Larry Barrett

Senior Writer[email protected]Larry, of San Carlos, Calif., was a senior writer and editor at CNet, writing analysis, breaking news and opinion stories. He was technology reporter at the San Jose Business Journal from 1996-1997. He graduated with a B.A. from San Jose State University where he was also executive editor of the daily student newspaper.

Top 10 E-Commerce Developments

A panel of industry and policy experts polled by the Software & Information Industry Association came to the same conclusion as the online masses: Google is the most significant...

IT Security Specialists See Salaries Rise in First Half

Demand for highly trained and certified IT security professionals is forcing CIOs and IT managers to shell out higher salaries, and to adjust their budgets to meet the increased...

San Jose Sharks: On Thick Ice

Joe Will and other San Jose Sharks executives finally have something to smile about this spring. Their National Hockey League team is back in the playoffs—and with a lighter...

A Guide to Dealing with Vexed Vendors

Computer Associates ousted its chairman and chief executive over accounting concerns. Ditto for Nortel Networks, which booted its CEO and chief financial officer. What will you do if your...

NORA and ANNA

Non-obvious relationship awareness (NORA) software probes databases in any language, searching for obscure matches between relevant information. Anonymized data (ANNA) software uses the same technology to investigate data that...

Latest Posts

Dell Unveils, Explains APEX ‘Portfolio-as-a-Service’

In one of its busiest news-making days in the last few years, Dell EMC on May 5 at its  virtualized Dell Technologies World unveiled...

Dell-VMware Split a Hot Topic for IT Watchers

An old Bob Dylan song titled “The Times They are A-Changin' ” reminds me of what’s going on in tech today. The reality is...

Why It’s Critical to Manage Privileges and Access Across Your Multi-Cloud Environments

Conventional approaches to privileged access and identity management are ineffective in today’s cloud-oriented DevSecOps environments. The concept of least privilege access still remains foundational...

Five Hidden Costs in Code Migration: How to Avoid Surprise Expenses

Migration to the cloud is in full flight. The most complex challenge involved in completing these migrations is not moving the data but migrating...

IBM Moves into the Container-Native Storage Lane

Data storage stands at an odd crossroads today. From a technological perspective, storage vendors continue to deliver the goods in terms of solutions becoming...