back to article DXC CEO confirms boss of its field-based techies is OUT

Frankenfirm DXC Technology over the weekend abruptly announced the immediate departure of Steve Hilton, the exec veep that ran the Global Delivery Organisation, and confirmed his temporary replacement. Hilton ran GDO since DXC began trading in April 2017. He controlled IT Operations, Application Management and Business Process …

  1. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Sounds like Mr Hilton committed the ultimate sin for someone above VP level in DXC - disagreeing with Lawrie. That never ends well...

  2. Doctor Syntax Silver badge

    "roll-out of Bionix."

    Did I misread that?

  3. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Whatever

    Zzzz

  4. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    DXC is doing exactly what it was founded to do, with 100% efficiency to be exact.

    It was after all founded so that HPE could lay off tens of thousands of employees without having to pay severance packages! Just split the overhead (what HPE considers useless employees) into a new company and run it into the ground! Good luck getting your severance from a bankrupt company.

    It fascinates me that this is legal...

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      For clarity, the top brass know this is what happened, but in their infinite incompetence they can't mismanage their way out of this sinking ship, so here we are...

  5. Mark 85 Silver badge

    Bionix is DXC's effort to automate IT services, released in February, which apparently uses "analytics and AI, lean processes and leading automation" to give the firm "greater insight, speed and efficiency" buzz words and phrases across GDO.

    FTFY

  6. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    No idea why he was fired (he was quite good guy I believe) but if David would remain as his permanent successor, it will be probably first time when ex ES guy would replace ex CSC guy. All the other ex ES higher ups are already gone or doing some side jobs without real importance.

  7. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Senior Exec sacked.....

    My heart bleeds purple piss.

    DXC had a major datacentre outage in Europe last week. Hundreds of accounts were affected for four days but customers and many staff were not told. The issue is rumoured to have been to do with a failure in the automation that Lawrie is relying on to replace people and line his own pockets with the savings.

    The sacking may be related to that episode, it falls in Hilton's remit, but the underlying issue is just symptomatic of a company that was created to be run on a skeleton staff, milked for Exec bonuses and slowly die.

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      BS

      Automation doesn't run datacentres.

    2. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: Senior Exec sacked.....

      Interesting coincidence, I agree, but incident was pure power failure followed by couple of things which, as always in such cases, didn't want to start after power was restored, so nothing to do with automation. One may ask why things weren't done in redundant way, but this were shitty "savings" from HP times, nothing to do with Hilton or anyone else from current brass

      1. Anonymous Coward
        Anonymous Coward

        Re: Senior Exec sacked.....

        "One may ask why things weren't done in redundant way"

        Indeed. Redundancy is after all DXC's one specialist skill

        1. Anonymous Coward
          Anonymous Coward

          Re: Senior Exec sacked.....

          I can see this management meeting: "so you say these links and switches are redundant??? What then they are still doing in my data center, get security to let them out the building, a.s.a.p". Profit.

  8. Pima

    Bionix

    Bionix is ​​a super marketing for shareholders, but it is a program so badly implemented that it will not lead to anything

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