Patrick Thibodeau

Senior Editor

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

Government wants to increase IT spending 1.3% in proposed budget

Sen. Blumenthal demands lifting of IT 'gag' order

Sen. Blumenthal demands lifting of IT 'gag' order

In a letter to Thomas May, the CEO of Eversource, U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) called the non-disparagement provision "an effective gag order” keeping workers from “speaking openly about their experiences, and further smacks...

As noncompete agreement use expands, backlash grows

As noncompete agreement use expands, backlash grows

Noncompete agreements are becoming boilerplate in employment contracts, and for employees, there's nothing good about them. They create enormous uncertainty about future job options and worry about launching a new business.

Edward Yourdon remembered for 'great wisdom about everything IT'

Edward Yourdon remembered for 'great wisdom about everything IT'

If you're interested in emerging IT problems and trends, there’s a good chance you've read something by Edward Yourdon, who passed away recently at 71.

With STEM degrees, it’s not the school that matters

With STEM degrees, it’s not the school that matters

In terms of pay, it may not matter whether you went to a prestigious, top-tier school, middle tier or a local state university if you have a degree in science, technology, engineering or math.

White House education plan leaves visa critics flabbergasted

Infosys, Tata, Microsoft, Google and Salesforce.com are all contributing, but some critics question the message that linking up with India's top outsourcers gives to current IT practitioners.

The photo of the last stand of doomed IT workers

The photo of the last stand of doomed IT workers

The IT employees at Northeast Utilities in Connecticut tried to save their jobs. The contacted local media, local politicians. They told anyone who would listen what was going on.

Laid-off IT workers muzzled as H-1B debate heats up

Laid-off IT workers muzzled as H-1B debate heats up

IT workers in the U.S. are challenging their replacement by foreign visa holders. Lawsuits are on the rise. Lawmakers are being called. And yet many of those most directly affected by outsourcing aren't allowed to fully tell their...

Judge gives breathing room to 34,000 foreign workers

Judge gives breathing room to 34,000 foreign workers

A U.S. judge is giving the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) an additional 90 days to get its act together on the Optional Practical Training program.

Disney IT workers allege conspiracy in layoffs, file lawsuits

Disney IT workers allege conspiracy in layoffs, file lawsuits

Disney IT workers laid off a year ago are accusing the company and the outsourcing firms it hired of engaging in a "conspiracy to displace U.S. workers."

Bloomberg champions limitless H-1B visas

Bloomberg champions limitless H-1B visas

As a third-party presidential candidate, former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg could become a tech industry favorite.

MIT offers Internet of Things training for professionals

MIT offers Internet of Things training for professionals

Students will leave the course with an understanding of the foundational principals, architectures, applications, security and protocols that underpin the IoT, an MIT dean says.

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