Patrick Thibodeau

Senior Editor

Patrick Thibodeau covers Internet of Things, enterprise applications, outsourcing, government IT policies, data centers and IT workforce issues for Computerworld.

Fired IT workers to file discrimination lawsuit

FAQ: The real impact of Trump’s H-1B executive order

FAQ: The real impact of Trump’s H-1B executive order

There may not be a will in Congress to enact much real H-1B-related change anytime soon.

Linux, PCs and Trump’s ‘Buy American’ problem

Linux, PCs and Trump’s ‘Buy American’ problem

All PCs are made with components sourced globally, but vendors that assemble products in the U.S. may gain preference.

Machine-to-machine 'voice' has a name, a chirp, and a niche

Machine-to-machine 'voice' has a name, a chirp, and a niche

A product called Chirp helps riders board buses more quickly than before; it's aimed at the business-to-business market.

Trump to order wholesale H-1B reform

Trump to order wholesale H-1B reform

Its centerpiece is the replacement of the H-1B lottery with a system that distributes visas on the basis of wages, skills and education.

The strange new world of hiring and employee tracking

The strange new world of hiring and employee tracking

Cloud-based HR systems can bring more analytics, databases and tools to users for improving hiring processes and retaining employees.

H-1B visa demand slips; analysts see Trump effect

H-1B visa demand slips; analysts see Trump effect

The U.S. government received 199,000 H-1B visa petitions for the upcoming 2018 fiscal year -- 37,000 less than last year's record level.

On-premises HR users risk being left behind, Oracle says

On-premises HR users risk being left behind, Oracle says

The shift to cloud-based software isn’t simple. Some customers have had to hire integrators to make the move, and cite ROI of three or four years.

Data centers decline as users turn to rented servers

Data centers decline as users turn to rented servers

Data centers are declining worldwide both in numbers and square footage, a surprising change given the recent boom.

This year's H-1B cap is quickly reached -- and exceeded

This year's H-1B cap is quickly reached -- and exceeded

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service said Friday that the H-1B cap for FY 2018 has already been reached. Visa applications became available only on Monday.

U.S. seeks curbs on use of entry-level H-1B programmers

U.S. seeks curbs on use of entry-level H-1B programmers

The U.S. government is taking action that will likely increase the visa denial rates of H-1B programmers hired for entry-level jobs.

Economy boosts CIO budgets, as A.I. helps IBM, says Morgan Stanley

Economy boosts CIO budgets, as A.I. helps IBM, says Morgan Stanley

CIOs in the U.S. and Europe are increasing IT budgets thanks to an uptick in optimism, said Morgan Stanley, which surveyed 100 CIOs in the U.S. and Europe.

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