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Paul McDougall is a former editor for InformationWeek.
Articles by Paul McDougall
posted in November 2009
The recently launched operating system is building market momentum as PC users upgrade from Vista, Microsoft's CEO says.
New operating system is building market momentum as PC users upgrade from Vista, CEO says.
A Microsoft executive speaking at Interop Thursday unwittingly highlighted the challenge his company faces in building brand recognition around its Bing search engine. The exec told audience members seeking his contact info to "Google me."
The consensus of the Enterprise Cloud Summit panel was that the cloud promises reduced costs and added IT flexibility, but significant legal and technical challenges remain.
State officials eye video game networks as a means to send emergency warnings to younger residents.
Look up in the sky and you might see cirrus, stratus, or cumulus clouds. Similarly, cloud computing comes in multiple flavors. The one you should choose depends on, among other things, how much vendor lock-in you're prepared to accept in exchange for banishing complexity from your IT organization.
"The Holy Grail is to deliver IT services on-demand," said Citrix Systems CEO Mark Templeton in his Interop keynote.
Application programming interfaces provide a means for e-commerce players to extend their brand—but they're not without risk.
Internet visionary fears an end to openness as Internet rivals consolidate power.
The classic Internet search model, where users type in a query and are confronted with page upon page of links ranked by someone else's idea of relevance, is giving way to a more efficient paradigm in which results are informed by who the searcher is, who his or her friends are, where they live, and other user-centric data.
Court grants summary judgment in favor of Apple's lawsuit against cloner.
Big Blue deploys cloud computing internally while also offering the service to customers.
Microsoft, Google, Yahoo form alliance to develop software solutions for improving emergency response efforts.
The networking techfest, Nov. 16-20, will illuminate today's most important IT trends and technologies.
Product manager says Windows 7 was inspired by Apple's user interface.
WebSphere Commerce 7 includes components that let retailers connect with consumers through text messages and social networking sites.
Agreement settles multiple claims AMD filed against chip industry competitor.
Microsoft hopes robust new features will help search engine close in on rival Google.
Microsoft takes action against members accused of playing pirated copies of games.
Big Blue will manage and maintain servers and other IT assets for Chugoku Bank
Tech services vendor inks agreements with Department of Homeland Security and PSC, LLC.
Big Blue's newest research center focused on tools to improve decision making in D.C.
Mac OS X 10.6.2 delivers more than three dozen fixes, but crashes Atom-based netbooks.
Buyout gives software maker a suite of tools for cross-platform development in Visual Studio.
Accenture is adding 8,000 positions to its Indian operations, a move that will push the outsourcer's total headcount on the subcontinent to about 50,000. Many of the new employees will work on business analytics tools. Last week, IBM opened a biz analytics lab in the country. Smell a trend yet?
Bangalore facility will employ experts skilled in applying database and statistical tools to customers' information challenges.
Microsoft's new OS is significantly outpacing its predecessor in terms of post-launch market impact.
Dallas facility will focus on how field data from hospitals and clinics can be mined to produce better patient outcomes.
Microsoft chief says companies could roll out search alliance internationally once approvals are in place.
Completion of tender offer gives Dell more than 90% of tech services provider's shares.
Software maker says plan to eliminate 5,000 positions is now largely complete.
Microsoft portal's redesign gives it a cleaner look and deeper integration with social networking sites.
IT professionals will be able to download community technology preview version starting this month.
Windows XP users attempting upgrades to Microsoft's new OS are getting hit with an error message—here's the fix.
IBM has partnered with environmental authorities in the country to establish a real-time water management portal.
New OS is building sales momentum as PC users upgrade from Vista.
Microsoft has added new features to its search engine with an eye to matching Google.
Server chief Robert Moffat steps down amid charges of insider trading.