Stories by Patrick Thibodeau

A new tool for disasters: The personal antenna

New York start-up goTenna has created a portable antenna that could come in handy when cellular service is unavailable.

State Dept. database crash leads to passport, visa delays

A State Department database crash has delayed the issuing of passports and visas worldwide.

California sees IT shifting to IBM-built cloud

California is moving its IT services to a cloud, on-demand, subscription-based service that state officials believe may meet as much as 80% of its computing needs.

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

U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions Thursday delivered a scalding and sarcastic attack on the use of highly skilled foreign workers by U.S. corporations that was heavily aimed at Microsoft, a chief supporter of the practice.

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 enterprise IBM user Roxanne Reynolds-Lair, CIO at the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising in Los Angeles.

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 have long paid quite well, but a new survey finds that a lot of other IT jobs are providing big paychecks.

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 telling about Microsoft's plans for home automation, and even for the Xbox.

China has the fastest supercomputer, but the US still rules

China continues to hold the top spot in the Top 500 supercomputer list, but the US still dominates, with 90 per cent of the systems on the list made by US vendors.