The European arm of the Hertz car rental agency has signed a five-year IT and networking services contract with British Telecommunications PLC (BT) and Hewlett-Packard Co. (HP), a Hertz Europe Ltd. executive confirmed Thursday. The move will allow the agency to drastically cut the number of its European hardware and communications suppliers.
IBM Corp. officials Friday confirmed that an undisclosed number of employees were laid off this week in its global services and software divisions, following the layoffs of at least 747 workers the week before.
SAS Institute is the huge software company many have never heard of. Since opening its doors in 1976, the company has been privately held and infrequently in the news. Employee turnover is amongst the lowest in the industry and perks go far beyond the free M&Ms found throughout corporate headquarters. James Goodnight, president and CEO of SAS, recently spoke with Network World Canada contributor Chris Conrath at the company