Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Unisys CEO Pushed out by Investors

Valleywag is reporting that Joseph McGrath will be stepping down, up?, from the helm of Unisys.

I've never worked for Unisys and I don't know much about McGrath, but my next door neighbor was a security guard at one of their facilities for many years. Besides keeping the outside world safe from paper printouts, my neighbor had the unpleasant, yet steady, task of escorting laid off employees out of their half vacant building.

My neighbor's facility turned from a once bustling beehive of activity into a veritable ghost town.

He said that a lot of people who saw themselves as lifers got to take a walk with him. "Anyone with an ounce of common sense could see the writing on the wall. The smart ones left, but there were some who kept their head in the sand and stayed." I don't think there is such a thing as a lifer in information technology anymore.

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