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 2015
With Azure, Microsoft stakes claim against Amazon and Google, touting its ability to serve as a more muscular cloud partner for the enterprise data center.
GE preps general availability of its Predix analytics platform, says managing utility output with Internet of Things data will increase an electric plant's value by $50 million over its lifespan.
Deep Information Sciences has put its high-performance version of MySQL in a Docker container for flexibility and mobility.
Azure users now have the option of joining the Internet of Things and collecting and analyzing their machine data with Microsoft's IoT Suite.
Red Hat reports 13% growth in the second quarter, improved cloud and emerging technology sales, and an expanded revenue estimate for third quarter.
CloudFlare is a San Francisco startup that is making a name for itself in serving content to mobile devices and warding off Internet attacks. Now it has $110 million in funding from Microsoft, Google, and others.
Researchers in the US and China explore rice genomes with AWS analytics tools to develop drought and disease resistant crops.
Amazon DynamoDB failure early Sunday set off cascading slowdowns and service disruptions that illustrate the highly connected nature of cloud computing.
Standard-IA holds data that's not accessed often, but when it's needed, it's needed fast, not like the chilled-out pace of Glacier data retrieval.
Salesforce's announcements at Dreamforce this year illustrate how it's seizing hold of analytics and putting it to work for its systems.
Salesforce has set up its Internet of Things cloud, but it's counting on Informatica to help customers move data into it.
SalesforceIQ, which works with enterprises and small business, will gather information from email and other applications for sales guidance.
IoT Cloud will enable customers to use sensor-gathered data in their customer relationship management software and take action on what they find.
Shoebox-sized Dove satellites capture ongoing high-resolution images of earth from small, low-cost satellites.
Salesforce tries to inject more analytics into customers' operations as they use CRM data and third-party applications.
A new product from a Swedish firm pulls together "personalized" sales rep information from many Salesforce partner apps.
Bluewolf consulting has released its fourth customer feedback report on Salesforce. It finds that the use of multiple clouds is increasing.
Salesforce App Cloud ties together Salesforce's CRM apps, Force.com platform, and Heroku platform to run various parts of an application.
Cloudera launches the One Platform Initiative to advance Spark as the data processing successor to MapReduce inside Hadoop.
Steve Herrod, former VMware CTO turned venture capitalist, sees new roles for startups with security centered on virtual machines, containers, and other isolation techniques.
VMware security partner HyTrust has been pushing new steps in virtual machine and virtual network operations, including role-based access.
VMware's hyper-converged appliance, EVO Rail, got off to a slow start but now comes without the added vSphere pricing.
Salesforce reveals Service Wave Analytics, a role-specific application built on its Wave Platform that gathers information for service representatives and their managers.
VMware thinks it's gained more ground in the public cloud market than analysts realize; it won't be pushed out by Amazon.
New VMware products elevate containers from an afterthought to a primary vehicle for application delivery.