Patrick Thibodeau is a senior editor at Computerworld covering the intersection of public policy and globalization and its impact on IT careers. He also writes about high performance computing, data centers including cloud, and enterprise management. In a distant life, he was a weather observer in the Navy, a daily newspaper reporter, and author of a book about the history of New Britain, Conn.  

I live and work in Washington DC and sometimes write about federal policy, among other things, hence my Twitter: DCgov

Latest Posts by Patrick

Training your replacement must take enormous inner reverse. 

April 25, 2014 11:39 AM EDT

Northeast Utilities, via its offshore contractors, brought in H-1B visa holders to replace its U.S. workers as a prelude to moving work offshore.  This kind of thing used to make people angry, but it’s so routine today that few even think to question it.  

April 23, 2014 1:48 PM EDT
U.S. Navy

Silicon Valley’s wealth may be concentrating in firms that only hire people with ultra high-end skills. WhatsApp is a good example.

February 20, 2014 10:40 PM EST



IT job cuts appear to be in progress at Northeast Utilities in Connecticut, thanks to a move to offshore a significant number of jobs.  You may wonder how this happens. Why is it so easy for U.S. companies, even a utility with a captive customer base, to move jobs overseas?

November 07, 2013 1:20 PM EST

Instead of beating up the government for its rollout, let’s look at what the U.S. gets right.

October 27, 2013 3:05 PM EDT

Northeast Utilities may have been preparing for sometime to transfer jobs offshore

September 27, 2013 2:23 PM EDT

The company that employed the Navy Yard shooter said its background checks failed to turn up any gun related history.

September 17, 2013 4:53 PM EDT

Will the immigration bill create and protect IT jobs?

September 05, 2013 5:00 PM EDT
North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory

North Carolina is risking its tech future by supressing the ability of some of its students to vote.

July 10, 2013 12:59 PM EDT

Four separate items, mostly about PCs

May 29, 2013 12:48 PM EDT
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