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 April 2006
The goal is to squeeze more work out of desktop computers through greater virtualization, and the alliance should help speed adoption.
Call it founder's disease. Call it what you want. But Scott McNealy hindered Sun from becoming a successful software company. Now Jonathan Schwartz has got his work cut out for him.
By offering Subversion on Demand as a hosted application, CollabNet allows a development team to be distributed around the world and still have access to the system over the Internet.
Service Pack 1 for SQL Server 2005 also forges tighter links between database and SAP application data.
Database Command Center is split off from Unicenter and supports Oracle, Ingres, and IBM DB2 databases.
The company also forges closer ties to SAP with Service Pack 1 for SQL Server 2005.
It's not an accident that JBoss Inc. has built up a head of steam, culminating in a $350 million offer from Red Hat. And it will be no accident that other promising application server projects follow in its path.
Blatantly commercial, fiercely controlling, JBoss CEO Fleury saw an opportunity to take the open-source strategy in a new direction.
To make the merger pay, the companies need to prove they can be a foundation in shifting business IT strategies.
But JBoss hasn't favored Linux over Windows, and Red Hat faces a cultural challenge in merging the startup into its corporate structure.
Acquisition of the open-source application server vendor comes after JBoss and Oracle were unable to reach a deal.
Apple last week began offering free software called Boot Camp that lets users run Windows XP on its new Intel-based Macs. It was only a matter of time before someone did.
Its hand may have been forced. Competitors are moving fast as Microsoft's offerings are delayed.
But while Apple is making it possible to run Windows XP on the Mac, it will be up to users to buy and install the Microsoft operating system themselves.
Upgrades of WebSphere Business Monitor and Portal will offer Ajax to aid with SOA deployments.
When the 30th SAS Institute user group convened in San Francisco on March 26, I hadn't attended a SUGI (SAS User Group International) gathering for over a decade. So let's say the high production values of its opening session--the big-time, high-fidelity sound system, slick video effects, and theatrically staged customer awards--were a shock.