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Makerbot’s Saddest Hour | TechCrunch
I’ve been speaking to a few people [at Makerbot] who prefer to remain anonymous and most of my contacts there are gone (the head of PR was apparently fired) and don’t want to talk. But the new from inside is troubling. The mass-layoffs are blamed on low revenue and one former employee wrote “Company was failing. Couldn’t pay vendors, had to downsize.” Do I think Makerbot will sink? At this point I don’t know.
makerbot  3d-printing  startups  downsizing  layoffs  ouch 
april 2015 by jm
RBS collapse details revealed - The Register
as noted in the gossip last week. 'The main batch scheduling software used by RBS is CA-7, said one source, a former RBS employee who left the company recently.' 'RBS do use CA-7 and do update all accounts overnight on a mainframe via thousands of batch jobs scheduled by CA-7 ... Backing out of a failed update to CA-7 really ought to have been a trivial matter for experienced operations and systems programming staff, especially if they knew that an update had been made. That this was not the case tends to imply that the criticisms of the policy to "offshore" also hold some water.'
outsourcing  failure  software  rbs  natwest  ulster-bank  ulster-blank  offshoring  downsizing  ca-7  upgrades 
june 2012 by jm

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