Gartner analyst Eric Paulak says the huge staff cuts will inevitably hurt WorldCom's service quality. Companies should therefore make contingency plans.see commentary. Analysts said it is the world's largest companies--drawn to WorldCom for its international networks--that are likely to be most affected. WorldCom has been drawing refugees from KPNQwest, the bankrupt Qwest joint venture, for example. WorldCom Chief Executive John Sidgmore and other senior executives have spent much of their time in recent months flying around the world trying to reassure their largest customers of WorldCom's continued viability. Just a few weeks ago, Sidgmore said he hadn't lost a single one of his top 100 customers.
Tuesday's news, however, may well tip many of those customers over the edge, said Kate Gerwig, an analyst at Current Analysis, "My guess is that if they don't have (competing) bids already, they're getting them now.", And analysts warn that it's likely to get worse for WorldCom sun cliffs iphone case and its customers before it gets better, "There are more shoes to drop," said Scott Cleland, CEO of The Precursor Group and a longtime telecommunications analyst, Financial misrepresentation on this scale is unlikely to have begun out of the blue in 2001, Cleland said, It's likely that WorldCom may find similar issues in previous years, "I don't think they've gone back that far" yet, he said..
With news of the company's financial shenanigans and its pending 17,000 layoffs, customers and partners are wondering whether it might be best to take their business elsewhere. Peyerl's largest customer, a large international division of a Fortune 500 company, is hosted in a WorldCom facility in Europe. And while the service over the last four years has been better than he hoped for, he's not sure what to do now. "We're worried," he said. "I can't imagine that in the next week or two they're just going to shut down the facility. But now I'm calling other providers and getting quotes.".
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