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 July 2010
DOJ investigation into Big Blue 's mainframe licensing policies ongoing even as European authorities ramp up their own probe.
CEO Steve Ballmer tells financial analysts that catching Apple in the slate PC market is "job one" for the company.
Still stinging from "antennagate," the company is now looking into reports its new mobile operating system is buggy.
4,000 employees at DOE research facility will have new calendaring system when they show up for work Monday.
Court documents say Apple's new tablet computer is prone to overheating in hot weather.
Redmond says pact would reduce the number of online advertising platforms in the country to one.
Users impressed with graphics and gameplay, but slam publisher Blizzard for greedy pricing decisions.
Blogosphere conspiracy theorists think Apple is using the delayed white version to test out a new solution to antennagate.
EU officials say they will take a closer look at Big Blue's heavy metal operation to ensure it's not breaking competition regulations.
Outsourcing, consolidation eyed as cash-strapped Tar Heel state looks to tech departments for savings, efficiencies.
White House condemns leak, says publishing of classified material could put American lives at risk.
Apple makes good on its promise to give a free case to antennagate victims.
Apple rebates kick in as the company looks to make amends for "antennagate."
Big Blue calls new zEnterprise server a "data center in a box" that will appeal as much to CFOs as CIOs.
Holiday sales expected to be strong for gaming industry's first hands-free motion control system.
Microsoft's hands-free controller for Xbox 360 games will be available just before the 2010 holiday season kicks into full gear.
iPhone 4 sales continue to boom despite company's failure to provide permanent fix for finicky receiver.
The package, which includes new, 4GB console and Kinect-optimized video game, should be available in time for holiday season.
Big Blue CEO Sam Palmisano has streamlined executive ranks to boost internal collaboration and capitalize on synergies across products, services, and business functions.
Apple stockpiling cases as it prepares for giveaway program designed to soothe customers who fell victim to grip-of-death flaw.
Big Blue beats Street's expectations for EPS but revenue falls just short of estimates.
Asus, LG, and Samsung ship devices to developers as Microsoft gears up for make-or-break launch later this year.
Watchdogs at Consumer Reports say Apple's response to "Antennagate" doesn't go far enough.
Steve Jobs says all phone antennas have sensitive areas and that Apple deliberately chose to make iPhone 4's weak spot visible for user convenience.
Peter Lee arrives in Redmond at a time when the company is struggling keep up in hot new growth markets like mobile and online software.
Observers believe a total recall of iPhone 4 is unlikely, but free or discounted bumpers may be offered.
Despite challenges by a resurgent Apple, upstart Google, and other new rivals, Microsoft remains the world's biggest software company with more than 90% of the desktop. But for all its dominance, Redmond rolls big clunkers from time to time -- and when it flops, it flops big. Here are seven Microsoft disasters that live in infamy.
Wait time for rubber and plastic shield that insulates Apple's device from "grip of death" antenna problem is now up to three weeks.
Product testers put Apple's bumper through its paces and find it's a workable solution to "grip of death" bug.
Consumer Reports believes Apple's response to device's antenna problem is inadequate and that a no-charge repair should be forthcoming.
Developers warned that Microsoft's new phone OS does not allow users to switch back and forth between live third-party apps.
iPhone 4's signal woes may add up to big earnings hit for Steve Jobs' company, analyst says.
Stock down as testers call into question Cupertino's "optical illusion" explanation for iPhone 4 signal trouble.
Logic aside, Microsoft insists "unprecedented" popularity of Windows 7 is what's really behind the extension.
Developer tools hit beta as Microsoft execs say company's new smartphone will ship by 2010 holiday season at latest.
CEO insists untimely demise of KIN product line won't stop his company from becoming a player in smartphone market.
Microsoft CEO insists his company won't be an also-ran in one of tech industry's hottest new markets.
AppleCare concedes the only way to avoid so-called "grip of death" bug is to hold the device more carefully.
Facetime video calling and 5 megapixel camera said to be among the new features included in the product.
Big Blue will work with governments and academia on "fundamentally new notion" of an interoperation hub.
Apple customers say company's response to signal quality issues does not go far enough.
Big Blue will deploy cloud-based computing systems for organizations in Japan and Malaysia.
Company insists there's no antenna defect and that perceived signal loss is due to a software error.
The program gets a slight reprieve as last mission is delayed until early 2011.
Microsoft needs a fresh approach to the mobile market if it's to avoid another box office disaster.
New InstaLoad technology lets users insert batteries into their gadgets any which way they please.
Microsoft's ill-fated social networking phone can now be had virtually for free for users willing to commit to a contract.
Big Blue's deal to buy out BigFix, Inc. helps company fulfill its plan to deliver full range of smart data center technologies.
Plaintiffs are asking court to bar Apple from selling any more iPhone 4 units until the problem is solved.