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Satyam's Crisis Will Spawn New Outsourcing Models
Commentary  |  1/28/2009  | 
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.
Whirlpool Outsources Global Tech Ops To IBM
News  |  1/28/2009  | 
Big Blue will handle IT operations for the appliance maker in 40 countries.
Global CIO: An Open Letter To Oracle CEO Larry Ellison
Commentary  |  1/27/2009  | 
The issue that needs your fresh thinking: the one-size-fits-all, non-negotiable maintenance fees most software companies charge.
IBM Cuts More Than 3,000 Jobs, Workers Claim
News  |  1/27/2009  | 
Big Blue is shedding positions in software, sales, research, and other departments, an employee group says.
Global CIO: Cut Steve Jobs Some Slack
Commentary  |  1/26/2009  | 
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
Commentary  |  1/26/2009  | 
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.
Online Job Searches Rise As Economy Slides
News  |  1/26/2009  | 
Unemployed workers turn to the Internet to get careers back on track.
RIM CEOs Face $80 Million Fine For Backdating
News  |  1/23/2009  | 
Canadian regulators are seeking a record fine against Research In Motion's leaders for a backdating scandal that netted them about $1.6 million each.
Fidelity Reportedly Selling India IT Operation
News  |  1/23/2009  | 
The recession is prompting many financial services companies to sell their India-based IT captives.
Intel Chairman Barrett To Retire In May
News  |  1/23/2009  | 
Along with giving up his role as chairman, the 35-year Intel veteran plans to retire from the company's board, effectively ending all active management.
Yahoo Freezes Salaries
News  |  1/23/2009  | 
The Internet giant is looking to control costs to cope with the recession.
Obama Names Acting FCC Chair
News  |  1/23/2009  | 
Michael J. Copps will likely step aside when a permanent chairman is named to head the Federal Communications Commission.
Microsoft Paid $3.1 Billion To Settle Tax Debt
News  |  1/23/2009  | 
Software maker's quarterly report reveals payment made to satisfy IRS audit.
Microsoft To Cut 5,000 Jobs As Profits Fall 11%
News  |  1/22/2009  | 
Software maker will also curtail spending on travel and marketing and eliminate raises.
Tech Salaries Up, Job Security Down
News  |  1/22/2009  | 
Survey says IT workers saw increases in 2008, but many are now worried about layoffs.
Tech Paychecks Grew Last Year Despite Economic Gloom
News  |  1/21/2009  | 
Average pay for IT professionals rose 4.6% to $78,035 in 2008, according to Dice's annual salary survey.
10 Questions For Oracle President Charles Phillips
News  |  1/21/2009  | 
Larry Ellison's right-hand man explains why software costs so much, what to expect from the upcoming Fusion Apps, his views on President Barack Obama, and more.
Android's Lead Engineer Jumps Ship
News  |  1/21/2009  | 
Engineering director Steve Horowitz is leaving Google to become CTO of Coupons Inc.
Global CIO: What CEOs Want From CIOs
Commentary  |  1/21/2009  | 
Inspired leadership, customer-focused innovation, and a relentless business focus just about cover what CIOs need to bring to the table.
Google Cuts 100 Recruiting Jobs
News  |  1/14/2009  | 
Google is still hiring ... but at a reduced rate, and as a consequence, it needs fewer people to hire people.
Global CIO: Stop 'Aligning IT With The Business'
Commentary  |  1/14/2009  | 
It's time for IT to show its dynamic value by focusing on customer needs rather than internal issues.
Yahoo Picks Bartz To Lead Effort At Turnaround
News  |  1/13/2009  | 
President Sue Decker announces plans to resign after an undefined transition period.
Yahoo Getting Strong Track Record, Leadership In Carol Bartz
News  |  1/13/2009  | 
A Bartz appointment could also signal that Yahoo sees itself as a software company, not just a company providing online services.
Sling Media Co-Founders, Other Execs To Leave Company
News  |  1/13/2009  | 
A year after selling their company to EchoStar, the Krikorian brothers have decided they prefer running their own business.
Yahoo Reportedly Ready To Name Yang's Successor
News  |  1/13/2009  | 
Carol Bartz, former CEO of Autodesk, has accepted an offer to head the Internet company, according to people close to the situation.
IT Customers Closely Monitor Satyam Scandal
News  |  1/9/2009  | 
Many companies rely on the outsourcer based in India for vital technology operations like supply chain management and business intelligence.
U.S. IT Jobs Fall, Unemployment Hits 3.2%
News  |  1/9/2009  | 
The job losses are a sign of how quickly IT budgets tightened at the end of 2008, after holding relatively strong through the first half of the year.
Tech Workers Third Most-Anxious About Job Security
News  |  1/9/2009  | 
Employees who are 55 and older are less anxious than those ages 54 and under, Yahoo HotJobs finds.
Google Prunes Temporary Workers
News  |  1/8/2009  | 
According to a December SEC filing, the company has been cutting staff.
Palm Pins Comeback Hopes On 'Pre' Smartphone
News  |  1/8/2009  | 
Palm's touch-screen handset has many of the features users expect from a high-end device, but its WebOS could be an important differentiator.
Down To Business: Is Satyam Really India's Enron?
Commentary  |  1/7/2009  | 
Having interviewed both companies' chief executives months before their fall, I feel more qualified than most to evaluate that comparison.
Global CIO: A 10-Point Plan For Success In 2009
Commentary  |  1/7/2009  | 
Pat the CIO offers his pointed plan to achieve better ways of operating, calling it a comprehensive plan that needs support to succeed.
Ex-eBay CEO Meg Whitman Considering Run As Calif. Governor
News  |  1/6/2009  | 
The move could pre-empt another prominent Republican woman -- Carly Fiorina, former CEO of Hewlett-Packard -- from seeking the position.
Microsoft Names Bob Muglia President
News  |  1/5/2009  | 
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.

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