Patrick Thibodeau

Senior Editor

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

Clinton's shadow IT would not have passed private sector muster

Stakes rise in the 25-year-old H-1B battle

Stakes rise in the 25-year-old H-1B battle

The H-1B visa turns 25 this year, and while it has seen many ups and downs, what hasn't changed is the fury IT workers feel after being displaced by people who hold H-1Bs. Two recent cases illustrate the problem.

Sensor tech makes predicting the future easier to do

We no longer need seers, oracles and psychics to tell us about the future. The declining cost of sensor technology and the availability of cloud-based analytical platforms is making predictive analytics accessible to every industry...

Grassley's position on H-1B called ‘protectionist’

Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) is leading an effort to make H-1B visas available to more workers.

So. Cal. Edison’s IT layoffs are ‘heartless,’ says Sen. Grassley

So. Cal. Edison’s IT layoffs are ‘heartless,’ says Sen. Grassley

Southern California Edison IT workers replaced by H-1B contractors have become the latest Exhibit A in Congress for reformers who wanted changes to the visa program.

U.S. to allow some H-1B worker spouses to work

U.S. to allow some H-1B worker spouses to work

The White House today is giving final approval to a rule change that will allow the spouses of some H-1B visa workers to get jobs.

IBM's cloud pitch aims for the gut

IBM's cloud pitch aims for the gut

IBM on Monday made its case as an enterprise cloud vendor with something special: Watson, its one-of-a-kind, cognitively-capable platform.

Premier 100 IT Leader: Alissa Johnson

Premier 100 IT Leader: Alissa Johnson

This White House IT leader focuses on empowering IT civil servants to be invested in technology ideas.

In six months, the White House has replaced its top IT leaders

In six months, the White House has replaced its top IT leaders

The White House may be trying to improve its IT operations by aligning itself more with Silicon Valley thinking.

So Cal Edison's IT layoffs are abuse of H-1B program, says U.S. lawmaker

So Cal Edison's IT layoffs are abuse of H-1B program, says U.S. lawmaker

Southern California Edison's decision to replace IT workers with H-1B visas workers employed by contractors is drawing more criticism from U.S. lawmakers, the latest from U.S. Rep. Judy Chu (D-Calif.).

The top 10 U.S. locations for service centers

The top 10 U.S. locations for service centers

Outside of China or India, Syracuse, N.Y., may be the top location in the U.S. to establish a service center, according to a new report.

DHS cybersecurity staff won’t get paid during shutdown

If Congressional leaders carry through on their threat to shut down the Department of Homeland Security, life for the agency's cybersecurity professionals will be miserable

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