Barbara Darrow

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Barbara Darrow a senior director at Oracle Corp.

She has covered business technology for more than two decades—a career spanning from Lotus 1-2-3 to Amazon Web Services. She has written for InfoWorld, CRN, eWeek, ComputerWorld, and GigaOM. Before joining Oracle, she was senior writer for Fortune Magazine covering enterprise technology.

The opinions expressed in this blog are those of Barbara Darrow and do not necessarily represent those of IDG Communications, Inc., its parent, subsidiary or affiliated companies.

How much should CIOs care about quantum today?

Why CIOs need to look beyond their firewall

Why CIOs need to look beyond their firewall

It’s no longer enough for chief information officers to focus only on their own network and apps.

CIO warns of slideware and homogeneity

CIO warns of slideware and homogeneity

Tech decision makers must parse what’s real now and what is “marchitecture.”

How the best managers find hidden tech talent

How the best managers find hidden tech talent

CIOs are learning that the superstar MIT computer science grad may not be the best candidate for their software development team. Here’s what tech execs and team leaders look for in recruits.

4 lessons for CIOs of the future

4 lessons for CIOs of the future

From artificial intelligence to skills gaps and social immobility, chief information officers face many challenges.

How you can set your digital transformation project back to the Stone Age

How you can set your digital transformation project back to the Stone Age

Those who have been through digital transformation say it’s important to think through all the people and process questions before getting started.

Why CFOs (and CIOs) are finally embracing cloud ERP

Why CFOs (and CIOs) are finally embracing cloud ERP

Cloud plus AI could turn enterprise resource planning software into true expert systems.

Successful retailers make customers ‘fall in love’ with stores

Successful retailers make customers ‘fall in love’ with stores

Online shopping has shaken up the category, but physical retail – with a big assist from technology – will abide.

Yes, the cloud computing category can grow (almost) forever

Yes, the cloud computing category can grow (almost) forever

Market projections on cloud IT spending vary, but they’re all heading in the same direction.

Female engineers need to fight their own battles

Female engineers need to fight their own battles

Female tech pros say mentorship and positive environments help, but the onus is on the individual to advance her career.

Here’s what blockchain can do for you. Yes, you

Here’s what blockchain can do for you. Yes, you

Programmable ledger can track everything from organic vegetables to software code.

It’s time for companies to embrace Europe’s new data guidelines

It’s time for companies to embrace Europe’s new data guidelines

All that data your company has everywhere? It’s time to corral it.

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