Author Archives: Patrick Thibodeau

State Dept. database crash leads to passport, visa delays

A State Department database crash has delayed the issuing of passports and visas worldwide. Continue reading

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State Dept. database crash leads to passport, visa delays

A State Department database crash has delayed the issuing of passports and visas worldwide. Continue reading

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California sees IT shifting to IBM-built cloud

California is moving its IT services to a cloud, on-demand, subscription-based service that state officials believe may meet as much as 80% of its computing needs. Continue reading

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Microsoft now leads in tech layoffs

Microsoft’s planned 18,000 job cuts, or 14% of its workforce, is the biggest tech layoff announced this year, surpassing Hewlett-Packard’s announcement in May that it was cutting 16,000 jobs. Continue reading

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Among IBM users, Apple agreement gets praise, questions

The IBM-Apple partnership resonates with users who like the idea of connecting Apple’s mobile platform with IBM’s back-end data, but some observers have questions about the deal and there’s no certainty the partnership will succeed. Continue reading

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Among IBM users, Apple agreement gets praise, questions

The IBM-Apple partnership resonates with enterprise IBM user Roxanne Reynolds-Lair, CIO at the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising in Los Angeles. Continue reading

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Pennsylvania, a ‘Fortune 20′ state, consolidates IT

Pennsylvania has signed a seven-year deal with Unisys to consolidate the state’s data centers and create an on-demand, cloud computing environment Continue reading

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IBM and Apple ties go way back

IBM and Apple have a history of working together that dates back more than 20 years. Continue reading

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Money talks, and that’s all quantum maker D-Wave has to say

The quantum computing technology developed by D-Wave gets ongoing scientific debate, but it’s also getting money, $28 million last week, bringing its total funding to about $150 million. Continue reading

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Laid-off IBM workers allege age bias in lawsuit

Three former IBM employees laid off last year have filed a lawsuit in federal court alleging they were victims of age discrimination. IBM denies the charge. Continue reading

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