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 February 2006
When author Nicholas Carr says open source will revolutionize IT software use, he doesn't mean it in the same sense that open-source advocates do. He's still standing by his thesis in Does IT Matter? And his answer to that question remains, no, not for strategic advantage.
Oracle's challenge is convincing open source software backers that it's not just eliminating a database competitor.
"Does IT Matter?" author predicts that open-source operating systems and middleware will predominate in IT shops of the future.
Sleepycat's open-source Berkeley DB will expand Oracle's embeddable database line.
A lot of feedback flowed into InformationWeek after our Jan. 23 cover story, "What's Left Of Unix?" Most of the responses offered full bore support for Unix, as in, "Not meaning to be harsh, but man... wake up guys!!"
CareGroup Healthcare uses the latest release of Symantec's i3 to ensure access to data.
Microsoft is wooing customers by taking advantage of Oracle's delays coming out with Fusion. Oracle bought PeopleSoft, JD Edwards, and Siebel last year.
Google, Oracle, and Yahoo are among the backers of an effort to allow developers to work with Ajax on the Eclipse programmer's workbench.