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 2011
The need to replace aging machines and upgrade to Windows 7 drives uptick in corporate market.
Revenue from Office and server products up sharply, but Windows takes hit from tablets.
At court hearing, DOJ and state attorneys pass on their last chance to challenge May 12 deadline.
Accenture to assume maintenance of OS as Finnish phone maker transitions to Windows Phone 7.
Tech giant turns to WebOS--and WebOS only--for new consumer and business devices.
Survey shows that Oracle's decision to cancel development on the Intel chip could alienate customers.
Hands-free apps, for industries like healthcare and engineering, could be the next frontier in business computing.
With workers leaving Redmond in search of hot new startups, the company needs to minimize disruptions that could impact customers.
Microsoft and the Finnish phone maker reveal details of their alliance, including plans for an app store.
State-sponsored IT review finds that $76 million could be saved by handing off key services to private contractors and centralizing others.
Software maker is targeting rival's cloud customers with Dynamics CRM Online, which has seen about 20,000 trial downloads since January launch.
Strong gains in services, software and hardware sales help Big Blue handily beat Street estimates.
IBM snags mainframe customer from Oracle and HP, while Novell boosts open source services for the platform.
Reversal of i4i verdict could make it easier for big software companies to defend themselves against patent trolls—but some believe a Redmond victory would also stifle innovation.
New market data shows that the iPad and Android-powered slates may be taking a bigger bite of the PC market than expected.
New developer tools key to making Microsoft's mobile platform competitive with Apple's iPhone and Google's Android.
Hewlett-Packard believes financial services firms are moving from cost containment to innovation as they look to stay ahead of new rules.
Next version of the ubiquitous browser is now available for download from the software maker's developer Web site.
Updated Power 7 architecture now offers workload-optimized software for vertical industries such as healthcare, financial services, and R&D.
Redmond executives will make the case for their nascent smartphone OS at MIX 11 conference this week in Las Vegas.
Slate market will become a two-horse race dominated by Apple and Google, according to new market forecast.
Chipmaker says Xeon and Itanium are on different upgrade cycles and will continue to leapfrog each other in performance.
F&A services pact with soft drink maker is the latest example of how the subcontinent is becoming more than just an offshore center for Big Blue.
Businesses are starting to ditch Windows PCs and notebooks in favor of mobile devices from Apple and others, triggering little response from Redmond.
Exclusive: ANTs Software, an ally in IBM's campaign to snatch market share from rivals, warns that it may not have enough cash to sustain operations.
The Federal Trade Commission could be the latest agency to investigate the search leader, which has already come under scrutiny in Texas and in the EU.
Nokia-branded smartphones running Windows Phone 7 should hit stores by next year as alliance takes shape.
Leaked images indicate the next version of Microsoft's OS borrows heavily from Office and offers one-click access to key tools.
Software maker says Windows Phone 7 now has more than 11,000 applications and that rivals' figures are bogus.
Redmond should be innovating in areas like semantic search instead of getting wrapped up in legal actions against its rival.
Big Blue wants Mitch Daniels to reveal what he knows about failed state outsourcing contract.