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About the Author
Charles Babcock has been reporting on the major trends in computing for the past 20 years. He currently serves as editor-at-large at InformationWeek, covering the business application of Web services, virtualization, cloud computing and other topics of interest as they come up. He writes major features and cover stories for InformationWeek, daily stories for its Web site, www.informationweek.com, and blogs regularly on related topics. He has also been integral in their transtition to the web. He is the former Software Editor and Technical Editor of Computerworld and editor-in-chief of Digital News.
He has been the winner of $400 William Randolph Hearst journalism scholarships for two years in a row in a national competition (third place, investigative reporting; fourth, editorial writing). He was also part of a team of three at InteractiveWeek that won the Jesse Neal award for business writing for an in-depth look at a failed effort to revamp computing systems at McDonalds Corp.
Babcock gives talks at user groups of software companies. He moderates or sits in on panels at shows, such as the Open Source Business Conference. He organizes, hosts and speaks at InformationWeek-organized Webinars on virtualization and cloud computing. Over the course of a year, he speaks to 800-1,200 people in various settings. He also appears in a regular show of video recorded interviews on Silicon Valley topics, called ValleyView, aired on the InformationWeek Web site.
If you have been asleep for the last ten years or are not into technology then this book is a good primer into terms and the authors definition of what a cloud is, for technical... Read morePublished 20 months ago by Amazon Customer
I would love to find an Amazon EC2 book that was current that had a similar style. The Bare Metal and Hypervisor roles in the cloud were very well explained as was the nature of... Read morePublished on August 1, 2011 by Jeff Bennett
Great book. If you have a good grasp of business and a slightly better than a novices understanding of computers and networks the author does a better than average job of... Read morePublished on July 7, 2011 by Gene Lederer
If you're confused about "the cloud," you're not alone. The definition of the cloud is a subject of intense debate, even among its inventors. Read morePublished on May 25, 2011 by Rolf Dobelli
Babcock's book is very superficial - offering almost nothing in comparative costs, and even less in strategies, problems, cons, etc. Read morePublished on August 6, 2010 by Loyd E. Eskildson