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 February 2010
The social networking site opts for the open source Cassandra data management system in what's becoming a not-uncommon move.
With an extra-slender thin client and its vSpace software, NComputing has virtualized 2.5 million desktops.
Panasonic will license Microsoft's exFAT file system, which makes it easier to exchange multimedia files across devices.
3Tera supplies a graphically oriented system for configuring an application prior to deployment, including deployment as a virtual machine into the cloud.
The third HP research lab in the Asia-Pacific region will participate in cloud and collaborative computing research.
Danube is a supplier of Scrum project management software for Agile development. Terms were not disclosed.
Investment advisor Piper Jaffray interviewed 100 CIOs and IT managers, then wrote up its conclusions in a 320-page report, neatly summarized by its title: "The Future Is In the Cloud." Spending on software as a service and cloud computing will grow from 5.7% today to 13.5% of all software spending in five years, it predicts.
It's a technology marvel, the BMW Oracle triple-hull entry that brought home the America's Cup. And that's the problem. The cat -- as in catamaran -- is out of the bag. As much as I love a good piece of technology, when it comes to sailing, I wish the classic test between single-hulled sloops could return to the America's Cup.
Amazon.com, a large commercial user of Linux, and Microsoft have signed a cross-licensing patent agreement.
RightScale manages eight of the 12 most popular games on the Web by serving as a front end management system for the cloud.
The UC4 agent extends the reach of job scheduling outside the data center to Web services and the cloud.
Do IT teams really want the integrated software-hardware stack that Oracle promises?
It's almost a manifesto. "Everything will move to the cloud," predicts Piper Jaffray & Co. analyst Mark Murphy and researcher Brian Schwartz. And as it does, three medium-sized companies will become star cloud suppliers. Do you think you know who they are? I, for one, didn't get them right.
Partnering with Open Kernel Labs, Citrix finds a way to turn smartphones into devices that power virtual desktops.
The hosted version of LiveCycle provides a framework for developers to build simplified user interfaces to back office business apps.
Under CIO Vivek Kundra, the federal government has launched Apps.gov, an online marketplace of software where federal agencies can find what they need, sometimes at bargain prices. But behind the scenes, it's made a much bigger bet on cloud computing. It's NASA's Nebula cloud at the Ames Research Center in Mountain View, Calif.
The database giant is proposing to make a high-end business out of integrated application stacks built on UltraSparc hardware.
Jonathan Schwartz was considered a longshot to stay at Sun after its acquisition by Oracle.