Articles by Larry Barrett 

Skype Snaps Up Qik

Skype uses the CES as the forum to announce its acquisition of Qik, a developer of streaming video applications for mobile devices.

2010: The IT Security Year in Review

Looking back over the major security stories of 2010, there's no one incident you could point to that summed up the state of affairs: Attacks and mistakes were many and varied, showing us all that good security is, indeed, a process ... not a destination.

Skype to Go for IPO

Internet-based VoIP/videoconferencing provider hopes to garner in excess of $100 million.

Gartner Confirms Cloud Trend to Tune of $148B by 2014

A Gartner report predicts the market for cloud computing services will exceed $68 billion this year, and expects the next four years to see that market more than double.

Judge Gives Corrupt ISP the Digital Death Penalty

A district court judge has permanently shut down a malicious ISP that the FTC said was actively distributing child pornography, spam and other malicious content.

Intel Cops to January Attack in Filing

A regulatory filing from Intel notes that the company was attacked alongside a number of other large tech players in January, underscoring the comments of security experts who say we're no longer living in the age of "hackers working out of a basement."

IBM Stays Aggressive With Intelliden Networking Automation Buy

IBM makes another acquisition with the purchase of Intelliden, a network automation software developer that manages the configuration of hubs, routers and switches.

McAfee Posts Strong Results

The security industry is poised to do well in the coming year, but McAfee in particular is buoyed by strong earnings, a solid outlook for 2010, and a likely customer-grab from rival Symantec.

Oracle Acquires Telecom Startup Convergin

The technology giant picks up Israel-based Convergin, a developer of real-time service brokering applications for the telecom industry.

Oracle Gobbles Up Convergin

The software giant makes its second acquisition this week, adding the Israel-based provider of real-time service brokering applications for communications customers.

IBM Debuts Tivoli-in-the-Cloud

With the SaaS market expected to hit nearly $20 billion per year in 2011, Big Blue's newest offering is part its efforts to catch up.

McAfee Takes Mac Security to the Enterprise

Tiger through Snow Leopard get an integrated management platform, including antivirus, anti-spyware and a firewall.

Lotus Connections Learns to Speak "Social Web"

Microblogging, a wiki service and customized community pages give the software a social edge.

CA Acquires NetQoS for $200m

$200 million in cash buys CA customers more options for monitoring and delivering applications and services within the enterprise.

Security As a Service Appearing Up and Down the Food Chain

Even large enterprises are taking a second look at security appliances and considering a move to the cloud.

More Legal Woes for Vonage

Nortel's patent infringement lawsuit is just the latest bit of bad news for the struggling VoIP provider.

Vonage Settles With Verizon, Stock Soars

The provider of Internet-based telephone service will have to pay a maximum of $120 million for infringing on Verizon patents—and that's the good news.

Skype Grows Up With Devs in Mind

The four-year-old company adds a Web service to let developers know it's more than just a place to make cheap phone calls.

Skype Works Again For Some

But some others are still out 'in the woods' after outage left millions without service.

Revolutionary Router Speeds Voice, Video

Internet pioneer's new startup brings the world faster, greener networking technology.

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