Profile of Charles BabcockEditor at Large, Cloud
Member Since: 11/15/2013
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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 May 2006
To stay competitive, Frontier has adopted Greenplum's Bizgres MPP business intelligence tools, which act on data in a PostgreSQL open source database.
Release 3.0 of the Java edition includes the ability to store Java objects quickly and cleanly to speed transactions and perform hot backups.
New software connectors allow users to capture key prospect and customer data from Salesforce.com and integrate it with an enterprise's in-house applications.
Sun CEO Schwartz isn't offering a lot of details. Here's our take.
Google is letting developers everywhere get access to the toolkit it used to create the user interface for Google Maps, Gmail, and other interactive Web apps.
Marc Fleury, CEO of JBoss Inc., took the stage at the opening keynote of JavaOne wearing a red beret. Well, he's French, which explains the beret, and JBoss is being acquired by Red Hat, which explains the color. But that's not what's surprising about Fleury being on stage during Sun President Jonathan Schwartz' address.
Sun hasn't said who will manage the code or when it will become open source.
The companies say they'll cooperate in offering security, messaging, and quality of service in building enterprise services.
While there are many tools that allow developers to work in Ajax, the Spry toolkit allows Web designers to join in.
Do the companies that benefit the most from open-source code give anything back to the community? That's a provocative question that comes up when you take a close look at how prominent open-source projects actually work. I don't want to point any fingers, but what about the banks and financial services firms? How much do they give back?
Adding a 128-bit file system to Solaris 10 will create "billions and billions" of unique addresses that can be used for storing data and files.
VMware and partners want to offer virtual PCs from servers, rather than subdivide desktop machines.