I have a long history with CMP Media, now called United Business Media, having worked at four full-time editorial positions. In 2013-2014, I have been writing for one of their blogs called Solution Providers for Retail, how the channel can help retail businesses with their technology needs. Sadly, the blog has been since retired.
Earlier, I wrote a few pieces for a blog of Dr. Dobbs called Develop in the Cloud, mostly on app dev topics; and others for Internet Evolution.
A few years ago I wrote a series of freelance pieces for InformationWeek.com:
- Top disruptive techs for 2008 (1/3/08)
- Top tips for securing your laptop (11/24/07)
- Five networking pet peeves (7/9/07)
- How to get started with Web 2.0 (6/4/07)
- Six decisions to deploy endpoint security (4/24/07)
- Microsoft Still Trying to Get Open Source (4/4/07)
- The growing need for personal firewalls (3/24/07)
- How To Protect Your Precious PC Data: From Physical Security To Encryption (2/10/07)
- Five disruptive techs to watch in 2007 (1/2/07)
- Group chat evolving into E-Mail 2.0 (12/7/06)
- Web 2.0 makeover strategies (11/28/06)
My first position with CMP was the founding editor-in-chief to launch Network Computing magazine back in the summer of 1990 — good times. (Here is a guest column that I wrote in 2000 on the magazine’s 10th anniversary.) My most recent article was Freddie Mac cashes in on Web services (9/18/06), a case study on the financial services firm.
In the fall of 2004, I worked for the Electronics Group and help launch a series of Web sites aimed at electronics designers under the DesignLine.com label, and hired its first staff of site producers. I wrote one article called Lessons learned from 802.11n (11/1/06) for the WirelessNet DesignLine site.Finally, I started doing freelance work for VAR Business in 2000, and worked full-time as their Technology Editor during 2002-2004. Here is a page of the highlights from that era. (Some of these links are outdated.)