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Patrick Thibodeau

For half, STEM degrees lead to other jobs

The truth, when it comes to computer employment data, is almost always ugly.

U.S. Senator blasts Microsoft's H-1B push as it lays off 18,000 workers

U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions delivered a scathing attack on the use of highly skilled foreign workers by U.S. corporations that was heavily aimed at Microsoft.

Microsoft now leads in tech layoffs

Microsoft's planned 18,000 job cuts, or 14% of its workforce, is the biggest tech layoff announced this year, surpassing Hewlett-Packard's announcement in May that it was cutting 16,000 jobs.

Among IBM users, Apple agreement gets praise, questions

The IBM-Apple partnership resonates with users who like the idea of connecting Apple's mobile platform with IBM's back-end data, but some observers have questions about the deal and there's no certainty the partnership will succeed.

Pennsylvania, a 'Fortune 20' state, consolidates IT

Pennsylvania has signed a seven-year deal with Unisys to consolidate the state's data centers and create an on-demand, cloud computing environment

IBM and Apple ties go way back

IBM and Apple have a history of working together that dates back more than 20 years.

Money talks, and that's all quantum maker D-Wave has to say

The quantum computing technology developed by D-Wave gets ongoing scientific debate, but it's also getting money, $28 million last week, bringing its total funding to about $150 million.

Court case offers a peek at how H-1B-fueled discrimination works

Outsourcing firm Infosys is being sued by for 4 IT pros who allege it discriminates against U.S.workers.

The top 10 paying IT jobs: IT careers can prove fruitful

IT management positions generally pay quite well, but a new survey finds that so do a lot of other IT jobs.

Obama has big options for green card, H-1B reform without Congress

With Congress refusing to move on immigration reform, President Barack Obama has options that could have broad impacts on immigration generally, and on the H-1B and green card visa systems in particular.

An H-1B whistleblower tries again for justice

H-1B whistleblower Jay Palmer has filed a new complaint with the U.S. Department of Labor, alleging that senior executives at Infosys 'retaliated against him by denying him work, bonuses and promotions and terminating him.'

Microsoft backs open source for the Internet of Things

Microsoft has joined what began as a Linux Foundation effort to create an open platform for the Internet of Things. It's a move that may be a telling sign regarding Microsoft's plans for home automation, and even for the Xbox.

China has the fastest supercomputer, but the U.S. still rules

China continues to hold the top spot in the Top500 supercomputer list, but the U.S. still dominates, with 90% of the systems on the list made by U.S. vendors.

How a private Dell works with customers, and sees its rivals

Dell held its user conference here last month in a beach hotel next to a calm ocean with no threat of storms. For a company that wants to be known as the strong, silent type, the location may have been perfect.

If immigration reform is dead, so is raising the H-1B cap

In a speech Wednesday on the House floor, Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.) declared immigration reform dead.

A new industrial age is being built on sensors, 3D printing and the cloud

There's a new industrial revolution in the offing that will rely heavily on Internet of Things technologies, the cloud and low-cost design and fabrication tools.

Many comments on new H-1B rule, but few are 'unique'

Splunk, best known for creating systems that analyze machine-generated data, has created a tool for analyzing comments filed at Regulation.gov.

Microsoft, insurer, may make home automation inexpensive -- even free

If home automation can reduce insurance claims due to fire, water damage and theft, insurers may become advocates for Internet of Things technologies.

IT hiring rises where it counts

Hiring at companies that are mostly users of technology is on the rise, according to Computer Economics.

U.S. looks to create an 'Internet of Postal Things'

The Internet has so far delivered mostly bad news to the U.S. Postal Service, but the agency now hopes an emerging Web application -- the Internet of Things -- can help it improve efficiency.

Author Bio

Patrick Thibodeau Patrick Thibodeau covers cloud computing and enterprise applications, outsourcing, government IT policies, data centers and IT workforce issues for Computerworld. Read his blog at blogs.computerworld.com/thibodeau.