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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 2007
The virtualization software vendor takes issue with the way that Microsoft supports high-roller customers using Virtual Center and VMotion.
Medsphere hopes to capitalize on a successful deployment at the VA hospital system by adapting its software to the community hospitals and private health care providers.
As an FSF patron, Sun joins the likes of Intel, IBM, HP, Google, MySQL, EMC, and JBoss.
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer subtly raises the intellectual-property issue again.
Server log files from electronic events, such as financial transactions, might be reconstructed and will tend to be off by an hour, a Forrester analyst reports.
CEO Steve Ballmer rattled Microsoft's saber against Linux among Wall Street analysts last Thursday. It's clear that he means to make threatening noises, but what exactly is under threat? And doesn't talking about intellectual property but taking no action to defend it ultimately weaken your claimed rights?
After spinning off Borland's JBuilder and Delphi products, CEO Tod Nielsen lays down his Gauntlet testing software against Microsoft and IBM.
Open source projects can flounder without strong leadership. JBoss' new team must keep that from happening.
The alliance hopes to reduce the number of skills needed to bring open-source code inside the enterprise and make it easier to deploy.
Oracle has stepped up the integration between its two database systems in hopes that customers will draft TimesTen as a front-end service to 10g.
Marist College runs 600 Linux virtual machines for students on its z9 mainframe. Five years ago, it could run a dozen on its mainframe.
A data warehouse appliance, produced by Greenplum in partnership with Sun Microsystems, can analyze customer usage patterns and customer call center traffic to map out better services, among other applications.
Volunteers use satellite imaging and ocean surface modeling in their quest to find Microsoft's missing database guru.
Marc Fleury saw a need for an open source Java application server where there were few or no Java middleware projects underway.
VMware must maintain its air of neutrality among contending vendors, officials said.
Marist College is running 600 Linux virtual machines for students on its z9 mainframe.
VirtualCenter for VMware Server is a single management console for configuring, provisioning, and managing virtual machines.
Adoption of open source code is a key competitive factor, InformationWeek says in this week's issue. If you don't agree, then consider the case of Amadeus, the big European travel technology company, which competes -- successfully -- with Sabre Holdings, Galileo, and Worldspan.
Gray, a noted database researcher, was sailing alone off the California coast.
The U. S. Coast Guard Thursday renewed its search a fourth day for Jim Gray, 63, one of the original relational database System R researchers, combing more than 40,000 square miles of ocean. So far, no sign of the frequently honored computer scientist can be found.