Patrick Thibodeau

Senior Editor

Patrick Thibodeau covers Internet of Things, enterprise applications, outsourcing, government IT policies, data centers and IT workforce issues for Computerworld.

Frustrated by Congress, Obama creates startup visa-like program

Fake resumes, jobs, lead to real guilty plea in H-1B fraud case

Fake resumes, jobs, lead to real guilty plea in H-1B fraud case

One of the defendants agreed to forfeit $20.9 million in proceeds from the scam.

At HP, baby boomers allege age discrimination

At HP, baby boomers allege age discrimination

Four former Hewlett Packard Enterprise employees, all of them over 50, allege in a lawsuit that the firm pushed older workers out so it could hire more younger employees.

Proposed ‘social media ID, please' law draws outrage

Proposed ‘social media ID, please' law draws outrage

A plan by the U.S. government to require some foreign travelers to provide their social media IDs on key travel documents is drawing outrage from group who call it un-American.

As Zika looms, a question arises: Who gets to telecommute?

As Zika looms, a question arises: Who gets to telecommute?

The Zika virus outbreak in Florida -- and rising concerns that it will spread north -- are worrying workers and forcing companies to adjust.

New law in Mass. attempts to raise IT pay for women

New law in Mass. attempts to raise IT pay for women

A new law in Massachusetts that goes into effect in 2018 aims to shrink or eliminate the pay gap between women and men in the workplace.

Video: The real story behind the H-1B visa program

Video: The real story behind the H-1B visa program

The vast majority of people who work in IT did everything right. This is the story of how the H-1B visa program punished some of them anyway.

Median IT wage is $10K higher for men than women

Median IT wage is $10K higher for men than women

The wage gap is perhaps is the most disquieting finding in a study of 2014 data by the U.S. Census Bureau.

Trump's 'extreme' anti-terrorism vetting may be H-1B nightmare

Trump's 'extreme' anti-terrorism vetting may be H-1B nightmare

Many people from 'dangerous and volatile regions' work in the U.S. on H-1B visas, and Trump's plan would penalize these workers because of their birthplace.

South China Sea conflict could be IT’s Black Swan

South China Sea conflict could be IT’s Black Swan

An on-going South China Sea territorial dispute could easily disrupt electronics manufacturing for the world.

IT employment dips in July, but tech sector sees a gain

IT employment dips in July, but tech sector sees a gain

IT employment in industries such as finance, retail, healthcare and others, broadly declined last month by 88,000 jobs, or 1.9%.

An engineer uses IoT to tackle illness

An engineer uses IoT to tackle illness

Daniel Strabley's day job is helping to protect the U.S. from weapons of mass destruction. He's also using IoT devices and software to help people with cognitive issues.

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