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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.

The New ABCs of Selling in a Web 2.0 World

SAN FRANCISCO -- Remember "coffee is for closers?" Maybe it's time to update David Mamet's classic "Glengarry Glen...

SAP Primes SaaS Reseller Pump

SAP finally built it. Now it's time to find out if customers will come for Business ByDesign. The enterprise...

SAP Locks Up Hitachi

SAP late this week announced that Hitachi has signed a global enterprise agreement to provide enterprise resource planning (ERP)...

IBM Expands Data Management Portfolio

IBM rolled out new software this week that it says will lower the cost of managing all the disparate...

Oracle Raises Stakes With BEA Offer

Oracle on Friday gave arch-rival SAP another reason for concern, making a $6.7 billion bid for embattled middleware software...

IBM Aims to Burst Microsoft’s Office Communications Bubble

With Microsoft poised to unleash its next collaboration and unified communication (UC) suite next week, rival IBM is launching...

VMware To Give Its Mainstay Software a Storage Twist

VMware has a major update planned for the end of the year. The Palo Alto, Calif.-based virtualization software...

VC Wish List: Data Management, Virtualization

After enduring a brutal six-year malaise following the dot-com implosion, venture capitalists are back on the prowl,...

IBM Says No to ‘Monolithic, Unchangeable Environments’

IBM thinks it's time for companies to get serious about SOA. Judging from the quantity and depth of the...

SAP Readies New Developer Perks

SAP on Tuesday will disclose the details of a new licensing model that it hopes will entice at least...