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 September 2005
Database administrator relies on Quest tools for analyzing query performance and correcting database snafus.
PHP used to be little known outside a small circle of open source developers. No large company advertised it or gave it top billing at computer shows. It had only the little tool-making firm that originated it, Zend Technologies Inc., as a booster.
Now it's got Marc Andreessen.
Plans outlined for lifetime application support and backing for competing databases.
Ellison says Oracle's upcoming Fusion applications could run on IBM DB2 and Microsoft SQL Server -- if they can pass certification tests.
Oracle CEO Larry Ellison is combining Siebel and PeopleSoft--something those companies' founders tried to do and failed, Ray Lane says.
Intermediate upgrades won't be needed to move up to Fusion applications.
Startup will support Siebel applications for half the price Oracle will, founder claims.
Oracle remains undecided whether to continue using IBM middleware to support Siebel's hosted-application service.
Silicon Valley needs to beef up its infrastructure and schools, and cut taxes on manufacturing if it's going to keep up with other U.S. technology hubs.
Stryker Corp. developer wins out-of-this-world trip in Oracle contest.
New developer tool helps programmers build rich, more responsive Web applications.
Technology standards could help small insurance companies better compete against the industry giants.
New release of Java development tool lets developers work on code simultaneously--even when in different parts of the world.
Longhorn Server will be optimized to run database operations, business applications, and custom enterprise applications.