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A top Robert Half exec says tech job hunters need to avoid these big 5 blunders during the coronavirus crisis: 'Never shut down your search'

The tech industry has reeled from layoffs and furloughs due to the coronavirus crisis. But a top executive at Robert Half, the major HR consulting firm, says some tech jobs are still hot. "Just because there's a pandemic, hiring is still going on and opportunities will still be had." Ryan Sutton, a Robert Half district president, told Business Insider. Looking for work in tech can be challenging. Sutton said tech job hunters should avoid these 5 key blunders during this crisis. Click here for ...
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In a new lawsuit, California accuses Cisco of allowing 2 managers to harass a fellow Indian employee from the 'untouchable' caste (CSCO)

Cisco has been accused of allowing two managers to harass an Indian employee because he's from a lower caste known as "untouchables," according to a federal suit filed by the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing. The suit, which was filed Tuesday, accuses the tech giant for failing to stop the managers from a higher Indian caste from mistreating their fellow Indian employee because he is a Dalit, known as the "most disadvantaged" caste in Indian society. The employee "was expec...
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SAP joins the growing ad boycott against Facebook, even as the new CEO says it's 'time to stand up against racism' (SAP)

SAP says it will suspend advertisements on Facebook and Instagram as it endorsed the "Stop Hate for Profit" campaign against the social network. "We will suspend all paid advertisements…until the company signals a significant, action-driven commitment to combating the spread of hate speech and racism on its platforms," the company said in a statement.  Major companies, including Coca-Cola, Starbucks and Unilever, have pulled ads on Facebook in the wake of the mass protests against racism follo...
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The CEO of $12.5 billion HPE on how surviving the Falklands War and Hewlett-Packard's stormy past is helping him chart a new course for the tech giant — even after he tested positive for the coronavirus (HPE)

HPE CEO Antonio Neri survived the Falklands War and thrived through a decade and a half of turbulence at Hewlett-Packard. He's now facing a new challenge, after testing positive for COVID-19. The 53-year-old tech veteran is drawing lessons from those experiences to lead the iconic Silicon Valley giant to the post-pandemic future and a fast-changing market defined by the rise of the cloud. HPE has cut pay for executives including Neri itself, and is considering layoffs, as the pandemic takes it...
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The CEO of $12.9 billion HPE said he has tested positive for COVID-19 but will keep working remotely: 'I plan to proceed with business as usual' (HPE)

Antonio Neri, CEO of Hewlett Packard Enterprise, has tested positive for COVID-19. Neri disclosed his condition in a tweet on Wednesday, saying, "I recently learned of some unfortunate personal news. Yesterday I tested positive for COVID-19." Neri said he will "proceed with business as usual while I quarantine from home." An HPE spokesperson said Neri plans to take part in a major virtual company event next week. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories Antonio Neri, CEO of Hewlett ...
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Oracle revenue falls as COVID-19 leads to a 'drop off in deals.' But Larry Ellison boasts of recent cloud wins against Amazon and Microsoft (ORCL)

Oracle beat Wall Street's profit estimates, but fell short on revenue, which the company attributed to the impact of COVID-19. "As the quarter progressed, we saw a drop off in deals, especially in industries, most affected by the pandemic," CEO Safra Catz told analysts on the company's earnings call. The stock slid about 4%.  But chairman and founder Larry Ellison touted the tech giant's in the cloud, pointing to major customer wins against rival Amazon, including video conferencing platforms ...
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Oracle is set to report results on a tough quarter. But here's why its stock is rallying and Wall Street is cautiously optimistic (ORCL)

Oracle's stock is up more than 2% early Tuesday ahead of the tech giant's report on its fiscal fourth quarter which ended in May. The quarter coincided with the escalation of the COVID-19 crisis, but Wall Street is cautiously upbeat, giving the tech giant's shares a lift. Some analysts point to Oracle's bid to expand its presence in the cloud, which has paid off recently with deals with Zoom and 8X8. Analysts expect Oracle to report a profit of $1.16 a share on revenue of $10.69 billion. Visi...
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The CEO of SAP on why having 2 chief execs didn't work out for the tech giant amid the coronavirus crisis: 'You have to make fast decisions. You cannot wait forever.' (SAP)

SAP CEO Christian Klein explained the sudden transition in April when his co-CEO Jennifer Morgan stepped down suddenly as the tech giant was reeling from the coronavirus crisis. Klein and Morgan were named co-CEOs in October, after long-time CEO Bill McDermott stepped down. But Klein said having two CEOs proved to be ineffective for leading the software behemoth, which has 100,000 employees which, like most tech companies, has had to make drastic changes due to the coronavirus crisis. "When yo...
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A top Intel engineer and 'rock star chip architect' has resigned for 'personal reasons' just 2 years after joining (INTC)

Jim Keller, the renowned chip engineer who joined Intel from Tesla two years ago, has resigned "due to personal reasons," the company said Thursday. Keller, who was also known for his work at AMD and Apple, had led the Intel engineering group that was developing new microprocessors as part of the company's bid to go beyond its core PC and server business. He was one of three outsiders Intel hired recently as it eyed new opportunities beyond its core PC and server market. Visit Business Insider...
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IBM's CEO said the firm will stop offering facial recognition software and called for 'national dialogue' on the use of the technology in law enforcement (IBM)

IBM CEO Arvind Krishna said the tech giant will no longer offer facial recognition software and said there should be a "national dialogue" on the technology's use in law enforcement. Krishna announced the change in a letter to members of the US Congress, including Senators Cory Booker and Kamala Harris, in which he also called for policing reforms in the wake of the killing of George Floyd. "IBM firmly opposes and will not condone uses of any technology, including facial recognition technology...
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This renowned Silicon Valley futurist says Mark Zuckerberg's refusal to act on Trump's aggressive posts is an omen of Facebook's 'long slide into oblivion'

Silicon Valley futurist Paul Saffo blasted Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's decision not to take any action on aggressive posts from President Donald Trump that many – even some of the social network's own employees — felt were encouraging violence against protesters.  Saffo, a renowned forecaster who actually predicted the rise of a world dominated by a company like Facebook, said Zuckerberg's decision presages the decline of the social network. He said he sees the social network ending up like...
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One of the inventors of the pioneering IBM PC reflects on being Black in tech and why diversity is so hard for Silicon Valley

Mark Dean was part of the team that invented the groundbreaking IBM PC, which ushered in the information technology revolution in the 1980s. One of the most prominent African-American technologists, he recently shared his insights into being Black in the tech world and why diversity remains an elusive goal in Silicon Valley and the entire industry. "In general, the tech industry has not worried about diversity," he told Business Insider. "Diversity just hasn't been high on the list of things t...
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Google Cloud lures two key hires from SAP and rival Amazon Web Services (GOOG)

Google Cloud just lured two veteran and well-regarded cloud executives from SAP and rival Amazon Web Services. Abdul Razack, who had been SAP's chief product officer, has joined Google Cloud as vice president in charge of engineering strategy. Andi Gutmans, who had been analytics vice president at Amazon Web Services, will become vice president of engineering for Google's cloud database products. Both hires come as Google tries to bolster its cloud business, which lags behind Amazon and Micros...
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The CEO of Nutanix says he's not 'drinking the Kool Aid of everything remote' and explains why he thinks hybrid workplace will likely be the norm (NTNX)

Nutanix pivoted to a remote workforce like most tech companies, but CEO Dheeraj Pandey said he doesn't think embracing that as a permanent model is practical. Pandey said he is leaning toward a "hybrid" approach that would allow employees to work from home while also maintaining key in-person operations in the workplace. "The tribe is really important," he told Business Insider. "At the same time, employees have tasted blood and they like what they see in working from home. They believe it's c...
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The tech pioneer who sold BEA Systems to Oracle for $8.5 billion in a hostile takeover battle just launched a venture fund for startups in the post-COVID-19 world

Alfred Chuang, the former CEO and cofounder of BEA Systems, has been out of the spotlight since 2008 when Oracle gobbled up his software company for $8.5 billion after a high profile hostile takeover battle. Now, the Silicon Valley pioneer is back as cofounder of Race Capital, a new venture fund that plans to back startups looking to address opportunities in the COVID-19 era. "The crisis is a very unique opportunity to invest," he told Business Insider. "That's a unique opportunity when you ha...
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The chief people officer of Cisco explains how her political activism informs her leadership at the $190 billion tech giant — from reassuring workers at acquired companies to navigating through the pandemic (CSCO)

Cisco Chief People Officer Fran Katsoudas landed her first job at the tech giant by accident, when she unintentionally interviewed for a tech support role in 1996 She has played a key role in defining the way the tech giant treats its people, from new employees from companies Cisco bought to its 75,000 global employees reeling from the COVID-19 crisis. Katsoudas has also been an advocate for a corporate culture that encourages employees to speak up. "I've always been a big believer in ensuring...
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$191 billion tech giant Cisco is giving its 75,000 employees the day off on Friday to recharge (CSCO)

Cisco told its 75,000 employees to take Friday, May 22 off in order to recharge after weeks of working remotely amid the COVID-19 crisis. "There are so many reasons not to take a day off," Chief People Officer Fran Katsoudas said in a Tuesday email, a copy of which was viewed by Business Insider. "There are few places to go, people need us…Yet there is one reason to unplug: ourselves." Like other major companies, Cisco's workforce have struggled with many challenges of remote work in the pande...
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The CEO of $74 billion cloud giant ServiceNow explains its 'hybrid' approach to reopening its offices: 'There's nobody that must come in to the office' (NOW)

ServiceNow CEO Bill McDermott said the tech giant is embracing a "hybrid" approach to reopening its offices by giving its 11,000 employees a lot of flexibility. This includes the option of continuing to work remotely. "There's nobody that must come in," McDermott told Business Insider. "It's going to be a hybrid world." McDermott also unveiled a new suite of cloud tools to help businesses manage the reopening of their workplace, including software to keep track if businesses have enough person...
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This founder helped design Apple's Siri. Now he's building a similar AI tool that could answer people's most pressing questions on COVID-19.

Aaron Kalb, one of the Apple engineers who helped design Siri, is now building a similar tool to answer important questions related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Kalb is the co-founder of Alation, a cloud AI startup that helps businesses catalogue their data. Its customers include Motorola, Salesforce, LinkedIn and Expedia.  The Silicon Valley company is now building a COVID-19 Data Catalogue, a platform that will include public data sets on the epidemic that would also serve as a tool that could ...
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The CEO of 8x8 says that it picked Oracle's cloud to meet a videoconferencing demand surge because it was 80% cheaper than Amazon Web Services (ORCL)

Vik Verma, CEO of 8x8, said the cloud communications startup chose to expand its video conferencing platform on Oracle's cloud, after the tech giant offered a deal that was 80% lower than what it would pay with Amazon Web Services Verma said he was also struck by the tech giant's accommodating approach, which stood in contrast to Oracle's reputation as a hard-driving tech vendor. "This was not the traditional Oracle," he told Business Insider. "It was very proactive the way they worked with us...
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Glassdoor is cutting 300 workers — or 30% of its workforce — and slashing exec pay as its CEO tells employees that 'it has been gut wrenching to watch COVID-19 unfold'

Glassdoor CEO Christian Sutherland-Wong told employees Thursday that the company is cutting 300 employees and slashing executive pay due to the COVID-19 crisis, according to an email viewed by Business Insider.   The online recruitment and company reviews site has seen a dramatic drop in business over the past month which has forced the company to make drastic cuts, he said.  "Words cannot describe how sad I am that we find ourselves in this position," he said in the email. "It truly breaks my...
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Tech legend John Chambers says the next 2 to 3 quarters will be 'very brutal' due to the COVID-19 crisis: Up to 45% of startups 'will disappear in the next two years'

Tech legend John Chambers warns that the next two to three quarters will be "very brutal" for startups due to the coronavirus crisis. The former Cisco CEO projected that 30% to 45% of startups "will disappear in the next two years." Still, Chambers has optimism for the future: "You have to immediately say: 'How do we become a startup nation again?'" Click here for more BI Prime stories. As the coronavirus crisis enters its third month, tech legend John Chambers offered this advice to startups...
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Nutanix will furlough at least 1,500 employees, or 24% of its workforce, due to the COVID-19 crisis (NTNX)

Nutanix, the enterprise software maker, is furloughing at least 24% of its employees due to the impact of the COVID-19 crisis. Nutanix has notified the state of California that it plans to furlough about 1,500 in the state. The company did not disclose how many employees outside California and in other countries will be affected. The Silicon Valley tech company said US employees will take two week-long unpaid furloughs in the next six months. Employees outside the US will take two weeks of unp...
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IBM's new president explains exactly how an avocado toast breakfast with Ginni Rometty led to the $34 billion acquisition of Red Hat — and how he got over his gut feeling that it was a bad idea (IBM)

IBM's new President Jim Whitehurst recalls the quirky meeting when ex-CEO Ginni Rometty first proposed a merger with Red Hat. Rometty ordered avocado toast for Whitehurst when they met. Then she slipped a piece of paper across the table, the term sheet for an offer to buy Red Hat. "Of course I lost all my appetite," Whitehurst told Business Insider. His initial gut feeling was that it was a bad idea. But eventually he realized: "The strategic logic is so clear." Whitehurst also says that joini...
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$54 billion VMware told employees it's freezing salaries, cutting CEO and other executive pay, and suspending 401(k) matches over the impact of COVID-19 (VMW)

VMware, the $54 billion IT software giant, told employees it was freezing salaries and suspending 401(k) matches because of the COVID-19 crisis.  An internal memo obtained by Business Insider said CEO Pat Gelsinger, other top executives, and board members would also take salary reductions. "Many of our customers are under financial pressure," the memo signed by Chief Financial Officer Zane Rowe and Chief People Officer Betsy Sutter said. "VMware must also be thoughtful and prudent as we naviga...
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$54 billion VMware told employees it is freezing salaries, cutting CEO and other executive pay, and suspending 401(k) matches due to the impact of COVID-19 (VMW)

VMware, the $54 billion IT software giant, just told employees it is freezing salaries and suspending 401K matches due to the COVID-19 crisis.  An internal memo obtained by Business Insider said CEO Pat Gelsinger, other top executives and board members will also take salary reductions. "Many of our customers are under financial pressure," the memo signed by Chief Financial Officer Zane Rowe and Chief People Officer Betsy Sutter said. "VMware must also be thoughtful and prudent as we navigate t...
Tags: US, Trends, Dell, Vmware, Business Insider, Pat Gelsinger, Zane Rowe, Michael Thacker, COVID, SecureDrop Claim, Betsy Sutter


The CEOs of Google Cloud and $21 billion data analysis company Splunk unveil a new alliance that shows the limits of sticking to one platform: 'It broadens our reach into a critical IT community' (GOOG, SPLK)

Google Cloud and $21 billion data analysis company Splunk are teaming up in a partnership that highlights the push toward a hybrid cloud and multi-cloud strategy. Splunk still uses Amazon Web Services, but said it is expanding to Google Cloud to lay the foundation to offer its clients more capabilities. It's a significant win for Google Cloud, which is currently at the No. 3 behind Amazon and Microsoft in the battle for dominance in cloud computing.  "It broadens our reach into enterprise segm...
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The COO of VMware says it's become 'the indispensable bridge' in the cloud: Amazon, Microsoft and Google 'have all embraced us' (VMW)

VMware Chief Operating Officer Sanjay Poonen said the alliances it forged with cloud giants like Amazon, Microsoft and Google have transformed the company into an "indispensable bridge"  VMware's virtualization technology has become a critical tool in the cloud as businesses set up networks on multiple platforms and in their own data centers. "If you look at the last two to three years, we're the only company where the six public cloud infrastructure leaders have all embraced VMware," Poonen t...
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The COO of VMware explains how the $52 billion tech giant moved quickly to make sure hospitals had stable networks amid the pandemic: 'We tried to be a digital first responder to the first responders' (VMW)

VMware Chief Operating Officer Sanjay Poonen said the tech giant quickly focused on aiding hospitals in the COVID-19 crisis. VMware deployed its technology to help make sure hospitals had secure and reliable networks, including those that were forced to set up beds in tents in parking lots. "We tried to be a digital first responder to the first responders," Poonen told Business Insider. Click here for more BI Prime stories. For VMware Chief Operating Officer Sanjay Poonen, one of the images t...
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Oracle's new deal with 'marquee customer' Zoom during the COVID-19 crisis shows off its data center expansion and fiercely competitive pricing, analysts say. Here's why it could be a turning point for Oracle's cloud (ORCL)

Analysts say that Oracle's new partnership with Zoom shows that the tech giant's cloud offensive is gaining momentum. "This is a huge win" that will "likely draw other customers," analyst Daniel Elman of Nucleus Research told Business Insider.  He and other analysts say that Oracle's recent investment in data centers was likely a significant factor in winning the deal, in part because the added capacity allowed Oracle to offer Zoom a fiercely competitive price.  Two analysts estimated that Ora...
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