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.

Unlike IBM, Lenovo to manufacture some System x servers in U.S.

IT skills that are in demand, and those that will be

IT skills that are in demand, and those that will be

IT professionals seeking certifications in the coming months may get their best return with cloud and security-related certifications. Agile-related training won’t hurt, either.

Data center consolidation pays off, feds find

Data center consolidation pays off, feds find

Republicans and Democrats in Congress rarely seem to agree on anything anymore, but top members from both sides Friday offered qualified support for efforts to consolidate federal data centers.

White House blames IT systems for immigration data problems

White House blames IT systems for immigration data problems

The White House has touted open data initiatives for years, but in one of the most controversial areas in politics -- immigration -- crucial information is often unavailable or mistake-filled.

Microsoft, frustrated as ever with H-1B policy, considers options

Microsoft, frustrated as ever with H-1B policy, considers options

A two-day conference on high-skilled immigration policy, which attracted researchers from the U.S. and Europe, offered Microsoft an opportunity to voice frustration over U.S. immigration policy.

Oracle's Larry Ellison downshifts, but leadership remains the same

Oracle's Larry Ellison downshifts, but leadership remains the same

The same three leaders at Oracle carry on, though their roles change

Lens-less camera, costing pennies, brings vision to the Internet of Things

Lens-less camera, costing pennies, brings vision to the Internet of Things

A new type of camera technology delivers images that may be blurry and hazy, but also mke it cheap to add vision capability to just about anything.

In Scotland, tech firms fear independence vote

In Scotland, tech firms fear independence vote

The one sure thing a "yes" vote Thursday for Scottish independence will bring to its high-tech sector is a long period of uncertainty.

IBM cuts pay by 10% for workers picked for training

IBM cuts pay by 10% for workers picked for training

IBM has initiated a new training program that will result in a 10% pay cut for participating employees.

New data center protects against solar storms and nuclear EMPs

New data center protects against solar storms and nuclear EMPs

A new 2,000-sq.-ft. data center in Pennsylvania was designed to protect against an electromagnetic pulse, either from a solar storm or a nuclear event.

Strong solar storm won't fry electronics

Strong solar storm won't fry electronics

Back-to-back solar flares, including one that received the highest classification of "X-Class," are striking the earth. U.S. scientists say electronics shouldn't be hurt, but there could be some GPS issues.

Laid off from job, man builds tweeting toilet

Laid off from job, man builds tweeting toilet

Technology, like comedy, uses improvisation. Take Thomas Ruecker's project.

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