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 December 2005
iRadeon Group's monthly subscription serves up three open source applications in a dashboard-type interface, a model that could appeal to cost-conscious small businesses.
But city officials wish the IT overhaul had been in place before hurricanes hit the Gulf Coast in August and September.
Oracle's rediscovery of AIX comes a month after CEO Larry Ellison declared Sun Microsystems Solaris 10 as its preferred development and deployment platform for most x64 architectures.
The new pricing structure will put Sun Fire T1000 servers "on a comparable footing with low-end AMD, Intel, and IBM Power servers," according to a Sun official.
Database with IBM roots is now part of the Java Enterprise System
The vendor tries to show that it doesn't live by Linux alone
I don't want to trade places with Mike Centineo, the director of Safety and Permits in New Orleans. On the one hand, he must struggle to get his vital city department up and running after Katrina, conveying a lot of bad news to homeowners in the process. On the other, he goes home to a heavily damaged structure and faces the same challenges to rebuild as many of his fellow residents.
Sun will add Derby to its Java Enterprise System, allowing developers to embed the Java relational database within applications
Since Katrina, city inspectors have scrambled to get information posted online.
PortalBuilder 5.0 minimizes custom coding and makes it possible to connect new Web services to legacy systems and packaged applications.
MagneticTime software allows you to convert E-mails and Word documents into audio files.
SOA Software will market Merrill Lynch software that exposes CICS transactions as Web services.
Sun Microsystems took the plunge Nov. 30 and committed itself to convert much of its software product line to open-source code. Sun will give you its software ... if only you will use it. As a statement of business strategy, the move sums up multiple past failures, but maybe, just maybe, this time its approach will work.
Still, license issues could delay availability of Java components