Articles By Patrick Thibodeau

U.S. and IBM dominate new list of top 500 supercomputers

The U.S. is once again home to the world's most powerful supercomputer, rebounding after it was knocked out of the top spot by China two years ago and Japan last year.The latest Top500

Published on: July 16th, 2012 Patrick Thibodeau

Networking skills are tops in 2012 IT hiring growth spurt

The IT job market in 2012 shows some signs of improvement when it comes to hiring , but most companies still aren't expanding.Robert Half Technologies, a national recruiting firm that has been conducting

Published on: December 16th, 2011 Patrick Thibodeau

How to find lost hardware with RFID

Vendors are increasingly trying to sell users on the idea that they need to stick RFID tags on IT equipment to keep track of it. Users are interested in this technology because they

Published on: October 7th, 2010 Patrick Thibodeau

Workplace frustration growing among IT staff, survey reveals

The Jet Blue flight attendant's dramatic de-planing recently says a lot about workplace frustration, a problem that may be increasing in IT. A few days before flight attendant Steven Slater released a rear

Published on: August 17th, 2010 Patrick Thibodeau

Smart TV remote figures out who you are

The development of "smart TVs" is also leading, not surprisingly, to the creation of a smart remote as well, thanks to Intel. At the annual Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence, Intel

Published on: July 21st, 2010 Patrick Thibodeau

‘Fire in the eyes’ and a disruptive idea — your ticket to VC funding

Juniper Networks Inc. this year created a venture capital fund to encourage development on its Junos platform, which provides a common language across the networking company's routing, switching and security devices. Other companies

Published on: June 16th, 2010 Patrick Thibodeau

Clean tech can mean big business for small innovative firms

It should not be a surprise that tech industry titans, including Microsoft's chairman and former CEO, Bill Gates, are pushing the U.S. to dramatically increase spending for clean energy technology. The IT links

Published on: June 14th, 2010 Patrick Thibodeau

China seeks to outclass West in supercomputing

Dawning Information Industry Co., the Chinese company that built the world's second-most-powerful computer, includes a photo on its Web site of Chinese President Hu Jintao during a visit. The photo illustrates, in a

Published on: June 4th, 2010 Patrick Thibodeau

No more BS — use cow dung to power 1,000 servers

Reducing energy consumption in data centres, particularly with the prospect of a federal carbon tax, is pushing vendors to explore an ever-growing range of ideas. HP engineers say that biogas may, excuse this,

Published on: May 21st, 2010 Patrick Thibodeau

Alumni groups help ex-employees find jobs, new biz opportunities

Thanks to the economic downturn, former employees of high-tech companies are staying in touch by joining alumni groups to find jobs, business opportunities and to socialize. The sophistication of these groups varies but

Published on: September 23rd, 2009 Patrick Thibodeau

Can Indian firms deliver cloud services?

The Indian offshore companies have become masters at moving code, call centers and research to high-skilled, low-wage regions. Their business model is synonymous with globalization. But cloud and soft-ware-as-a-service (SaaS) delivery is best

Published on: September 8th, 2009 Patrick Thibodeau

Iran government fights losing battle to muzzle Internet protests

Iran's government in recent days has tried to cut off Internet access for most of its election protesters by shutting down routers at the nation's perimeters, ripping satellite dishes off roofs, cutting cables

Published on: June 18th, 2009 Patrick Thibodeau

Economic downturn may be coming to an end, tech analysts say

The federal government Wednesday reported a 6.1 per cent contraction in the U.S. economy during this year's first quarter-a grim headline in the making. But economists and IT industry analysts saw some hopeful

Published on: May 4th, 2009 Patrick Thibodeau

Amid layoffs many companies still hiring IT workers

Shortly after Donnie Reynolds, the chief operating officer at Automated HealthCare Solutions Inc. in Miramar, Fla., learned that Microsoft Corp. planned to cut 5,000 workers over the next 18 months, he and another

Published on: February 3rd, 2009 Patrick Thibodeau

Trimming your IT spending effectively

With the economy struggling and financial markets in a state of chaos, this is becoming a hard time to be an IT manager. On every here's-how-to-survive-the-recession list that Gartner Inc. analysts presented at

Published on: October 23rd, 2008 Patrick Thibodeau