Stories by Patrick Thibodeau

HP gives OpenVMS new life

Hewlett-Packard has changed its direction on OpenVMS, giving the operating system -- and users -- something of a reprieve.

Congress okays upgrade of VA's 29-year-old software

An agreement in Congress to allocate $17 billion to the Department of Veterans Affairs includes money for a major tech upgrade.

French fight the death of OpenVMS

An OpenVMS user group in France has posted an 'open letter' to Hewlett-Packard CEO Meg Whitman urging her to reconsider HP's decision to begin pulling support for the system.

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.