Matthew Hicks

As an online reporter for eWEEK.com, Matt Hicks covers the fast-changing developments in Internet technologies. His coverage includes the growing field of Web conferencing software and services. With eight years as a business and technology journalist, Matt has gained insight into the market strategies of IT vendors as well as the needs of enterprise IT managers. He joined Ziff Davis in 1999 as a staff writer for the former Strategies section of eWEEK, where he wrote in-depth features about corporate strategies for e-business and enterprise software. In 2002, he moved to the News department at the magazine as a senior writer specializing in coverage of database software and enterprise networking. Later that year Matt started a yearlong fellowship in Washington, DC, after being awarded an American Political Science Association Congressional Fellowship for Journalist. As a fellow, he spent nine months working on policy issues, including technology policy, in for a Member of the U.S. House of Representatives. He rejoined Ziff Davis in August 2003 as a reporter dedicated to online coverage for eWEEK.com. Along with Web conferencing, he follows search engines, Web browsers, speech technology and the Internet domain-naming system.

Web Tags Gain Backers at AlwaysOn

PALO ALTO, Calif.—The phenomenon of tagging the Web appears to be gaining more converts, as another online startup embraces the metadata annotations and as even enterprises begin to take...

Search Startups Take Up Arms to Challenge Giants

For all the focus on Google, Yahoo and MSN in Web search, another group of upstarts is continuing to tackle open search questions. This week, three startups announced progress in...

ICANN Warns of Domain Hijacking

Web sites risk having their Web addresses stolen because of flaws in the way domain names are registered, transferred and tracked, said ICANN officials.During an international meeting of ICANN...

Firefox Flaw Leads to Upgrade Encore

A week after being told to update their browsers to fix security holes, Mozilla Firefox users are facing another upgrade in order to patch what the current version broke. Over...

Yahoo Heads to Berkeley for Internet Research

As it races to keep pace with changes on the Internet, Yahoo is heading back to school. The company that operates the nations most popular Internet site announced on Friday...

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Palo Alto Networks Shifts Zero Trust To Application Layer

Palo Alto Networks has announced what it calls Zero Trust Network Access (ZTNA) 2.0, which shifts the focus of ZTNA from the network to...

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I spoke with Art Ocain, VP of Cybersecurity and Incident Response at Airiam, about why small and mid-size enterprises are more prone to cyberattack...

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Strategic relationships are commonplace in the tech industry and typically enable the vendors involved to better serve shared customers and markets. But a few...

Komprise’s Krishna Subramanian on Managing Unstructured Data

I spoke with Krishna Subramanian, President and COO of Komprise, about best practices in managing unstructured data, a data type that many companies are...

Software AG CEO Sanjay Brahmawar on the Truly Connected Enterprise

I spoke with Sanjay Brahmawar, CEO of Software AG, about how connecting people, processes and technology enables a company to become a truly connected...