Patrick ThibodeauSenior Editor, Computerworld

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Patrick Thibodeau covers Internet of Things, enterprise applications, outsourcing, government IT policies, data centers and IT workforce issues for Computerworld.

Commerce Report Urges U.S. to Boost Tech Efforts

Cuts in government support of research, education contribute to a trade deficit and slip in innovation, analysis warns.

CES Preview: Ultrabooks to Get the Spotlight, Netbooks the Knife

It's a shame the tech industry never liked netbooks.

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IT Hiring Expected to Rise in 2012, Says Survey

The IT job market in 2012 shows some signs of improvement when it comes to hiring, but most companies still aren't expanding.

Offshoring Comes Under Bipartisan Attack in Congress

Four U.S. lawmakers -- three Democrats and one Republican -- have teamed up to attack call center outsourcing by introducing a bill that would penalize any company that moves a call center overseas.

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U.S. Tech Employment Nears All-Time High

The U.S. government's report today that the unemployment rate is down and hiring is up showed some good news for tech workers as well.

Will Congress Crush Tech Spending?

The failure of the Congressional Super Committee to reach a deficit reduction agreement triggers automatic federal spending cuts beginning the next fiscal year, which will likely make a lot of government IT contractors nervous.

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A Startup Tech Job Fair With Beer, Music, 80 Employers

When Frank Sinatra sang 'If I can make it there, I'll make it anywhere' about New York, he wasn't singing about startup tech businesses.

Intel CEO Still Loves PCs, Pushes Ultrabooks

The PC's evolution has stalled Otellini suggests, but the ultrabook will pick up the job.

Best Buy Rebuilding IT Capability It Outsourced, Starts Hiring

E-commerce, mobile computing, tablets and other emerging channels have become so important to Best Buy that the company is rebuilding internal IT resources.

Petitioners ask White House to End Patents

The top 10 petitions on the White House website includes a request to end software patents -- but lags a bid to legalize marijuana.