downsizing


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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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Organizational downsizing has become an important managerial strategy emphasized by public administration practitioners and scholars (e.
Early studies of public sector downsizing and similar ideas have been related to cutback management and organizational decline.
Ingrid and John Sullivan have made it their mission to help older adults navigate the obstacles they face as they begin thinking about downsizing and selling their home.
A typical detached home is worth around PS310,000, while buyers can expect to pay around PS197,000 for a semi-detached house - meaning someone may expect to raise a pot of around PS113,000 from downsizing.
Mr Webb said: "Hoping to live off the value of your home could be a downsizing delusion for millions of people.
Bank of Scotland's mortgage director, Nicola Noble, commented "Double digit percentage growth in windfall over a decade is great news for Scots considering downsizing.
There are two primary theoretical approaches that can help explain the impact of downsizing on individuals and organizations (De Meuse et al.
My aim was to study the effects of downsizing on a group of employees who were still with the company after downsizing and to investigate the relationship between their perceptions about downsizing and innovation.
Keywords: Downsizing, organizational commitment, work motivation, psychological well-being, secondary sector, tertiary sector, layoff survivors.
The most common term used to describe this phenomenon is downsizing.
The purpose of this paper is to investigate long-term stock price performance, of firms that announce downsizing actions.
Downsizing to price has almost always happened with national brands before the store brands follow suit.