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 2012
Deal calls for Microsoft to invest $300 million in new partnership with bookseller and drop Nook patent claims. Coming later: A Nook app for Windows 8 tablets.
Apple says it won't make tablet-laptop hybrids, but these add-on products will turn your iPad into a work-friendly machine.
Apple's chief executive says he won't consider an iPad that transforms into a laptop. Here's why he may not have any choice in the matter.
Streaming music service called "Woodstock" would replace Zune-branded services, according to published report.
When outsourcing management of communications networks, poor prep work can do in the project. Here's advice on SLAs and related keys to success.
Without naming rival Windows 8 tablets specifically, Tim Cook says convertible laptop-tablet systems are kludgy compromises
that will please no one. Microsoft and its tablet partners disagree.
Microsoft announcement sparks speculation that final version of Windows 8 may ship as early as October.
Funding stopped for USAID program that trained students in the Philippines to work in offshore, English language call centers serving U.S. companies.
Congressmen say U.S.-funded initiative to train call center workers in the Philippines puts American jobs at risk.
Microsoft Q3 earnings report reveals strong growth in business market but anemic gadget sales. Is it time for Redmond to jettison its consumer offerings?
Microsoft earnings will be watched closely for signs of how Windows is faring against competition from tablets and smartphones.
Microsoft has added new enterprise features to Windows 8, while enhancing some holdovers from Windows 7.
Microsoft and hardware makers will reportedly ship more than 30 Windows 8 tablets for holiday season; timing matches details in Microsoft document leaked earlier this week.
Big Blue might need to further cut costs to meet earnings goals as its top line sputters, but customers could suffer if it's too aggressive.
Multimillion dollar USAID program trains college students in the Philippines to work in offshore call centers, but one Congressman tells InformationWeek he's going to put a stop to it.
Windows 8 will ship in two fewer versions than Windows 7 did, as Microsoft looks to streamline its OS offerings.
Leaked Microsoft document shows Office 15 release date after the crucial holiday selling season for Windows 8 tablets.
Want full access to Windows-based business productivity tools, without giving up your iPad? Check out these six options.
Microsoft beats out Google and IBM to provide online apps, services to 7.5 million students and professors in India's national technical
Former FTC policy director says the DOJ's evidence against Apple and several book publishers is the kind that prosecutors "fantasize about."
Justice Department sues Apple and alleged co-conspirators, including Hachette, HarperCollins, and Penguin, saying they conspired to undercut Amazon in e-book market. Could be one of biggest antitrust cases since Microsoft.
Upstart service that brings virtual Windows desktop to iPad gets approval from Microsoft, at a price. It has swapped Windows 7 for Windows Server 2008, a change users say stinks.
IBM has long pitched systems that configure, manage, and heal themselves, but its new PureSystems integrated hardware and software offerings update that strategy for the cloud model.
Microsoft says enterprises still running the decade-old OS should move to Windows 7 and not wait for Windows 8.
Microsoft might have felt the need to bulk up its portfolio of Internet-related patents to the tune of $1.06 billion in case Google wages an IP fight.
Nokia released its 4G LTE smartphone on a day when most stores were closed. Was it a marketing blunder, or a face-saving strategy?
Microsoft says virtualization tool should help organizations give users a consistent experience across multiple devices, has also updated App-V to version 5.0.
Yahoo CEO Scott Thompson says company needs to become more nimble to respond quickly to user and advertiser needs.
Oracle, Google, Cisco, and Intel also push Senate to pass stalled legislation to end per-country caps on employment-based green cards.
Nokia's stealth marketing campaign features "secret" beta tests that depict the iPhone as a fragile, washed out device with lousy reception.
Microsoft's IE Web browser halts decline, shores up position against Firefox and Google Chrome.
Can't wait until the new Windows 8 tablets are released in the fall? These currently available tablets can handle the beta version of the OS now.
Dell to use Wyse's thin client PCs and management software to let enterprises centrally manage client infrastructures.