Patrick ThibodeauSenior Editor, Computerworld

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Patrick Thibodeau covers cloud computing and enterprise applications, outsourcing, government IT policies, data centers and IT workforce issues for Computerworld.

Dell offers glimpse of its post-buyout life

There is a lot yet to be told about how going private will change Dell, but one thing it won't change is its enterprise strategy.

Meet Dell's new thumb drive-sized PC 'Ophelia'

Dell is planning to release by mid-year a computer that's all of 3.5 inches long and 1.5 inches wide. It's not much bigger in girth than a USB stick, and is similar in design.

Businesses face long cleanup from Sandy's server wreckage

If your company was in Hurricane Sandy's path, you're probably still struggling--unless you're in the data recovery business.

Windows 8 faces a slow road toward business adoption

Having finally launched its next-generation operating system, Microsoft now faces what may be its most daunting marketing challenge ever.

Tech bets on Obama with campaign donations

In a survey of 222 C-level executives at tech firms, law firm DLA Piper found that 76 percent believe Barack Obama will win the Nov. 6 election, while 24 percent predict a win for Mitt Romney.

HP turnaround tough but on target, CEO says

Analysis: Windows 8, servers, and cloud services accompany a restructuring that Whitman says will put HP back on track.

HP's Slip Could Hand Lenovo the Crown

Analysis: Another bad quarter by Hewlett-Packard could also prove bad for America, with Lenovo ready to pounce as a PC leader.

'Nuclear Free' City Grants Waiver for HP

Hewlett-Packard finally gets to do business in Takoma Park, Maryland, decades after a ban inspired by a stand against U.S. nuclear weapons production.

Fast Networks Key to New Apps, Says White House

Fast food franchises have a larger presence in many communities than next generation, high-speed gigabit networks, a fact the White House says it's attempting to address.

HP Braces for Layoffs: Why?

Analysis: The stage is set for HP to cut as many as 30,000 employees -- almost as many employees as Apple has added in the last two years.

Tech Jobs Forecast to Grow 22% Through 2020

Offshoring programming jobs still hurts the market, but new opportunities are emerging, according to U.S. Labor Department surveys and estimates.

Kevin Mitnick 101: How Heartland Leaker Got Confidential Documents

The Heartland Institute document release shows just how effective social engineering continues to be.

Tablets on Tap for Uncle Sam

The Air Force solicitation for the devices seems to give Apple's iPad an edge in the battle for the contract.

HP Releases 'power User' Thin Client

The push for 'Bring Your Own device' IT support may help foster high-end thin client adoption.

Engineer's Wife 'Ferocious' in Obama Q&A on H-1Bs

The White House is following up on an offer made by President Barack Obama this week to help find a job for an unemployed semiconductor engineer in Texas.