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DXC confirms veep level shake-up in new world order

Exclusive DXC Technologies is splitting with exec veep and general manager Mike Nefkens - previously the boss for HPE Enterprise Services before the spin merger with CSC - amid a massive shake-down of the exec line-up. The move was confirmed in a memo to the troops by CEO Mike Lawrie who said the business had been through a “great deal …
Paul Kunert, 18 Jan 2018
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DXC execs: Here's ANOTHER deadline for skills profiling

DXC Technologies' employees still reluctant to upload their "skill profile" onto a company database they fear will be used in the next big redundancy rounds yesterday got a ticking off from top brass. The great unwashed at DXC were given a fortnight until 17 November to complete the online forms to create a “holistic and …
Paul Kunert, 16 Jan 2018
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IT giant CSC screwed its 1,000 sysadmins out of their overtime – jury

Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC) “willfully” misclassified 1,000 of its system administrators to avoid paying the techies overtime. On Wednesday, a jury in Connecticut, USA, found in favor of staff who had brought 11 claims of labor law violations against the IT services provider. Their class-action lawsuit, launched in …
Kat Hall, 21 Dec 2017

DXC Technologies UK boss quits

Just months after Nick Wilson landed in the UK hot seat at Frankenfirm DXC Technologies - the merger between CSC and HPE’s outsourcing division - he has quit, multiple sources have told The Reg. Wilson is understood to have resigned roughly a fortnight ago and to be working a six-month notice period. It is unlikely he is …
Paul Kunert, 7 Dec 2017
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Freelance techies moan about DXC billing snafu: No pay for three weeks

Contractors plying their trade for DXC Technologies remain in the dark over what some claim is a billing system screw-up that has meant they'd gone unpaid for the past three weeks. The tech hands-for-hire told El Reg they were unable to input time sheets since November 11 on Beeline, the internal process used to manage third- …
Paul Kunert, 4 Dec 2017

Aviva dumps DXC, shoves data centre support at Atos

Exclusive Atos is lined up to replace DXC Technologies as the sole supplier of data centre hosting services to insurance giant Aviva when the existing deal times out in some 19 months. As El Reg exclusively revealed in November, Aviva was one of a number of customers that had decided to look for alternatives rather than renew contracts …
Paul Kunert, 1 Dec 2017

Death, taxes, DXC job cuts: Three of life's sure bets

DXC Technologies is spreading some festive cheer by dangling voluntary redundancy (VR) terms in front of customer support teams, according to a confidential document seen by The Register. Peter Hands, UK and Ireland veep of the “deliver” division confirmed – for the second time in as many months – that DXC was seeking front …
Paul Kunert, 27 Nov 2017
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UK private sector joins public in... Escape from DXC Max

Updated Insurer Aviva and energy supplier Centrica are the latest big customers to indicate plans to ditch outsourcing giant DXC Technologies, The Register can reveal. DXC, which is hell-bent on eking out $1bn in cost savings in its fiscal 2017, recently bemoaned contract run-offs after the UK Department for Work and Pensions refused …
Paul Kunert, 17 Nov 2017
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DXC Tech asks staff to profile their skills

DXC Technologies employees fear a company request to profile their skills on a new management portal will be used by top brass to elbow them out of the door in the next round of compulsory redundancies. Staff were given two week deadline to complete their “individual profile” on the Saba Cloud, a new “skills management system …
Paul Kunert, 15 Nov 2017
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DXC spills AWS private keys on public GitHub

Miscreants racked up a $64,000 bill on DXC Technologies' tab after a techie accidentally uploaded the outsourcing firm's private AWS key to a public GitHub repo. It was red faces all round as the business opened up on the classic crypto key fumble in a PDF memo to staff, the contents of which were seen by The Register. " …
Paul Kunert, 14 Nov 2017
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Feel the pension pot burn, Canadian DXCers

Exclusive DXC Technologies Canada will match only half the pension contributions made by former HPE Enterprise Services staff in yet another dramatic expenses purge. The amounts funnelled into the ESIT Retirement and Savings Programme will be calculated differently from the start of next year, DXC told staff yesterday, in documents seen …
Paul Kunert, 24 Oct 2017
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DXC slashes meal allowances for travelling troops: Please sir, may I have some more?

In the pursuit of ways to further squeeze its overheads, DXC Technologies has issued a fresh directive to the troops by further clipping travel costs and capping client entertainment. This is a tightening of previous rules instigated by the powers that be at DXC in May – the outsourcing provider is seeking to slash its …
Paul Kunert, 20 Oct 2017
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It's a real FAQ to ex-EDS staffers: You'll do what with our pensions, DXC?

Former EDS employees at DXC Technologies that look set to lose the final salary pension plan will need to funnel 40 per cent of monthly earnings into the replacement scheme to maintain their current retirement pot. This was one of the areas covered by an FAQ document DXC sent to the more than 1,200 employees in the UK and …
Paul Kunert, 29 Sep 2017

DXC squeezes suppliers for extra margin, issues ultimatum

The procurement team at DXC Technologies might consider giving courses on how not to win friends or influence people after sending suppliers an ultimatum: cough better financial terms or else. In a global initiative to bulk out margins, the outsourcing firm wrote to its traders warning them that if they wanted to remain on the …
Paul Kunert, 19 Sep 2017
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DXC Technologies mails another corp message (gulp)

Repeated redundancy programmes and the imposition of penny pinching measures can make a workforce glum, no matter how many fancy dress days a company offers: DXC Technologies might have realised this. The outsourcing provider has this week informed its grunts in the UK who don’t qualify for existing bonus schemes that one is …
Paul Kunert, 18 Sep 2017
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Ex-EDS bod at DXC Technologies? Sign up to new pension scheme - or else...

Exclusive Frankenfirm DXC Technologies is proposing to kill off the final salary pension scheme for former EDS staff and will refuse to fund pay rises and bonuses to those affected who do not sign over to the new package. This will impact 99 active members of the EDS 1994 pension plan and 1,119 people that are on the EDS Retirement Plan …
Paul Kunert, 14 Sep 2017
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Big legacy tech companies in UK govt start to feel pinch – report

Big legacy tech firms are finally feeling the pinch of the government's contract "disaggregation" plans, although Brexit could halt that trend - according to an annual report by analyst firm TechMarketView. BT and DXC (formerly HPE's enterprise services biz and CSC) saw a double-digit percentage drop in their government biz, …
Kat Hall, 15 Aug 2017
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DXC Franken-firm 'on track' to slash $1bn with deeper 'synergies' ahead

DXC, the Franken-firm made up of CSC and the enterprise services arm of HPE, is "on track" to slash spending by $1bn (£760m) this year – with plans to further ramp up the cost-cutting throughout the year. Under its "synergy plan" the biz shaved off $140m for the first quarter, according to the outfit's maiden financial results …
Kat Hall, 9 Aug 2017

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