Stories by Patrick Thibodeau

Memo to Carly: HP is shifting more work offshore

Carly Fiorina was crisp, sharp and quick in the Republican presidential debate -- all characteristics that helped her become Hewlett-Packard's CEO from 1999 to 2005. But she also used her opportunity before a national audience to distort her history at HP by omitting key facts.

Written by Patrick Thibodeau21 Sept. 15 22:33

More automation, fewer jobs ahead

Report predicts the first robotic pharmacist and many more 'tipping points' in the decade ahead.

Written by Patrick Thibodeau16 Sept. 15 13:00

California delays the backlash over IT layoffs

Southern California Edison's layoff of IT workers stirred state lawmakers to action this year on two bills attacking the use of H-1B workers to offshore jobs. But both bills have stalled without a final vote.

Written by Patrick Thibodeau15 Sept. 15 00:06

White House faces tight deadlines for saving STEM program

A petition urging the White House to act urgently on a court ruling that may force thousands of recent STEM graduates to leave the U.S. early next year reached 100,000 signatures Tuesday, the threshold for an official government response.

Written by Patrick Thibodeau08 Sept. 15 22:57

Why Trump believes his H-1B plan is serious

GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump wants to make it more expensive to hire foreign workers, and in doing so, encourage the hiring of U.S. workers.

Written by Patrick Thibodeau20 Aug. 15 13:17

A new tool for pricing used IT equipment

An electronics recycler has created an IT products database representing 9,000 manufacturers and 11 million equipment models. The products range from consumer to business equipment, such as network storage devices, routers, switches, as well as servers, PCs and office machines.

Written by Patrick Thibodeau05 Aug. 15 00:14

Lawmakers propose new visa for foreign tech entrepreneurs

Two U.S. House Democrats are proposing a new visa for immigrants who can obtain "significant" venture capital funding for a business, or can otherwise establish a business that creates some jobs.

Written by Patrick Thibodeau01 Aug. 15 23:12

The worst thing about tech bubbles isn't what you may think

You may recall how the last tech bubble 15 years ago resulted in staggering market losses, numerous failed start-ups and increasing IT unemployment. Less noticed was the bubble's eerie correlation to undergraduate enrollments in computer science.

Written by Patrick Thibodeau27 July 15 20:10

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