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.

By Patrick Thibodeau | 26 July, 2014 05:52

Tags: wireless networking, Networking, wireless

State Dept. database crash leads to passport, visa delays

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

By Patrick Thibodeau | 25 July, 2014 06:27

Tags: Government IT, databases, applications, software, Oracle

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.

By Patrick Thibodeau | 25 July, 2014 06:06

Tags: Government IT, IBM, internet, cloud computing, government, unisys, Government/Industries

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.

By Patrick Thibodeau | 19 July, 2014 05:10

Tags: Gov't Legislation/Regulation, IT industry, regulation, Microsoft, Sena, GT, government, Government/Industries, Gov't Legislation, new york times

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.

By Patrick Thibodeau | 18 July, 2014 06:26

Tags: IT industry, Microsoft, IT careers, IT management

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.

By Patrick Thibodeau | 17 July, 2014 21:18

Tags: web apps, IT industry, Mobile/Wireless, Networking, Microsoft, IBM, wireless, mobile, Gartner, Apple

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

By Patrick Thibodeau | 17 July, 2014 04:25

Tags: Configuration / maintenance, hardware systems, internet, cloud computing, Data Center, unisys

IBM and Apple ties go way back

IBM and Apple have a history of working together that dates back more than 20 years.

By Patrick Thibodeau | 16 July, 2014 20:27

Tags: Apple, IBM, Macintosh, desktop pcs, hardware systems, intel, mobile apps, PCs

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.

By Patrick Thibodeau | 15 July, 2014 20:08

Tags: NASA, Emerging Technologies, IBM, D-Wave, nsa, hardware systems, Components, lockheed martin, quantum, processors, high performance computing, Google

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.

By Patrick Thibodeau | 11 July, 2014 07:10

Tags: infosys, legal, IT outsourcing

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."

By Patrick Thibodeau | 03 July, 2014 05:53

Tags: Palm, U.S. Department of Labor, infosys, legal, wall street journal, government, IT outsourcing, Government/Industries

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.

By Patrick Thibodeau | 03 July, 2014 04:50

Tags: IT industry, open source, The Linux Foundation, sharp, linux foundation, Emerging Technologies, Microsoft, Panasonic, qualcomm, hardware systems, software

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.

By Patrick Thibodeau | 02 July, 2014 22:55

Tags: IT industry, IDC, Inspur, hardware systems, intel, high performance computing

How a private Dell works with customers, and sees its rivals

The Dell user conference was held in a beach hotel against 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.

By Patrick Thibodeau | 01 July, 2014 21:05

Tags: management, hardware, IT industry, Dell, Networking, IBM, hardware systems, Hewlett-Packard

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.

By Patrick Thibodeau | 26 June, 2014 20:37

Tags: Emerging Technologies, Revo, Kickstarter, hardware systems, internet, cloud computing, Idea

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