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 son-in-law, Jared Kushner, prepares for Cobol, cloud, mainframes

How Trump’s ‘extreme vetting’ hurts science and tech

How Trump’s ‘extreme vetting’ hurts science and tech

President Trump's plans for "extreme vetting" of visa applicants are a concern for tech and academic conferences who often draw attendees from around the world.

H-1B lottery’s game of chance is legal, judge rules

H-1B lottery’s game of chance is legal, judge rules

A lawsuit that challenged the fairness and legality of the H-1B lottery system, calling it a "never ending game of chance," has been thrown out in federal court.

MillerCoors seeks $100M in damages from IT contractor

MillerCoors seeks $100M in damages from IT contractor

MillerCoors is suing IT services firm HCL in federal court over what began as an approximately $53 million software deployment.

5 reasons why China will rule tech, 2017 edition

5 reasons why China will rule tech, 2017 edition

In 2010, Computerworld looked at five reasons why China will rule in technology. In 2017, the case for China has grown stronger.

Cobol plays major role in U.S. government breaches

Cobol plays major role in U.S. government breaches

New research is turning on its head the idea that legacy systems -- such as Cobol and Fortran -- are more secure because hackers are unfamiliar with the technology.

Trump budget would fund border wall, but slash science and research

Trump budget would fund border wall, but slash science and research

President Donald Trump's federal budget outline represents a major shift in U.S. priorities by boosting defense spending while cutting science and research.

Spy agency, DOE, see China nearing supercomputing leadership

Spy agency, DOE, see China nearing supercomputing leadership

China's computing efforts are a threat to U.S. national security and may undermine profitable parts of the U.S. economy, a new report warns.

Pennsylvania sues IBM over troubled $110M IT upgrade

Pennsylvania sues IBM over troubled $110M IT upgrade

Pennsylvania is suing IBM over a never-finished $110 million IT upgrade to its unemployment compensation system. Such large-scale projects often run into trouble.

Fears arise that Trump has dropped ball on H-1B reform

Fears arise that Trump has dropped ball on H-1B reform

Some say that even if President Trump doesn't fulfill his campaign promises with changes in the law, some companies will outsource less just to avoid getting on his bad side.

IMF moving IT jobs to offshore firm

IMF moving IT jobs to offshore firm

The International Monetary Fund's IT work is being taken over by India-based IT managed services provider L&T Infotech; the change was announced to the staff last year.

U.S. immigration data is on paper and a mess, says report

U.S. immigration data is on paper and a mess, says report

Data is inadequate and recorded in an inconsistent manner across federal agencies, according to a new report from the Economic Policy Institute.

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