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 March 2007
Colleagues rallied to look for the renowned computer scientist, but to no avail.
Microsoft hosts a day of startups looking to alter the productivity software landscape and position their products as the harbingers of Office 2.0.
The devBiz acquisition will bring simple Web collaborative features to Microsoft Visual Studio Team System, its advanced toolset for geographically dispersed development teams.
The new benchmark uses real data and mimics the more complicated transactions that are typical today.
IBM, Microsoft, HP, Sun Microsystems, Dell, Intel, Cisco, CA, EMC, BEA Systems, and BMC rally around Service Modeling Language.
Cape Clear staged a benchmark test with Intel to illustrate that it can track and process industry standard business process execution language transactions.
Work on GPL Version 3 continues, but the debate between Richard Stallman and Linus Torvalds over new features is less important than the rewriting of the rules that GPL has imposed on the landscape.
Total software revenue -- applications, middleware, and databases -- was up 25% to $3.5 billion compared to $2.8 billion a year ago.
The new benchmark requires the database to deal with several types of complex data. The document specifying the transaction steps and how they must be executed is 264 pages long.
Ian Murdock is expected to help align Sun's position on open source operating systems.
"First off, I don't even know what the GPLv3 will look like. I would be totally crazy to accept a license for my code sight unseen," Torvalds says.
"The alledgedly infringing code is trivial in size, Your Honor," IBM's attorney David Marriott told the U.S. District Court Judge Dale Kimball in Salt Lake City.
Linux leader looks to certify the growing number of open source programs for its operating system and middleware platform.
Billion-dollar lawsuit charges YouTube's parent company--not the video-posting community--with "massive copyright infringement."
I was surprised in an e-mail exchange with Linus Torvalds at the depth of his criticism of the next version of the General Public License. I thought his differences with the Free Software Foundation would just fade away. Now I believe that it's not a simple issue to resolve.
TopLink will form the core of a new project at the foundation, which now hosts 76 projects that produce tools for the open source programmer's workbench.
A virtualized desktop would consist of an OS, desktop apps, and data all formatted as digital files and packaged with virtual machine software. VMware offered such software in beta form this week.
One project will more closely integrate Java, with its many platform APIs and complications, with the simpler world of scripting languages and browser interactions with end users.
Microsoft hopes improvements coming later this year will expand BizTalk's current portfolio of 6,500 customers.
OpenVista, a private adaptation of the VA’s open-source system, revised to run commercial hospital systems.
Microsoft's virtualization technology shuts out third parties, the vendor claims.