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Patrick Thibodeau

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.

Readers rant about IT worker who trained H1-B replacement

The story of A. B. and the training of the IT worker's H-1B replacement struck a chord with Computerworld readers. It provided an opportunity for them to vent, argue and share their views about the visa and its impact on U.S. workers.

Roads in the future will need data standards as well as signs, says DOT's CIO

Engineers, auto makers and U.S. transportation officials who gathered at the White House's SmartAmerica conference this week showed various systems and technologies that may be used to make driving safer and more efficient.

Meet Diesel, a cute dog and organic robot

Diesel, a Labrador Retriever, appears to live in a perpetual state of glee and is unbothered by the electronics-packed vest he is wearing.

Cantor, a reliable 'yes' vote for raising the H-1B visa cap, is unseated

Rep. Eric Cantor, the House majority leader who lost a primary bid Tuesday for re-election, was a reliable "yes" vote for increasing the H-1B visa cap. The man who beat him, David Brat, won't be.

This IT worker had to train an H-1B replacement

This is the story of an IT worker who was replaced by a worker on an H-1B visa, one of a number of visa holders, mostly from India, who took jobs at this U.S. company. Computerworld is not going to use the worker's name or identify the companies involved to protect the former employee from retaliation.

Will Apple's Internet of Things vision hurt a beautiful idea?

Apple's just announced approach to home automation involves Homekit, an iOS 8 framework and network protocol for controlling devices in the home. But will it play nicely with others?

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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.

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