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 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 April 2005

The Flatness of Thomas L. Friedman

4/21/2005
New York Times reporter Thomas L. Friedman is one of our more insightful commentators on the mid-East, globalization and international affairs. But it's also true that Friedman at times gets carried away with himself. In his new book, The World Is Flat, Friedman draws a bit too much meaning from East/West, new world/old world, hi tech/low tech juxtapositions that by now are commonplace. For instance, Friedman seems almost dumbstruck by this banal utterance from Infosys CEO Nandan Nilekani: "Tom

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IBM Needs A Shakeup

4/18/2005
In the wake of a tepid first quarter, IBM officials say a "sizeable restructuring" is imminent at the company. Given its recent string of underwhelming financial reports, nothing less would seem in order.

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Kerry's Latest Benedict Arnold is Heinz

4/15/2005
During the 2004 presidential campaign, Democratic candidate John Kerry vilified corporate heads who presided over the outsourcing of jobs overseas as "Benedict Arnold CEOs." Kerry can now add another industry chieftain to his list of those he considers to be national traitors: William R. Johnson, president, CEO, and chairman of H.J. Heinz Company-the multi-billion dollar food empire founded by Teresa Heinz Kerry's late, fo

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GM China Awaits RFID Standard

4/11/2005
It's a push and pull issue--large companies want to extend their existing IT tools, including RFID technologies, into overseas operations, but the Chinese government has issues about adopting an international standard that would put the royalties into the pockets of Western vendors.

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