet busts. First the people who went in too early would get burned, then the people who didn't get in would be burned. I think we are seeing the people who never aligned their skills facing some hard times, and businesses that don't use this technology will be in very dire straits.