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Articles by Paul McDougall
posted in January 2009
Dallas-based outsourcer reports mixed results for second quarter.
University's IT department nixes downloads of Microsoft's new operating system.
Fourth-quarter sales jump 8% on strength of services revenue.
Outsourcer looks for a buyer in an effort to emerge from cooked-books scandal.
The software maker says its latest browser is close to final form, but users would like some improvements.
Big Blue will handle IT operations for the appliance maker in 40 countries.
Big Blue is shedding positions in software, sales, research, and other departments, an employee group says.
Outsourcer Computer Sciences Corp. and infrastructure services provider Terremark are teaming up to introduce cloud computing services aimed at the federal government.
The software maker plans to end trial availability of its next OS in two weeks.
Government experts seek to ensure that new OS meets the terms of the 2001 Microsoft settlement.
Software maker's quarterly report reveals payment made to satisfy IRS audit.
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.
Software maker will also curtail spending on travel and marketing and eliminate raises.
Microsoft's next OS offers numerous commands to simplify use, but they could take awhile to learn.
Washington Capitals star will microblog on Twitter from Sunday's event in Montreal.
The software maker may be looking to raise cash in advance of an acquisition.
Antitrust regulators on the Continent say the browser is too closely tied to the operating system.
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.
A spokesman for the outsourcer rejects analyst's allegations.
Three third-party vendors have released security software for Microsoft's new operating system.
The scandal-plagued outsourcer is also virtually broke, a new report states.
A programmer at the chipmaker says the OS is almost ready for prime time.
The consulting firm has filed a complaint against the federal government that claims bidding was unfair.
The Mac cloner says it purchases its copies of OS X directly from Cupertino.
The airline is handing off data center operations to Big Blue under a ten-year deal.
Microsoft is urging users of the new OS to download a patch that resolves the issue.
The technique allows physicians to see below tissue surfaces without disrupting sensitive organs.
The trial version of Microsoft's next operating system provides a first look at several new Internet Explorer features.
So there was this bizarre story making the rounds today about a pilot who falsely claimed his plane was in trouble, then bailed -- D.B. Cooper-style -- into a Florida swamp. Thanks to the power of the Internet, I think I've discovered a motive.
The Indian outsourcer may be unable to retain business in wake of accounting scandal.
The software maker has lifted restrictions on the number of copies available to beta users.
The next version of Microsoft's operating system promises easier content sharing between devices.
The RTS version of the company's futuristic shooter is set to debut next month.
Microsoft's next operating system will be lighter, simpler, and faster, Steve Ballmer said at CES.
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?
A trial version of Microsoft's next operating system could be available next week.
Consumers suing Microsoft claim the program misled them into buying underpowered PCs.
Steve Ballmer and company are under pressure to get Windows 7 out the door, stop the executive exodus, and revive Microsoft's advertising. And that's just for starters.
Torrent users weigh in on beta version of Microsoft's next operating system.
The software maker says affected users need to drain their batteries and restart the device.