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3b. LinkedIn Positions - EDS and DXC

Questions or comments to: info@hpalumni.org.   (Updated October 25, 2017.)  

Steps: 1. Check account settings  2. Optimize profile  3. Optimize positions  4. Use networking features

Many former EDS folks have the wrong company on their LinkedIn profile. A recruiter searching for ex-EDS people may not find you.

LinkedIn now tries to force each position on your profile into one of the companies in their company database. Organizational units such as divisions, subsidiaries. etc. that were formerly listed as separate companies -- confusing to outsiders and missed in recruiter searches -- are being eliminated from the database. A side-effect is that many companies no longer in business under their original name are also no longer in the database.

The only way to get the correct company and the blue "bowling ball" logo is to enter "Electronic Data Systems."

If you enter "EDS" instead of spelling it out, there are many companies that come up.

Key date: HP acquisition completed August 26, 2008.

"EDS, An HP Company" and "HP Enterprise Services" were segments of HP. Therefore neither is in the current LinkedIn company database. 

"EDS Group" has no logo and is shown as privately held. The real EDS was a public company.

Many former EDS folks have the wrong company on their LinkedIn profile. A recruiter searching for ex-EDS people may not find you.

- "EDS" outsourcing company in Egypt with a red chevron logo -- formerly "Egyptian Document Storage."

- "EDS Technologies" CAD/CAM software company in India with a triangle logo..

- "EDS" yields a facilities services company in NC with a square logo made up of blue arrows..

- "Energy and Densification" Systems has a blue football-helmet-shaped logo with "EDS."

- Also an electronics tradeshow, "Ed's Garage," etc. etc.


HP or HP Inc: Enter "HP" for the official HPI company page and logo. Current "hp" logo with name "HP" -- comes up only if you enter "HP" -- not if you enter "Hewlett-Packard" or "HP Inc."  ("HP UK" includes people from all over the world. Even if in the UK, this is not a good company to use -- a recruiter may not find you -- and your profile already has your geographic location anyhow.) 

Hewlett-Packard Company founded 1939. [Enter "HP" -- "Hewlett-Packard" is not in the LinkedIn company database.]

Key date: November 1, 2015.-- renamed HP Inc after the HPI/HPE split.

HPE: Enter "Hewlett Packard" for the official HPE company page and logo. The wordless green rectangle logo with "Hewlett Packard Enterprise" as employer comes up if you enter "Hewlett Packard."  (Note that the company name is "Hewlett Packard Enterprise" -- singular, not plural, and no hyphen. <smile> Here's the internal training video
Key date: November 1, 2015 -- HPE opened for business.

DXC Technology: Enter "DXC Technology" for the official company page and logo. (Don't enter just "DXC" -- you get a blank logo.)
April 3, 2017 -- HPES spin/merge completed with Computer Sciences Corporation; renamed DXC Technology.

If LinkedIn doesn't have a company page for what you enter, settle for the blank gray logo -- as long as the phrase isn't too similar to the name of one of the companies in LinkedIn's company database. This is not recommended for variations of HP, HPE, EDS, etc. Recruiters who are looking for people from a particular company because of product knowledge, process experience, or culture may not find you -- and if they do find you, may think that your profile is a fake.

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