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Paul McDougall is a former editor for InformationWeek.
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posted in December 2006

India Loses An Outsourcing Advocate

12/19/2006
I last spoke with Sunil Mehta in October. The outsourcing exec was excited about new laws to prevent offshore data theft. He also was realistic: "The deterrent will come when we see convictions," Mehta said. That was the Mehta I knew through numerous interviews--a mix of enthusiasm and pragmatism. As such, he embodied the same values that drive India's outsourcing industry. Mehta, 41, passed away over the wee

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IBM, Intel Roll Out Virtualization Tools

12/15/2006
Customers can predict the effects of running multiple instances of consolidated database, mail, Web, and Java workloads in multiple, virtual CPU partitions on IBM's Intel-based System x servers before moving into production.

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CSC Acquires ID Management Specialist

12/8/2006
The acquisition of Datatrac Information Services will help the company bolster its presence in the market for identify management products and services related to homeland security, which has been a growth industry since 9/11.

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IBM In Search Of Universe's Origin

12/6/2006
IBM and a Netherlands-based astronomical research foundation will design chips that will be used in thousands of antennas to look for evolving galaxies, dark matter, and possibly the origins of the universe.

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When Web 2.0 Met The Flat World

12/1/2006
The scene is a back alley in Bangalore. Two shadowy figures meet warily. "I'm Thomas," says the man with the mustache. "I'm with a syndicate called Globalization, Inc." The other nods. He's taller, weathered like the Irish hills. "Tim's the name," he says. "I run a gang called the Collaborators. It's time we did a deal."

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