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Paul McDougall is a former editor for InformationWeek.
Articles by Paul McDougall
posted in March 2006
If you're an outsourcing vendor looking to crack the financial services market, it might help if you're about to go public or need an ADR listing in the U.S. According to E-mails disclosed this week in a lawsuit against Morgan Stanley, vendor selection is at times based on more than just domain expertise, CMM Level 5 capability, full ITIL compliance, or any of the other bullet points that service providers li
New E-mails filed as evidence in a wrongful dismissal suit apparently show IT executives receiving hard-to-find sports tickets and other favors from vendors, trying to use IT spending to lure customers for Morgan Stanley's banking business, and trying to electronically wall off top executives from being contacted by whistle-blowers. Morgan Stanley says the allegations are rubbish.
New evidence is expected to be filed any day now in a lawsuit filed in January by former Morgan Stanley IT manager Arthur Riel. The messy suit has cast Morgan Stanley in an unflattering light, and is considered a prime example of why Wall Street is in urgent need of overhauling it's Email management practices.
The Dallas-based provider of IT and BPO services plans to double its staff in Hungary, where it currently employs about 1,100 workers.
Dell and IBM are set to add thousands of workers to their payrolls in India as they turn more and more work over to the country's low-cost workforce. Surprisingly, and unlike most of their corporate peers, they're coming clean out about their plans. Michael Dell told reporters this week that his company will add 10,000 jobs in India over the next three years. IBM issued a press release heralding a new center in Bangalore that will house all its SOA solutions development. Here's why more companie
With heavy demand for its workers, will India be able to maintain its sizeable cost advantage over the U.S. in coming years?
Software developed by Language Analysis Systems compares a name in a database to known variations of the name, aliases frequently associated with the name, alternate spellings, and other attributes.
Perot Systems hires David Szady, a former CIA official and FBI agent, to sell more services to defense and intelligence markets.
Democrats in the Michigan state senate on Monday introduced anti-outsourcing bills designed to put more of the state's residents out of work while raising their taxes. OK, that's not what the bills are "designed" to do, but that surely would be the outcome if they become law. And this from a party that offshored its leadership to Canada!
IBM will manage desktop systems, network services, help desks, dealer systems, and other key infrastructure elements for Nissan North America.
Whoa! In the course of reporting that IBM plans to move all the design and development of its business consulting offerings to India, one company exec told me that IBM's current employment growth rate in the country will continue "for quite some time." So let's look at what that means.
IBM will spend $200 million to launch the center, which will handle the bulk of solutions development work for IBM worldwide.
There are many reasons why India is a natural ally and trading partner for the United States. Its progressive economy, IT and outsourcing prowess, and English language affinity are among them. Most important, India is a fully functioning democracy. Its freedom of expression was on display last week during President Bush's visit. Indian bloggers were quick to voice their thoughts on the summit and related issues. Many praised the growing ties between the United States and India, while others cond
The commission is investigating stock option grants the company made from October 1998 through March 2005. ACS says it intends to cooperate with SEC investigators.
Savista specializes in providing business-process outsourcing services for midmarket companies in the hospitality and restaurant industries.