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Articles by Paul McDougall
posted in June 2006
They'll work with the National Center for Missing And Exploited Children to stop the transmission of child porn across the Internet.
Instead, the outsourcer will spend up to $2 billion to repurchase outstanding stock.
That the arrest on theft charges of an HSBC employee at the bank's outsourcing operations in India made big headlines shows that hiring low-wage staff in that country for sensitive financial work must be...a pretty safe business practice. Yup, you read that right, and here's the proof.
Less than one-half of IBM's revenues derive from sales to customers in the United States. Earlier this week, Indian outsourcer TCS bagged two deals worth more than $30 million in Latin America. Here's why these two facts combined show why American tech services firms have no choice but to continue adding staff in India and China while trimming down their more expensive U.S. workforce.
Georgina Fisk, Keane's VP of marketing, has agreed to step down from her post, effective June 30, as part of the settlement of her claims that she was harassed by former CEO Brian Keane. He resigned in May.
In a letter to the Financial Times, IBM CEO Sam Palmisano says his multi-billion dollar investments in offshore production facilities are part of a campaign to transform the company from classic multinational (read: evil, exploitive, outdated, bad for world peace) into "a new actor" known as "the globally integrated enterprise." The GIE, says Palmisano, is a benevolent form of industrial organization that creates lasting wealth and meaningful jobs around the world. It can even disarm te
It's doing research to turn many manual IT tasks over to machines in order to push down the operating costs of its services group.
In just the past two days, Apple Computer said it's cutting and running from a fledgling tech services operation in India, while IBM announced plans to invest a further $6 billion in the country over the next three years. These can't both be smart business decisions, can they?
IBM currently employs 43,000 workers in India, up from 23,000 just one year ago.
The program has been plagued with delays and is running $26 billion over budget.
With a portfolio of companies and technologies, the vendor helps government agencies analyze all the raw information they collect.
Quantum encryption makes it impossible for packet sniffers to capture data.
Workers with broadband connections may spend more time watching the games than doing their jobs.