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.

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

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.

In earthquakes, alerts may turn machines into action heroes

In earthquakes, alerts may turn machines into action heroes

Earthquake early warning systems integrated into schools, offices and other buildings could save lives and give rise to a whole new industry.

Happy Labor Day -- Will a bot take your help desk job?

Happy Labor Day -- Will a bot take your help desk job?

IT service desks are relying on more automation tools, even as they get more work.

Intel makes the world’s smallest IoT modem

Intel makes the world’s smallest IoT modem

Intel is now producing a 3G modem that's about the size of a penny.

In Napa quake, power surges led to PC damage

In Napa quake, power surges led to PC damage

The 6.0 earthquake in Napa County, Calif. caused power surges that may have led to much of the damage to computers in homes and small businesses.

Data centers are the new polluters

Data centers are the new polluters

U.S. data centers use more electricity than they need, a new report finds, and IT managers are too cautious about managing power and businesses are unwilling to invest in energy conservation.

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