Patrick Thibodeau

Senior Editor

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

Trump's ban becomes an H-1B fight

Despite risk, 1,000 in tech pledge not to help Trump's data efforts

Despite risk, 1,000 in tech pledge not to help Trump's data efforts

Participating in the pledge means agreeing not to help the government create a database that can be used to target people based on race or religion or "facilitate mass deportations."

Your next job, next year, may be self-employment

Eighteen percent of all IT workers today are self-employed, and that number is growing. As the tech industry shifts to more independent workers, IT pros are faced with new opportunities and challenges.

Outsourced software project with 6,000 pages of specs ends badly

Orange County and the contractor, Tata Consultancy Services and its U.S.-based subsidiary, are now attempting reach a mediated agreement on "fatally flawed" tax system rewrite.

DHS shifting to cloud, agile development to boost homeland security

Along with its transition to agile, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security is establishing infrastructure to support cloud services, platform-as-a-service, and software-as-a-service.

It's not the coding that's hard, it's the people

An astounding number of software development projects fail -- and i'ts not just because programming is hard. Computerworld's Patrick Thibodeau argues that IT must face its people problem.

Forrester calls Google's Chromebook 'corporate idiocy'

The world is moving away from the Web to mobile apps; Google could miss the boat, says Forrester's CEO.

Oracle's Sun buy: Ellison praises Solaris, Java

Oracle didn't agree to pay much more than IBM would have for Sun Microsystems, but it may have far more use for Sun's "application to disk" technology than IBM ever did. ComputerWorld's Patrick Thibodeau reports.

An interview with Jonathan Schwartz

Sun CEO Jonathan Schwartz thinks that the economic downturn will make IT managers more open to change -- to the benefit of Sun's open-source strategy. Computerworld's Patrick Thibodeau chats with Schwartz about Sun's strategy for...

Sun banks on open source

New software divisions solidify Sun's commitment to open source software for enterprise users, with flagship products Glassfish, MySQL, and OpenSolaris. Computerworld's Patrick Thibodeau reports.

Sun to cut as many as 5,000 jobs

June 5, 2006—Sun Microsystems plans to lay off as many as 5,000 employees, sell real estate, and "simplify" its product line in an effort to boost profits, its newly appointed CEO Jonathan Schwartz said.

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