Patrick Thibodeau

Senior Editor

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

Google age-discrimination lawsuit may become a monster

Clinton’s tech plan defers student loans for risk takers

Clinton’s tech plan defers student loans for risk takers

Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton's tech policy agenda includes a proposal to make it easier for recent college graduates to start businesses.

Clinton wants to ‘staple’ green cards on STEM grads' diplomas

Clinton wants to ‘staple’ green cards on STEM grads' diplomas

Hillary Clinton, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, wants the U.S. to "staple" green cards to the diplomas of foreign students who earn master's or Ph.D. degrees in STEM fields.

Cloud computing slows energy demand, U.S. says

Cloud computing slows energy demand, U.S. says

In recent years, power usage at data centers grew at an unsustainable rate, soaring 24% from 2005 to 2010. But a shift to virtualization, cloud computing and improved data center management is reducing energy demand.

Gartner: The IT spending implications of Brexit

Gartner: The IT spending implications of Brexit

The Brexit vote lowers the 2016 U.K. spending estimate between 2% and 5%, moving it into negative territory, Gartner said on Friday.

A 'Brexit' may have a sunny side for tech

A 'Brexit' may have a sunny side for tech

Ahead of Thursday's vote on whether the U.K. should break with the European Union, tech leaders saw advantages either way.

IT workers at Tenn. insurer on edge amid outsourcing rumors

IT workers at Tenn. insurer on edge amid outsourcing rumors

IT employees at Unum Group, a Chattanooga, Tenn.-based insurer, fear their employer may shift work to an offshore outsourcing firm.

U.S. to have 200-petaflop supercomputer by early 2018

The Department of Energy is gearing up for an IBM system, named Summit, in its Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

China builds world’s fastest supercomputer without U.S. chips

China builds world’s fastest supercomputer without U.S. chips

China's Sunway TaihuLight theoretical peak performance is 124.5 petaflops.

China claims exascale by 2020, three years before U.S.

China claims exascale by 2020, three years before U.S.

Raw power aside, what might matter most in next-gen systems is how efficiently apps run.

Women use tablets, men prefer Smart TVs, says revealing U.S. data

Women use tablets, men prefer Smart TVs, says revealing U.S. data

The U.S. government is collecting data about tech device use in America and analyzing it -- and the data offers interesting insights about technology use in the 21st century.

Laid-off with a non-compete? Bill would guarantee salary

Laid-off with a non-compete? Bill would guarantee salary

A proposal in Massachusetts -- not widely expected to pass -- would require an employer to pay at least 50% of a former employer's salary during the period of time the non-compete is in effect.

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