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 June 2011
Dimension Data, a unit of Japan's NTT, picks up operational expertise and a software stack by acquiring infrastructure as a service and managed hosting services provider OpSource.
Apigee's API management system makes it simpler for even small companies to implement PCI-compliant APIs--a vital requirement for mobile commerce transactions.
What does the winner of Structure 2011's startup competition have that Google App Engine, Force.com, and Heroku don't?
Startup Hortonworks will bring developers, plus a capital infusion from Yahoo, to speed up development of the open source code for big data analysis.
Apps running with greater reliability than they did in-house, CIO says--and IT's budget down 30%. Here's a look at Domino's sweet cloud arrangement.
Software vendor adds 800 sales-related jobs to pursue larger share of customers' software budgets; hardware sales still a sore point.
Netflix beat Blockbuster using a smart API strategy--and more companies can now do the same to undermine rivals, said cloud experts at Structure 2011 conference.
Satya Nadella, in his first public appearance since taking over for Microsoft's Bob Muglia, said that the cloud age equals a sales opportunity for Microsoft, not a threat.
Simon Crosby and Ian Pratt resigned from Citrix to found Bromium, a startup that will attack the problem of guaranteeing the security of executing code to protect "the cloud in your pocket."
Fujitsu's specialized cloud computing platform combines on-demand computer-aided design and analytics software with a thin-client environment to offer manufacturers additional product design and production power at an economical entry cost.
Fast-growing website personalization and customer loyalty specialist's products will be retooled to work with Oracle middleware and other products.
Citrix selected over VMware for university's 18-month IUAnyWare project to convert its 100,000 end users at eight campuses to using virtualized applications with aim of saving money and delivering better services.
LexisNexis Risk Solutions' High Performance Computing Cluster will be offered as open source code pitting it against Hadoop and other emerging data handling systems.
Jabbing at Micorsoft Azure, VMware offers more middleware flexibility to developers who produce applications for virtualized data centers or the cloud.
Tension escalates between former partners as HP seeks to force Oracle to continue development for HP Integrity servers.
Lockheed Martin, JP Morgan Chase, Deutsche Bank, and China Life say they'll spend with suppliers that follow the group's requirements.
To boost the manageability of its EcoPod containerized servers, HP added a service aisle for IT staff. Do these power-savvy and space-saving pods beat the competition from the likes of Dell?
The Cyber Integration Center, a data center that incorporates the latest security measures and offers them in a self-service cloud setting, has opened for business, offering a new form on infrastructure as a service.
The Multi-Cloud Marketplace offers more than 40,000 RightScale and third party templates to for cloud deployments.
Newspapers had reported that the CEO would pay $40 million for the house next door, whose trees are blocking his view of the San Francisco Bay.
Business executives are more interested in building private clouds than taking advantage of the benefits of public clouds, according to an Avanade survey.
Montclair State's April lawsuit against the vendor alleges the school was left holding the bag for a failed PeopleSoft ERP implementation.