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
Training your replacement must take enormous inner reverse.
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.
Silicon Valley’s wealth may be concentrating in firms that only hire people with ultra high-end skills. WhatsApp is a good example.
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?
Instead of beating up the government for its Healthcare.gov rollout, let’s look at what the U.S. gets right.
Northeast Utilities may have been preparing for sometime to transfer jobs offshore
The company that employed the Navy Yard shooter said its background checks failed to turn up any gun related history.
Will the immigration bill create and protect IT jobs?
North Carolina is risking its tech future by supressing the ability of some of its students to vote.
Four separate items, mostly about PCs