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 September 2006
By taking an application-centric approach, Trigence says it can better ensure that the application will run in its new setting.
Berkeley DB, the open source database system frequently used in Linux applications, can now be patched while it's still running.
The ascendancy of "social networking" applications with possible business uses is in contrast to Demo 11 years ago. Now the new ideas are flowing based on Internet-based technologies.
When the story "What's The Greatest Software Ever Written?" appeared Aug. 14, it set off an explosion of memories from those involved in the early stages of computing. For example, one responder asked, "Do you recall the big board of the IBM 407 key punch processor into which the red, green, blue and yellow wires--each a different length--were inserted?" Hey, I may have learned to program with IBM punch cards, but I don't go back to wires-through-a-board.
Battery problems have led to recalls, and also airplane bans.
Sales of licenses for applications grew by 80%, but the company still gets most of its revenue from databases and middleware.
The rapid incorporation of the JBoss Application Server and other JBoss software is intended to make it easier to produce applications that run under Linux.
The company makes a public pledge that it won't sue individual developers using any of 35 key standards.
In Search of Excellence author Tom Peters is no admirer of GM. But he suggested there were two computer industry behemoths out there that may be teetering on the verge of decline as well. One was IBM, due to its increasing dependence on services revenue. But also put on the "guarded" list was Microsoft.
If you get enough smart people in a room, one thing becomes clear: There's a simpler way to SOA. At the IW 500 conference, some smart people chose a customer- and data-centric path to their service orientation.
Success can be a killer for innovation, organizational guru Tom Peters told the InformationWeek 500 conference this week. It's from failure that we learn the most valuable lessons.
Usage of Eclipse to help build rich, client-side interactive user interfaces has been growing, according to an Evans Data survey.
Who owns exclusive rights to model railroad software? On March 11, 2003, the U.S. Patent Office came up with the answer to that question when it issued patent 6,530,329 to Matthew Katzer of Portland, Ore. There's something worrisome about that decision. Model railroads work on a scale whose complexity we ought to be able to grasp.
The EFF says the Patent Office is using the wrong standard and awarding too many inappropriate software patents.