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 February 2006
George Bush's visit to India this week provides the perfect high-profile opportunity for the President to urge Congress to eliminate all numerical caps on H-1B foreign worker visas. Such a move would help the United States in a number of ways, while holding very little downside for the American economy.
For many Americans, the mention of Vietnam still conjures memories of a war in which U.S. troops suffered more than 50,000 casualties. Images of bloodied soldiers being frantically medevaced into waiting Huey helicopters and napalm igniting the jungles across Southeast Asia have become part of the national consciousness.
Fast-forward 30 years, and what has Vietnam become to America?
Legislative efforts to restrict the outsourcing of IT and other services jobs to India would hurt America more than they would help it. Most business people and economists know this, and it appears President Bush knows it, too.
Soldiers are carrying field kits they can use to collect digital fingerprints and other physical evidence from battle sites.
Cutbacks will focus on service company's operations in Mexico, according to an SEC filing.
The buyout of supply chain software and service supplier Viacore is IBM's latest in the business process outsourcing area.
The nation's third largest outsourcer said revenue rose 2.5% while net income jumped 29%.
General Motors' hand off of up to $15 billion in technology contracts to a handful of service providers--including one offshore player--represents more than just a make-or-break IT strategy. It's a test case for the notion that bitter rivals can be forced to play nicely together on behalf of a single customer.