PC powerhouse Dell is to axe over 15,000 jobs this week as part of a restructuring effort aimed at addressing its place in the ailing PC market. The decision will see 15 per cent of Dell’s work force getting the chop, according to sources cited by The Register. Apparently no one is safe, with all departments set to suffer job losses, including on the engineering side. In its support business, the aim is streamlining and simplification, combining the consumer and commercial sides under one unit.
The company is returning to private ownership to restructure its operations in the wake of a falling PC market, a commoditisation of the server market and a perceived need to better serve enterprises with their ever-increasing mobile and cloud-focused IT requirements. We heard from people close to the Round Rock Dell HQ area that Dell management has every conference room booked, and every HR person and security staff member is at work. There are cuts in all departments, according to one of our sources, who says some of these have already been downsized and are now being told to cut 15 per cent more heads.