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.

Amazon Outage: Who Gets the Blame?

The reliability of cloud services is making customers complacent and many of them don't plan for worst-case scenarios.

Defense CIO Wants to Speed Adoption of Cloud, Mobile Technologies

U.S. Department of Defense CIO Teri Takai intends to move the agency's IT in a more mainstream direction to help speed adoption of new technologies.

Feds to Use IT Buying Power to Push Green

The U.S. government has been urging green IT practices in its operations, consolidating data centers and offering telecommuting. Now it wants to go a step further.

Obama Unvarnished: Government IT Is 'Horrible'

President Obama Thursday night shared his criticism of government IT operations with the world via a mistakenly open microphone.

Computer Science Enrollments Rebound, Up 10% Last Fall

For the third year, computer science enrollments have increased.

Congress Urged to Leave Cloud Computing Alone

Officials from cloud vendor firms along with others urged Congress to resist any calls to increase regulation of cloud services and technologies.

Dell to Spend $1B on Cloud Services This Year

As the market for cloud services grows, big enterprise IT vendors are moving swiftly to develop cloud offerings that cater to their respective markets...

Feds Prep for eGov Shutdown

If the U.S. government is shut down by a budget impasse Friday night at midnight, various services could be interrupted, but the IRS will still collect taxes electronically.

Smithsonian Adds to Robotics Collection

The museum received a number of robotic technologies for its collection, including what may have been some of the smallest robots in the world.


Tablet Sales to Soar as Prices Drop Through 2015, Says Gartner

Gartner has revised upward its forecast for global IT spending through 2015; cites soaring tablet computer sales.

IT Workloads up as Tech Added Sans Staff

As data centers continue to add technology, they aren't necessarily adding people to manage their servers, new surveys have found.

Feds Want Employee's Laptop in B-1 Visa Case

Undisclosed federal authorities are seeking the work laptop of an Infosys worker who sued the firm after it allegedly asked him to help get temporary B-1 visas for employees who required H-1B visas.

Apotheker's Battle Plan for Apple, IBM, the World

The world of new Hewlett-Packard CEO Leo Apotheker is a lot more complicated than the one imagined by his predecessors.

HP's New 'Personal Cloud' Combines Work and Life

Hewlett-Packard CEO Leo Apotheker is taking cloud computing to the forefront of HP's strategy, a move that reshapes how the company will serve its customers.

Quake and IT: Shaking in Tokyo, Waiting in San Diego

When the earthquake struck in Japan mid-afternoon, Jason Park was in his office in Tokyo on the 39th floor. It started with a mild tremor.