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downsizing

(jargon)
The process of moving an application program from a mainframe to a cheaper system, typically a client-server system.

downsizing

(1) Converting mainframe and mini-based systems to client/server LANs.

(2) To reduce equipment and associated costs by switching to a less-expensive system.
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As Boroughs noted, "Companies cannot simply downsize themselves into profitability" (1992: 50).
Thus, the explanation of the behavior of those organizations that downsize lies in theft imitation of the behavior of the leading companies in their sector.
This research was limited to investigation of the returns of firms that downsize.
7) The researchers expected that firms with a greater degree of compliance, as indicated by tracking of import costs at line and entry levels, would be less likely to downsize.
Firms that are not under-performing the market may be more likely to see improvements if they downsize.
If they don't work, there may be no other choice than to downsize.
Prepare by looking for general signs that your company may be about to downsize and put all jobs at risk, as well as specific signs that your job may be in jeopardy, whether or not a downsizing is imminent.
There is a legion of other equally damaging exposures that many companies frequently overlook in their zeal to downsize without delay.
After several notable failures (like IBM, for example), corporate executives have begun to downsize more surgically, and have met with greater success.
0% A THIRD of home owners who plan to downsize in the near future are doing so in order to cut their household bills, a study has found.
If the owner decided to downsize to a bungalow (average UK value pounds 192,373), allowing for moving costs of pounds 1,9245, the equity released could provide pounds 71 a week retirement income.
A firm must carefully consider its options and assess the feasibility and applicability of cost reduction alternatives before deciding to downsize.