Editorial archive

I have been fortunate to have written for dozens of tech publications over the years. In some cases, I held full time editorial positions with properties such as Network Computing, eWeek and Tom’s Hardware. Sadly, much of this work has been removed from the web as pubs have gone out of business.

Here are links to this work produced over the years.

Dark Reading. I write mostly news-related analysis posts for this cybersecurity site in 2024.

Ars Technica. During 2013 I wrote a couple of networking stories for this site:

Baseline Magazine. I was the Technology Editor for Baseline Magazine from 2008-2011. It began life under Ziff-Davis, now owned by Technology Advice.

Biznology. I write articles on the job market, hiring trends, and other work-related issues here.

CDW’s FedTech and StateTech Magazines. These are print magazines each published quarterly. My latest review is of the HP EliteBook laptop in the 5/19 issue. You can read my other articles here, including software and hardware reviews and stories about networking topics. Here is a review of Watchguard’s Firebox UTM box (1/15) and a story about how state governments can use SSO tools (3/18)

CMP/UBM/Informa. It is hard to track the lineage of the various publications (now owned by Informa), but I will always think about them as part of the CMP family. I have a long history with CMP — I held four full-time editorial management positions (eWeek, Network Computing, VAR Business and EE Times), in addition to writing numerous freelance articles for these and other publications.

Dice/Slashdot. I wrote articles for Slashdot’s business intelligence SlashBI site from  2012-2016. For a moment in time, Dice owned Slashdot, but now it is independent once again.

DigitalLanding.com. In 2006-7, I was the founding editor-in-chief of a Web site devoted to helping consumers understand how to best use broadband Internet connections, and hired a collection of writers and editors to build more than 100 different articles on the topic, including how to use VOIP, digital photography, choosing between cable and DSL connections, and more. The site was sponsored by Acceller, a company that provides back office software to telcos and cable companies to help provision broadband customers. It has since been taken down.

eWeek/PC Week. My first full-time job in tech journalism was as a writer for PC Week back in 1986. Since then I have contributed to its successor eWeek over the years.

GigaOm. Ah, the dearly departed. I wrote longer research papers for the subscription side of GigaOm, called GigaOm Pro, between 2012-14.

IDG Communications. I have written for a number of IDG-based print and Web publications, including Computerworld, Infoworld, PC World, Network World, CSO Online and ITWorld.

Inside.com. From June 2016 to July 2019 I wrote, edited, and curated a daily series of email subscription newsletters called Inside Security. The newsletters link to a variety of content for IT professionals, security managers and interested parties. Eventually the newsletters were sent to more than 15,000 subscribers.

Internet.com. This publication group created or owned a series of titles, including Datamation and CIOUpdate.

New York Times. From 2003-2009, I wrote occasional articles for the Times’ Circuits and Business sections on interesting ways that technologies intersect with businesses.

ReadWrite. In 2011-12, I was the Business Channels Editor for ReadWriteWeb. I handled the operations of six different Web sites for enterprise IT B2B audiences, including ReadWriteEnterprise and ReadWrite Cloud. Sadly, ReadWriteWeb went through a series of changes, and most of this work has been lost to the sands of time.

SiliconANGLE. I wrote a few stories back in 2009, and more recently wrote numerous  cybersecurity posts in 2023.

Techtarget. I have written for TechTarget’s various online and print properties almost since they first began operations in 2000. on my contributor page, you can quickly find everything that I have written for their various properties.

Tom’s Hardware. I ran the editorial operations of Tom’s Hardware during all of 2005. It is a huge collection of Web sites that covers ten different local language versions and has editors testing products in four different countries. While there I helped launch five new sites specializing in mobile products, gaming, news, and digital entertainment.

18 thoughts on “Editorial archive

  1. Hello David:

    I just visited your blog for the first time after listening to your EXCELLENT NAC presentation this morning. I look forward to learning more about your views on secure access and encourage you to contact me if you ever wish to publish something on our portal.

    Dana – Publisher Secure Access Central

  2. Hey David… impressive list of successes… congrats!

    I hate to put a damper on things, but I’d like to point out something you wrote that doesn’t speak well for you. As I’m sure you know, during GoDaddy’s registration process, there’s a link to “Tips from an Expert” where up jumps an article by you. Seemed Ok until I read the sentence: “…if you are really desperate or have some extra cash, you can purchase a .NET or .ORG, too.”

    What kind of ‘consulting’ is that? I believe that statement is degrading to the professional importance of both .NETs and .ORGs. As I’m sure you know, .NETs are HEAVILY used by the hugest ISPs and I own a few .ORGs, as do most reputable non-profits in the USA.

    My guess is that you wrote that article a long time ago and your writing and style has matured since then. Please fix this sentence/paragraph to give some real “Tips” and resubmit to GoDaddy for replacement.

    Thanks. Good stuff, otherwise.
    – Matt

  3. Hi David. By chance I happened across an old 1995 piece called “Getting Webbed” where I was one of the interviewees. I like that you keep so many articles from the mid 90’s on. Nothing like a digital retrospect on the changing company and technology landscape to get a sense of how far the web has come in so short a time.

  4. I enjoyed the ‘tip from expert’ bit at godaddy. I thought matt’s email comment was pretentious and a bit rude. I’m sure you get that all the time.

    onward and upward

  5. Hi Dave,
    I wanted to thank-you for including Storage Guardian in your actical for on line backup once again. We have tracked many users browse from your article and submit a Request for a Proposal .
    All the best and thanks again,
    Omry Farajun
    Storage Guardian Inc.

  6. Hello David,
    I really enjoy your articles at the Times and have started reading some of your blog posts. I have a company i’m doing some work for and wondered if you might have some suggestions for writers to look for. It is a web-based online scheduling tool (not calendering) and has been growing steadily by doing a solid job of helping companies save money on staff scheduling. A good niche.
    Do you have tech sites that you’d recommend?
    Thank you and keep up the terrific work. I’ll see if there’s a way I can share some link love in a post from my Dun & Bradstreet blog.

  7. Dear David – I would like to interview you for a column I’m writing, part of my series “The Virtual Life” for Patch sites in St. Louis. Here’s a look: http://clayton-richmondheights.patch.com/columns/the-virtual-life

    I just followed you on Twitter, so if you can DM me your email address OR contact me at my email address, that would be great. I hope we can connect. My deadline is Thursday, noon.

    Holly Edgell
    Regional Editor
    St. Louis, MO

  8. Hi,

    I recently came across your article ‘Working Together-3 collaboration tools’ on computerworld.com and REALLY liked it. Based on this I thought you would be interested in trying out Moxtra.

    Moxtra is a team collaboration app where in users can chat and hold real time meetings, share mobile and web screens, upload and annotate imported files as well as create visual and video snippets – all of this in just one application. Moxtra was founded by Subrah Iyar, Co-founder of WebEx and Stanley Huang, former Chief Engineer at Cisco.

    It is available on iOS, Android, Blackberry and the Web. Please check out http://www.moxtra.com and please feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions or suggestions. Thanks!

    Aakansha Gurnani


    Press Quotes:

    “Watch out Google, Whatsapp, and BBM: Moxtra is the next step in mobile collaboration.” – Forbes

    “Moxtra goes a step further, offering new layers of voice communication and annotation for deeper communication in a fuller context.” – Macworld

    “Moxtra is a fresh take on collaboration and collection for iPad and Web.” – TechCrunch

  9. REVIEW: Email encryption has gotten so much better, so you’d be crazy not to use it

    I read this review, which was good.

    One of the advantages of email today is that you can send email to people on different systems. (not like the bad old days, when you could only email people in your company or your department).

    Your article didn’t really address the issue of public key storage to facilitate secure email between closed environments.

    Do you have any info on that subject you could share?


  10. Hi David, I’m wondering why you didn’t look at the “traditional” AV vendors who although you say AV doesn’t work you failed to approach them to see what they’re doing these days. Intel Security (McAfee) who already have a significant endpoint presence (i.e. agents and management console) deployed across the world have solutions that compete with Carbon Black, Cylance, Tanium, etc. Shiny new toys are nice but plugging a “new” solution into existing infrastructure without having to re-train your entire staff is also very key. Cost of ownership on a shiny new toy when you already have most of the pieces in place probably makes little sense to most organizations. Someone’s always going to come up with a new way of doing things but it behooves any IT security admin to do their homework or wait a few months to see what everyone else is doing before jumping on the bandwagon.

    • Paul, simple answer: Network World had already examined these traditional AV products, and wanted me to look at new approaches. I agree with your comments though.

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  15. Good afternoon David,


    I admit, this is the first time I have visited your blog but I must say – I am thoroughly pleased that I discovered it! Your post about the Internet of Bad Things (an obvious nod to the buzzword/phrase Internet of Things) has been eye-opening. I mean, I know it’s common knowledge how easy these things can be monitored but it’s also frightening at the same time.

    Another piece I enjoyed was your piece for IBM’s Security Intelligence blog. The Internet has been moving at such a rapid pace that cybersecurity seems like it’s lagging. While I agree that data privacy is important – in the age of AI, voice apps/hardware, and social media breaches – is there still such a thing? Can we have absolute data privacy? And if so, how?

    Hoping for your quick response!

    All the best,

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