back to article Now DXC yourself to the door: Another exec exits outsourcing giant

Mike Klaus, the boss of DXC Technology’s $4bn Applications Services business has left the building, sources have informed The Register. In a memo sent to staff last night - emailed to the Brit contingent this morning - DXC CEO Mike Lawrie thanked the exec for his time near the top of the org chart and unveiled his immediate …

  1. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Um I have a job interview with them wondering should I be concerned .

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      If you can find a job doing internal IT for a company rather than working for an IT services provider which provides IT services to external customers, it's always better. Rather than being able to do quality work, you're pressured to do cheap work. The top focus is on providing service as cheaply as possible in order to compete with the Indian offshore firms.

    2. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      I wouldn't touch them with a disinfected bargepole mate. It is just CSC and the bits of EDS that HP didn't manage to destroy merged together to be whittled away for Mike Laurie's personal profit.

      If you do get a job you will have see no pay increases or bonuses while you wait to be made redundant in favour of your offshore successor.

      Get a job in an IT department of a big firm if you can. The focus will be on the business not just cost cutting.

      1. Anonymous Coward
        Anonymous Coward

        re: get a job

        Get a job in an IT department of a big firm if you can. The focus will be on the business not just cost cutting.

        Until the Beancounters and PHB's decide to offshore the whole IT department and all the Kit with it that is and hang GDPR.

        There really is no future in IT in this Country. 90% of IT is going offshore within 5 years. Brexit will only speed this up as TUPE gets quietly dropped and it will solve the IR35 problem as well. That's my prediction which isn't worth a bent penny.

        HMG will be back to doing everything on paper.

        1. gbshore

          Re: re: get a job

          No future in IT?? That is absurd. Let’s not confuse the need for specific expertise in areas of Cloud and Converged Infrastructure. Becoming a SME in growth areas of IT makes you invaluable. So, yes you may go work for a company which then Outsources. That is different than no future in IT. That is a business model. Also, not every company is going to outsource. I’ve worked to support outsourcers as well as with companies who utilize them. No company if any size and complexity will put all their IT in someone else’s hands and will keep specific functions within.

    3. Al Black

      Concerned? You should be...

      Ask them what the DXC acronym stands for: they will most likely tell you that it was cooked up by a marketing company to replace CSC and HPE (formerly EDS) on the occasion of their merger. That would be combining the D from EDS and XC from Ex-CSC to form DXC.

      Insiders say that is an acronym, replacing CSC's "Crime Scene Cleanup" with DXC's "Don't Xpect Competency!"

      1. Anonymous Coward
        Anonymous Coward

        Re: Concerned? You should be...

        EDS was Every Day Sucks

        1. Anonymous Coward
          Anonymous Coward

          Re: Concerned? You should be...

          "EDS was Every Day Sucks"

          The CSC logo, a rectangle with two corners cut off, symbolised CSC's commitment to cutting corners.

        2. Cartimand

          Re: Concerned? You should be...

          I recall the slogan was "Behind every mess - There's EDS".

      2. Anonymous Coward
        Anonymous Coward

        Re: Concerned? You should be...

        *Clears throat

        DXC == Dont Xpect Compensation

        AC because I work on a customer site for "DiXC"

      3. Anonymous Coward
        Anonymous Coward

        Re: Concerned? You should be...

        Officially DXC wasn't an acronym but they said the 'X' meant the company was a 'force multiplier' whatever that means. One of the seniors once said on a call that DXC meant 'Digital Transformation Company'.

        The reality is that they wanted something with three letters with an 'X' in the middle to make the logo easier and DXC was available as a US stock ticker symbol.

    4. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      DXC...

      ...is fatally infected with the dead hand of HP. Avoid at all costs. Rightsizing will continue until its demise. All managers with an IQ approaching or greater than the head honcho (not difficult) will viewed as a threat and booted out.

    5. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Original AC.

      Sigh, sigh they are the only ones paying a decent wage for senior techs. I've seen places that wants to pay their IT staff as low as $13 and these are not nobs fresh from the uni . The client is a gov agency .

    6. XCH_CSC_DXC_WhatNext

      Might be worth reading some of the reviews on Glassdoor for some current and recent employee opinions. They certainly make interesting reading.

  2. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Re: FailCEO

    Just the latest senior exec who failed to say "yes, Mike" once too often. And once is too often, for Mikey.

  3. sanmigueelbeer Silver badge
    Happy

    Can the last DXC person please don't forget to turn off the lights before leaving?

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      The lights are already off in nearly all of it. Brain dead management feeding shit to the mushrooms kept in the dark.

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