It’s automation! HP job cuts point to shifting IT skills
HP officials have repeatedly said that automation, not lower labor costs, are the key to increasing margins.
“As we look back over the last five to 10 years, most of the activity in the services organizations as a broad industry statement was focused on the location of jobs, geographic locations of jobs and a lot on labor arbitrage,” said Anne Livermore, the executive vice president of HP’s Enterprise Business, in an HP transcript of Tuesday’s investor call.
“We think the next five to 10 years is all going to be about who can best use technology to automate the delivery of services and that no company is in a better position than HP given our technology leadership to use technology to automate the delivery of services,” said Livermore