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 March 2008
Open source systems have replaced only a few commercial products in the enterprise.
Despite a new owner and the potential for more competition in the future, MySQL and Oracle will continue to work together.
The company's licensing-assessment service is similar to code-analysis products from Palamida, Black Duck, and Coverity.
GroundWork Monitor 5.2 has added auto-discovery and mapping of data center servers and network devices.
It's bad enough that Microsoft with its big war chest might sue you for producing open source software. But what's really hard to take is the suggestion that you stooped to stealing Microsoft code for your project. At the Open Source Business Conference this week in San Francisco, one show organizer got his revenge.
Local service provider combines VMWare with Sun VDI for a flexible means of serving up virtual desktops.
The company's everRun VM could shift the nature of the workloads that virtualized servers are able to carry from secondary to mission-critical applications.
MySQL executives are urging their staffs to continue doing what they were doing before the acquisition and not to try and adopt Sun's practices.
Microsoft's general counsel calls for a less-abrasive relationship between open source developers and his company at an open source conference.
The firm will urge more enterprises to participate in open source projects and, in some cases, coax code contributions out of companies that have made in-house improvements.
Four weeks after Sun Microsystems locked up the open source MySQL database system, IBM has decided to become one of four investors in EnterpriseDB.
The company finds that desktop virtualization is a better alternative to upgrading hundreds of PCs running Windows 2000.
Release 5.4 supports VMware's latest version of its hypervisor -- ESX Server 3.5 -- and will support Microsoft's Hyper-V when it becomes available.
Rational Team Concert is based on Jazz, a technology platform for tools that will give them collaborative properties, such as sharing a common source code.
Sun seeks to be a broker of virtual desktops and deliver a Windows, Mac, Linux, or Solaris full screen presentation to the end user over the network.
The open source labs director's keynote at EclipseCon 2008 was met with guarded optimism from open source developers.
Sun has turned to an open source project led by Oracle for its standard for mapping software objects into relational databases.
When problems are found in test code, the Tool Suite will consult a database of known problems and in some cases be able to recommend a solution.
One third of CIOs surveyed believed they would not be able to find the electricity, cooling capacity, space or budgets they need to continue to expand their data centers.
Equinox will give Java developers a lightweight runtime capable of executing their Java and Ajax programs across a wide variety of devices, from servers to cell phones.
The joint development project is intended to add to the mandatory access controls already provided by Solaris Trusted Extensions.
The consulting firm specializes in guiding companies' legacy modernization and SOA implementation.
Encentuate gets it experience in a key industry and flexibility in two-factor authentication.
Encentuate will be integrated with the elements of the Tivoli Access Manager suite, and the acquisition lets IBM expand its R&D facilities in Singapore.
The platform introduces Web Expression Language to give standard HTML elements on a Web page the ability to send and receive messages from an Internet server.
The center will be used to design and test interoperability between Windows Server 2008 and Sun's Sun Fire x64 systems and storage.
The company is looking to protect its desktop-productivity software alternative to Microsoft Office from patent challenges.
The company said it will take 150 small research projects and consolidate them into 20 to 30 "big bets" that HP will pursue and try to make pay off.
High-Gain officials have agreed to appoint an open source compliance officer, publish their source code, and pay an undisclosed amount to the originators of BusyBox.
Robert Tiller and Richard Fontana join the company to keep an eye on open standards and changes in the IP regime needed for the future.
The company is not intimidated by the number of third-party ecosystem products that can manage its ESX Server installations.
Oracle Universal Content Management, the core of its ECM suite, can now store automatically encrypted content.
Former startup ActiveGrid relaunches with an updated version of Visual Ajax Studio built around the open source frameworks and Ajax.
Negative campaigning tends to make people stay at home, which is why I'm not voting today in either Texas or Ohio. But as a former resident of Ohio many years ago, I am compelled to reveal everything I know about Barack Obama. Well, actually, everything Barton George at Sun Microsystems knows.
The survey compared Oracle with DB2, MySQL, Informix Dynamic Server, PostgreSQL, Microsoft SQL Server, and Sybase Advanced Server Enterprise.
The Web site language, which runs smoothly over Linux and Unix, adds Microsoft's FastCGI component for its Web server, IIS, to make setup and PHP apps run efficiently.