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EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW

Getting Leaner and Meaner: Q&A With Patni CFO Surjeet Singh

As the recession deepens and spreads across the globe, people have been asking themselves variations of the same questions: Can my company survive the recession? Can my industry? My home town? Global outsourcers are no different. It might seem that this industry would have a degree of immunity from ...

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW

Getting Leaner and Meaner: Q&A With Patni CFO Surjeet Singh

As the recession deepens and spreads across the globe, people have been asking themselves variations of the same questions: Can my company survive the recession? Can my industry? My home town? Global outsourcers are no different. It might seem that this industry would have a degree of immunity from ...

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW

Getting Leaner and Meaner: Q&A With Patni CFO Surjeet Singh

As the recession deepens and spreads across the globe, people have been asking themselves variations of the same questions: Can my company survive the recession? Can my industry? My home town? Global outsourcers are no different. It might seem that this industry would have a degree of immunity from ...

EXPERT ADVICE

What’s Next for Virtualization: Optimizing the Environment

As the server virtualization market continues to mature and more companies adopt server virtualization as a standard within their environments, the concerns and questions we hear day to day about virtual infrastructures are changing. We are no longer asked why and how we should use and deploy virtua...

The Shift to SOA: Repurposing Priceless Business Logic

"SOA transition" is buzz term growing in popularity among IT managers, especially when they meet with corporate boardroom residents. Businesses are transitioning into service-oriented architecture by tapping into the increasing number of SOA products software makers are creating to meet this new int...

EXPERT ADVICE

Prime for the Unpredictable With Network Management Tools

When it comes to the preferred avenue for information access, the Internet continues to be the medium of choice. From news to commerce to entertainment, our always-on culture is constantly finding new ways to satisfy its digital fix, placing unknown and sometimes intensive demands on enterprise netw...

Study: Asia-Pacific IT Market Growing More Sophisticated

Enterprise application integration services will emerge as the biggest opportunity in the Asia-Pacific IT marketplace, excluding Japan, between now and 2011, according to a forecast by Springboard Research. Defined as "the integration -- typically across varied platforms and applications -- of an en...

AT&T, EDS, T-Systems Win Billions in Shell IT Contracts

Shell has doled out some $4 billion worth of contracts to outsource the management of its core information technology infrastructure. Shell signed the master service agreements as part of a push to improve its business operations performance as a way of maximizing profitability and efficiency, it sa...

AT&T, EDS, T-Systems Win Billions in Shell IT Contracts

Shell has doled out some $4 billion worth of contracts to outsource the management of its core information technology infrastructure. Shell signed the master service agreements as part of a push to improve its business operations performance as a way of maximizing profitability and efficiency, it sa...

AT&T, EDS, T-Systems Win Billions in Shell IT Contracts

Shell has doled out some $4 billion worth of contracts to outsource the management of its core information technology infrastructure. Shell signed the master service agreements as part of a push to improve its business operations performance as a way of maximizing profitability and efficiency, it sa...

Dell Acquisition Keeps E-Mail Services Provider in Family

Dell has added another member to its growing family of acquisitions, although this latest addition already had the Dell pedigree, in a sense. The computer maker agreed to buy e-mail services provider MessageOne for about $155 million in cash. The addition of MessageOne is largely an all-in-the-famil...

EDS Mines Government Gold With Saber Buy

Information systems and outsourcing giant EDS will buy a controlling interest in Saber Holdings, a firm that provides software and services to government agencies across the country. The company will pay $420 million in cash for the 93 percent stake in Portland, Ore.-based Saber, with the software f...

WEEKEND FEATURE

Online Pharmacy Brandjacking: Buyer Beware

Dubious pharmacies abound on the Internet, and they're posing a threat to both pharmaceutical companies and consumers. That's the main finding in brand-protector MarkMonitor's summer edition of its Brandjacking Index, released this week. "The data shows brandjackers are profoundly exploiting brands,...

ANALYSIS

Open Source: Smallville Becomes Metropolis

Open source started as a small community with a set of ideals about software development, believing that developers should make their products more expedient and user-friendly by making the underlying code accessible to everyone. As the open source software movement has grown, the fundamental tenets...

IBM Earnings Continue to Impress on Software, Services Growth

IBM continued its recent run of strong growth, posting a double-digit profit increase on strong sales fueled by service and software. Big Blue's net income rose to $2.26 billion, or $1.55 a share, from $2.02 billion, or $1.30, a year earlier, the Armonk, N.Y.-based company said Thursday. The company...

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