HPMD Quotes & Sources
"How's this for shock therapy? Last November , Chevron Information Technology Co. (CITC) --the Chevron Corp. subsidiary that provides information service to the $41 billion San Francisco-based petroleum conglomerate-- notified all 2,300 of its technology workers that their position were obsolete. From general managers down to programmers, no one was exempt. CITC president Bill Houghton was cleaning his technology house, and he wanted it immaculate. True, about 1,800 of these workers will fill redefined positions when the reengineering is completed. But even these lucky ones first will have to prove they are able to handle the revolutionary technology changes Chevron plans for the 1990s."
... "Although Chevron has chosen an unusual --and some would say drastic-- way to retool, its problem isn't unique. Virtually every U.S. business is in the midst of a technological revolution that rivals other major paradigm shifts in industrial history." -- Alice LaPlante, Forbes ASAP, 1993.
"Virtually every U.S. business is in the midst of a technological revolution that rivals other major paradigm shifts in industrial history." -- Alice LaPlante, Forbes ASAP, 1993.
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