Patrick Thibodeau

Senior Editor

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

 6 senators say U.S. firms are hiding their offshoring

H-1B advocate Sen. Orrin Hatch sets stage for new visa battle

H-1B advocate Sen. Orrin Hatch sets stage for new visa battle

Hatch acknowledges a "handful of bad actors" -- companies that misuse the visa.

Maryland lawmaker seeks to unveil H-1B employers

Maryland lawmaker seeks to unveil H-1B employers

A Maryland lawmaker wants to require businesses in Maryland to report the number of employees they have who are working on H-1B or L-1 visas.

White House H-1B plan puts U.S. workers in front

White House H-1B plan puts U.S. workers in front

President Trump “has made clear” his interest in creating “a merit-based system where individuals coming into the country bring the kinds of benefits economically that will grow our economy and help lift up wages for everybody,” an...

Trump eyes end to an H-1B system that favors largest outsourcers

Trump eyes end to an H-1B system that favors largest outsourcers

The companies most hurt by the random H-1B distribution system are those that submit only a few applications. Many are smaller firms.

Trump reviews right of H-1B spouses to work

Trump reviews right of H-1B spouses to work

In 2014 President Obama signed a law allowing some H-1B spouses to work. That may now change again.

Trump's ban becomes an H-1B fight

Trump's ban becomes an H-1B fight

The U.S. technology industry warned President Donald Trump that his immigration order will hurt the U.S. economy by making it more difficult for businesses to attract overseas workers.

Trump at risk of 'letting down American workers,' says IEEE-USA

Trump at risk of 'letting down American workers,' says IEEE-USA

The H-1B lottery will be held on April 1, so if he's going to act it needs to be soon.

Trump to meet with execs from Harley-Davidson, which outsourced IT

Trump to meet with execs from Harley-Davidson, which outsourced IT

President Trump is schedule to meet Thursday with executives from Harley-Davidson, which has shifted IT jobs to Infosys, the offshore outsourcing firm based in India.

5 tech battles facing Trump

5 tech battles facing Trump

Major battles loom between the tech industry and the Trump administration over issues including climate change, air quality, support for federal research and trade policy.

Trump immigration ban means a war with tech

Trump immigration ban means a war with tech

President Donald Trump's move to impose a broad immigration ban on seven countries may affect industries like tech in ways he didn't anticipate.

Booted up in 1993, this server still runs -- but not for much longer

Booted up in 1993, this server still runs -- but not for much longer

Phil Hogan, an IT application architect, estimates that close to 80 percent of the system is original.

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