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 2011
Windows 8 represents Microsoft's most radical departure to date from its standard, icon-based GUI for Windows. An InformationWeek survey shows IT is preparing early.
A majority of enterprises have upgrade plans for Windows 8, though it won't be available until next year. See what else IT pros have to say about Microsoft's "reimagined" operating system.
Big Blue has a new CEO, a multi-billion dollar war chest, a new attitude toward the apps market, and a willingness to look at deals it might have rejected in the past.
One early bet: Look for IBM's new CEO, Ginni Rometty, to push harder into industry-specific consulting services that can drive billions in related sales.
Big Blue sees Big Data as the next frontier for its software and services businesses.
The XPS 14z, Dell's new flagship laptop, measures less than one-inch thick and boasts a 14-inch display in a 13-inch frame--putting it in the same league as Apple's MacBook Pro.
Businesses that have not begun the Windows 7 transition may find themselves scrambling, Microsoft says.
Compal pact means Redmond now has IP deals in place with more than half the world’s Android smartphone and tablet manufacturers.
Software developer's products help banks and other financial services players identify and reduce risk.
Microsoft wants to reduce components costs, lower phone prices, and gain market share.
Microsoft says it's just about done rolling out Windows Phone 7.5 update.
Free Software Foundation asks computer users to speak out via online petition if they're concerned security feature will lock out Linux.
Samsung unveils first smartphone to ship with Google's Android 4.0 Ice Cream sandwich OS pre-installed. Initial specs suggest it will be a serious challenger to iPhone 4S.
Glitch causes virtual keyboard to disappear during texting and other applications, users say.
BlackBerry maker offers customers whose service was disrupted by three-day outage more than $100 worth of no-charge downloads.
Authorities lodge U.S. Trade department complaint, say immigration process for tech workers is overly cumbersome.
From Outlook to Xbox, VoIP service will enhance Redmond’s product portfolio across the board.
It's not as telling as those old Kremlin photos, but Microsoft's annual proxy filing shows whose stars are on the rise.
Canadian vendor offers tools that help organizations manage distributed environments and build private clouds.
Michael Bloomberg calls for an end to H-1B visa caps and wants automatic green cards for grad students in advanced STEM programs.
VoIP service "not an enterprise product" so competition in the business market for unified communications won't suffer, European regulators say.
Microsoft plans big upgrade for online entertainment service, but Kinect’s potential goes well beyond gaming.
Big Blue’s portfolio of tech-enabled business services is helping customers like the Montreal-based airline move back-office functions to the cloud.
Employees increasingly are expecting to have access to business tools that are as easy to use on mobile devices as anything they can download from Apple or Google.
Apple and Amazon are on a path to compete more closely than ever, but Werner Vogels says his rival's late co-founder established a customer-first culture that all businesses could learn from.
Interop panel says the choice of a cloud-based productivity platform comes down to a lot more than just the per-user price.
Microsoft says in Interop keynote that the next version of its desktop OS will be tightly integrated with its cloud operating system.
Ill-fated device joins Kin on the list of Redmond’s failed hardware efforts, as company hopes for a better fate for Windows Phone.
Asian carrier expects to have migrated its entire PC infrastructure to the most current version of Microsoft's OS by year end.
Total cost of components in the Kindle Fire is $209.63, says iSuppli. Amazon is selling the tablet for $199.