Feeds

Gateway takes chainsaw to costs, staff

Major cutbacks - WSJ

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Gateway, America's weakest big-name PC maker, is looking to outsourcers to help it reduce costs by $100m a year, The WSJ reports. And that means 1,000 people are to lose their jobs by October 30, according to the newspaper. Currently Gateway employs 8,700 people.

It is possible, of course, that some may be taken on by whichever companies are chosen to assemble and distribute Gateway PCs.

Gateway has been losing money hand over for fist for three years. It has responded by withdrawing from all country markets outside the US. This year it has already announced plans to cut running costs by $200m; the cuts uncovered by The WSJ today are not included in that total. ®

Whitepapers

Providing a secure and efficient Helpdesk
A single remote control platform for user support is be key to providing an efficient helpdesk. Retain full control over the way in which screen and keystroke data is transmitted.
Intelligent flash storage arrays
Tegile Intelligent Storage Arrays with IntelliFlash helps IT boost storage utilization and effciency while delivering unmatched storage savings and performance.
Beginner's guide to SSL certificates
De-mystify the technology involved and give you the information you need to make the best decision when considering your online security options.
Security for virtualized datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.
Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops
Balancing user privacy and privileged access, in accordance with compliance frameworks and legislation. Evaluating any potential remote control choice.