Someone must be doing something right

Following  on from Pitney Bowes announcement in December of 128 layoffs (8%) come announcements in the last couple of days from Intergraph of 200 job losses (5%) and 750 at Autodesk (10%). 

But all is not gloomy in the geospatial camp, the ESRI US site lists over 170 current vacancies! I guess they have a different view on how the next year is going to pan out (or they need to update their web site pretty quick). Perhaps not having to report to the stock market or placate investors in a leveraged buyout gives them an edge.