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 2008
Developers can create Java applications using Fusion's WebLogic application server and other middleware services with Oracle Enterprise Pack for Eclipse.
The new Tracker feature tells an employer which salespeople are making use of SugarCRM's capabilities, which features are most frequently used, and which are being ignored.
Job listings for Java projects that require the open source Spring framework now outnumber those that want Enterprise Java Bean-building skills, the hallmark of traditional Enterprise Java programming.
Citrix Systems' Presentation Server, renamed XenApp, fits into a broader suite of desktop virtualization and virtualizes Windows applications on central servers for shared access.
The enterprise Linux software vendor referred to the incident on Aug. 14 as "an issue in the infrastructure systems."
Suppliers like Day Software look to enhance SharePoint's capabilities, or, in cases like open source Alfresco Software, seek to replace it.
VC money has been flowing, but money going into the startup pipeline is now failing to come out the other end, and IPOs have dwindled significantly.
Another hot product area for HP is its enterprise servers and storage unit, which saw revenue rise 5% to $4.7 billion.
Online chocolate company TCHO has standardized on the Macintosh but still needs to run a variety of Windows applications.
Ubuntu has taken on an increasingly important role with its focus on desktops, Windows compatibility, and ease of installation.
I have watched various court cases that involve bitter disputes within the computer industry and wondered how the courts could keep up. Each time it seemed to me that the basic issues had moved beyond the understanding of the court. The cases seemed to come down to who produced the more authoritative expert opinion. Then the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals comes along and demonstrates a comprehension of open source code.
Before the decision, it wasn't clear whether a court of law would regard an open source license as being capable of imposing enforceable copyright restrictions on the use of computer code.
The guide explains the ins and outs of getting code added to the Linux kernel.
Version 4.4 of the company's marquee virtualization product can realize quick energy savings as underutilized virtual machines are consolidated onto a few hosts.