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 2008
Subscription revenue, which provides some guarantee of continued stable income, was up 17% over the same quarter a year ago.
While still having gains, Oracle showed that a slowing economy is having an impact on the acquisition-minded juggernaut.
Only daily downloads of MySQL and Java exceed those for Sun's VirtualBox 2.1, which boasts improved performance for running Windows, Macintosh, Solaris, or Linux on any PC hardware.
The group's complaint alleges that Cisco is in violation of the General Public License by not making source code to some Linksys products available to customers.
Stuart Cohen declared in the Dec. 1 issue of BusinessWeek: "Open Source, The Model Is Broken." I disagree. Open source was never a business model per se, any more than it was a programmer's religion, despite the fervor that sometimes surrounds it. Rather, it was, and is, a better way to develop and distribute software.
It's neither a duplicate of nor replacement for LAMP, but will be marketed for use in transaction processing.
The move reflects VMWare's desire to more closely integrate its ESX hypervisor operation with underlying physical assets and software infrastructures.
The venture funding follows news that Red Hat is embedding Jaspersoft's Business Intelligence Suite for the satellite version of Red Hat Network.
To move into the cloud, Sun is phasing out its Network.com service, a computing utility based on its own data center where usage was charged by the hour.
The author of MySQL, Monty Widenius, has taken a shot at Sun's release of MySQL 5.1, saying it wasn't ready yet, and pointed an accusatory finger at Marten Mickos, senior VP of Sun databases. He's also not bothered to deny rumors that's he's resigned from Sun. I don't know about the rumors, but it's clear to me that Elvis has left the building.
Extending credit in hard times would allow a customer who might otherwise turn away to become an HP software user.
Having the option to partition tables five ways puts MySQL on more of an equal footing with commercial systems, especially those used in assembling large data sets in data warehouses.
The Web Services Test Forum aims to establish interoperability among products built to the IETF, Oasis, World Wide Web Consortium, and other standards.
Intel has its own definition of cloud computing and it makes no reference to virtualization. But virtualization, like it or not, lies at the heart of how things will get done in the cloud. I noticed this disparity in a review of an Intel presentation posted by the Cloud Computing Interoperability Forum.
VMware View 3 addresses key pitfalls that have slowed virtualization on the desktop.
In his debut column, the former New York attorney general and governor said the government bailouts of large financial services firms may be counterproductive.
Like Silverlight and Ajax, the JavaFX scripting language can be used to build rich, interactive Web applications and adaptable user interfaces for smartphones and other mobile devices.