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Who is Karen Bannan?

Karen Bannan blogs for IDG on behalf of EMC

Karen J. Bannan is a veteran business writer and editor with a wide range of publishing experience. Her work has appeared in Forbes, BusinessWeek Online, Adweek, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, MyBusiness Magazine, Government Computer News, Workforce Management, CFO, AdWeek, Crain’s New York, Time Magazine, and Crain’s BtoB. Karen, who has a M.A. in Magazine Journalism from New York University, has also written for virtually every technology magazine out there. Her technology credits also include five years on staff at Computer Retail Week, PC Magazine, eWeek, and Inter@ctiveWeek where she followed a number of beats including workstations, storage, and servers.

Her current technology beats include big data, business analytics, social media, storage, hardware, software, security, cloud technologies, and mobile computing. Other beats include personal finance, health, fitness, parenting, small business, CFO- and CEO-related issues, and environmental topics. Her work focuses on both the public and private sectors, and she has an extensive contact list of high profile C-level sources. Her lifestyle clients include Parents, Health, Fitness, Ladies' Home Journal, FIRST for Women, Costco Connections, and Yoga Journal, among many others.