Feeds

Sun and HP to close

Relax - it's only for a week

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

5 things you didn’t know about cloud backup

Sun Microsystems will 'close' for a week beginning July 1, as part of a retrenchment plan. Employees will be asked to take mandatory leave, unpaid if they've already used up their holiday allocation.

According to CBS Marketwatch, the move applies to all of Sun's US staff, and may possibly include overseas staff too.

Hewlett Packard's policy is less austere, requiring staff to take six days of vacation between May and October. HP made a similar requirement in December. If staff have already used up their vacation allocation, they'll be paid to come in as normal. To do what, wonders Upside? Flick rubber bands across to the tiny cubicles of their absentee colleages, we guess, although the more daredevil may want to inch their partitions across to make more room: just remember to move them back, OK?

It's a more equitable way of weathering the Bush Recession Mark 2 than job layoffs, as it does without the anxiety and score settling that accompany redundancy programs, and we wonder why more employers don't do it.®

5 things you didn’t know about cloud backup

More from The Register

next story
BBC: We're going to slip CODING into kids' TV
Pureed-carrot-in-ice cream C++ surprise
6 Obvious Reasons Why Facebook Will Ban This Article (Thank God)
Clampdown on clickbait ... and El Reg is OK with this
Twitter: La la la, we have not heard of any NUDE JLaw, Upton SELFIES
If there are any on our site it is not our fault as we are not a PUBLISHER
Facebook, Google and Instagram 'worse than drugs' says Miley Cyrus
Italian boffins agree with popette's theory that haters are the real wrecking balls
Sit tight, fanbois. Apple's '$400' wearable release slips into early 2015
Sources: time to put in plenty of clock-watching for' iWatch
Facebook to let stalkers unearth buried posts with mobe search
Prepare to HAUNT your pal's back catalogue
Ex-IBM CEO John Akers dies at 79
An era disrupted by the advent of the PC
prev story

Whitepapers

Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Endpoint data privacy in the cloud is easier than you think
Innovations in encryption and storage resolve issues of data privacy and key requirements for companies to look for in a solution.
Why cloud backup?
Combining the latest advancements in disk-based backup with secure, integrated, cloud technologies offer organizations fast and assured recovery of their critical enterprise data.
Consolidation: The Foundation for IT Business Transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?