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 2010
In the coming year, the cloud will reach milestones that critics said it never would: it will be certifiably secure for credit card transactions; able to host multiple virtual machine types in the same infrastructure; and easier to manage.
Oracle has done an about-face and is now moving key enterprise applications in a pre-configured form to the cloud.
Level 1 Payment Card Industry-compliant transaction processing systems can now be hosted by Amazon Web Services.
The Apache Software Foundation has resigned from the Oracle-dominated JCP because it believes it's being thwarted by Oracle on its Harmony initiative.
Ruby applications currently run in Amazon's EC2 cloud, but one day may move to Force.com.
Salesforce.com's CEO dismissed the "old status quo players" who spread fear and doubt about the cloud at the Dreamforce user group event in San Francisco.
LG will soon offer an Android handset with the ability to run a VMware client hypervisor and take on a business profile managed by IT.
Database.com will offer the same software that serves Salesforce's customer relationship management applications, but will companies buy into a multi-tenant database?
Forrester analysts Bernoff and Schadler argue that IT will play an essential role in enabling companies to thrive in the era of social media-driven communication with consumers.
Amazon says it halted operations of WikiLeaks servers in its EC2 cloud data center due to Wikileaks' breach of its service level agreement, including violations of the provision that it hold all rights to posted content.
If the real reason is the impact denial of service attacks had on other customers' EC2 service, what does that mean for less controversial cloud users hit by hackers?
The platform puts business requirements at center stage of software development, testing and maintenance, said Hewlett-Packard.