Patrick Thibodeau

Reporter

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


The Sony breach may be start of new nation-state cyberattack

The Sony breach may be start of new nation-state cyberattack

It has been an exceptional year for IT security breaches and part of an escalating trend in destructive attacks, and it's going to get worse.

Lenovo recalls more than 500K power cords

Lenovo recalls more than 500K power cords

Lenovo is recalling 500,000 power cords in the U.S. and 44,000 in Canada because they have the potential to overheat and catch fire. The company recommends that users stop using the power cord.

Full-time IT hiring is gaining ground, finally

Full-time IT hiring is gaining ground, finally

As 2014 winds down, the odds of success in the job hunt appear to be improving for IT pros with certain skills.

Displaced IT workers are being silenced

Displaced IT workers are being silenced

A major problem with the ongoing H-1B debate is the absence of displaced IT workers in news stories. Much of the reporting is one-sided -- and there's a reason.

Expected Defense chief, Ashton Carter, is a physicist who wants technological superiority

Expected Defense chief, Ashton Carter, is a physicist who wants technological superiority

Ashton Carter, widely expected to be the next secretary of the U.S. Department of Defense, is a forceful advocate on the importance of scientific research in national defense.

The Internet of Things to bring a new economic boom

The Internet of Things to bring a new economic boom

The Internet of Things may be more significant in reshaping the competitive landscape than the arrival of the Internet and could deliver a new era of prosperity.

Chromebooks make the grade among school CIOs

School system CIOs in the U.S. are embracing Chromebooks, delivering a tremendous lift to the platform. But there's a downside, too.

Coming soon: Murder by Internet

Coming soon: Murder by Internet

Security experts now believe that the Internet of Things will -- eventually -- be used for murderous purposes.

HP’s former CEO, Carly Fiorina, explores GOP presidential run

HP’s former CEO, Carly Fiorina, explores GOP presidential run

Former HP CEO Carly Fiorina, who has never held public office and was fired from her job in 2005, is considering a run for president.

Court OKs IT worker lawsuit over student visa work program

Court OKs IT worker lawsuit over student visa work program

A federal court gave a green light last week to a lawsuit by a union and IT workers challenging a student visa work program.

Obama immigration plan called vague, frustrating

Obama immigration plan called vague, frustrating

The immigration reforms that President Obama announced have left people on all sides of the tech immigration issue uncertain and frustrated.

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