Oh and Apple, you can keep CUPS. It is a lousy technology that hardly compensates the community for everything else you took to build X.
Speak for yourself -- I routinely have an easier time setting up printers on my Linux box using CUPS than my Windows friends do. And, as much as I think editing raw text files is great from flexibility/power standpoint, the ol' localhost:631 interface is very nice in my experience.
...starring Jamie Dornan ('Fifty Shades of Grey')...
So to answer your question...the buggy whip, uh, finds a way.
This layoff may have huge implications. That's because the university's IT services agreement with HCL can be leveraged by any institution in the 10-campus University of California system, which serves some 240,000 students and employs some 190,000 faculty and staff.
Build a system that even a fool can use and only a fool will want to use it.