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.

How eBay's Data Center Benefited From Solar

eBay's Global Data Center Services manager explains how the online auction company installed a 100 KW solar array on its data center in Denver.

Big Business in Big Push for Cloud Standards

The rise of cloud computing has led to a major push from many IT leaders for cloud standards around such things as security and data portability.

Los Alamos Shuts Down Supercomputers as Fire Advances

The Los Alamos National Lab has shut down two of its largest supercomputers, as wildfires continue to burn near this sprawling New Mexico facility.

In a Shift, Firms Say U.S. Will Lead IT Growth

IT hardware and software companies expect to see most of their revenue coming this year from the U.S. market.

Internet Shutdown 'Will Never Happen Again,' Says Egypt's IT Chief

Yasser El kady is delivering a commitment from Egypt's provisional government: a decision to kill the Internet "will never happen again."

Orlando Tries out 600 Chromebooks

The city of Orlando, Fla. has deployed 600 Chromebooks to employees as part of a pilot project and the early verdict is that they're low maintenance devices.

Obama's CIO Quits

The CIO of the federal government, Vivek Kundra, is resigning after two and a half years on the job, the White House said.

Obama: 'We Don't Have Enough Engineers'

President Barack Obama is making a push to train 10,000 new American engineers a year, primarily with the help of the private sector.

HP Reshuffles Executives, Prompts Departures

Hewlett-Packard today made some seismic level changes to its top management that included the exit of its CIO, Randy Mott, who is leaving "effective...

IT Increasingly Bypassed on Cloud Adoption

IT departments, long criticized as being too slow in offering new technologies and services, may be facing a grassroots rebellion in many companies over cloud services.

Future of Tech: Huge Screens, ARM Servers, Geosocial Everywhere

A new "geosocial" app called Sonar is getting attention at the Metropolitan Museum of Modern Art in New York.


Forrester Calls Google's Chromebook 'Corporate Idiocy'

Google's new Chromebook computers could prove costly to the company's business as users move away from the Web to a dependence on mobile apps.

Data Centers, Under Strain, Expand at Furious Pace

About a third to half of all data centers will be physically expanding or leasing new space in the next two years.

Amazon Cloud Outage was Triggered by Configuration Error

Amazon has released a detailed postmortem and mea culpa about the partial outage of its cloud services platform last week and identified the culprit: A configuration error made during a network upgrade.

Feds Update IT Plan Following Obama's 'Horrible' Comment

Last week, President Barack Obama described federal IT as "horrible," and on Wednesday, Jeff Zients, the federal chief performance officer, explained why this is the case.