Patrick Thibodeau

Senior Editor

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

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

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.

Melania Trump’s H-1B controversy explained

Melania Trump’s H-1B controversy explained

Melanie Trump's visa use in the 1990s has come under scrutiny this week, but a quirk of the law does indeed allow fashion models to use an H-1B visa.

HPE's Whitman endorses Clinton; will Trump retaliate if he wins?

HPE's Whitman endorses Clinton; will Trump retaliate if he wins?

HPE CEO Meg Whitman on Tuesday endorsed Democrat Hillary Clinton for president and slammed GOP nominee Donald Trump. Is that good for business?

Politics blamed for feds' reliance on old IT

Politics blamed for feds' reliance on old IT

Although the U.S. government is spending more than $81 billion on IT, only about a quarter of that money is spent on new systems.

Google fires back at age discrimination lawsuit

Google fires back at age discrimination lawsuit

Google, in a new federal court filing, is rebutting claims of age discrimination and its handling of two older job applicants who were rejected for jobs.

Democrats give thumbs up to Silicon Valley

Democrats give thumbs up to Silicon Valley

Michael Bloomberg, a former mayor of New York City, often describes U.S. immigration policy as "national suicide" for its employment restrictions. That's in contrast to Trump, who wants H-1B restrictions to protect U.S. workers.

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