The bastards are at it again
If you're in Germany, France, etc you can probably breathe easy, because you can start a sizable bet on the majority of these jobs being targetted at the UK. After all, it's not as if the UK employees are going to start locking in their bosses (as the French do) or sic effective unions on them (as the Germans do).
My prediction? Easy - they'll shunt as much of the non-govt work that's on the books at the services arm to somewhere in Asia and then pink slip the folks currently doing it. In which case, it ain't going to be a good time to be an ex-EDS employee is it?
Funny that no-ones commented on that other companies (e.g. IBM!) are in the same markets, but don't seem to need the draconian slash-n-burn that Hurd and co seem to think is needed. So either: (a) the other companies have missed a big problem that HP's seen; or (b) HP's seeing a problem that isn't there and panicing; or (c) HP's in dire straits but not fessing up to it; or (d) it's nothing to do with 'building the business' and everything to do with pleasing the Street (Wall St) to 'build the board's bonuses and pay'.
I leave it to the readers to figure out which interpretation they believe.
Coat icon because will the last one out of the door at HP EMEA please turn off the lights?