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 August 2007
It's the next logical step, but there are a lot of alternatives and no single answer.
Full text search and other features will become available for free download in beta code after Labor Day, with the final release to follow by eight to 10 weeks.
With voting underway, critics contend there is already an ISO/IEC standard intended for documents -- the Open Document Format.
The 3.5-inch-square box called a Pano is designed to run the output from a Windows virtual machine, running elsewhere on a networked server.
The database architect talks about the emergence of a commercial company, EnterpriseDB, behind PostgreSQL and the vitality of the database itself.
Sun hopes that trading for the better-recognized Java name will result in higher trading in the stock market.
Virtualizing the desktop represents an even larger opportunity than virtualizing servers, but it may take someone other than a brainy, high-level virtualization company to capitalize on it.
RingCube Technologies adds IT policy and security features to its virtual machine without packing on an extra copy of the operating system.
The executives reveal that Citrix will create a fine balance to maintain the Xen open source community, while adding to its product line.
The revised version of the Linux Weekly News includes information about changes to security, virtualization, and hardware support.
Everything configured differently? IBM and Microsoft have submitted a draft standard to allow databases to work together as a federated system.
Big moves by the two companies change the landscape for one of software's hottest markets.
The software has the potential to break a stranglehold that Microsoft and other big system vendors have had on the exclusive tie between the application and the chip.
The company outlines its product vision, which includes a separate one for Xen and one for Microsoft Viridian.
Citrix has been trying to position itself as a virtualization player. The deal will give it credentials in the market.
One analyst predicts that the virtualization software field "will become its own ecosystem," with Microsoft and VMware vying to lead in that space.
XenSource's latest creation of server resource pools gives it a management framework somewhat similar to VMware's Virtual Center.
Competition from both Microsoft and open source code is now emerging and will get stronger, analysts suggest.
As owner of the copyright, Novell retains the right to Unix license fees from SCO and could order SCO to cease any copyright infringement claims against another party.
Oracle is taking a recent acquisition, Coherence, to bolster its applications and tap data at a much faster speed directly out of server memories.
As the 13th member of Open Invention Network, the search vendor will boost the group's stash of patents that serve as ammunition against would-be challengers.
Peugeot is planning to give Linux desktops to a wide variety of computer users, including sales force workers and workers on the manufacturing floor.
Is there a virtualization battle with Microsoft on the horizon? Based on the market share growth of Linux, Mendel Rosenblum seems to think so.
Novell CEO Ron Hovsepian says it is in his interest to give customers GPLv3 code when they are seeking updates, even if the customer was paying for Novell support through Microsoft certificates.
By adding a multiserver, parallel-query capability, EnterpriseDB is trying to provide a low-cost alternative to other commercial database systems.
The Open Invention Network members share their Linux patents with each other and offer the prospect of a joint defense if Linux is confronted with a legal challenge.