Patrick Thibodeau

Senior Editor

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

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The worst thing about tech bubbles isn't what you may think

The worst thing about tech bubbles isn't what you may think

Sure, stock prices dive, but the longer-term problem is what the bubble does to computer science college enrollments.

Woman recruited by Google four times and rejected, joins suit

Woman recruited by Google four times and rejected, joins suit

There was something about Cheryl Fillekes that Google really liked. Over a seven-year period, Fillekes was contacted by Google recruiters four different times for jobs. In each case, she did well enough in the phone interviews to get...

In Scott Walker's state, Democrats seek outsourcing penalties

In Scott Walker's state, Democrats seek outsourcing penalties

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is still a cipher on offshore outsourcing and the H-1B issue. But Wisconsin lawmakers have introduced anti-outsourcing legislation that could shed light on Walker's views, if the bill makes it to his desk. ...

Will the White House disappoint on H-1B displacements?

Will the White House disappoint on H-1B displacements?

Signals are mixed on whether the Obama administration will take action or wait for Congress to change the law.

Some enterprise users feel neglected by Apple

Some enterprise users feel neglected by Apple

As use of Apple products expands in the enterprise, IT managers say Apple's interest in helping them comes up short. One CIO reported said she had to be 'nominated' to attend a sales pitch meeting.

As Apple desktop use grows, IT adapts

As Apple desktop use grows, IT adapts

The popularity of iPhones and iPads has yielded more enterprise use of Mac desktops and laptops, particularly among Millennials.

Microsoft, Rubio, Sessions and the H-1B ground war

Microsoft, Rubio, Sessions and the H-1B ground war

Microsoft is laying off workers. Sen. Marco Rubio is running for president. Sen. Jeff Sessions sees a surplus of unemployed skilled IT workers. And all are talking about the H-1B visa program in one way or another.

 IBM has first 7nm chip and leapfrogs over competitors

IBM has first 7nm chip and leapfrogs over competitors

IBM says it has produced the world's first 7nm (nanometer) chip, arriving well ahead of competitors, thanks to advances in its chip technology.

IT departments may be losing their bad reputation

IT departments may be losing their bad reputation

Respondents to a new survey see security, virtualization and cloud architecture as vital to the business.

A look at California's effort to build an H-1B firewall

A look at California's effort to build an H-1B firewall

California lawmakers are considering a bill that would make it difficult for state-regulated utilities to replace U.S. workers with H-1B workers. It may be one of the most significant anti-offshoring measures in years.

A California backlash rises over foreign IT worker replacements

A California backlash rises over foreign IT worker replacements

California lawmakers are moving to attack the use of foreign labor to replace U.S. workers.

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