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Editor at Large, Cloud
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Charles Babcock is an editor-at-large for InformationWeek and author of Management Strategies for the Cloud Revolution, a McGraw-Hill book. He is the former editor-in-chief of Digital News, former software editor of Computerworld and former technology editor of Interactive Week. He is a graduate of Syracuse University where he obtained a bachelor's degree in journalism. He joined the publication in 2003.

Articles by Charles Babcock

25 Cloud Vendors Worth Watching

9/27/2016
Cloud services are firmly established in the fabric of IT staff operations as necessary and growing ingredients of enterprise computing. No matter your business model or industry vertical, chances are that you've already made strides into the cloud and are looking at additional resources. With that in mind, we offer a roundup of 25 options to consider in your cloud ecosystem -- including cloud services for public, private, and hybrid options, as well as management and monitoring tools.

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5 Cloud Performance Measuring Strategies

9/20/2016
Migrating systems to the public cloud requires many steps. One of them should be performance monitoring. Here are five ways IT pros can make sure their company is getting a return on its cloud investment.

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Comparing Cloud Vendors: A Primer For IT

9/12/2016
With several major players emerging as mega-cloud vendors, the distinctions between IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS have blurred. Here's a primer on the various offerings, based on the latest Forrester Wave report.

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What eBay's Machine Learning Advances Can Teach IT Professionals

9/6/2016
EBay has been gathering data and employing machine learning to connect more buyers to sellers and increase the trustworthiness of transactions. The use-cases are worth exploring for any IT professional looking to help improve a company's bottom line by applying machine learning to its customer-facing applications.

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6 Linux Kernel Changes IT Pros Need To Know

8/30/2016
The 4.7 Linux kernel includes enhancements to security, automated testing prior to release, and an average 7.8 additions per hour over 10 weeks of development. Here is a look at what IT pros need to know about the OS that powers everything from mobile devices to servers and supercomputers.

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AWS Helps Fuel Lyft's Expansion

8/22/2016
Lyft, the San Francisco ride-sharing company and Uber competitor, is thriving on AWS IT services and looking to ring up its first $1 billion. Here's what IT pros can learn from the example.

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4 Industrial IoT Startups Taking Development To The Cloud

8/16/2016
From where IT professionals sit, these are early days for industrial IoT. Still, the software, hardware, and network ecosystem required for delivering on the promise of IoT will eventually transform the way enterprises think about running everything. Here are four cloud-based industrial IoT startups worth knowing.

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GE Uses Machine Learning To Restore Italian Power Plant

6/16/2016
At its Minds + Machines conference in Paris, GE revealed how a new suite of applications helped it restart A2A Group's Chivasso power plant in Northern Italy. GE's Digital Power Plant for Steam is one of the first application suites to sit atop GE's Predix machine data analytics platform and yield practical industrial results.

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Equinix Service Aims To Scrub Out DDoS Attacks

5/31/2016
Equinix is making F5 Networks' Silverline protection available in a handful of its International Business Exchange data centers. Silverline can detect the launch of an attack as it makes use of the network and take steps to mitigate it in real-time.

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Facebook Open/R: From Bridging Gaps To Network App Dev

5/12/2016
In the process of developing Terragraph, a network aimed to bring wireless Internet access to dense urban environments, Facebook has made strides in network application development. Here's why its Open/R platform -- slated to be offered to the open source community -- could eventually influence enterprise network development as we know it.

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PayPal's Path To Independence: A Tale Of Cloud Innovation

5/3/2016
PayPal navigated its separation and independence from eBay in a seven-month accelerated transition. On the big day, all systems were go. Learn how the creative use of cloud technologies, and a remarkable degree of employee collaboration, earned the company a 2016 Elite 100 Award in the category of Best Use Of Cloud Services.

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Microsoft Gains In SaaS Market, Report Finds

4/20/2016
Synergy Research assessed the growth of SaaS in 2015, and found it more mature than other cloud services -- and ready for an even greater takeoff. In addition, the report showed Microsoft may be one company poised for significant growth.

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