Re: The end
But the account will stumble on, HPE paying large amounts for failing.
I'd like to think so but I don't see this. I work for one of HPE's bigger "corporate accounts", and the service quality is shite. Total and utter shite, from the hideously ineffectual, time wasting "global service desk" to simple operational tasks like actually fixing broken hardware.
And we've never made the savings that outsourcing promised, although we have lost any semblance of control. Even when HPE (regularly) flunk the SLA, because their new sales team are far more experienced in writing SLAs than our generalist procurement chaps, we never see a brass farthing back. To keep out total IT spend under control we've had to cut IT investment in order to pay the much higher than expected outsource costs, although for reasons of wounded pride our directors refuse to acknowledge their stupidity on this.
I have every sympathy with those receiving the boot, its happened to me more than once. But HPE don't have the same "value drivers" as their own customers. It's all about selling high, buying low. So this type of action will keep on until all of HP's tech staff are in wherever is the cheapest shithole on the planet.
HPE: Still a few good, unrewarded and unthanked techies, always at risk of the next axeing.
HPE management: Useless, useless fuckwits, shitting on their own staff and their clients