Paul McDougall

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Editor At Large, InformationWeek
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Paul McDougall is a former editor for InformationWeek.
Articles by Paul McDougall
posted in January 2009

2010 Too Late For Windows 7 To Save Microsoft

Microsoft needs to ship Windows 7 as soon as possible. If that wasn't obvious before Thursday, it sure is now. Despite two years of positive spin from Redmond, it's clear that Windows Vista is one of the biggest flops in computing history. And each day that passes with Vista still on the market brings Microsoft another day closer to the abyss.

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IT Could Make Or Break Obama Presidency

Amid unprecedented pomp and ceremony, Barack Obama will be sworn in at 11:56 a.m. Tuesday. But the honeymoon will be short-lived if America's 44th president is unable to translate vision into policy, and policy into results. The latter will to a great extent depend on the Obama administration's ability to manage information technology.

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India's Outsourcers Hit With Perfect Storm

First it was the Mumbai terror attacks. Now, India's outsourcing sector has been rocked with revelations of a massive, Enron-style accounting fraud. Can the industry, on which U.S. companies depend for everything from software development to call center operations, survive these twin shocks?

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