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 April 2005
Sales jump 52% in first quarter.
IBM buys Healthlink, which provides a range of business and IT services to large health-care organizations.
Shareholders at IBM's annual meeting this week will vote on an anti-offshoring resolution.
The company is the latest Indian IT services provider to report rapid sales growth.
New York Times reporter Thomas L. Friedman is one of our more insightful commentators on the mid-East, globalization and international affairs. But it's also true that Friedman at times gets carried away with himself. In his new book, The World Is Flat, Friedman draws a bit too much meaning from East/West, new world/old world, hi tech/low tech juxtapositions that by now are commonplace.
For instance, Friedman seems almost dumbstruck by this banal utterance from Infosys CEO Nandan Nilekani: "Tom
Long-term factors driving offshore outsourcing, including cost and lack of in-house IT staff, are still prevalent.
In the wake of a tepid first quarter, IBM officials say a "sizeable restructuring" is imminent at the company. Given its recent string of underwhelming financial reports, nothing less would seem in order.
Fathom Solutions, the acquired company, has application-development expertise in a number of vertical industries.
During the 2004 presidential campaign, Democratic candidate John Kerry vilified corporate heads who presided over the outsourcing of jobs overseas as "Benedict Arnold CEOs." Kerry can now add another industry chieftain to his list of those he considers to be national traitors: William R. Johnson, president, CEO, and chairman of H.J. Heinz Company-the multi-billion dollar food empire founded by Teresa Heinz Kerry's late, fo
During the 2004 presidential campaign, Democratic candidate John Kerry vilified corporate heads who presided over the outsourcing of jobs overseas.
IBM is promising details in the coming months after reporting slow revenue growth in the first quarter.
Asia could become a major source of IT innovation if China and India cooperate in developing their computer industries, according to experts speaking at the InformationWeek Spring Conference.
It's a push and pull issue--large companies want to extend their existing IT tools, including RFID technologies, into overseas operations, but the Chinese government has issues about adopting an international standard that would put the royalties into the pockets of Western vendors.
Ram Charan, consultant and author, tells IT leaders what they need to focus on to move up in business
Boeing executive outlines what works and what doesn't with the aerospace company's IT outsourcing contracts.
Company could adopt outsourcing model for enterprise applications, executive says.
Effort allows insurance company to use Indian service provider to test and maintain business applications.
Majority of the deals are with the Defense Department.