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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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Nevertheless, this is not the case for the Downlead variable, which is significant, and which has a positive influence on downsizing, thus supporting hypothesis H2.
The human emotions of anxiety, fear, mistrust, and paranoia are all involved in a downsizing syndrome.
Please Go, Please Stay: The New Rules of Downsizing and Retention is based on research conducted by Global Strategy Group (GSG) on behalf of LHH.
If a new wave of mass layoffs sweeps over corporate America -- as many now predict -- companies are likely to repeat the same mistakes made in previous downsizings, according to a research report by Lee Hecht Harrison, a global career services firm.
These moves helped offset corporate downsizings by IBM and Pittston earlier in the year.
The flip side of that is, all of those companies have done a lot of downsizing.
At a more personal level, the downsizing transition process creates major personal challenges.
Downsizing to price has almost always happened with national brands before the store brands follow suit.
Overall, the market's reaction to downsizing announcements is negative.
The key to effective downsizing lies in the employer's ability to trim its workforce of unnecessary and inefficient staff and to retain its best workers," and then to back this up with documentation, Mr.
Rents are up in Westchester, which caught downsizing fever a few years ago, when its biggest employer, IBM made massive job cuts.
Unfortunately, in the thoughtless pursuit of downsizing without nuance, the government is losing precisely the people it needs to do this work well.