Patrick Thibodeau

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Patrick Thibodeau covers cloud computing and enterprise applications, outsourcing, government IT policies, data centers and IT workforce issues for Computerworld.

One-in-five developers now works on IoT projects

IBM may be preparing for a round of job cuts

IBM may be preparing for a round of job cuts

IBM tries to keep its layoffs out of the public eye as much as possible although it fails miserably at this. The company took the unusual step of denying that it was on the cusp of a gigantic layoff amid reports of a possible new...

Drone flights near White House test local restrictions

Drone flights near White House test local restrictions

The quadcopter drone that crashed on the White House lawn early Monday was a recreation drone, among the same type that are flown on the National Mall across the street from the president's home.

Obama, in India, will get earful about the H-1B visa

Obama, in India, will get earful about the H-1B visa

President Barack Obama can expect to hear a lot about the H-1B visa when he arrives Sunday in India for a three-day visit.

A Doomsday Clock reading guide

A Doomsday Clock reading guide

The Bulletin of Atomic Scientists has moved its Doomsday Clock to three minutes to midnight, setting it two minutes forward. Among the newer threats: hackers, artificial intelligence and climate change.

Tech industry may gain from Obama’s free tuition plan

Tech industry may gain from Obama’s free tuition plan

Seminole State College in Sanford Fla. graduates about 70 students annually with two-year degrees in its programming and networking programs. If President Obama's free-tuition plan were in effect, enrollment could rise 25%.

Anti-H-1B senator to head immigration panel

Anti-H-1B senator to head immigration panel

The Senate's two top Republican critics of temporary worker immigration, specifically the H-1B and L-1 visas, now hold the two most important immigration posts in the Senate.

IRS warns of downtime risk as Congress cuts

IRS warns of downtime risk as Congress cuts

Successive budget cuts by Congress are forcing the Internal Revenue Service to delay system modernization and improve its ability to prevent fraud.

Cuba's pending tech revolution

Cuba's pending tech revolution

Cuba is on the threshold of getting, potentially, a massive technology upgrade, thanks to a U.S. decision to ease economic sanctions. But this tiny island nation needs a lot of work.

New H-1B bill will 'help destroy' U.S. tech workforce

New H-1B bill will 'help destroy' U.S. tech workforce

Legislation that would hike the H-1B visa cap is drawing criticism and warnings that it will lead to an increase in offshoring of tech jobs.

The risks of a big man-made IT disaster are on the rise

The risks of a big man-made IT disaster are on the rise

IT services are but one human error away from a spectacular failure, and there's very little evidence to suggest that we've found a way to stop people from making mistakes. (Insider, registration required.)

At CES: Consumer products with IT implications

At CES: Consumer products with IT implications

At International CES, it's easy to understand why IT managers are losing control of technology-buying decisions.

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