Profile of Charles BabcockEditor 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
posted in December 2006
Scott Miggo, VP of technology solutions, has replaced more than 700 Intel and Unix small servers with two refrigerator-sized boxes -- IBM z9 mainframes.
Mendel Rosenblum, Stanford University operating system researcher and chief scientist at VMware, is an approachable, brainy uncle kind of figure. For example, he pauses to think about a question instead of just automatically answering it.
Companies invest $3 million to develop software packages for biz intelligence, collaboration, content management, and other apps.
BestBuy's Web site response times have been climbing as holiday shopping has become more active in December, according to WebSitePulse.com.
Thirty percent of wireless developers rely on SQL Server as the central, server-based database from which a wireless application receives data, according to Evans Data.
The software packages may include business intelligence, knowledge worker collaboration and content management, business process integration, and messaging/unified communications.
Oracle makes four databases that it wants developers to embed into other products, a fast growing segment of the database market.
HP is rolling up the product line of its recent Mercury Interactive acquisition and its existing OpenView suite into a single product line and branding the combination HP Software.
AccuWeather will build a set of software components that work with IBM's QEDWiki tool to create a variety of services.
Eclipse is central in IBM's strategy to compete with Microsoft's Visual Studio.net. Both packages offer the ability for developers to plug multiple toolsets into shared environments.
OSDL appointed Mike Temple, its chief financial officer, as COO and plans to employ 19 in 2007.
The company plans to provide SOA policy enforcement over running services as well as service governance.