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 2007
Blog: Noted database researcher Jim Gray set out Sunday morning to do something that I have done twice, sail from San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge across 27 miles of ocean to the Farallon Islands. He hasn't returned.
Jim Gray, 63, the noted database researcher, veteran of stints at IBM, Tandem Computers, and most recently Microsoft, is missing at sea. He set out Sunday morning to do something that I have done twice, sail from San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge across 27 miles of ocean to the Farallon Islands. He hasn't returned.
Converter 3 can take snapshots of other brands of virtual machines, such as Microsoft Virtual Server, and migrate them to VMware Server or VMware ESX Server virtual machines.
It's not going to make it onto the New York Times best-seller list, but the IT Infrastructure Library just might save your job. If you've ever seen things go disastrously wrong, then come to the understanding it was going to happen again--that's the time to read the ITIL titles.
New license revenue hit $327 million thanks to an increase in sales of the company's Adaptive Server Enterprise.
The thieves made off with backup tapes but would need a special data reader with matching software.
The enhanced tools can detect when application results are falling below expected levels or service level agreements and diagnose where the transaction is slowing down.
VMware reported that 43% of its customer base has standardized virtualization efforts on its virtual engines and management tools.
The new group, which will employ Linux inventor Linus Torvalds, is being formed from the merger of Open Source Development Labs and the Free Standards Group.
NASA's requirement that participants use the Unified Modeling Language effectively mandates developers use IBM's Rational Rose Real-Time.
To insure as much software quality as possible, NASA is telling each participant it must use the Unified Modeling Language and has, in effect, mandated that developers use IBM's Rational Rose Real-Time.
After you spend $500 on an iPhone, what will you be able to do with it? Not enough, unless Apple makes it easy for third-party developers to build applications for it. Is Apple doing that? Not yet.
Norwegian search firm goes after business intelligence market
SQL Developer can now import and export data from spreadsheets and other sources, saving tedious re-entry of data.
Fast will offer a smart search system to challenge the structured queries and data warehouses required by traditional BI systems.
In a motion filed in U.S. District Court in Salt Lake City, Novell is seeking nearly $26 million in Unix licensing fees.
VMware's Fusion software lets a Mac run Windows, Linux, or Solaris for x86 as virtual machines under the Mac OS X operating system.
IBM is partnering with UGS to deliver a slenderized version of Teamcenter Express to help small and midsize businesses manage collaborative product data used in the design, manufacture, and delivery of a new product.
Version 3 of the General Public License has proposed a digital rights management provision and other optional restrictions that some open-source developers don't like.
Telelogic, which provides development tools to big enterprises, is looking to increase adoption of the Uniform Modeling Language standard and boost demand for its paid follow-up products.