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 2016
Amazon reported revenues of $107 billion in full-year 2015, a 20% increase over the prior year. Its Amazon Web Services unit was a bright spot, showing solid growth for the full year and for Q4 2015. So, why isn't Wall Street satisfied?
Facebook will implement its latest data center server and switch designs in the facility it's building on the company's Clonee, Ireland, site.
Salesforce users can now run an app in isolation by using a private network on the multi-tenant Heroku development platform.
VMware CIO Bask Iyer describes his role as both representing customers' needs to top management and validating the firm's products to customers.
Just past its first birthday, the Cloud Foundry Foundation counts up its certified host providers as it aims to become the "Linux of PaaS."
Nearly two-thirds of IT security professionals think cloud software security equals what they can provide in enterprise data centers, according to Cloud Security Alliance survey.
Traditional IT spending is in decline compared to enterprise investment in public and private cloud services, says research group.
Docker again expands its developer platform, adding unikernels to provide more options for packaging code and moving it around.
The Computer & Communications Industry Association and Electronic Frontier Foundation are among those filing friends-of-the-court briefs supporting Samsung in its appeal to the US Supreme Court. This latest wrinkle in the long-running Apple v. Samsung case raises important questions about how our patent system is being used.
In a move that will strengthen its data center presence and customer offerings in Europe and around the world, Equinix is acquiring rival TelecityGroup for $3.8 billion.
Amazon Web Services has created what it calls "Scheduled Reserved Instances," a variation to its low cost Reserved Instances, which is scheduled to run at specific times.
Cisco has launched a service, called Cloud Consumption Services, that sniffs out surreptitious cloud users practicing shadow IT. The service also analyzes the risk and helps IT manage use.
Amazon continues to expand its worldwide network of data centers, with Montreal, the UK, China, and India all slated to become part of its chain.
Intermedia's offering, aimed at large enterprises, challenges on-premises email, Google's Gmail, and Amazon's new WorkMail with Dedicated Microsoft Exchange on AWS.
Amazon's WorkMail, a potential competitor to Google's Gmail and Microsoft Outlook, is now in general availability, and it's integrated with the company's encryption key management technology.
Synergy says $110 billion was spent on the cloud in 2015, 300% more than IDC's estimate. Why the difference?
Security firm Check Point highlights the risky networking pathways that can be created by not properly protecting connected IoT consumer products.
Amazon Web Services diminishes its own prospects of handsome quarterly profits through a set of price reductions. These cuts also make life harder for competitors.
Apple has substituted bluster and brazen attacks on the tax system for good corporate citizenship. Why are we singling out Apple? For starters, it's No. 1 on a list of the top 30 companies with the most money held offshore, using loopholes that allow it to avoid paying US taxes on approximately $181 billion.