Satyam's Crisis Will Spawn New Outsourcing Models
In the past, IT services vendors often resisted terms clients tried to include in their offshoring contracts. But in the aftermath of Satyam's financial fraud mess, outsourcers will be more willing to bend on client demands, especially if they're anxious to pick up work from Satyam's ex-customers.
Global CIO: Cut Steve Jobs Some Slack
If Apple's guiding force wants to take a leave of absence or keep details of his health private, we must realize that some are given special status.
Senator Quizzes Microsoft On Layoffs
Microsoft's plans to lay off 5,000 workers have ruffled the feathers of Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), a long-time critic of the U.S. H-1B visa program. Microsoft, a top 10 employer of H-1B visa holders, has been among the most vocal tech companies over the last several years urging Congress to raise the cap on H-1B visas. Now Grassley is urging Microsoft to furlough those temporary foreign workers first before handing out pink slips to Americans and permanent U.S. residents.
Obama Names Acting FCC Chair
Michael J. Copps will likely step aside when a permanent chairman is named to head the Federal Communications Commission.
Microsoft Names Bob Muglia President
As head of the company's server and tools division, Muglia oversees Microsoft's Windows Server, Visual Studio, and SQL Server business, which account for about 22% of Microsoft's total sales.