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 May 2005

Outsourcing Deals Need Prenups

Regardless of who is right or wrong in Sears' courtroom battle with Computer Sciences Corp., the case shows why a solid prenuptial agreement is necessary when crafting an outsourcing deal.

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Offshoring's Ebb Tide

The authors of a new book argue that IT outsourcing will come full circle and that U.S. workers will ultimately benefit from the practice. Douglas Brown and Scott Wilson, in The Black Book of Outsourcing, note that rising costs in countries like India and China, combined with the management headaches presented by offshoring, will combine to limit the number of U.S. jobs that ultimately end up offshore.

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Middle America And H-1Bs

With high-tech executives predicting a domestic IT labor shortage and workers' groups adamantly opposing the use of offshore workers and H-1B immigrants, middle America is emerging as, well, middle ground in the debate.

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Outsourcing The Lunatic Fringe

Any serious debate-on religion, politics, sports, the outcome of American Idol-inevitably breeds extreme positions and behavior. It's hardly surprising, therefore, that this holds true for offshore outsourcing. On one side, representing the "My Job Went to India" camp, is Steve Relles. A family man from Delmar, NY, Relles is now known as the Delmar Dog Butler. He told Reuters over the weekend that his programming job was offshored and that stooping for dog poop is now the best he can do. He ma

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