Articles By Patrick Thibodeau

Automotive supplier doubles in size after adopting HPC

Automotive supplier doubles in size after adopting HPC

Many small to mid-size manufacturing companies do not use high performance computing (HPC) to create and test potential parts and...

November 28th, 2011 Patrick Thibodeau
HP server revenue falls in turbulent quarter, Gartner says

HP server revenue falls in turbulent quarter, Gartner says

Worldwide server revenue grew 5.2 per cent in the third quarter of 2011, but declined for Hewlett-Packard Co., Gartner Inc....

November 28th, 2011 Patrick Thibodeau
Will Congress crush tech spending?

Will Congress crush tech spending?

FRAMINGHAM -- The failure of the Congressional Super Committee to reach a U.S. deficit reduction agreement triggers automatic federal spending...

November 23rd, 2011 Patrick Thibodeau
Exascale computing seen in this decade

Exascale computing seen in this decade

SEATTLE -- There is almost an obsessive focus at the supercomputing conference here on reaching exascale computing, a level of computing...

November 16th, 2011 Patrick Thibodeau
Machine-based decision-making is coming

Machine-based decision-making is coming

There may come a day when computers take over the business decision-making process.Machines' unbiased assessments of data will replace managers'...

November 9th, 2011 Patrick Thibodeau
Gartner: Machines make better decisions than humans

Gartner: Machines make better decisions than humans

There may be a day when automation takes over human decision making in business.The machines would replace managers who today...

October 20th, 2011 Patrick Thibodeau
IT tier-level support, chargebacks, called wasteful

IT tier-level support, chargebacks, called wasteful

With their budgets seeing little increase, IT managers are being urged by Gartner Inc. to reexamine many of their long-followed...

October 20th, 2011 Patrick Thibodeau
Expecting a recession, Gartner urges ‘creative destruction’

Expecting a recession, Gartner urges ‘creative destruction’

ORLANDO -- Gartner Inc. sees another recession coming that will lead to tightened IT budgets at the same time that...

October 17th, 2011 Patrick Thibodeau
Dell as a services company? Maybe, say customers

Dell as a services company? Maybe, say customers

The default view of Dell Inc. among some of its customers is that it is a hardware company. It is...

October 14th, 2011 Patrick Thibodeau
U.S. IT industry shrinks as an employer in the past decade

U.S. IT industry shrinks as an employer in the past decade

 In overall numbers, the IT industry employed 6.5 million people in 2001. That number had slipped to 5.9 million by...

October 6th, 2011 Patrick Thibodeau