BlackBerry sees end to cuts; eyes new hires

first_imgHomeDevicesNews BlackBerry sees end to cuts; eyes new hires Related BlackBerry future in doubt as TCL pulls plug Steve works across all of Mobile World Live’s channels and played a lead role in the launch and ongoing success of our apps and devices services. He has been a journalist…More Read more Author Tags BlackBerry has completed a restructuring process which has seen it significantly cut its workforce and aggressively control costs in recent years, according to an internal memo from John Chen (pictured).According to the CEO’s missive, cited by Reuters, “the workforce reduction that began three years ago is now behind us” – the cuts started under former boss Thorsten Heins, as the company’s smartphone business struggled.With its renewed focus on the enterprise business, it will now “be adding headcount in certain areas such as product development, sales and customer service, beginning in modest numbers”, Chen said.BlackBerry last week announced its acquisition of Secusmart, a company providing voice and data encryption technology.But the positive news came with the caveat that this is “barring any unexpected downturns in the market”.Chen previously said that BlackBerry is expected to return to profitability in fiscal 2016, having said that its key financial metrics show a “stabilisation” of the business.Alongside its focus on the enterprise market, the company has also unveiled a BlackBerry 10-powered smartphone for emerging markets, in partnership with Foxconn.The company also has new devices in the works for its core enterprise customer base, including the ‘Classic’ device intended to win-back customers of previous-generation smartphones, and Passport, which has a distinctive square design. Previous ArticleBouygues goes it alone in wake of Iliad’s US bidNext ArticleTelefonica eyes GVT deal to resolve Brazilian headache center_img BlackBerry AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 05 AUG 2014 Steve Costello Blog: Will BlackBerry mark-3 strike the right key? BlackBerry sells smartphone IP to Huawei Devices last_img read more

357th Commencement: Harvard confers 6,966 degrees and 104 certificates

first_img* Doctor in Public Policy9 Bachelor of ArtsCum laude in field of concentrationCum laudein general studiesMagna cum laude in field of concentrationMagna cum laudewith highest honorsSumma cum laude in field of concentration Graduate School of Arts and Sciences995 Master in Urban Planning29 Master of Medical Sciences14 Master of Occupational Health3 Master in Design Studies33 Law School766 Master of Liberal Arts (A.L.M.) in Biotechnology19 Master in Public Administration93 Doctor of Public Health3 Master of Engineering1 Bachelor of ScienceCum laude in field of concentrationCum laudein general studiesMagna cum laude in field of concentrationMagna cum laudewith highest honorsSumma cum laude in field of concentration Master in Landscape Architecture25 Certificate of Advanced Study15 School of Dental Medicine95 Certificate in Publishing & Communications8 A.L.M. in Museum Studies14 Total730466441875669 Doctor of Dental Medicine40 Master of Science144 Men310010 Master of Arts384 Today the University awarded a total of 6,966 degrees and 104 certificates. A breakdown of the degrees by schools and programs follows. Harvard College granted a total of 1,564 degrees. Divinity School173 Master of Divinity43 A.L.M. in Journalism1 Women37523726912432 Associate in Arts7 Women330001 Doctor of Philosophy542 A.L.M. in Extension Studies92 Doctor of Law588 Master of Theological Studies116 A.L.M. in Management103 Master in Public Policy & Urban Planning5 Graduate School of Business Administration912 Master of Architecture in Urban Design21 Doctor of Juridical Science10 All figures include degrees awarded in November 2007 and March and June 2008; * Administered jointly with GSAScenter_img Master in Architecture116 Master of Science68 Total640011 Master in Public Administration in International Development82 Master of Laws168 Certificate in Management35 Doctor of Design Studies12 Master of Landscape Architecture in Urban Design1 Men35522918963237 Master in Public Administration (Mid-Career)183 Master of Theology3 A.L.M. in Mathematics for Teaching1 Master of Public Health261 Doctor of Medicine174 Graduate School of Design237 Doctor of Business Administration5 Graduate School of Education607 A.L.M. in Environmental Management16 Doctor of Medical Sciences5 Doctor of Science46 University Extension School481 Speciality Certificates36 A.L.M. in Information Technology57 Master in Medical Sciences22 A.L.M. in Educational Technologies4 * Doctor in Political Economy & Government5 Certificate in Applied Sciences5 Doctor of Theology11 Harvard Kennedy School590 School of Public Health454 Master of Business Administration907 Master in Public Policy213 Certificate in Environmental Management3 Bachelor of Liberal Arts in Extension Studies111 Doctor of Education40 Master of Education552 Certificate in Museum Studies2 Medical School196last_img read more