Larry Barrett

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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.

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Hard times for hard drives

Hard times for hard drives

It came as little surprise to industry and financial analysts on Wednesday that Seagate Technology Inc. would be closing its disk drive manufacturing plant in Ireland and laying off more than 1,400 full-time and temporary employees.

December 9, 1997 by in Servers

Pressure grows in fierce market

Pressure grows in fierce market

It's important to realize just how much the industry has evolved in the past seven years. The industry's extremely competitive nature is forcing more companies with small market shares to drop out of the business.

November 9, 1997 by in Servers

Monday morning horror show at SGI

Monday morning horror show at SGI

Shares of Silicon Graphics Inc. plummeted Monday after officials said the company would post a loss of 20 cents per share in its first quarter, far below even the most conservative Wall Street estimate.

October 5, 1997 by in Servers

Sun disappoints in Q1

Sun disappoints in Q1

On Thursday Sun Microsystems Inc. missed analysts' expectations in its first fiscal quarter, returning a profit of $163 million, or 41 cents per share, on record revenues of slightly more than $2 billion.

October 15, 1997 by in Servers