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 October 2006
Microsoft has formed a technical partnership with Zend Technologies to optimize its open source scripting language, PHP, to work better with Windows Information Server.
In his bold play for Red Hat Linux customers, the Oracle CEO shows how important the operating system is to his company.
Oracle will exploit the open source license by offering its own customers a version of Red Hat's software with the labels stripped off. Oracle will charge for support, competing with Red Hat using Red Hat's own products.
Oracle has added 482 features to the beta 11g version of its database. It's a reflection of that enduring Oracle philosophy that its database is the center of the universe and everything revolves around it.
The two companies are neighbors in Texas, and Dell is now selling servers based on AMD's 64-bit Opteron chip.
Mercury needs to move beyond its historic strength to rise to what HP wants from the deal.
Pulling information from vast sensor arrays is easy. Sorting it and deciding what's useful without being overwhelmed is the hard part.
Google is putting its Writely word processing into an online application suite. I look forward to the day when a Web app suite is available and I won't have to send any more dollars to Bill Gates for Office upgrades. But that day still hasn't arrived.
Reuters has 2,100 of its 3,000 developers using CollabNet and expects to have its full developer staff using it by early next year.
Noorda led Novell from 17 employees to 12,000. But he failed in attempts to provide an alternative to Microsoft Office.
Virtual servers are going strong, but virtualized applications still need some help
The goal is to make it easy for business analysts and other nonprogrammers to build basic, interactive Web applications.
The company is trying to make it easier to generate and manage virtual machines that run systems that are being virtualized for the first time or were virtualized originally by someone else.