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Larry Barrett

Larry Barrett is a freelance journalist and blogger who has covered the information technology and business sectors for more than 15 years. Most recently, he served as the online news editor for 1105 Media's Office Technology Group and as the online managing editor for SourceMedia's Investment Advisory Group publications Financial Planning, On Wall Street, and Bank Investment Consultant. He was also a senior writer and editor at Ziff Davis Media's Baseline Magazine, winner of the Jesse H. Neal National Business Journalism Award, and ZDNet. In addition, he's served as a senior writer and editor at prominent technology and business websites including CNET, InternetNews.com, Multichannel News, and the San Jose Business Journal.

Symantec Gobbles Up VeriSign’s Checkmark Unit

Symantec's acquisition frenzy veered in a slightly different direction this week with the acquisition of VeriSign's hallmark authentication services unit for $1.28 billion in cash. The service,...

CDC Makes Cloud Computing Play With TradeBeam Deal

CDC Software Corp. became the latest software maker to open its wallet for a pure software-as-a-service (SaaS) play, shelling out an undisclosed sum to acquire TradeBeam, a...

SAP Acquires Sybase for $5.8 Billion

SAP said it will purchase for Sybase for $5.8 billion, giving the German software giant a foothold in the database software market long dominated by archrival Oracle. Sybase...

IBM’s SPSS Update Blends Social, Business Data

IBM this week unveiled the latest update to its SPSS predictive analytics software, giving enterprise customers the ability to monitor and analyze social media data that's constantly...

IBM Tackles Cloud Integration With Cast Iron Systems Buy

IBM today reinforced its commitment to what most see as the future of enterprise computing with its acquisition of Cast Iron Systems, a privately held cloud-computing software...

Optimism Returns to Software Sector

Cloud computing, corporate upgrade cycles and general optimism about the overall economy will drive increased sales, profits and employment in the software industry this year, according to...

VMware Impresses But Is the Best Yet to Come?

Interest among enterprise IT buyers in virtualization solutions remains high, as sector leader VMware (NYSE: VMW) delivered better-than-expected first-quarter sales and earnings and raised estimates for its...

SAP Picks Up TechniData for Health, Safety Enterprise Apps

SAP announced it will acquire TechniData AG, a longtime partner and developer of environmental, health and product safety applications, a move designed to help differentiate it from...

Oracle Delivers New Java Virtualization Tools

Oracle has unveiled Oracle Virtual Assembly Builder and Oracle WebLogic Suite Virtualization Option this week, a pair of new applications designed to simplify the deployment and management...

Oracle Adds Healthcare Software Maker Phase Forward

Oracle has said it will shell out $685 million to acquire Phase Forward, an on-demand provider of drug data management and health science software. The all-cash transaction, which...

IBM Gives Tax Man a Helping Hand

IBM announced the release of Tax Collections Optimizer, an application that promises to make life much easier for tax-collection agencies like the IRS as they try to...

Oracle’s EPM Suite Update Includes New Management Apps

Oracle unveiled Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) 11.1.2, a suite of new applications integrated with its Fusion middleware platform to help large enterprise customers improve their strategic, financial...

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