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Paul McDougall is a former editor for InformationWeek.
Articles by Paul McDougall
posted in October 2010
Despite being an also-ran in buzzworthy sectors like tablets and phones, Redmond is still king of the desktop.
One-third of all owners of Apple's hot-selling tablet have never downloaded software from the company's online software store.
Public clouds and private clouds each offer distinct advantages, which is why businesses are likely to embrace both for the foreseeable future.
CIOs must accept that line-of-business workers will turn to online apps and services with or without their IT department's approval.
IT pros who claim Web 2.0 can't be managed from a security perspective may be putting their careers at risk, expert says.
Jim Whitehurst believes all vendors, not just Linux distributors, need to embrace open source development methods to improve quality and reduce cycle times.
Investors are also concerned about declining margins as tablet maker seeks to keep a lid on prices.
Players can use the hands-free control system for Xbox 360 to hack and slash their way around Hogwarts.
Big Blue posted across-the-board growth in all its business units, but investors see outsourcing slip as a red flag.
Apple CEO dismisses competitors' efforts to unseat his slate as king of the tablet computing market.
TV spots are part of Microsoft's half-billion dollar marketing push around new, hands-free control system for Xbox 360.
Steve Jobs and company have trumped HP and Dell in market share if the hot-selling tablet is included in sales data.
Wireless carrier will offer a bundle that includes Novatel's Mi-Fi personal hotspot.
Wireless carrier is the first to position Apple's hot-selling tablet as an enterprise computing platform.
The discount chain is now the latest mass merchandiser to stock Steve Jobs' hot-selling tablet computer.
Electronics retailer is pushing the HTC Surround ahead of formal Nov. 8 release date.
The addition of friends' recommendations to search results is nifty but won't help Microsoft catch Google, according to Gartner.
Investment consortium that also includes Silver Lake Partners and Blackstone is said to be targeting the Web giant.
Analyst says Microsoft will have a tough time competing with rivals unless its partners roll out cheaper versions of devices based on the new mobile OS.
Apple's hot-selling tablet officially goes on sale at the discount retailer on Friday.
Wireless carrier's CEO says slates should be driven by mobile operating systems, not full-blown desktop clients like Windows 7.
The discount chain will become the latest mass merchandiser to stock Apple's hot-selling tablet computer.
Ecosystem not fully developed as key features, apps, partners won't arrive in time for holiday shopping season.
Microsoft shares flat as investors shrug at newly released OEM handset and carrier details.
Microsoft's new mobile OS may be a better fit for tablet-style devices than the full blown Windows PC operating system.
Redmond's last chance to close the gap with rivals in the increasingly crucial mobile market starts next week.
Tablet-style computers are flying off store shelves almost as fast as Apple can manufacture them.
Microsoft's new mobile OS will only provide a slight, temporary boost to the company's meager mobile OS market share, according to research firm.
Sam Palmisano and Michael Dell believe the federal government's tech infrastructure is wasteful and inefficient.
The award goes to an international team of researchers that developed a tool for creating carbon-based chemicals in a test tube.
The two companies say they are open to working together despite patent dispute over Android.
Microsoft chief says his company's answer to the iPad will be in stores for the crucial 2010 year-end shopping season.
The invention, just one atom thick, paves way for ultrafast transistors, lighter airplanes, and more fuel-efficient cars.
Microsoft CEO says selling phones will be "job one" after new devices launch, but won't forecast numbers.
UK body also ruled the enterprise software company maintained a work atmosphere that was "degrading, humiliating, and offensive."
New retail outlets will introduce Apple's hot-selling tablet to a more general consumer audience.
Microsoft's last, best chance to make an impact in the smartphone market is coming soon.
Our columnist argues that Steve Ballmer needs to pull out all the stops now and instill radical change, because Microsoft remains stuck in the PC era.
Leo Apotheker will collect a salary of $1.2 million and a bonus of $4 million in first year on the job.