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 January 2005
A new release of OptimalJ allows developers to model the series of application screens users will interact with.
Company plans to make OpenSolaris available to anyone interested by midyear
CEO Ellison says Oracle will compete with application rival SAP in select vertical markets.
Sun released the first component of its OpenSolaris initiative, but most of the open-source operating system won't be available until midyear.
SAP acquires TomorrowNow, a supplier of PeopleSoft support services, in a bid to counter Oracle's PeopleSoft integration plans.
Larry Ellison may be the center of power at Oracle, but John Wookey is leading the make-or-break task of merging the companies' applications.
Oracle outlined an ambitious program to continue developing Oracle, PeopleSoft, and J.D. Edwards applications, as well as create a suite merging all three.
Oracle is reducing its combined workforce to 50,000 but vows to retain most PeopleSoft product-development and support staff.
Sabratec's Applinx tool helps transform legacy mainframe applications into Web services.
Oracle wants to grab a bigger piece of the mobile database market, which is expected to grow to $1.3 billion by 2008.
Oracle has purchased more than 97% of PeopleSoft's stock, and the application vendor is now a wholly owned Oracle subsidiary.
Oracle holds nearly 90% of PeopleSoft's stock.
Imperva, IPLocks, and Lumigent offer software for monitoring who is accessing sensitive data.