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 August 2006
The company believes the move to automate process management is now expanding to include IT processes, and it wants to provide the tools to help IT departments.
Sequencing tasks that used to take a month or more now only take a few days or a few hours.
Billy Marshall and Erik Troan want to make it easier to bundle Linux with software applications.
Unlike other open-source offerings, EnterpriseDB Advanced Server can run Oracle database applications unchanged.
Forget the new-product hype. The biggest buzz at last week's LinuxWorld conference was the potential of Linux in the data center.
Our article on the Greatest Software Ever stirred many reader responses, from a variety of sources, including one from a writer who has a picture of himself next to a running Colossus machine--the machine that cracked the Nazi codes--at Bletchley Park, England.
Many of the comments add depth and understanding to my selections. Several writers made good arguments contesting some choices, particularly
"Only you can teach the world about the balance that can be created around a free infrastructure," Lessig said, in telling Linux supporters to raise their voices in favor of net neutrality.
Sun is working to turn parts of Java Standard Edition its programmers created into open-source code and hopes to make the rest available sometime next year.
It was no easy task researching and writing our cover story this week describing the 12 best pieces of software written. After the agony of whittling that list down to a top dozen, you'd think I'd be finished. But no, here are the top five other programs that didn't make the list--even though they were very, very strong candidates.
The goal is to allow different hypervisors to manage Linux virtual machines generated by a competitor's software.
IBM is boasting that its Rational IDE won the highest marks in a recent Evans Data survey. But Microsoft's Visual Studio.Net was No. 2. As a matter of fact, Visual Studio was nipping at the heels of Rational, and it's got a lot more users than Rational does.
Its upcoming Oracle Business Process Analysis Suite is based on software from IDS Scheer. Oracle wants to bring the competitiveness of its Fusion middleware up to par with the top vendors in the field.
Oracle Developer Tools work inside Microsoft's Visual Studio 2005 instead of just Visual Studio 2003.