Patrick Thibodeau

Senior Editor

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

University of California’s ties with HCL are complicated

Court ruling puts future of H-1B lottery in doubt

Court ruling puts future of H-1B lottery in doubt

If a summary judgment is granted within the next couple of months, the lottery could end -- the plaintiffs hope -- as early as next year.

IT workers brace for outsourcing, layoffs at health insurer

IT workers brace for outsourcing, layoffs at health insurer

Major health insurer Health Care Service Corporation is planning to outsource part of its information technology operation in what employees fear could lead to a major layoff in the IT department.

Clinton dodges H-1B question, but Trump wants changes

Clinton dodges H-1B question, but Trump wants changes

Clinton and Trump are as divided as night and day on H-1B reforms. One issue, perhaps, is Clinton's base of support in Silicon Valley.

H-1B bill pulled from House committee vote amid complaints

H-1B bill pulled from House committee vote amid complaints

The U.S. House Judiciary Committee backed away from its plan to take up an increasingly controversial H-1B bill today.

H-1B bill advances in House -- as does anxiety about it

H-1B bill advances in House -- as does anxiety about it

The House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday will vote on H-1B legislation aimed at closing a loophole that's made it inexpensive to replace U.S. workers with visa holders.

University of California’s outsourcing is wrong, says U.S. lawmaker

University of California’s outsourcing is wrong, says U.S. lawmaker

U.S. Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif) wonders how to encourage young people to go into STEM-related fields when these jobs are being given to foreign workers.

University of California hires India-based IT outsourcer, lays off tech workers

University of California hires India-based IT outsourcer, lays off tech workers

Other IT groups in the 10-campus university system may follow suit, though none has announced plans.

There's GOLD in them thar electronics!

There's GOLD in them thar electronics!

Gold is considered a particularly good conductor, but much of it is never recovered from electronics and reused.

Chicago deploys computers with eyes, ears and noses

Chicago deploys computers with eyes, ears and noses

Chicago has begun deploying sensors on light poles to monitor, photograph and listen to the city and collect reams of data for analysis.

Silicon Valley rains money on Clinton, shuns Trump

Silicon Valley rains money on Clinton, shuns Trump

Trump's financial support in California is tepid, and that's particularly true in the tech stronghold.

Frustrated by Congress, Obama creates startup visa-like program

Frustrated by Congress, Obama creates startup visa-like program

Foreign entrepreneurs who can deliver a startup plan backed by significant investment can be "paroled" -- an immigration term -- to live and work in the United States.

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