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Articles by Paul McDougall
posted in November 2005
Is eBay Adam Smith's perfect market, where prices are set by the honest interaction of buyers and sellers and everyone goes home happy--or is it simply the perfect vehicle for price gouging--and much, much worse? The short supply of Microsoft's Xbox 360 means the game system is now fetching up to $1,000 on eBay. Fair enough, if a gamester really can't wait a few more weeks to play the 360 version of Call of Duty 2 or NBA Live 06 then it's their money, right? Sure, but eBay's willingness to turn
The state hopes an outsourcing deal will modernize its IT infrastructure, save jobs, and spur development. All this, and the work stays local.
CSC corporate human resources VP Frederick Vollrath is retiring and will be replaced by company veteran Nathan Siekierka, who had been overseeing HR at several of CSC's commercial outsourcing units.
The state of Virginia seems to have found a unique way to procure IT services economically without sending the bulk of the work offshore. Under a deal that's worth up to $2 billion over the next ten years, Virginia has hired Northrop Grumman to provide mainframe, server, desktop maintenance and application development services. But there's a catch.
The outsourcing deal is believed to be the largest by a state government, and will move more than 900 jobs to Northrop
EDS will manage the grocer's mainframe and midrange servers, support its local area networks and its voice systems, manage around 10,000 desktops and notebooks, and provide a host of application development services.
Stop the presses: yet another demagogue who claims to be acting in the best interest of his people is in fact ensuring their continued deprivation and economic irrelevance in the global economy. This time, it's Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez, whose efforts last week to torpedo a Free Trade Area of the Americas will go a long way toward guaranteeing that the technology diaspora that is slowly lifting country's like India and China will bypass Venezuela and other nations in Latin Americ
The outsourcers' deal pipeline looks better than a year ago, though the end of its General Motors deal looms
If your offshore IT support staff sound unusually festive this week, or uncharacteristically glum for being at work, that's because this week is, for all intents and purposes, Christmas in India.
The company said third-quarter revenue jumped 52% to $235.5 million from the year earlier, while net income rose 56% to $40.6 million.