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Paul McDougall is a former editor for InformationWeek.
Articles by Paul McDougall
posted in July 2005
Major IT service and development companies shutter operations.
Through yesterday and today, parts of India have been hit by what can only be described as rainfall of Biblical proportions.
The city of Mumbai received three feet of rain yesterday. Some major IT outsourcing vendors, including Infosys and Wipro, have closed development centers in the affected areas.
At least one blog out of of India is Post a Comment
While the contracting of IT and business-process work to India is hardly news these days, here's an example of Indian outsourcing that is, well, a little different.
Global Services unit is getting a makeover with chief's departure
The company names three executives to lead the $46 billion business unit after the current head leaves to join a private equity firm.
New zSeries aims to keep mainframe customers on big iron.
Sales increased for global services, hardware and software.
Today's meeting between President Bush and Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in Washington provides an opportunity for a big picture look at India's growing importance to America. What's quickly apparent is that efforts to limit the outsourcing of IT work to that country would be damaging to U.S. interests.
Buyout of Creditek will add order-to-cash and receivables management services to Gecis' BPO offerings.
Last week's bombing of London's transportation system shows that the war on terror continues and that ultimate victory requires long term commitment and a long term plan. In addition to military tactics, the strategy needs to include political and economic weapons--like offshore outsourcing.
In its annual trade report, issued last week, the World Trade Organization concluded what many advocates of offshore outsourcing have been saying for some time: that offshoring is good for both buyers and sellers of IT and business-process services--and the countries in which they operate.
Venture with Tata Consultancy will provide software-development services
Proposed seven-year contract runs counter to the current trend of shorter-duration outsourcing deals.