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Bio: Patrick Thibodeau covers SaaS and enterprise applications, outsourcing, government IT policies, data centers and IT workforce issues forComputerworld. Follow Patrick on Twitter at @Dcgov.
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- Tech industry sees a shift to independent workers -- and different kinds of opportunities for IT pros.
10 weeks 5 days ago
- Linux is gaining ground today, but a cloud OS or some other new technology may become more important in time.
12 weeks 2 days ago
- Cloud adopters face serious risk in the next two years because of the strong possibility that their provider will be acquired or forced out of business, according to Gartner.
12 weeks 3 days ago
- IT managers facing the task of explaining the business value of IT to the C-suite don't necessarily have an easy time of it. But eBay believes it has fixed this problem with a metric that translates IT resources into key business metrics
12 weeks 4 days ago
- Risk-averse Goldman Sachs is an advocate of Facebook's Open Compute Project, embracing open systems, commodity computing.
12 weeks 5 days ago
- After a decent start earlier this year, IT hiring is slowing down.
12 weeks 5 days ago
- Cloud providers take on a bigger share of the servers as overall market starts declining.
13 weeks 1 day ago
- Abrupt climate risk are real and to prepare, global alert systems -- and exascale computers to run them -- must be built, says National Research Council.
13 weeks 3 days ago
- patrickthibodeau wrote Worm may create an Internet of Harmful Things, says Symantec (Take note, Amazon)Security researches are gradually raising warnings that the Internet of Things will increase, by multitudes, the number of things that can be hacked and attacked. The Hitchcockian plotlines are endless.
13 weeks 4 days ago
- CareerCloud's app tracks what it calls "hidden jobs leads" -- public tidbits of information that hint a company may soon be hiring.
13 weeks 5 days ago
- P&G backs Ohio Supercomputer Center effort it hopes can help move its supply chain toward virtual design and testing processes.
14 weeks 1 day ago
- Mapping products in stores is an emerging app-based service, garnering interest from top retailers.
14 weeks 3 days ago
- Engineer convinces bicycle maker to turn to high performance computing to build better bikes quicker and cheaper.
14 weeks 5 days ago
- Unlike the U.S., Japan and Europe have set firm goals for systems by 2020, and China could beat everyone.
15 weeks 1 day ago
- With Moore's Law in decline, supercomputing faces a plateau unless a disruptive tech emerges.
15 weeks 4 days ago
- One year ago this month, the U.S. Department of Energy announced a $120 million plan to develop a technology capable of radically extending battery life, and it set a target date of five years. The research effort is now entering its second year and is making progress.
16 weeks 1 day ago
- Fuel cells may be a strong alternative for powering data centers, Microsoft report concludes .
16 weeks 3 days ago
- The fight between IBM and Amazon Web Services (AWS) over a CIA cloud computing contract is just a preview of what's ahead. Federal investment in cloud computing is showing remarkable growth.
16 weeks 5 days ago
- IBM was accused by a federal court of "gamesmanship" in its bid for the CIA's cloud computing contract. The accusation is part of a ruling unsealed Friday.
17 weeks 1 day ago
- Federal agencies aren't moving fast enough to consolidate government data centers, according to U.S. lawmakers. So they're pushing a bipartisan bill that sets "hard deadlines" to move the effort forward.
17 weeks 1 day ago
- Despite partisan sniping over the Affordable Care Act, members of a U.S. House committee probing the problems at Healthcare.gov Thursday asked some tough, IT-specific questions that revealed some key facts.
19 weeks 1 day ago
- The National Security Agency's new data center in Utah was built for a 65 megawatt load, making it one of the world's largest. But the $1.53 billion dollar complex has had a rough start.
20 weeks 2 days ago
- Federal IT spending is declining dramatically, from a peak of $80 billion in 2010 to $70 billion in the 2014 fiscal year.
20 weeks 4 days ago
- Tech lobbyists offer three post-crisis political outcomes for the tech industry.
20 weeks 5 days ago
- The percentage of contract workers on IT staffs reach 17% last year and 15% this year in large organizations -- the highest level of contractors to staff since the late 1990s, according to Computer Economics.
21 weeks 1 day ago
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