back to article Former IBM services outfit Kyndryl said to be mulling China split

IBM services spinoff Kyndryl is reportedly preparing to separate its China-based business in the face of ongoing geopolitical tensions between Beijing and Washington. The infrastructure tech service provider is working to carve out operations in the Middle Kingdom, according to the Financial Times, which cited loquacious …

  1. Doctor Syntax Silver badge

    ARM's experience with it's Chinese - errm - arm night be a hint to go carefully here.

    1. David 132 Silver badge
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      > We asked Kyndryl if it could confirm the move, and a spokesperson replied: "Kyndryl does not comment on rumors or speculation."

      Or in other words, "We have plans, but we can't share them with you 'cos they're super secret, no Peking!"

      1. The Oncoming Scorn Silver badge
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        "with knowledge of the matter” who claimed that some senior employees already know about the decision, but are currently being escorted out of the building by security as they sported >5% of grey hairs on their heads.

  2. deevee

    So its true than, every time IBM ever said "we do not comment on rumors or speculation" it was always true.

    How about some Honesty, just admit you are going to do it, BEFORE your employees tell the media that Kyndryl has screwed them over (yet again)!

    1. The Oncoming Scorn Silver badge
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      They don't have employees, in the US they subcontract from a even nastier bunch called VSO.

      A colleague while negotiating to keep his job & same\greater pay with reduced (Non Existent) benefits under the incoming Kyndryl\VSO regime "we think we may rescind our offer because of your health problems"

      Meanwhile in Canadaland Kyndryl werent able to use their preferred IBM contract agency, couldn't find another suitable security cleared agency & had to go on bended knee with cap in hand to my employers who were the only approved labour supplier at the client sites to beg them very nicely if they wouldnt mind keeping us in place instead of being escorted off the premises when the new contract is supposed to start.

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