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 2009
The company offers software project management tools on the Web as an integrated service.
Monty Widenius continues his campaign to save MySQL from falling into Oracle's possession with a script that would have been suitable, perhaps, for the Perils of Pauline. The whole problem with "saving" MySQL at this point is that its most outspoken defenders chose to sell it to Sun, a firm on the brink of collapse.
The open source monitor provides visibility into services oriented architectures through the customizable WSO2 Gadget Server dashboard.
Much has been recorded about the rise of Salesforce.com and how Marc Benioff's clever marketing brought the company to the forefront. Today, with its stock reaching new highs, I wanted to pay tribute to a giant of cloud computing, Parker Harris, the technology magician behind the marketing who made Benioff's story possible.
EXtremeDB, McObject's in-memory, object-oriented database, helps MyYearbook meet the high performance demands of the social networking site.
The company continues to grow its revenue, often at the expense of Unix, in a recessionary economy.
Built on Cisco's Unified Computing System, the cloud-based virtual data warehouse stores police videos for evidence.
Maintenance revenues were up 14% and the database giant reported earnings of $.29 a share in its second quarter of fiscal 2010.
The Rackspace Cloud moved its competition with Amazon up a notch by offering its FathomDB database as a service.
The open source database's author urges users to object to deal that would give Oracle ownership of MySQL.
Rational development tools help manufacturers build software that powers smart devices, which have complex systems and software requirements.
The company is positioning itself to become a software-as-a-service platform for telecommunications companies.
The failure of two power components at a Virginia data center affected some EC2 operations on December 9th, Amazon Web Services says.
The European Commission investigation into Oracle's acquisition of Sun is turning into a political dogfight as MySQL users are writing letters supporting and opposing the deal.
A virtual machine in Amazon's EC2 cloud has been used as a command and control host for a password stealing version of Zeus, says a senior researcher in the Internet Security Intelligence Initiative, part of CA's security unit. "This is a particularly juicy target," says another security expert.
The purchase of Opalis will allow Microsoft to bring automated data center best practices to expand System Center's capabilities.
Tibbr will use a social networking framework to deliver topic-based communications and documents to employees with a stake in those subjects.
The company charts a new path as it applies identity management and security to workloads run in the cloud.
The company enters the ranks of cloud competitors, supplying compute infrastructure as a service through its expanded data centers.
You can't help getting the impression from Kerrie Holley, IBM's CTO of its SOA Center of Excellence, of how much the idea of services remain the underpinning of what we're trying to do. That's true whether you're talking about restructuring the enterprise data center, implementing a simple Web service, invoking software-as-a-service such as Salesforce.com, or go straight to cloud computing.
The company will make its case with support from the likes of Eben Moglen of the Software Freedom Law Center, the Justice Department, and an Oracle users group.
Yahoo Pipes is a way to mash up RSS feeds and Web pages into combined information, apply rules and filters, and publish it. When it launched Feb. 7, 2007, the Pipes API worked fine in principle. But as "Daniel" said from the audience at a San Francisco panel this week, Pipes wasn't ready to scale.
The database giant denies that it offered to create a separate entity for MySQL once the Sun acquisition is completed.
The SinglePoint system can be used to manage a user's identity across multiple cloud applications such as the Salesforce.com suite.
ProactiveNet Performance Management has been enchanced and integrated with BMC BladeLogic Server Automation suite.
HP is consolidating VMware and Citrix Systems desktop virtualization approaches with its own management software, and offering refreshed thin client devices.
Collect America finds opportunity in recession, but needed to integrate collection applications on top of Oracle Fusion middleware.
IBM has already established cloud computing centers in the Chinese cities of Dongying and Wuxi. In the former, the cloud will serve as a "smarter city" platform for development of services. In Wuxi, it will serve as a collective platform for software development. Now it's on to Ho Chi Minh City.