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 September 2012
Startup led by former HP PolyServe staff uses virtualization-like techniques to stack up SQL Server instances on a single host, cutting core-based license costs.
Hewlett Packard provides low-priced testbed and client engineer to help newcomers launch cloud workloads.
A New York Times examination of increasing data center use and its environmental impact focuses on aging enterprise data centers. A more important issue: How much environmental benefit can we reap from today's modern cloud data centers?
International sportswear provider pursues hybrid cloud disaster recovery plan, to avoid another data center shutdown as happened in the 2011 Japan tsunami.
Identity, mobile, and social networking capabilities are key to Salesforce's plan to move beyond sales and marketing, deep into enterprise operations.
IaaS provider says it can help to reduce power used in older data centers by 25% by using big data analytics.
Salesforce.com's independent cloud unit, Heroku, seeks to link core CRM and enterprise Java applications. Until now, they've been worlds apart.
OpenStack Foundation establishes board, development groups; organizes itself as self-sustaining non-profit.
VMware lifted its vRAM pricing scheme for enterprise users, but left usage-based plan in place for thousands of cloud service providers. And that's a good thing, say customers.
Microsoft Azure bests VMware in Evans Data survey of cloud developers, but Google and Amazon aren't far behind.
Ford CTO Paul Mascarenas tells InformationWeek 500 audience how the car of the future will be as much a software product as assembled hardware.
Leaders tell InformationWeek 500 attendees how crowdsourcing, data mining, and hack-a-thons have boosted IT's value to the business.
Samsung's $1.05 billion patent infringement loss against Apple sends Android designers back to their drawing boards. Is there a safe, smart, and marketable smartphone design that's very different?
Apple has invested more in design patents than many other tech companies since it launched the iPhone in 2007. Is that good news for consumers?
Zynga, the No. 3 company in the InformationWeek 500, puts IT and customer service side by side.
Microsoft unveils Windows Server 2012 just days after VMware's vCloud Suite launch. The archrivals use some similar language but take very different approaches to private cloud.