Paul McDougall

Profile of Paul McDougall

Editor At Large, InformationWeek
News & Commentary Posts: 3695
Paul McDougall is a former editor for InformationWeek.
Articles by Paul McDougall
posted in January 2006

Globalization, Offshoring Are Key To Ford's Turnaround

Ford Motor Co.'s plan to cut 34,000 jobs to help restore profitability is just the beginning of the automaker's campaign to ensure its competitiveness in the 21st century. And while labor unions and some media commentators will frame the move as more proof that American workers are being sold out, the truth is more complex--though not by much.

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India Inc. Now a Source of Jobs for Westerners

While the debate rages over whether outsourcing is a positive or negative for Western economies, here's some fresh evidence that shows why the flow of capital from developed countries to emerging markets, to which offshoring contributes substantially, is not a one way street.

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Washington Times Reporters Free to Blog, As Long As It's Not About The Times

It's always sruck me how the newspaper industry--ostensibly all about the free exchange of ideas and information--often seems more controlling than the Pentagon when it comes to internal or external scrutiny. It was, after all, media baron Conrad Black who said, "I shall not have the press in my home." Here's the latest example of the Fourth Estate's fear of microscopes and mirrors...

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HP to Buy CSC? That Could Really Hurd

Wednesday's edition of The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Hewlett-Packard and private equity firm Blackstone Group are in talks to acquire defense IT specialist Computer Sciences Corp. This follows reports that private capital is also behind a possible buyout of Affiliated Computer Services. These deals could happen, but...

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