Profile of Paul McDougallEditor At Large, InformationWeek
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Paul McDougall is a former editor for InformationWeek.
Articles by Paul McDougall
posted in October 2009
Microsoft baked a number of support technologies directly into its new operating system so it can self-diagnose and repair problems.
Big Blue will assume responsibility for help desk, network, and disaster recovery functions.
PC users can now get bargains on Microsoft mice, keyboards, Webcams, and other peripherals—even if they didn't host a launch party.
Deadline for completion passes as the companies work out the fine print.
First trial of Ares I-X goes off without a hitch following series of weather delays.
More robust architecture would help business users better cope with information overload.
Chairman sees stabilizing demand and price environment for IT services.
Ares I-X still on ground Wednesday morning as NASA copes with fickle conditions.
Collaboration between Intel and Microsoft means at least an extra hour of power, vendors claim.
Ares I-X now set to lift off from Kennedy Space Center on Wednesday.
$600 million deal sees Big Blue transfer Product Lifecycle Management assets to industry partner.
Ares I-X will lift off from Kennedy Space Center on Tuesday—weather permitting.
Most early adopters appear pleased with Microsoft's new OS, but some are griping about installation bugs.
B2B Data Exchange designed to help insurance companies meet evolving HIPAA standards.
Online shoppers rush to purchase Microsoft's new operating system.
Software maker is hopeful Windows 7's debut will lift sales and income.
Microsoft CEO extols operating system's ease of use as software maker moves beyond Vista.
New operating system is designed to make PC use faster and more efficient.
Microsoft and its network partner insist they're making progress salvaging users' lost information.
Redmond is using online tools and Web sites to help consumers ensure computers can run new version of Windows OS.
NASA's Ares I-X rocket is set to lift off next week on first trial run.
CEO Steve Ballmer calls the enterprise collaboration suite the biggest and most important SharePoint release to date.
Amazon, Best Buy, others offer promotions to spur sales of Microsoft's new operating system.
Robert Moffat booked on insider trading charge along with other tech and investment bigs.
Company working "around the clock" to restore information lost due to a server outage.
Systems are designed to ease input of medical data while promoting patient privacy and comfort.
Microsoft is ready to roll out its newest operating system, minus the hoopla that surrounded previous introductions.
Xerox acquisition target will provide automaker with a range of BPO services.
Microsoft and Google will offer looks at LCROSS lunar impact on their Web platforms.
The company is partnering with retailers to introduce separately sold software activation cards.
Court says bank's evidentiary foul-up irrelevant to final outcome in Perelman case.
Buyout is latest in a series of deals impacting the outsourcing sector.
Microsoft's share of the browser market is off sharply as new rivals emerge and a bevy of gadgets that provide access to the Web from beyond the PC flourishes. That raises big questions about what's really behind the EU's move to force Redmond to make room for Explorer alternatives on Windows under threat of seven-figure fines.
Trade group says it's been contacted by investigators seeking information on Big Blue's licensing practices.
Survey reveals almost half of consumers will wait until the reviews are in before committing.
Redmond agrees to provide Windows users on the continent with "ballot screen" from which rival offerings can be selected.
Breakthrough could reduce cost of genetic scans from $3 billion to $100.
Developer claims Google, Yahoo, Adobe, Sun and other IT luminaries have purloined its Internet application technology.
Reseller isn't letting bankruptcy, Apple lawsuit, and lack of partners stand in way of licensing effort.
Big Blue completes SPSS takeover and announces deal for mortgage processor Wilshire.
Sellers are using the online auction house to hawk Microsoft's new operating system weeks before official release—but buyer beware.
Proposed class-action suit says merger agreement undervalues ACS and dissuades other bidders.
LotusLive iNotes puts Big Blue into competition with Google's Gmail service.
Add-on utility helps ensure programs written for Microsoft's older OS can be used on new PCs.
Facility will provide a hub for research into pattern recognition and other sciences that can help businesses solve their most vexing problems.
Blackberry fans got a windfall Wednesday, though most probably didn't even know it. A bankruptcy judge mercifully killed RIM CEO Jim Balsillie's ruinous quest to purchase the NHL's Phoenix franchise. Now maybe Balsillie can get back to running his company, which is withering from neglect.