• Plant Closings, Layoffs Means Heavy Lifting for IT Departments

    Posted April 27, 2009 - 11:03 am

    Across the nation, offices are being consolidated, plants shut, employees let go. Such maneuvers, of course, are intended to save money. But achieving lasting results can take months of work performed largely by the IT staff -- a behind-the-scenes scramble that is often underestimated by others inside and outside the company. It's not as if the press release and pink slips go out and savings pour in.
  • Layoffs leave orphaned hardware, unused software licenses

    Posted March 11, 2009 - 9:22 am

    The question of what to do with unused IT equipment is a rapidly growing problem for many companies hit by the recession and the accompanying layoffs. Countless desktops, laptops, servers and handheld devices are lying around -- often with sensitive data on them -- gathering dust in cubicles, in stockrooms or on vacant desks. At the same time, software licenses, notoriously easy to lose track of, are also piling up.
  • The CEO and the layoff decision

    Posted February 26, 2009 - 4:59 pm

    Layoffs are not the final throw of the dice; rather, they are a means of streamlining operations and 'rightsizing' rather than 'downsizing'.
  • Tech layoffs: The real numbers aren't so bad

    Posted February 11, 2009 - 9:31 am

    From the constant drip of tech industry layoff announcements, you'd think huge numbers of IT workers would be out on the street. And certainly Cisco, Dell, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Intel, Oracle, SAP, Sun, and others have announced thousands of layoffs. But the numbers they report don't reflect actual people losing their jobs, so the real tally of tech workers who have found themselves jobless is significantly smaller than you'd think.
  • 5 Things Gen Y Can Do to Survive Recession, Layoffs

    Posted November 7, 2008 - 2:57 pm

    Here are 5 changes Generation Y workers should make in their expectations of their employers and their behavior in the workplace as they weather the current economic storm.
  • Why Gen Y is Unprepared to Survive Recession

    Posted November 7, 2008 - 2:15 pm

    Five reasons why the economic crisis may present Generation Y professionals with the biggest shock of their working lives.
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