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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 2008
Searches on and below the water have not solved the disappearance of the noted computer researcher and experienced sailor.
Virtualizing desktops is clearly an area of the enterprise that begs for IT action, but the variety of ways to go about it indicates that this technology segment is in deep ferment. Will those who have dominated the desktop so far rule a virtualized future? Perhaps, but where there's fermentation, there's also a whiff of disruption.
Rational Team Concert is aimed at letting all participants in the development process--not just developers--collaborate.
B-hive's flagship product, B-hive Conductor, monitors an application from the network, measuring the response time between a user action and an application response.
MokaFive's virtual desktops run on a desktop or laptop regardless of whether that unit remains connected to a central server.
Doors, for example, is a set of requirements management tools that track not only the software changes required in a product but any other changes as well
The head of The Indus Entrepreneurs, a tech networking group that mentors immigrant talent, says now is a good time to start new companies.
The phrase, "Microsoft's open source heroes," doesn't trip lightly off the tongue. But that's what we're seeing when we visit a page on the Microsoft Web site: "Heroes Happen Here/Open Source." Do not expect to meet Linus Torvalds, Roy Fielding, or Andrew "Tridge" Tridgell on this page. Do expect to "Click here to download Silverlight."
Coverity is challenging long-held software development ideas after looking at 55 million lines of code in 250 open source projects.
HP's 2533t is a mobile thin client with Windows XP Embedded and a gigabyte of flash memory inside.
Ericom's core product, PowerTerm WebConnect, ties end users into managed pools of virtual desktops or virtualized applications through Microsoft's Windows Terminal Services.
Citrix Systems is changing its emphasis to focus on delivering virtual services to user desktops, it will tell attendees at its Synergy 2008 user group meeting.
VMware will tap into Sun Microsystems' Appliance Link Protocol, which makes virtual machines perform faster.
But entrepreneurs need to remember that most contrarian ideas are wrong, the PayPal founder said.
The conversion to Linux followed the acquisition of the Euronext exchange in 2007, and the open source operating system is now powering the NYSE's mission-critical trading systems.
The mandate is expected to be phased in for additional publicly held companies once XBRL has become a standard way of making SEC reports.
The feature allows anyone with a low-cost, 1-GB or 2-GB memory stick to carry a desktop around for use on any common x86 instruction set hardware.
The company touts its newly released Site Recovery Manager as an automation agent that takes over to shift workloads with existing data to the recovery site.
The new machine is estimated to be capable of 60 teraflops per second, which places it as number 40 on today's Top 500 computer list.
A flu virus was picked up by at least a few attendees to the JavaOne Conference at the Moscone Center, the San Francisco Health Department has warned. It didn't say how many of the 15,000 attendees were affected, but as I read this in the San Francisco Chronicle, I'm feeling poorly [look at his pallor] myself.
Neil Young is using Java to create a multimedia musical archive of his work, updatable with new material and accessible to millions.
The joint development efforts have been broader and deeper than anticipated, company executives reveal.
Sun plans to follow JavaFX for the desktop, due this fall, with JavaFX for mobile devices in the spring of 2009.
The price for CodeGear, the business unit of Borland that offers software development tools, is $23 million.
The software establishes a simple, customizable agent on a piece of middleware that can report measurements and activity on the application related to its operational health.
A mobile version of JavaFX for developers for use in building applications for smartphones, handhelds, and other mobile devices is expected soon.
Tibco's Service Performance Manager monitors services to detect any latency in response times.
Mike Olson says he'd like to step back from the database world and explore the world of cloud computing.
SpringSource Application Platform 1.0 is an open source, lightweight version of an application server and will compete with products from Oracle, IBM, and Red Hat.
The insurance company is halfway through modernizing claims processing as a business process and linking it to its customer information management and other systems.
The university will mobilize 200 of its IT staffers on Monday to build a supercomputer that has 6,496 cores and can perform 60 trillion operations per second.