Patrick Thibodeau

Senior Editor

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

White House making it easier to get an L-1 visa

Ted Cruz, the presidential candidate who wants to increase the H-1B cap by 500%

Ted Cruz, the presidential candidate who wants to increase the H-1B cap by 500%

It's going to be hard for the Republicans to field a presidential candidate as enthusiastic about the H-1B visa as U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas).

The H-1B visa debate: Pain and the politics

The H-1B visa debate: Pain and the politics

This week's hearing by the Senate Judiciary Committee on the H-1B visa program offered a compendium of thought, insight and friction. Here's a look at the debate from both sides.

IT workers' voices heard in the Senate, confidentially

IT workers' voices heard in the Senate, confidentially

A Senate Judiciary Committee hearing today on the H-1B visa program offered up a stew of policy arguments, positioning and frustration.

H-1B battle to take center stage in Senate on Tuesday

H-1B battle to take center stage in Senate on Tuesday

The Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing Tuesday on the H-1B visa that will bring together the temporary visa’s most outspoken critics and supporters.

Electrical engineering employment declines nearly 10%, but developers up 12%

Electrical engineering employment declines nearly 10%, but developers up 12%

Electrical engineering is a critical occupation that's often described as key to technological innovation, but it has been shedding workers for years.

Behind the White House’s claim of 545,000 unfilled IT jobs

Behind the White House’s claim of 545,000 unfilled IT jobs

The White House cited two sources for its data: The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and labor analytics firm Burning Glass Technologies, which analyzes help-wanted ads.

IBM workforce declined 12% in 2014; losses tied to corporate divestitures

IBM workforce declined 12% in 2014; losses tied to corporate divestitures

IBM's global workforce declined 12% last year, with most of the decrease due to corporate divestitures.

Clinton regrets, but defends, use of family email server

Clinton regrets, but defends, use of family email server

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Tuesday that her decision to use a private email server to conduct official business was not the best one.

HP creates new server line for cloud computing

HP creates new server line for cloud computing

HP said today that it is creating a family of servers aimed specifically at building systems for cloud providers.

The White House’s $100M, H-1B funded tech job plan comes under fire

The White House’s $100M, H-1B funded tech job plan comes under fire

The White House has established a $100 million program that endorses fast-track, boot camp IT training efforts and other four-year degree alternatives. But it's drawing criticism for the underlying message it sends in the H-1B battle

State Department ducks security questions about Clinton emails

State Department ducks security questions about Clinton emails

Government officials have been peppered this week at press briefings about government IT involvement in Hillary Clinton's email system while she was Secretary of State. But answers have been few.

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