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Paul McDougall is a former editor for InformationWeek.
Articles by Paul McDougall
posted in March 2012
Microsoft says its new OS will offer edge-to-edge touch fidelity and support for five-finger touch applications.
Windows 8, Microsoft's boldest operating system bet in years, poses crucial questions for enterprises. InformationWeek's super guide rounds up the news, expert analysis, and reviews that you need.
Shift from the desktop to mobile computing will cost Microsoft its top spot in the OS market by 2016, IDC predicts.
First CDMA Windows Phone for Chinese market is key to Nokia’s turnaround hopes, and Microsoft’s mobile fortunes.
Some 750,000 U.S. tech and business workers are going to get the pink slip between now and 2016. Does it really matter if their jobs go offshore or are replaced by machines?
U.S. makes it too difficult for foreign tech pros to enter the country on H-1B and L-1 visas, Indian commerce minister says.
Blue Gene system will allow Rutgers University researchers and N.J. businesses to tackle big data challenges such as drug research and materials design.
Stock exchange operator BATS Global Markets says "freak one-time event" that interrupted trading of Apple shares on Friday boiled down to an error in an order-matching program.
Lumia 900 Windows Phone is essential to Nokia's alliance with Microsoft.
Buy a new iPad now, or wait for a Windows 8 tablet later this year? Here are some factors to consider.
Microsoft is building Windows 8 to handle a wide range of screen resolutions. But it's unclear whether hardware makers will take advantage.
Software maker envisions night-vision style headgear that would enable immersive gaming and commercial applications.
Offshore outsourcing will continue at brisk pace for next four years, then ease up as automation replaces offshoring as a way for companies to save money, a new study says.
Stripped down version of Windows Server 8 aims to significantly reduce storage costs for organizations building private clouds.
Lawsuit against former federal services VP Thomas Romeo is fifth time Big Blue has hauled a former exec into court in recent years for alleged breach of contract.
Microsoft’s radically redesigned operating system would be available in time for 2012 PC and tablet holiday shopping season.
PC maker Lenovo will join the likes of Dell, HP, and Nokia and launch a Windows 8 mobile device, according to reports.
iPad maker will offer investors $2.65 per share beginning in July, as it looks to put $98 billion cash stock pile to work.
Trial version of Microsoft's new operating system is consumers' first chance to kick tires on new Metro interface.
Deal allows government outsourcer to escape criminal fraud charges in connection with HR system that ran millions over budget.
Company is seeking an expert who can 'revolutionize audio' in next version of the Xbox game console.
Xerox and Capgemini take over troubled Texas data center consolidation and management project that fell well behind schedule and suffered numerous problems under IBM.
Mike Bibik, now an Amazon designer, says he hopes Fixing Windows 8 website will convince Microsoft to make changes to its new operating system.
New rules for L-1B visas that are under consideration by U.S. immigration authorities could open floodgates to foreign IT workers, according to Senators Grassley and Durbin.
Cloud-based software learns to translate documents from one language to any of the world's approximately 7,000 other languages, Microsoft says.
Microsoft exec hedges on question of whether Windows Phone 8 upgrade will be available for WP7 owners.
Microsoft needs Embedded OS as it battles Apple’s iPad in the market for retail devices and other specialty hardware.
Microsoft pitches more detail on Windows 8's security and manageability improvements for enterprise IT and SMBs, a week after releasing the consumer preview version.
COO Kevin Turner tells CeBIT audience that Windows 8 can deliver a consumer-style experience without compromising enterprise-class security and manageability.
Microsoft Windows Server 8, now out in beta, has important changes for enterprises working with virtualization, automation, and private clouds.
Microsoft and IDC study predicts media, banking, and manufacturing sectors will see biggest job gains related to cloud computing.
Microsoft's admission that Windows on ARM tablets are best for "unmanaged environments" could lock them out of the enterprise computing market.
Patch also addresses problems with backlighting, diagnostics, and camera.
Features like Secure Boot, Hyper-V virtualization, and touch-screen computing need the right combination of hardware, software, and settings to work as advertised.
Controversial visa program allows foreign-born tech pros to work in the U.S. for up to six years.