iSoft lays off several dozen

iSoft lays off several dozen

Summary: Australian health software company iSoft has recently held a round of redundancies, despite outlining a vision late last year to increase its workforce.

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in brief Australian health software company iSoft has recently held a round of redundancies, despite outlining a vision late last year to increase its workforce.

ZDNet.com.au understands that the company laid off around 25 to 30 Australian workers in December, naming a restructure as the reason. There had also been rumours that a further round was planned. The company has declined to comment on the issue.

The workers were told to leave around the time that iSoft Australia and New Zealand managing director Denis Tebbutt said at an Australian Information Industry Association lunch that he had asked for a "significant amount" of investment for Australia, because he'd seen phenomenal levels of innovation in the country.

He expressed a wish to form centres of innovation for health care which could employ up to 500 Australian workers contingent on the e-health market being fostered by events outside the company's control, such as the National Broadband Network coming on line.

Topics: IT Employment, Health

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  • iSoft Layoffs

    No surprises here...the alarm bells are a clangin'...
    anonymous
  • Lorenzo - glad you bought it from us

    Struggling to stay on top of things.Too much faith in Lorenzo, move on, can't hold on to something that is a few years late, over budget and pretty much still in fantasy land. I see this being taught as one of the failed IT projects in class rooms.
    anonymous
  • So what!

    Seriously what business doesn't go through these changes...to grow and be stronger...you first need to prune...nature does it, why not businesses??
    anonymous
  • isoft was more concerned about shareholders and didn't want to give annual rise to employees stating Global Financial Crisis(GFC) even though the company generated enough revenue during the so called GFC. Now isoft...where are your shareholders and where are your employees???? Both are gone!

    GFC means deflation...But in India it was inflation. The staple food which costed INR 20 a Kg was selling at INR 40 a Kg during GFC. Where did the GFC and deflation have an impact.
    Sendhil Manian V