Stories by Patrick Thibodeau

Cash, cups, clicks: Techies back Obama

Monday was the last day to register to vote in next month's election in Silicon Valley's Santa Clara County, where Barack Obama has a clear edge and, now, a really big backer: Google CEO Eric Schmidt.

Virtualization leads top 10 strategic technologies for 2009

Gartner has ranked virtualization as the No. 1 strategic technology for next year, not for its "tremendously obvious" ability to virtualize servers, but for its increasing capability to virtualize just about everything else in a data center.

The IT worker's Wall Street meltdown worry list

The only thing that seems clear today is that the US is in a recession and possibly a bad one. No one is certain what will happen next. Events are changing almost by the hour. How much help will a federal bailout deliver to the nation's financial sys...

Gartner: Wall Street woes won't take down tech

IT spending is faring better than the overall economy, and the sector "will avoid a recession in 2008," says Gartner. But in a report sent to clients this week, the analyst firm says it believes IT budgets will show "very low year-over-year growth ra...

US sees six 'disruptive technologies' by 2025

In December, the US president-elect will get a report detailing threats to the US and that most likely includes a list of emerging technologies that will have a major impact on the US and the world. This report, called Global Trends 2025, is a foreca...

VMware, MS, others to fight for virtualization edge in Vegas

VMworld 2008, VMware's annual user conference in Las Vegas next week, is expected be crowded with a total of 14,000 attendees, including workers from more than 200 trade-show exhibitors that are all fighting for a piece of the x86 virtualization mark...

Obama touts desire to keep tech jobs in the US

US presidential candidate Senator Barack Obama attacked offshore outsourcing in his acceptance of the Democratic presidential nomination Thursday night, drawing a bead on a practice that has displaced nearly one in 10 IT workers, according to a new s...

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