1. IBM reportedly axed as many as 100000 employees in recent years because it wanted to appear as 'cool' and 'trendy' as Amazon or Google  Business Insider
  2. As many as 100,000 IBM staff axed in recent years as Big Blue battles to reinvent itself from IT's 'old fuddy duddy'  The Register
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A former IBM exec said IBM axed 100,000 employees because it wanted to look “cool” and “trendy,” according to a Bloomberg report.A former IBM exec said IBM axed 100,000 employees because it wanted to look “cool” and “trendy,” according to a Bloomberg report.

IBM reportedly axed 100,000 employees to look 'cool' and 'trendy' - Business Insider

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As many as 100,000 IBM staff axed in recent years as Big Blue battles to reinvent itself from IT's 'old fuddy duddy' • The Register