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  • IBM Lays Off More Than 1,600 People, Employee Group Says

    IBM Lays Off More Than 1,600 People, Employee Group Says

    IBM confirms a "workforce remix," without specifying number of job cuts. Continue Reading

  • IBM Security Tool Allows Employers To Track 'Disgruntled' Workers

    IBM Security Tool Allows Employers To Track 'Disgruntled' Workers

    It's well known that employers have the ability -- and often use it -- to read their workers' emails. But new technology from the International Business Machines Corp., called IBM Security Intelligence with Big Data, allows your employer to track whatever you say on email, social media or anywhere in the... Continue Reading

  • IBM's 'Transformation': More Layoffs, Despite Earnings Surge

    IBM's 'Transformation': More Layoffs, Despite Earnings Surge

    When a company reports strong end-of-the-year earnings, workers might expect some positive news -- maybe a bonus, even. But that's not what happened at IBM. On Wednesday, the same day the Armonk, N.Y.-based technology corporation announced its net income "surge" of 6 percent for the fourth quarter, reports... Continue Reading

  • The Trouble With Tech: Too Few Women [Infographic]

    The Trouble With Tech: Too Few Women [Infographic]

    It's one of those recurring debates in the digital age: Why are so few women working in technology? Just 9 percent of chief information officers, or CIOs, are women, down from 11 percent last year and 12 percent in 2010, according to a survey released Monday by tech-staffing firm Harvey Nash Group (via... Continue Reading

  • Fortune's Most Admired Companies

    Fortune's Most Admired Companies

    This year marks the 15th anniversary for Fortune's list of the World's Most Admired Companies. In that span only three companies -- GE, Berkshire Hathaway, and P&G -- have ranked first in their industry every time. This year's all-star list is led by tech companies, and Apple takes the No. 1 spot. Continue Reading

  • Employee Group Reporting 1,100 IBM Job Cuts

    Employee Group Reporting 1,100 IBM Job Cuts

    IBM Corp. has laid off roughly 1,100 workers in North America this week, a union organizing group said Tuesday. Lee Conrad, national coordinator at Alliance(at)IBM, said that employees are reporting that the cuts have been made across business segments in the U.S. and some parts of Canada. Continue Reading

  • The Biggest Corporate Layoffs Of All Time

    The Biggest Corporate Layoffs Of All Time

    By Douglas A. McIntyre Eleven American companies have laid off a total of nearly 600,000 people in the past two decades. Each also fired a large number of employees at one time to earn it a place among the largest corporate layoffs in modern American history. According to information 24/7 Wall St. has... Continue Reading

  • Women In Tech: Why Is There No Female Steve Jobs?

    Women In Tech: Why Is There No Female Steve Jobs?

    When technology behemoth IBM named Virginia "Ginni" Rometty, 54, its new CEO, it was hailed as a landmark for women in tech, an industry notorious for its Gorilla Glass ceiling. Starting out at as a 24-year-old systems engineer, Rometty now joins Meg Whitman (CEO of Hewlett-Packard) and Ursula Burns (CEO of... Continue Reading

  • Former Saleswoman Sues IBM For $1.1 Million, Allegedly Told To 'Get Boobies Out'

    Former Saleswoman Sues IBM For $1.1 Million, Allegedly Told To 'Get Boobies Out'

    IBM was recently named one of the most attractive employers by Universum. But the computer giant's image is a little shaken right now. A former IBM sales executive in Australia is suing the company for $1.1 million, because her superior allegedly harassed her for nearly two years, while colleagues and managers... Continue Reading

  • IBM Putting Watson To Work In Health Insurance

    IBM Putting Watson To Work In Health Insurance

    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) -- Enough with the fun and games. Watson is going to work. IBM's supercomputer system, best known for trouncing the world's best "Jeopardy!" players on TV, is being tapped by one of the nation's largest health insurers to help diagnose medical problems and authorize treatments. Continue Reading

  • What It's Like to Work at IBM

    What It's Like to Work at IBM

    I spent 25 years working at IBM, most of it in fairly technical programming jobs, but the rewards (and the frustrations) are much the same regardless of your particular job assignment. In many ways, IBM is still an excellent place to work. Their benefits are very generous, although the pension no longer is,... Continue Reading