Samples ("Clips") Of My Work

[an error occurred while processing this directive]  
Stuff I Said I'd Post
Stuff For Sale

Here's links to my bylined articles and PR projects:

Let me know if you have trouble acessing any of these; I've saved copies and can post or send them. (And if you've got/found anything I've missed, please let me know!)

My More Recent By-lined Articles, and PR Projects

By-lined and non-bylined articles, and PR projects, that I've done recently (mostly in most-recent-up-top order) include:

  • 3D Printers Could Be Coming to a Library Near You (, December 11, 2019)
  • Crisis of Infinite Cameos: DC?s 2019 TV Cross-Over Event (, December 4, 2019)
  • GrabCAD Gets Enlisted for Biodegradable Plastics Initiative ( blog, November 20th, 2019)
  • 4 Things You Should Know For A Career In Data Analytics (Stitch, November 19, 2019) (feature article)
  • Watchmen Series Discussion Post (Here There Be Spoilers) (, October 23, 2019)
  • zGlue: Giving Chip Creators More Flexibility and Speed-to-Market (, October 23, 2019)
  • 10 Tips for Pitching to Investors (, October 1, 2019)
  • Fictiv: The Rapid Prototyping Solution Startups Love ( blog, August 19, 2019)
  • How The GrabCAD Community Helps NASA Solve Tough Problems ( blog, August 7, 2019)
  • ReaderCon 30 Photos (, July 14, 2019) -- 20 pictures and a brief bit of text from this year's ReaderCon convention
  • Jeff Wayne's War of the Worlds (, July 12, 2019)
  • To reduce security vulnerabilities in downstream facilities, try unikernels (Hydrocarbon Processing magazine, July 2019) (ghosted PR project)
  • 7 Tips to Help You Master Media Interviews (, July 1, 2019)
  • Digital Experience NYC Summer 2019 (, June 27, 2019)
  • Contract Medical Device Manufacturers Are on the Rise to Keep Costs Low (, May 8, 2019)
  • In Space, Nobody Picks Up Your Trash: NASA Recycling in Space Award Winners (, May 3, 2019)
  • My Doubly SF-Adjacent Day: Astronaut and Torah, Bendis (, April 30, 2019) (posted belatedly, the events were November 8, 2018)
  • Dern's Non-Spoiler Predictions/Suggestions For Avengers, Game of Thrones, Etc. (, April 26, 2019)
  • Top Tech Picks from CES 2019 (, April 24th, 2019) -- Some nifty products for professionals and consumers
  • xMatters Incident Management Tool Adds Stackdriver Integration (, April 7, 2019)
  • Tiamat's Wrath - A Non-Spoiler Recommendation for Newest Expanse Novel (, April 5, 2019)
  • 7 Technologies that Caught Our Eye at CES 2019 blog, March 29th, 2019) -- 3D printing, and things for hardware start-ups
  • DevSecOps Definition: New Challenges, New To-Do's (, March 8, 2019)
  • Boskone 56: Fun, Plus Adding Foothills To My Mount To-Be-Read (, February 24, 2019) - Con report and pictures from Boskone56
  • Artificial Intelligence in Business: Using AI in Your Company (Datamation, February 8, 2019)
  • Digital Badges Will Help People Looking to Work in Manufacturing Acquire New Skills (GrabCAD blog, January 9, 2019)
  • What Skills Are Required for "New-Collar Jobs" in Manufacturing? (GrabCAD blog, December 26th, 2018)
  • Why Unikernels are a Good Fit for Existing On-Premises Private/Hybrid Cloud Deployments, December 18, 2018) (ghostwritten for NanoVMs)
  • To Meet New Computing At The Edge Requirements, Try Unikernels (NanoVMs blog, October 21, 2018)
  • Tips for Emptying Out a Loved One's Home (, November 12, 2018)
  • For Hardware Entrepreneurs and Startups, What Opportunities and Benefits Do "Smart Manufacturing" and "Industry 4.0" Offer? (, October 24, 2018)
  • "The Sherlock Holmes Method for Raising Your Recycling Savvy" (, October 5, 2018)
  • Products Seen at Pepcom Holiday Spectacular 2018 NYC (, October 2, 2018)
  • Quick Tips on Presenting Your New Product (and Company) at Pitch Events (, September 25, 2018)
  • Cryptojacking: The growing malware menace (SCMedia, September 2018)
  • SPTechCon Boston 2018 (, September 6, 2018)
  • Considering a CSA? How To Pick One That Works for You (, August 24, 2018)
  • Readercon 29, July 12-15, 2018 (pictures) 19 in, and three in the August 2018 issue of Locus (but none in the free area of the site)
  • Enjoy Your Coffee With Less Waste (, August 6, 2018)
  • Recycling Better: Adjusting to Changes in Recycling Rules" (, August 2, 2018)
  • Choosing a Chinese Manufacturer for Your New Hardware Product (GrabCAD, June 25, 2018)
  • 5 Tips to Make Recycling a Part of Your Daily Routine (Earth911, June 18, 2018)
  • DC Universe Pre-Order Offer (, July 19, 2018)
  • Review, Etc of MIT's HMS Pinafore: TNG from May 2018:
  • Do Prototyping Right for Funding, Manufacturing Success: Interview with Arrow Electronics' Keaton Anderson (GrabCAD, May 17, 2018)
  • Automation could make the modern workforce more 'human' ? here's how (Business Insider, February 18, 2018) (sponsored content, from Smartsheet)
  • Increasing Your Desktop Monitor Space: Ways and Whys (GrabCAD, March 27, 2018)
  • These Are the Websites That Programmers Use All Day Long (, February 6th, 2018)
  • Hardware Creators: It Pays To Increase Your Manufacturing Vocabulary (GrabCAD blog, January 30, 2018)
  • A Rundown of Some of the Cool New Products Unveiled at CES (, January 16, 2018)
  • Another Rejection Letter Story, More Or Less, or, How Barry Malzberg Got His F&SF Special Issue (, January 11, 2018)
  • Hardware Creators: Make Sure You Learn to Speak 'Manufacturese' (GrabCAD blog, December 11, 2017)
  • Creating A Mobile Medical Tool? Start With a Smartphone or Tablet (GrabCAD blog, November 6, 2017)
  • Yes, Lean, Agile Methods Can Be Applied to Hardware Development Too (GrabCAD blog, September 18, 2017)
  • Understanding, and Succeeding, at Hardware Crowdfunding (GrabCAD blog, August 30, 2017)
  • WorldCon 2017 in Helskini: Worldcon 75 Photo Gallery by Daniel Dern (, August 12, 2017) -- two dozen photos of and around the World Science Fiction Convention
  • Hardware compliance certifications: a two-parter:
  • Dern@CES2017 - Tech gadgets and gizmos galore!
  • Emerging server technologies: 6 hot trends to watch (, August 02, 2016) (feature)
  • Network functions virtualization: What it is, and why you need it (, June 16, 2016) (feature)
  • Testimonials: Benefits of Working With The Linux Foundation:
  • Collaboration Summit 2016 Keynotes:
  • Open Source Milagro Project Aims to Fix Web Security for Cloud, Mobile, IoT (, April 29, 2016) (sponsored article)
  • File Sync and Share: Do You Have the Right Program For Your Enterprise? (Ricoh's, March 29, 2016) (sponsored article, Ricoh)
  • Why You Want Fast(er) Database Spin-Up, Spin-Down (, February 2, 2016) (sponsored blog post)
  • 3 Easy Ways Your Small Business Can Reduce Costs (Ricoh's, February 06, 2016) (sponsored article, Ricoh)
  • Why Are There So Many Database Management Systems? (, January 12, 2016) (sponsored blog post)
  • DevOps'ing Your DBMS (, December 14, 2015) (sponsored blog post)
  • Why Enterprises Are Ready For Network Virtualization (VMware Radius, November 23, 2015) (PR)
  • How Fully Is Your Company Moving To Business Mobility? (VMware Radius, November 16, 2015) (PR)
  • Data Security Best Practices Every Small Business Should Follow (Ricoh's, November 10, 2015) (sponsored article, Ricoh)
  • VMware survey's "digital skills" in EMEA:
    1. "Millennial Myth" Busted: Employees of All Ages Drive Digital Change (VMware Radius, October 20, 2015) (PR) (Part 1 of 2)
    2. EMEA Digital Skills Survey Shows Value, Drivers & Obstacles (VMware Radius, October 22, 2015) (PR) (Part 2 of 2)
  • An Enlighted Perspective on the IoT Landscape (, October 22, 2015) (PR, for Enlighted)
  • VMware's Jean-Pierre Brulard Talks VMworld 2015 Europe, EMEA Opportunities (VMware Radius, October 21, 2015) (PR)
  • Unified Hybrid Cloud Computing Offers Opportunities To 'Go Bigger, Go Better, Go Easier' (VMware Radius, October 8, 2015) (PR)
  • At Xively Xperience, Advice on Building IoT Connected Product Businesses (Internet of Things Journal, October 4, 2015)
  • Five 'Must-Do's' For Your Company's Future Success From VMware CEO, Pat Gelsinger (, September 24, 2015) (PR, for VMware) (strong rewrite based on VMware piece)
  • Exclusive Interview: Nick Dvas of (, September 29, 2015) (sponsored article,
  • Apache Big Data Preview: Q&A with Pivotal's Roman Shaposhnik (, September 25, 2015) (sponsored article, Pivotal)
  • Apache Big Data Preview: Q&A with IBM's Anjul Bhambhri (, September 24, 2015) (sponsored article, IBM)
  • Disaster Recovery: How to Bounce Back from a Security Breach (Ricoh's, September 24, 2015) (sponsored article, Ricoh)
  • How to Protect Your Enterprise From DDoS Attacks (Ricoh's, September 16, 2015) (sponsored article, Rioch)
  • How SMBs Can Put The Cloud To Work (September 15, 2015) (sponsored article, Ricoh)
  • Today's Web Architectures Call For Private Networking (September 8, 2015) (sponsored article,
  • Project Calico: Open Source, High-Scale Network Fabric For The Cloud (, September 2, 2015) (sponsored article, Metaswitch Networks)
  • OpenStack Was Key To Building Servers.Com (, September 1, 2015) (sponsored article,
  • The Pros (and Cons) of Consumption-First IT Testing (Ricoh's, August 27, 2015) (sponsored content, Ricoh)
  • Why Many Companies Aren't Securing OS Permissions Adequately (, August 26, 2015) (sponsored content, Fox Technologies)
  • The Ultimate Guide to Outsourcing Elements of Your Business (Ricoh's, August 19, 2015) (sponsored content, Ricoh)
  • How SMBs Can Become 21st Century Businesses (Ricoh's, August 18, 2015) (sponsored content, Ricoh)
  • Is Your Email In Danger of Being Hacked? (Ricoh's, August 13, 2015) (sponsored content, Ricoh)
  • Update From VMware's Cloud-Native Apps Group: Offering Open Source Tools, Collaboration and More (, August 20, 2015) (sponsored content, VMware)
  • Microservices 101: What To Know, What To Do (, August 11 August 2015) (sponsored content, Cloud Foundry Foundation)
  • Beyond IT: The Non-Tech Guide to Implementing BYOD (Ricoh's, August 05, 2015) (sponsored content, Ricoh)
  • As Public Cloud OS Instances Grow, So Do Security Admin Challenges (, July 28, 2015) (sponsored content, Fox Technologies)
  • Bruce Schneier: It's Time to Start Prioritizing IT Security (Ricoh's, July 24, 2015) (sponsored content, Ricoh)
  • How to Respond to Next-Gen Phishing and Malware Attacks (Ricoh's, July 20, 2015) (sponsored content, Ricoh)
  • Open Source Software: What Are the Downsides? (Ricoh's, July 17, 2015) (sponsored content, Ricoh)
  • Managing IT Access Privileges -- Not As Solved As Management Thinks (, July 14, 2015)(sponsored content, Fox Technologies)
  • Is your IT Infrastructure Ready for the New World of Work? (Ricoh's, July 09, 2015) (sponsored content, Ricoh)
  • Are Containers the Answer to Your Virtualization Problem? (Ricoh's, July 07, 2015) (sponsored content, Ricoh)
  • 3 Tech Security Threats Facing Businesses Today (Ricoh's, July 06, 2015) (sponsored content, Ricoh)
  • Remote Desktop Access: Keeping You Connected to Your Information (Ricoh's, July 03, 2015) (sponsored content, Ricoh)
  • Immersive Telepresence Technology Lets Rutgers Law Campuses Cyber-Combine Classrooms (EHP's, June 25, 2015) (case history)
  • Introducing Mob programming: The best team technique you've (probably) never heard of (, June 25, 2015) (feature article)
  • Companies Now Adopting Business Mobility Strategies Across Every Industry (VMware's The Bridge, June 16, 2015)
  • Make sure your employees use public WiFi safely (VMware's The Bridge, June 15, 2015)
  • Facebook Adding PGP Encryption Option For Email (Fortinet blog, June 09, 2015)
  • Beware of "Malvertising" -- Now Even Legit-Appearing Ads on Legit Sites May Be Unsafe (Fortinet blog, June 02, 2015)
  • Still Running XP-Based Or Other Obsolete Point-Of-Sale? Move On ASAP! (Fortinet blog, May 8, 2015)
  • Pocketable productivity: 5 folding keyboards for your smartphone (ComputerWorld, April 10, 2015) (review/roundup)
  • GridGain In-Memory Data Fabric Becomes Apache Ignite (Linux.Com, April 9, 2015)
  • "Innovate like a startup, deliver like an enterprise" -- Interview with Paul Strong, VMware CTO (VMware's The Bridge, March 30, 2015) ("custom content," no byline)
  • Bruce Schneier Talks Privacy, Politics, Books and More (Fortinet blog, March 31, 2015) (interview)
  • Deep Dive: Mastering Mass Notification Strategies in Higher Education (EH Publishing's site, March 5, 2015) (Note, access requires registering -- feel free to ping me for a copy of this article.)
  • How to Wrangle Your Digital Pictures on the Cheap -- Free and low-cost tools for organizing large batches of images (IEEE Spectrum, January 27, 2015) (feature)
  • How To Crowdfund Your Hardware Startup (IEEE Spectrum, December 20, 2014) (feature)
  • Partners HealthCare announces new platform to help companies survey patients (Boston Globe, December 9, 2014)
  • Direct Tire now diagnoses your car's troubles via video (Boston Globe, November 18, 2014)
  • Meetup's Chip In button will simplify event cost-sharing (Boston Globe, November 5, 2014)
  • Does your ancient computer belong in a museum? (Dell TechPageOne, September 27 2014) (feature article)
  • Choosing Remote-Collaboration Software: Hardware development requires more than general-purpose tools (IEEE Spectrum, September 22, 2014)
  • Texas Tech University Adds Video Walls To Classroom Teaching Tools (EH Publishing's site, July 31, 2014) (case study)
  • How To Use an Apple iPad to Remote Control a Windows, OS X, or Linux PC (TechTarget's, July 22, 2014)
  • Report From Readercon 25 (science fiction convention report) (, July 15, 2014)
  • How To Back Up Your Social/Cloud Data: FaceBook, Twitter, Gmail, and more (TechTarget's, July 3, 2014)
  • Darkroom over digital: Film photography still popular at some local schools (Boston Globe, June 17, 2014)
  • MIT celebrates 50 years of Project MAC, Multics, and other computer foundations (Boston Globe, May 27, 2014)
  • In the Facebook era, will printed yearbooks survive? (Boston Globe, May 23, 2014)
  • Who needs a Tricorder? Apps and add-ons put a doctor in your pocket (Boston Globe, May 16, 2014)
  • Dan Bricklin, 'father of the spreadsheet,' now tackles mobile challenges at Alpha Software (Boston Globe, May 06, 2014)
  • Getting 'Agile' and 'Lean' not just for software developers (Boston Globe, May 05, 2014)
  • Project Management Lessons from the CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER movie (Intuit's QuickBase blog, April 28, 2014)
  • How to keep your smartphone (and its data) secure (ComputerWorld, April 22, 2014)
  • Making Phone Calls Using Tablets And Other Mobile Devices And Apps (EH Publishing, April 15, 2014)
  • Boston Convention & Exhibition Center Goes Big, Tall And Wide With Digital Signage (EH Publishing, April 14, 2014) (case history)
  • Managing PR Pitches and Releases: File or Delete? (Skyword's Content Standard, April 11, 2014)
  • Using 4K Video with Digital Signage (EH Publishing, April 10, 2014) (feature)
  • Digital Den creator pushes for a new Boston-area computer museum (Boston Globe BetaBoston, March 24, 2014) (feature article)
  • How and why can mobile companies succeed? Xconomy event speakers tell all (Boston Globe BetaBoston, March 21, 2014) (event report)
  • Tips for Online Writing about Complex Technology (Skyword's Content Standard, March 17, 2014)
  • How a velociraptors vs. cockroaches showdown raised $105,881 on Kickstarter -- How role-playing-game writer Kevin Kulp made the crowdfunding campaign for his TimeWatch book succeed (Boston Globe's, March 12, 2014) (feature)
  • Writing an Article from a Press Release: What to Look for and Ignore (Skyword's Content Standard, March 4, 2014)
  • How to Connect a PC or Tablet Via 4G Wireless (TechTarget's, February 12, 2014)
  • Swiss Army smartphone: 9 tools your phone can replace (, February 10, 2014)
  • Project Management Lessons from an Amateur Magician (Intuit's QuickBase blog, February 10, 2014)
  • 6 Anti-Theft Apps for the iPad and iPhone (TechTarget's, October 7, 2013)
  • 9 museums that want your legacy tech (ComputerWorld, October 3, 2013) (Slashdotted!)
  • Adding Twitter to Your College or University Campus Emergency Notification Plan (EH Publishing's, Sept 30, 2013)

    also posted as: Adding Twitter to Your Healthcare Emergency Notification Plan (EH Publishing's, January 8, 2014)

  • Roundup: KVM Switches and Remote-Access Apps (IEEE Spectrum, September 27, 2013)
  • How To Turn Your Smartphone into a Business Phone (TechTarget's, September 25, 2013)
  • Digital Signage Transforms Historic Building Into State-of-the-Art Finance Lab (EH Publishing, September 09, 2013) (case history)
  • Interactive Displays Make the Campus Tour an Engaging Experience (EH Publishing, July 26, 2013) (case history)
  • Kineto Wireless Lowers Monthly Server Backup Costs 50%, Avoids Spending $17K in New Tape Equipment (Zetta, August 2013) (PR) (case history)
  • Petroquip Lowers Server Backup Costs by 80% (Zetta, August 2013) (PR) (case history)
  • Top Classroom Note-Taking Apps for the iPad (TechTarget's, August 26, 2013)
  • Spectrum's Summer Science-Fiction Reading List: 19 classic and recent tales, starring engineers as the heroes (IEEE, August 16, 2013)
  • I'll take mine to go: 12 apps to carry with you at all times (On a USB stick) (, August 01, 2013) (feature article)
  • MSP Backup: Time to Add Cloud Backup and Disaster Recovery to Your Menu? (Zetta, July 09, 2013) (PR) (blog post)
  • Put Your Smartphone or Tablet Camera to Good Business Use: Cameras in today's mobile devices do much more than take pictures. (Verizon Solution Labs, July 3, 2013)
  • Succeeding with Mobile Payments (Verizon Solution Labs, July, 2013)
  • Courtyard by Marriott's GoBoard Helps Guests Decided What to Do, Where to Go (EHPubs Hospitality Tech Decisions, June 04, 2013)
  • Designing for mobile: Responsive design vs. mobilized sites vs. mobile app (, May 30, 2013) (feature article)
  • Profile: Kenny Greenberg -- This neon wizard combines art and engineering (IEEE Spectrum, May 24, 2013)
  • Eight Free eReader Apps for the iPad and iPhone (TechTarget's TabletPCReview, May 19, 2013)
  • Understanding the Costs of Digital Signage (EHPublishing's Hospitality Tech Decisions site, May 13, 2013)
  • Mobile Interaction with Digital Signage (EHPublishing's Hospitality Tech Decisions site, October 15, 2012)
  • Providing Internet Connectivity for Events (EHPublishing's Hospitality Tech Decisions site, February 27, 2013)
  • Digital Signage Meets Social Networking (Verizon Wireless Solution Labs, April 2013)
  • Case study: Architectural Firm Prellwitz Chilinski Associates Reduces NetApp Filer Offsite Backup Costs By Half (Zetta, April 5, 2013) (PR) (case study)
  • Case history: Westinghouse Lighting Reduces Backup Costs, Adds Disaster Recovery Functionality, and Protects Data from Hurricane Sandy (Zetta, March 20, 2013) (PR) (case study)
  • Remote Desktop Access -- Almost Like Being There (Verizon Solution Labs, March 27, 2013)
  • Digital Signage Meets Social Networking (Verizon Solution Labs, March 20, 2013)
  • How West Virginia University Uses Digital Signage For Campus Safety (EHPublishing, March 20, 2013)
  • NetApp Offsite Backup with Zetta DataProtect by Cook Inlet Tribal Council (Zetta, March 14, 2013) (PR) (case study)
  • Case Study: Group Photographers Association -- Local Storage Disaster Kick-Starts Cloud Backup Initiative (Zetta, March 14, 2013) (PR) (case study)
  • Mizon Rounds Out MSP IT Offerings With Backup by Zetta - Reliable "no heartburn" backups help keep Mizon customers happy
  • TEECOM - Technology for Architects to Bring Buildings to Life (Zetta, September 03, 2012) (PR) (case study)
  • NetApp Backup: Amazon Web Services vs. Zetta DataProtect (Zetta blog post, April 2, 2013) (PR)
  • Digital Signage Meets Social Networking (Verizon Solution Labs, March 20, 2013)
  • WinZip System Utilities Suite Review (TechTarget's, March 13, 2013)
  • Is Microsoft Azure Online Backup Overpriced? (Zetta blog post, March 06, 2013) (PR)
  • Including Streaming Media in Digital Signage Content (EHPublishing CorporateTechDecisions site, March 1, 2013)
  • 19 of the 100 entries in Computer Shopper's The Top 100 Tech Products of 2012 list, for Shopper's
  • Special Report: Top 100 Products of 2012: Best Overall Products & Technologies (Computer Shopper, February 20, 2013)

    (Computer Shopper made the selections, I wrote the summaries for these entries, based on the original reviews in Computer Shopper and

  • BYOD Can Be Good For Employees and Productivity (Verizon Wireless' Your Business Guide site, February 14, 2013)
  • Comic Books Go Digital -- Can Your Paper Version Do This? (IEEE Spectrum, February 2013) (feature)
  • For Digital Signage, the Open Pluggable Specification Simplifies Installation (EHPublishing, February 25, 2013)
  • Review, Lenovo U310 13.3-Inch Ultrabook (TechReview, February 6, 2013)
  • How Microsoft Uses Digital Signage for Internal Promotion and Communication (EHPublishing, January 24, 2013) (case history)
  • Reselling Online Backup: A Podcast About "No Heartburn" Backup (Zetta blog post, January 23, 2013) (case history) (text article accompanying podcast)
  • Arisia 2013, Photos and a short report (, January 18, 2013) (Arisia is one of the Boston-area's annual science fiction conventions)
  • Getting a Disaster Recovery Solution From Your Backup (Zetta blog post, January 15, 2013) (PR)
  • Video Walls: Providing the Big Picture Gets Easier, More Affordable (EHPublishing's, January 14, 2013)
  • CES 2013: The Dern Report from CEA -- Ten interesting products. (TechRevu, January 13, 2013) (also posted to CES 2013: The Dern Report (, January 13, 2013)
  • How to Manage Digital Signage's Internal Cost: Microsoft and West Virginia University discuss how they pay for digital signage internally (EHPublishing's, January 11, 2013)
  • How an Enterprise Backup Solution Should Be Configured (Zetta blog post, January 9, 2013) (PR)
  • Best Apps For Meeting Health and Fitness Resolutions TechTarget's, January 05, 2013) (roundup review)
  • Nine Handy Airline Travel Apps for iPhone & iPad (TechTarget's site, December 23, 2012)
  • Top 25 Tech Toys on the TechDecisions Editors Wish List (EHPublishing's, December 13, 2013) (my slide/list, along with those of other EHPub editors)
  • USB Power Delivery Will Power Not Just Smartphones But Also Notebooks, Displays and More (EHPublishing's Health Tech Care Decisions, December 07, 2012)
  • Carrying on With Keeping 'CALM' -- Providers: We'Re Ready To Comply With Loudness Law" (NBMedia's MultiChannel News, December 3, 2012) (news)
  • Going on Vacation: iPad or Laptop? (TechTarget's, December 19, 2012)
  • Materials Research Society Fall Meeting 2012: A Stroll Through The Exhibit Hall (show floor report & slide show) (December 03, 2012)
  • Online Server Backup Essentials (for Zetta Scalabytes Blog)
  • Portable Chargers for Your Mobile Gadgets (IEEE Spectrum, November 2012) (also in the print edition, page 28, November 2012) (feature/review)
  • Video Walls: Providing the Big Picture Gets Easier, More Affordable (EH Publishing, November 5, 2012)
  • Choosing an Online Backup Partner: 4 Lessons for Resellers from Zenith Infotech (Zetta blog post, October 23, 2012) (PR)
  • Bluebeam Software to Showcase Award-Winning Project Collaboration Solution at the Construction Management Association National Conference and Trade Show (October 22, 2012 (PR, press release)
  • Education Technology: A Hybrid Cloud Backup That Solves School Challenges (Zetta blog post, October 12, 2012) (PR)
  • Deduplication ? It Really Just Means Faster Backups and Shorter Backup Windows (Zetta blog post, October 10, 2012) (PR)
  • If The X-Men Worked In IT (Zetta blog post, September 20, 2012) (PR)
  • Creating Content For Digital Signage (EHPubs, September 14, 2012)
  • Online Server Backup Essentials: Seeding Your Initial Backup (Zetta blog post, September 12, 2012) (PR)
  • How to Acquire A Company, Technically: Protecting New Data With Online Backup (Zetta blog post, September 07, 2012) (PR)
  • D2D2T vs. Online Server Backup - The Battle of Cost, Complexity, and Capabilities (Zetta blog post, September 4, 2012)
  • Enterprise Cloud Backup - For SMBs? (Zetta blog post, August 30, 2012) (PR)
  • Review: Dropbox for iPhone: Multimedia Storage in the Cloud (TechTarget's, August 29, 2012)
  • Understanding Snapshots: Server Backup With Granular Versioning (Zetta blog post, August 24, 2012) (PR)
  • Online Server Backup Performance and Value: The Merced College Story (Zetta, August 22, 2012) (case history)(PR)
  • Digital Signage Helps UCF (University of Central Florida) Promote Student Use of Technology EH Publishing's HigherEdTechDecisions, August 30, 2012) (case history)
  • Power Over HDBaseT: What Is It, Why Use It? (EH Publishing's, July 26, 2012)
  • Using Your iPhone for Summertime Reading (TechTarget's, July 24, 2012)
  • 15 Code Editors For the iPad - For Free or Very Cheap (Smartbear Software Quality Matters, July 27, 2012)
  • 3 ways to add broadband to your mobile devices -- smartphone tethering, mobile broadband hotspot, or USB broadband adapter (, July 25, 2012)
  • Digital Signage Helps Joslin Diabetes Clinic Educate (EH Publishing's, July 19, 2012)
  • How Online Backup Benefits Companies Committed To Local Backup (Zetta blog post, July 17, 2012) (PR)
  • Does Your Beloved Tech Artifact Belong in a Museum? What museums do and don't want (IEEE Spectrum, July 2012) (feature)
  • Online Data Archiving: Save Time and Cost By Letting Your Data Retire (Zetta blog post, July 13, 2012) (PR)
  • What's Involved in Deploying Interactive Digital Wayfinding (EH Publishing's, July 12, 2012)
  • Wayfinding Digital Signage: Where the Maps Come From (EH Publishing's, July 12, 2012)
  • Protecting IT Assets From a Hurricane: A How To Guide (Zetta blog post, July 06, 2012) (PR)
  • UPS update: What's new, what to remember (The Mozy Blog, July 1, 2012)
  • Reminder, basic quick fixes for troubled gear (The Mozy Blog, June 28, 2012)
  • Making your important info available to you online (The Mozy Blog, June 27, 2012)
  • Obsolete tech accessories to keep one of: A short list (The Mozy Blog, June 21, 2012)
  • "Wi-FI Offload -- Is Your Gateway Ready?" -- testing aspects of load-shifting traffic from carrier wireless spectrum to Wi-FI (which connects to fiber) (Spirent, May 2012) (PR)(white paper)
  • Mac Backup - A How To Guide For Small Business (Zetta blog post, June 20, 2012) (PR)
  • Affordable Disaster Recovery: Compliance in the Cloud (Zetta blog post, June 18, 2012) (PR)
  • Inventorying and IDing your tech stuff: quick tips (The Mozy Blog, June 11, 2012)
  • The Key To SMB Offsite Backup Isn't Backup, It's Recovery (Zetta blog post, June 05, 2012) (PR)
  • Wayfinding: Digital Signage Can Show You the Right Path (EH Publishing's HospitalityTechDecisions, June 01, 2012) (reprinted in EH Publishing's Campus Safety Magazine, December 9, 2013)
  • How Offsite Backup Can Give Your Users a Day-To-Day Productivity Boost (Zetta blog post, May 31, 2012) (PR)
  • How Do You Get Photos Onto an Apple iPad? -- Affordable SD card accessories (TechTarget's, May 25, 2012) (review)
  • Small tech stuff (too) easily lost or mislaid, some thoughts (The Mozy Blog, May 24, 2012)
  • How To Select a Backup Service: Start By Identifying What Files You Have (The Mozy Blog, May 16, 2012)
  • Join.Me Review: Free & Easy Screen Sharing from PCs to iPads (TechTarget's, May 15, 2012) (review)
  • Power Over Ethernet: What Is It, What's New? (EH Publishing, May 11, 2012)
  • Yard sales - A good place for tech bargains (The Mozy Blog, May 10th, 2012)
  • Bassmaster hooks new fishing site with Drupal and Acquia Managed Cloud (Acquia, May 2012) (PR) (case study)
  • High-End Performance for Controlled Environments: Fortinet adds enterprise-class IPv6-ready appliance and a carry-grade security blade to its Firewall product lineup (QuinStreet, April 26, 2012) (news)
  • 10 commandments of Windows security (CSO Online, April 23, 2012) (feature)
  • Content Management Software for Your Company's Digital Signage (EH Publishing, April 20, 2012)
  • Save Money on Your Digital Signage Roll-out (EH Publishing, April 19, 2012)
  • Simple Best Practices for Digital Signage (EH Publishing, April 19, 2012)
  • Experts Share Top Digital Signage Trends (EH Publishing, April 19, 2012)
  • BYTE Interviews Jerry Pournelle (, April 16, 2012 (interview) -- A Skype audio interview with Jerry Pournelle, done at the February 2012 Boskone science fiction convention. (Jerry had to stay home, due to a virus, but we had a live audience). Here's audio, plus transcription (done by me), posted in four parts.
  • Using IP / Digital Video for Security and Surveillance at Your Company (EH Publishing, April 15, 2012)
  • Video Surveillance Camera Budget Savers (EH Publishing's, April 13, 2012)
  • Best Practices When Using Video Surveillance Cameras (EH Publishing's, April 13, 2012)
  • Top Video Surveillance Camera Trends from the Experts (EH Publishing's, April 13, 2012)
  • Using IP/Digital Video for Security and Surveillance at Your Company (EH Publishing's, April 13, 2012)
  • BAM! POW! What are the Best iPad Comic Apps? (TechTarget's, April 13, 2012)
  • Using IP/Digital Video for Security and Surveillance at Your Health Care Facility (EH Publishing's, April 13, 2012)
  • Movie Review: John Carter (of Mars) (, April 02, 2012)
  • Purdue University's Digital Signage Enterprise (EH Publishing HigherEdTechDecisions, March 28, 2012) (case study)
  • Digital Signage Lessons Learned (by Purdue IT) (EH Publishing HigherEdTechDecisions, March 28, 2012)
  • Apple iBooks 2 Review: Easy Reading on Your iPad (TechTarget's, March 26, 2012)
  • New products "slide show" roundups for Digital Signage Expo (DSE) 2012, Las Vegas, March 6-9, 2012: (I did captions and URL-wrangling)
  • 3 Digital Signage Tips from Purdue University (EH Publishing's, March 12, 2012)
  • Event report: Boskone 49 -- Feb. 17-19 - Westin Waterfront, Boston, MA (, February 2012)
  • Digital Signage Tips from Jason Swinford, Founder of Eat at Recess (EH Publishing's, February 13, 2012)
  • CloudOn Review: The Best Way of Getting MS Office on an Apple iPad? (TechTarget's, February 17, 2012) (iPad app review)
  • Selecting Displays for Your New Digital Signage (EH Pubs, February 13, 2012)
  • Digital Signage Quotables: Jason Swinford, Founder of Eat at Recess (EH Pubs, February 13, 2012)
  • Guidelines for Sizing Digital Signage Displays (EH Pubs, February 13, 2012)
  • Quotables: Digital Signage Budget Savers (EH Pubs, February 13, 2012)
  • Sanitize your hard drives with Drive eRazer Ultra (ComputerWorld, February 1, 2012) (review)

    Also posted to PC Advisor

  • What Cloud Computing Means to Accounting and Finance Professionals (HP's, February 1, 2012) (feature) ( Try here if first link is dead)
  • Square Credit Card Reader Review: Remarkably Easy (TechTarget's, January 28, 2012) (iOS app review)
  • Cloud Backup Costs Less For Full Data Disaster Protection (Zetta, January 19, 2012) (PR) (blog post)
  • Event report: Arisia 2012 -- slide show and brief report of January Boston-area science fiction and fantasy convention (, January 16, 2012)
  • MacPhun FX Photo Studio Review: Cool Photo Sharing & Special Effects for iPhones (TechTarget Brighthand, January 2012) (review)
  • Trends in Digital Signage for Security (EH Publications', January 16, 2012)
  • Cloud Backup: More Than Just Offsite and Online (Zetta, January 13, 2012) (PR) (blog post)
  • 5 Cloud Backup Accessibility Questions (Zetta, January 11, 2012) (PR) (blog post)
  • 5 Cloud Backup Security Concerns (Zetta, January 9, 2012) (PR) (blog post)
  • Quotables: Best Practices for Digital Signage for Security (EH Publications', January 9, 2012)
  • Pain Points Facing Users of Digital Signage for Security (EH Publications', January 9, 2012)
  • Tough Issues Facing Users of Digital Signage for Security (EH Publications', January 9, 2012)
  • Cloud Backup Performance Must Meet Your Business Needs (Zetta, January 06, 2012) (PR) (blog post)
  • Is Cloud Backup Right for You? Four Key Factors... (Zetta, January 5, 2012) (PR) (blog post)
  • Digital Signs Can Provide Weather, Emergency Warnings (EH Publications', December 29, 2011
  • How to Choose a Cloud Backup Service HP's, December 22, 2011) (feature)
  • Today's Mountaineers Use Digital Signage to Relay Information (EH Publishing, December 19, 2011) Case history, how West Virginia University is using digital signage for emergency alerts and everyday info
  • How to Choose an iPad Keyboard, And Which is the Best, Part 1 and Part 2 (TechTarget's, December 19, 2011) - a look at several Bluetooth keyboards for the iPad
  • Low-Priced iPhone Accessories Are Great as Holiday Gifts, or Any Time (TechTarget, December 2011)
  • Download Lowdown: 10 Must-Have App Types for Your iPhone (TechTarget, December 2011)
  • Yes, It Really Can Take Being Dropped, Frozen, and Heated (IEEE Spectrum, November 2011) (review of Panasonic fully-rugged Toughbook -- putting it through home versions of ruggedness testing -- fun!)
  • Dragon Remote Microphone App for iOS Review: Using Your iPhone for PC Speech Recognition (TechTarget Brighthand, November 24, 2011) (review)
  • What Role Will Windows 8 Play in Enterprise Tablet Adoption? (, November 11, 2011) (feature article)
  • Corel Slingshot for iOS Review: Share Photos From Your iPhone Through Facebook (TechTarget, November 3, 2011)
  • Calculating the True Cost of a Tablet (Internet Evolution, November 2, 2011)
  • Winter Emergency Data Backup & Recovery Readiness (Zetta, November 01, 2011) (PR) (blog post)
  • "Record Keeping and Pricing," 2013 Writer's Market, pages 100-109
  • What are the Essential Apple iPad Apps? (TechTarget's, October 28, 2011) (ten-or-so good apps to get to start with)
  • A Multi-Account Approach for E-Business Users (Internet Evolution, October 26, 2011)
  • Don't Worry, IPv6 Won't Break Your Existing IPsec VPN, Part 1 and Part 2 (VPNhaus, October 25 and 27, 2011) (Note: is sponsored by NCP Engineering; I quote one of their guys, and they got the final edit, but there's no product mentions)
  • Creating 'Secondary Identities' on the Internet (Internet Evolution, October 20, 2011)
  • Comparing Desktop VMs In The Cloud (, October 13, 2011)
  • Boingo Expands HotSpot Options For Mobile Devices (, October 12, 2011)
  • Tablets Become IT Admin New Mobility Tool (, October 11, 2011)
  • Geminare Offers Real-Time Cloud Failover (, October 10, 2011)
  • For High Availability, Look Towards Fault Tolerance (, October 7, 2011)
  • Cost Effective Clustering with ScaleMP (, October 6, 2011)
  • Are You Ready for Backup Bingo? (, October 5, 2011)
  • iPad as a Notebook Alternative:
  • Blink Reaction partners with Acquia to create exceptional Drupal websites (Acquia, September 2011)(PR)(case study) (Note: this was a rewrite/merge of two existing versions)
  • Event report: Pepcom NYC Holiday Spectacular An evening of new and upcoming tech toys\\\\\\products (September 15, 2011)
  • What today's software developers need to know (, September 14, 2011) (feature article)
  • TK-421 iPhone Case With Flip-Out Keyboard from ThinkGeek Review (TechTarget's, September 4, 2011) (iPhone accessory review)
  • Lenovo IdeaPad U260 User Review (TechTarget's site, August 31, 2011) (product review)
  • and SuperStar Media deliver the laughs with Acquia Dev Cloud (Acquia, August 2011)(PR)(case study)
  • New Rules For Refreshing Server Hardware HP's InputCreatesOutputcom, August 24, 2011)
  • Six energy-efficient data center practices: How vendors and industry groups are confronting the challenge of data center power and cooling in new and unusual ways (, August 22, 2011) (feature article)
  • Lost programming skills: What today's coders don't know and why it matters (, August 5, 2011) (feature article)
  • Bluetooth Watch with Caller ID Display from (, July 30, 2011) (review)
  • Telemedicine: Changing The Way Doctors See Patients (CDW HealthCare Catalog, pp. 28-29, June 22, 2011) (feature article)
  • "Solving the Certification Puzzle: The Certifications You Need to Compete in Global Markets (Microsoft, July 2011) (32-page booklet about regulatory certifications, e.g., UL, CE, FCC, TUV, RoHS, Energy Star, Ruggedizing. The booklet was printed and distributed by Microsoft, and also posted to a Microsoft internal site. The project was done by Triangle Publishing Services, Inc.. I was the lead writer.)
  • Boingo Wi-Finder for iPhone Review: Finding Hotspots Everywhere(TechTarget, August 6, 2011)
  • Choosing the Right Local/Cloud Hybrid Backup For SMBs (ReadWriteWeb, July 15, 2011) (feature)
  • Decoding compliance certification icons: What UL, CE, FCC, TUV, RoHS, and those other certification 'marks' under your laptop mean (, June 22, 2011) (feature article)
  • MotionX-GPS Review: Full-Featured Navigation for Apple iPhone, iPod touch and iPad (TechTarget, June 17, 2011) (software review)
  • Review: Jawbone ERA Bluetooth headset TechTarget, June 11, 2011) (hardware review)
  • Report from Boston ComicCon, April 30-May 1, 2011 (, June 6, 2011) (event report)
  • Why Color Printing is Getting Cheaper (, an HP site), May 20, 2011)
  • Computer de-evolution: Features that lost the evolutionary war (, May 26, 2011) (feature article)
  • 3 Professional Reasons For Computer Professionals To Attend Science Fiction Conventions (Smartbear's Software Quality Connection, May 05, 2011) (feature)
  • Joomla or Drupal: Which CMS handles security best? (, April 19, 2011) (feature article)
  • Dragon Search for iPhone Review (TechTarget, April 8, 2011) (software review)
  • Four iPhone Privacy Apps for Protecting Your Content from Prying Eyes (TechTarget's Brighthand Staff March 23, 2012) (review)
  • Review: Canon Selphy CP800 portable photo printer (Computer Shopper, March 2011) (product review)
  • Testing Apps For SmartPhones and Mobile Devices (Without Buying Out the Store) (Smartbear's Software Quality Connection, March 23, 2011) (feature)
  • Lenovo All-In-One IdeaCentre B305 Packs Performance Power And Multimedia Pleasure Into Pleasing Package (, March 15, 2011) (review)
  • Joomla vs. Drupal: An open source CMS shootout (, February 14, 2011) (feature article)
  • Laptop Review: Dell Vostro V130 -- The Glamorous Life (Hardware Central, February 7, 2011) (review)
  • Dragon Dictation for iPhone Review (February 3, 2011) (software review)
  • CES 2011 coverage -- I didn't make it to the show this year, but still managed to file several stories:
  • Metalogix Introduces SharePoint Migration Manager (InformationWeek SMB, December 15, 2010) (news)
  • Tax Software Primer: CPAs have choices...probably more than they thought they had (Illinois CPA Society INSIGHTS magazine, November/December 2010)
  • SMBs See Opportunity In The Cloud -- says Microsoft-sponsored survey. (InformationWeek SMB, December 10, 2010) (news)
  • IT Outages Cost Businesses Billions, according to survey by CA. (InformationWeek SMB, December 9, 2010) (news)
  • Zoho CRM Integrates With QuickBooks, Telephony (InformationWeek SMB, December 8, 2010) (news)
  • Lenovo ThinkPad x100e - An Affordable Notebook That Means Business (, December 8, 2010) (review)
  • Bocada Announces Data Protection Management For SMBs (InformationWeek SMB, December 07, 2010) (news)
  • SlimWare Introduces Cloud-Based Software Driver Updates (InformationWeek SMB, December 07, 2010) (news)
  • Gilbane Conference Boston: Web Management for the Enterprise (TechRevu, December 3, 2010) (event report)
  • Uptime Software Introduces Cloud Monitoring (InformationWeek SMB, November 30, 2010) (news)
  • Shoutlet Announces Facebook Storefront Tool (InformationWeek SMB, November 24, 2010) (news)
  • AT&T iPhone App Targets 'Backup And Go' (InformationWeek SMB, November 23, 2010) (news)
  • Coupa Integrates Expense Management With SalesForce (InformationWeek SMB, November 23, 2010) (news)
  • Dell Introduces File Level Encryption (InformationWeek SMB, November 17, 2010) (news)
  • Drobo S Storage Array Adds USB 3.0 Connectivity (InformationWeek SMB, November 17, 2010) (news)
  • Wave Online Accounting Counts On Small Businesses (InformationWeek SMB, November 16, 2010) (news)
  • Dell Updates Laser, Multifunction Printers For SMBs (InformationWeek SMB, November 16, 2010) (news)
  • Avaya Updates IP Office Communication Appliance (InformationWeek SMB, November 15, 2010) (news)
  • Meraki Introduces Cloud Managed 802.11n Access Points (InformationWeek SMB, November 11, 2010) (news)
  • MainCloud Intros Content Sharing Service (InformationWeek SMB, November 9, 2010) (news)
  • ScaleMP Rolls Server Virtualization Software (InformationWeek SMB, November 9, 2010) (news)
  • OS33 Cloud Provisioning Targets MSPs, Resellers (InformationWeek SMB, November 8, 2010) (news)
  • HP Designs Digital Signage Players For SMBs (InformationWeek SMB, November 8, 2010) (news)
  • Netgear Rolls Flexible Storage, Switches For SMBs (InformationWeek SMB, November 8, 2010) (news)
  • Sylvania Netbook Sylvania Netbook: Not The Netbook You Were Looking For (, November 7, 2010) (review)
  • WooEB Launches Content Platform For SMBs (InformationWeek SMB, November 3, 2010) (news)
  • Visage Updates SaaS Mobility Management Tool (InformationWeek SMB, November 2, 2010) (news)
  • The Daily Tip: Free alternative PDF tools: When you can't (or don't want) to use Adobe's PDF tools (, November 1, 2010) (also in
  • Implix Launches Conferencing Services In Cloud (InformationWeek SMB, November 1, 2010) (news)
  • VeriSign Offers $1 Promo For Its Trust Seals (InformationWeek SMB, November 1, 2010) (news)
  • HyperOffice Adds Cloud Collaboration Tools For SMBs (InformationWeek SMB, October 29, 2010) (news)
  • Netbook Review: Toshiba Mini NB305 -- One Hand Tied Behind Its Back ( Hardware Central, October 28, 2010) (review)
  • Really Simple Systems Rolls Free CRM (InformationWeek SMB, October 28, 2010) (news)
  • Informative Graphics Updates Document Redaction, Collaboration (InformationWeek SMB, October 27, 2010) (news)
  • Caringo Object Storage Software Puts SMBs On Cloud (InformationWeek SMB, October 26, 2010) (news)
  • NEC Adds Fault Tolerant Support For Microsoft Hyper-V (InformationWeek SMB, October 25, 2010) (news)
  • Search Advertising Spending Growth Slows (InformationWeek SMB, October 23, 2010) (news)
  • Grovo Launches Training Videos On Web Tools, Services (InformationWeek SMB, October 22, 2010) (news)
  • Vu Introduces Telepresence System For Remote Offices, SMBs (InformationWeek SMB, October 21, 2010) (news)
  • Basware Intros SaaS Invoice Processing Service (InformationWeek SMB, October 20, 2010) (news)
  • The Daily Tip: Your New iPhone: Things To Know, Get and Do (, October 19, 2010)
  • Microsoft Introduces Office 365 Cloud Apps (InformationWeek SMB, October 19, 2010) (news)
  • SonicWall Refreshes Anti Spam Service (InformationWeek SMB, October 19, 2010) (news)
  • Mobile broadband: Prepaid and other no-contract option (, October 18, 2010)
  • VMware Go Pro Cloud Tool Simplifies Trying Virtualization (InformationWeek SMB, October 18, 2010) (blog post)
  • LogMeIn Lets IT Remotely Manage Multiple PCs In Batches (InformationWeek SMB, October 15, 2010) (blog post)
  • USRobotics Launches USB 3.0 Products Hub, adapters and cables take advantage of USB 3.0's 10x speed advantage over USB 2.0. -- (InformationWeek SMB, October 15, 2010) (news)
  • Staples Announces Backup And Restore Services (InformationWeek SMB, October 13, 2010) (news)
  • Rackspace Launches Business App Matchmaking Service (InformationWeek SMB, October 7, 2010) (news)
  • Stratus Adds Hyper-V Support To Fault Tolerant Servers (InformationWeek SMB, October 6, 2010) (news)
  • Citrix Refreshes XenServer Virtualization Platform (InformationWeek SMB, October 6, 2010) (news)

    Also run in InformationWeek, October 11, 2010, page 24

  • Marathon Unveils Low Cost Server Fault Tolerance (InformationWeek SMB, October 5, 2010) (news)
  • Data Robotics Announces DroboPro FS Storage Appliance (InformationWeek SMB, October 5, 2010) (news)
  • Blade Servers Offer Lower Cost, Reduced Complexity, Says HP (InformationWeek SMB, October 4, 2010) (news)
  • Anti Virus Announcements May Not Be Catchy (InformationWeek SMB, October 1, 2010) (blog post)
  • Zoho Integrates Business Apps With Gmail (InformationWeek SMB, September 30, 2010) (news)
  • My Wish List For Online Backup, Computing Solutions (InformationWeek SMB, September 27, 2010) (blog post)
  • QuickBooks 2011 Now Available (InformationWeek SMB, September 27, 2010) (news)
  • Shipwire Announces Web Based Order Management Tool (InformationWeek SMB, September 27, 2010) (news)
  • VAR Dynamics Combines CRM, Mobile Access -- SaaS-based TenDigits MobileAccess for Dynamics CRM provides access from Apple's iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch and RIM's BlackBerry. (InformationWeek SMB, September 27, 2010) (news)
  • Cisco Expands SMB Offerings (InformationWeek SMB, September 22, 2010) (news)
  • 6 Proven Office Productivity Tools -- Useful tools to increase your personal productivity (, September 22, 2010)
  • Ctera Extends Hybrid Cloud Storage Offering (InformationWeek SMB, September 22, 2010) (news)
  • Microsoft Releases Small Business Server 7 Preview (InformationWeek SMB, September 21, 2010) (news)
  • Nuance Launches Dragon Dictate For Mac 2.0 (InformationWeek SMB, September 21, 2010) (news)
  • HP Updates Printer Line -- Web, cloud and mobile-enabled printing capabilities headline a refresh of HP's printer, scanner and MFP offerings. (InformationWeek SMB, September 21, 2010) (news)
  • Essential Joomla! extensions -- Joomla! developers offer up their favorite extensions (Part II) (, September 16, 2010) (feature)
  • Rhomobile Adds More Features To Smartphone Development Platform (InformationWeek SMB, September 17, 2010) (blog post)
  • Backup My Info! Enhances Online Backup Capabilities (InformationWeek SMB, September 16, 2010) (news)
  • Zendesk, LogMeIn Rescue Combine Remote Connectivity, Support (InformationWeek SMB, September 16, 2010) (news)
  • Dell, CommVault Add Cloud Power To Backup Appliance (InformationWeek SMB, September 15, 2010) (blog post)
  • Joomla! jumpstart: 8 tips and best practices from Joomla! developers (, September 8, 2010) (feature)
  • Security Questions To Ask Your Cloud Provider -- Interview with NeoSpire's director of security, Sean Bruton (InformationWeek SMB, September 1, 2010) (interview)
  • The Daily Tip: Embedded mobile broadband versus dongles or tethering: Which is best? -- 4 ways to get online when there's no WiFi in range (, August 31, 2010)
  • FalconStor Announces NSS SAN Accelerator For VMware View (InformationWeek SMB, August 31, 2010) (news)
  • The Daily Tip: Embedded mobile broadband: Software-defined radio makes carrier-switching easy (, August 30, 2010)
  • The Daily Tip: Uninterruptible Power Supply: Using and caring for your desktop UPS -- Proper set up, periodic battery replacements are key to making sure your desktop UPS will work when you need it. (, August 26, 2010)
  • Infortrend Refreshes EonStor DS Storage Systems (InformationWeek SMB, August 25, 2010) (news)
  • GetApp Provides Directory Of Business Apps (InformationWeek SMB, August 25, 2010) (news)
  • Choosing a desktop Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) -- The Daily Tip: Local power quality and what gear you've got drive the desktop UPS decision (, August 24, 2010)
  • How Hardware Is Helping Server, Desktop System Virtualization (IT Expert Voice, July 29, 2010)
  • 01 Communique Web Conferencing Solution In Beta (InformationWeek SMB, August 19, 2010) (news)
  • Lakeside Simplifies Planning For VMware View Desktop Virtualization (InformationWeek SMB, August 18, 2010) (news)
  • Notebook Review: Acer Aspire TimelineX 4820T -- Acer's All-Around Performer ( Hardware Central, August 16, 2010) (review)
  • Cloud Sherpas SherpaTools Simplifies Administering Google Apps (InformationWeek SMB, August 16, 2010) (blog post)
  • Review: HP Mini 5102 Netbook (, August 17, 2010)
  • Central Desktop Adds Cloud Collaboration To Microsoft Office (InformationWeek SMB, August 16, 2010) (news story)
  • PoE Simplifies Powering, Placing Access Points Was: Power Over Ethernet Simplifies Powering, Placing Webcams, APs (InformationWeek SMB, August 13, 2010) (blog post)
  • Social Media Now: What can LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, et al do for you? (Illinois CPA Society INSIGHTS magazine, August 2010)
  • Is Your Copier A Security Threat? (InformationWeek SMB, August 12, 2010) (blog post)
  • Laptop Batteries Can Run For Three Years (InformationWeek SMB, August 11, 2010) (blog post)
  • Meraki Offers Free Wi-Fi Tools (InformationWeek SMB, August 11, 2010) (blog post)
  • Meraki Adds Wi-Fi Management Tools (InformationWeek SMB, August 11, 2010) (news)
  • e-DMZ Announces Free Remote Access Security Tool (InformationWeek SMB, August 10, 2010) (news)
  • Intacct Partners With Clarizen, Adds Project Accounting Apps (InformationWeek SMB, August 10, 2010) (news)
  • i365 Extends Cloud Server Disaster Recovery (InformationWeek SMB, August 10, 2010)
  • Xerox Advises Securing Data in Printer Hard Drives (InformationWeek SMB, August 09, 2010) (news)
  • Future Systems Releases Casper 6.0 Tech Edition (InformationWeek SMB, August 06, 2010)
  • CMS Intros Bootable Backup Solutions For Servers (InformationWeek SMB, August 03, 2010) (news)
  • Cloudmark Offers Free Single-Folder Email Spam Filtering (InformationWeek SMB, August 03, 2010) (blog post)
  • SonicWALL Intros Affordable, Simpler Remote Access For SMBs (InformationWeek SMB, August 02, 2010) (news)
  • HP Unveils Mini Tower Desktop PC (HP Pro 3130) (InformationWeek SMB, August 02, 2010) (news)

    And this related blog post, HP And The SMB Desktop (InformationWeek SMB, August 2, 2010)

  • The Daily Tip: Travel essentials: Useful small tech to pack -- Stay connected, powered, and charged wherever you may roam. (, July 30, 2010)

    Also run in PCWorld

  • Tech In-Depth: Get Ready For IPv6 - The Next Version Means Transition Planning, Some Upgrades & Tweaks (Processor, July 30, 2010 - Vol.32 Issue 16, Page(s) 21 in print issue)
  • Dragon NaturallySpeaking Improves Speech Recognition (InformationWeek SMB, July 29, 2010) (news)
  • Smarsh Adds Mobile Message Archiving For Compliance, e-Discovery (InformationWeek SMB, July 28, 2010) (news)
  • CoreTrace Bouncer Improves Application Whitelisting (InformationWeek SMB, July 28, 2010) (news)
  • Geminare Cloud Backup Adds Indexing, Auditing, Discovery (InformationWeek SMB, July 27, 2010) (news)

    and this related blog post: Recovering Servers In The Cloud Affordable For SMBs (InformationWeek SMB, July 27, 2010) (blog post)

  • Qualys Offers Free Browser Plug-In Checker (InformationWeek SMB, July 27, 2010) (blog post)
  • Windows 7 migration: 8 things that are bound to happen (, July 26, 2010)
  • Virtuon Offers Cloud Based Virtual Desktop (InformationWeek SMB, July 26, 2010) (news)
  • The Daily Tip: Choosing a Bluetooth headset: 7 must-have features (, July 23, 2010)
  • Slashing Storage Costs For Historical Transactions (IT Expert Voice, July 22, 2010)
  • Paragon Go Virtual Simplifies P2V Cloning Windows Desktops (InformationWeek SMB, July 22, 2010) (news story)
  • Backupify Intros Business Backup For Google Apps Data (InformationWeek SMB, July 22, 2010) (news story)
  • Dell KACE Offers Free Secured Browser Bundle (InformationWeek SMB, July 19, 2010) (news story)

    and this related blog post: Secure Browsing Good If Done Well And Easily (InformationWeek SMB, July 20, 2010) (blog post)

  • LapLink Simplifies Windows 7 Upgrade -- PCmover Windows 7 Upgrade Assistant lets XP, Vista PCs move to Windows 7 without reinstalling apps, settings and data. (InformationWeek SMB, July 16, 2010) (news story)

    and this related blog post: LapLink, PCmover, MoveNow, The Rest Of The Story (InformationWeek SMB blog, July 16, 2010)

  • Finding Yard Sale Tech Bargains ('s The Daily Tip, July 16, 2010)
  • Tech In-Depth: Energy Star Certification For Enterprise Storage (Processor, July 16, 2010 - Vol.32 Issue 15, Page(s) 33 in print issue)
  • Casper Speeds Backup Cloning Of PGP Encrypted Drives (InformationWeek SMB, July 15, 2010) (news story)
  • Aprigo Secures Google Docs (InformationWeek SMB, July 14, 2010) (news story)
  • iCentera Adds Cloud Portals For B2B Sales (InformationWeek SMB, July 13, 2010) (news story)
  • Netgear Switch Manages Multimedia Traffic (InformationWeek SMB, July 13, 2010) (news story)
  • The Daily Tip: 6 (more) useful Windows 7 tools: Utilities so good they may encourage you to move to Windows 7, if you haven't already. (, July 12, 2010)
  • CloudBurst Load Tests Web Apps From The Cloud (InformationWeek SMB, July 9, 2010) (news story)
  • Aestiva Offers Array 4GL Database Free (InformationWeek SMB, July 8, 2010) (news story)
  • The Daily Tip: 6 useful Windows 7 tools Apps so good they may encourage you to move to Windows 7, if you haven't already (, July 6, 2010)
  • OTRS Announces iPhone, iPad Help Desk App (InformationWeek SMB, July 6, 2010) (news story)
  • Event report from CEALine Show and the Pepcom "Digital Experience" multi-vendor press event, New York City, June 23, 2010:
  • 3 Questions: Manage & Track Software Goals & Quality - Borland's Application Lifecycle Management Offerings Help IT With Testing & Change Management (Processor, July 2, 2010 - Vol.32 Issue 14, Page(s) 35 in print issue) (vendor interview)
  • HP ProBook 4720s Notebook Packs Full Keyboard, 17-Inch Display (InformationWeek SMB, June 28, 2010) (product review)
  • Zmanda Adds Features To Cloud-Based Backup For SMBs (InformationWeek SMB, June 24, 2010)
  • Free Windows 7 training videos (and more) -- You might learn enough by watching (, June 16, 2010)
  • Kaseya Helps SMB VARs Automate IT Processes and Tasks (InformationWeek SMB blog, June 14, 2010)
  • KineticD Adds Affordable Remote Access To Flexible Backup (InformationWeek SMB blog, June 11, 2010)
  • RainStor 4 Improves Compliance Storage Costs, Accessibility For Transactions (InformationWeek SMB blog, June 10, 2010
  • Cisco Intros Affordable Network Storage Appliances For SMBs (InformationWeek SMB blog, June 9, 2010)
  • Cross-Platform Smartphone Apps Still Difficult -- challenges (and solutions) for creating native applications for multiple smartphone environments (e.g., iPhone, Blackberry, Android) (IEEE Spectrum, June 2010) (feature article) (appears as "Writing Small" in the print issue)
  • 3 Questions: Solutions For A Virtual World: PHD Virtual Simplifies Backing Up & Restoring Virtual Machines (Processor, June 4, 2010 - Vol.32 Issue 12, Page(s) 31 in print issue)
  • Pano Logic Unveils 50 User Desktop Virtualization Kit (InformationWeek SMB blog, June 03, 2010) (virtualization)
  • 2010 VMware Virtualization Forum -- Products and vendors at this June 3, 2010 Boston event (, June 03, 2010) (event report)
  • Panasonic Updates Fully-rugged Convertible Tablet PC (InformationWeek SMB blog, June 3, 2010)
  • ActiveBatch Automates Job Scheduling On Multiple Machines (InformationWeek SMB blog, June 2, 2010) (system admin, IT management)
  • Panasonic Simplifies Notebook WWAN Provisioning, Switching With Gobi2000 (InformationWeek SMB blog, May 28, 2010)
  • VM6 VMex Reduces Virtualization Cost, Complexity For SMBs (InformationWeek SMB blog, May 24, 2010)
  • Janeiro Digital Speedramps Software Development For SMBs (InformationWeek SMB blog, May 21, 2010)
  • ScaleMP vSMP Foundation Offers Virtualization That Aggregates (InformationWeek SMB blog, May 20, 2010)
  • Xcentric Lifts CPA IT Cloudwards (InformationWeek SMB blog, May 14, 2010)
  • Cloud Computing Will Reinvigorate WAN Expertise (InformationWeek SMB blog, May 12, 2010) (event report)
  • Smart Phone IQ: Are smart phones smart enough for CPAs? (ICPAS Insight, May/June 2010) (feature article)
  • Lenovo ThinkPad Edge Hits Portability Price Performance Trifecta (InformationWeek SMB blog, May 11, 2010) (review) (blog post)
  • Featured Product: Simple Storage Software -- Open-E's DSS V6 Delivers Enterprise-Class (Processor, May 7, 2010 - Vol.32 Issue 10, Page(s) 30 in print issue) (vendor/product profile)
  • Video Training For Windows 7: A Comparative Review (IT Expert Voice, May 03, 2010) (review of video training products)
  • 3 Questions: Real-Time Storage Control - NTP Software Helps SMEs Watch & Manage Shared User Data (Processor, April 23, 2010 - Vol.32 Issue 9, Page(s) 33 in print issue) (profile) (vendor interview)
  • Dragon NaturallySpeaking 10 gives you hands-off computing (, March 25, 2010) (software review)
  • Lite-On eTAU208 USB External Optical Drive (, February 16, 2010) (hardware review)
  • Are You Being Served? -- SaaS for CPA firms and their customers (ICPAS Insight magazine, February/March 2010)
  • Wind power control systems go to (temperature) extremes - High-temperature uninterruptible power supply helps Danish control system designers handle Mongolian temperatures up to 55 ° C (Control Engineering, February 1, 2010) (PR) (feature article) (rewrite/edit based on initial vendor write-up)
  • Asset Lifecycle Management: Scalable Helps SMEs Track & Manage Their Hardware & Software Assets (Processor, February 12, 2010 - Vol.32 Issue 4; Page(s) 21 in print issue) (profile) (vendor interview)
  • Lighten The Security Load: ETSec Helps SMEs Protect Their LANs Through Products, Managed Services & Expertise (Processor, January 14, 2010 - Vol.32 Issue 2; Page(s) 29 in print issue)
  • Are Windows 7 Certifications Worthwhile? (IT Expert Voice, January 18, 2010) (feature article)
  • Dern's CES 2010 Reports: Coverage from and of the 2010 International Consumer Electronics Show, Las Vegas, Tuesday, January 4, 2010 (including events before the show floor opened) through Sunday, January 10, 2010. (I was there Wednesday, January 06 through Friday, January 8.)
  • WAN Security Solved - ClearPath Networks Makes It Easy & Affordable (Processor, January 1, 2010 - Vol.32 Issue 1; Page(s) 21 in print issue) (profile) (vendor interview)
  • With Great Power Comes More Error Messages: Windows 7 Lessons Learned From Science Fiction, Comics, and the Movies (, December 24, 2009) (humor)
  • Take The Hassle Out Of Repetitive Tasks -- ScriptLogic Helps SMEs Simplify, Speed Up & Improve Windows Management Processes (Processor, December 18, 2009 - Vol.31 Issue 30; Page(s) 21 in print issue) (profile) (vendor interview)
  • A Tapeless Backup Approach -- Idealstor Simplifies & Speeds Backups With Ejectable Disks (Processor, December 4, 2009 - Vol.31 Issue 29; Page(s) 29 in print issue) (vendor interview)
  • Reading PDFs More Safely -- Sadly, A Good Idea (InformationWeek SMB, December 1, 2010) (blog post)
  • Review: Lenovo's IdeaPad S12 Netbook -- It weighs 3 pounds, but the 12.1" display makes this the first netbook I can be seriously productive with. (TechRevu, November 23, 2009) (product review)
  • A Notebook That Can Maybe Take a Beating -- I test GammaTech's "fully rugged" MT10 Durabook tablet, although not as comprehensively as I wanted to (IEEE Spectrum, November 2009) (review)
  • Technology we won't miss -- No tears are shed for these technologies that have come (and often) gone (, November 19, 2009) (feature article)
  • Tech that makes you smile - There are some things you just can't help but love (, November 19, 2009) (feature article)
  • Portal Power: Emerging accounting portal technologies streamline financial processes and boost productivity (Illinois CPA Society INSIGHT magazine, November 2009)
  • Fight The Heat Wave -- Future Facilities Helps Take The Heat Out Of Data Centers (Processor, November 6, 2009 - Vol.31 Issue 27; Page(s) 18 in print issue) (vendor interview)
  • IT Lessons Learned From Past OS Migrations -- (IT Expert Voice, October 30, 2009)
  • Put Your Systems On Autopilot - Kaseya's IT Automation Software Improves IT Staff Effectiveness & Systems Performance (Processor, October 23, 2009 - Vol.31 Issue 26; Pge(s) 45 in print issue)
  • How to Stretch Your Security Dollar: Unexpected ways to get additional ROI from security, business continuity, disaster recovery and compliance investments (, October 22, 2009) (Slashdotted!
  • DataPreserve Gives Small Companies Big-Company Backup -- Reseller-Based Online Backup Offerings Combine Features With Affordability (, October 9, 2009 - Vol.31 Issue 25; Page(s) 28 in print issue)
  • Paying too much for WiFi, 3G? You have options -- Aggregators, bundles, new offers can bring out-of-office Internet access under control (, September 22, 2009)
  • Instant On -- Why can't your computer wake up as quickly as your BlackBerry? -- "Alternate (non-Windows) Boot Environments" like Phoenix HyperSpace, DeviceVM SplashTop, Xandros Presto, versus Windows Hibernate (IEEE Spectrum, p.28 and online, September 2009)
  • One From Many -- ScaleMP Uses Aggregation, Not Partitioning, For High-Performance Computing Needs (Processor, August 28, 2009 - Vol.31 Issue 22, Page(s) 39 in print issue)
  • Ten Cool Trip Planning Apps for the iPad TechTarget's TabletPCReview, August 16, 2012)
  • Cost-Conscious Technology -- Affordable accounting software and SaaS offerings (ICPAS Insight, August 2009) (feature)
  • Review: 5 USB turntables convert LPs to MP3s - Review of five USB turntables and associated software and gear, plus some tips (ComputerWorld, August 07, 2009) (review) (feature) This story was also run on other IDG sites including:
  • World's Coolest Personal Computer (Hardcore Computer's liquid-cooled Reactor) (IEEE Spectrum, August 2009)
  • Portable Power Packs for Your Mobile Devices -- "A pint of power for when there's no outlet around" (iPass Connect, August 2009) (short feature article)
  • "Briefs" for APC magazines and literature. During 2008, I wrote nine "brief" -- one-sheet marketing pieces for APC, mostly about APC's Online TradeOff Calculator tools, which have been used in APC's Currents magazine and/or other materials. the (See APC section in the PR & Marketing Projects section for the list, including links to published pieces.)
  • Proper Office Furniture Improves Efficiency - Hergo Provides Furnishings For Your Computers & Servers (Processor, August 7, 2009 - Vol.31 Issue 21, Page(s) 39 in print issue) (vendor interview)
  • Taking Care Of Aging IT Products - DMD Systems Recovery Buys Used Equipment For Recycle Or Resale (Processor, July 17, 2009 - Vol.31 Issue 19, Page(s) 39 in print issue) (vendor interview)
  • Portable Computers Under $1000 and 1 Kilogram (IEEE Spectrum, June 2009)
  • Jason Busby on Educating Future Animators (, June 9, 2009) (interview)
  • Three Questions: Keeping Out Dirt, Heat, Noise & More -- Simplex Isolation Systems Provides Products For Data Center Environmental Control (Processor, June 5, 2009 - Vol.31 Issue 16, Page(s) 39 in print issue)
  • Science Fiction Books For the Computer Fan (iPass Connect, May 26, 2009) (short feature article)
  • Improving Your Physical Infrastructure - Snake Tray Reduces The Cost & Time It Takes To Wrangle Cables & Manage Airflow (Processor magazine, May 22, 2009 - Vol.31 Issue 15) (vendor interview)
  • Putting your BI to work - What's in your data warehouse? (, June 2009) (blog entry, BI)
  • Governance should be the decider - Should IT drive business or vice versa? (, June 2009) (blog entry, Governance, Risk and Compliance)
  • Appliance-izing applications -- A good job for an expert (, June 2009) (blog entry, Application Delivery)
  • Managing by magic - Adding SaaS to your app development, deployment mix (, June 2009) (blog entry, SaaS)
  • Security leads to compliance, not vice versa - Don't just watch (, June 2009) (blog entry, Security and Privacy)
  • A shopping list of sundries: Virtualization Everywhere Means More Tools Everywhere (, June 2009) (blog entry, virtualization)
  • All your infrastructure belongs to us (, June 2009) (blog entry, application infrastructure)
  • Plan Strategically For The Present -- Strategic Sourcing In Today's, Ahem, Challenging Economy (, June 2009) (blog entry, strategic sourcing)
  • Separate Thoughts About Unified Communications -- What Might SaaS, Managed Services, Open Source, Google, and Skype Have In Common? (, June 2009) (blog entry, unified communications)
  • Add-On Accessories For Your Digital Camera: Beyond Spare Batteries, The Right Stuff Means Better Pix (iPass Connect, May 15, 2009) (short feature article)
  • Forget Notebooks, Go For Netbooks (iPass Connect, May 01, 2009) (short feature article)
  • Top Business Travel Gear Sites: From Travel Duds To Tech Gear, These Sites Can Help You Find What You Need (iPass Connect, April 22, 2009)
  • Blade storage for SMBs: The pros and cons (TechTarget SearchSMBStorage, April 15, 2009)
  • 3 Questions: Real Virtualization Expertise - Fairway Consulting Can Help Design, Implement, Manage & Even Host Virtualization Solutions (Processor, April 10, 2009; Vol.31 Issue 12, Page(s) 39 in print issue) (vendor interview)
  • Separate Thoughts About Unified Communications - What Might SaaS, Managed Services, Open Source, Google, and Skype Have In Common? (BTQ Quarterly, April 2009) (blog entry, SaaS)
  • Dude, Where's My VM? -- Does Virtualization Let IT Change Too Fast? (BTQ Quarterly, April 2009) (blog entry, Virtualization)
  • First Affordable Fuel Cells for Mobile Gear Medis Technologies first to market with fuel cell for handheld/mobile gear (IEEE Spectrum Online, April, 2009; also, IEEE Spectrum April 2009, page 16)
  • Three Questions: Save Money With Recycled Media - Storage Media Brokers Buys, Recertifies & Resells Tape Media (Processor, March 27, 2009 - Vol.31 Issue 11; Page(s) 39 in print issue) (vendor interview)
  • Applications Considered as a Matrix of Varying Priorities (BTQ Quarterly, March 2009) (blog entry, Application Delivery)
  • Managing IT Business Services As a Service - (BTQ Quarterly, March 2009) (blog entry, SaaS)
  • Tired of waiting for Windows to boot? HyperSpace and Splashtop can help -- review of two "instant-on Pre-Boot Environments (review) (ComputerWorld, March 20, 2009)
  • CES Show Report: The Coolest Picks at CES 2009 -- My short list and photo slide show (thanks to PictoBrowser of the best/most interesting things I saw at this year's Consumer Electronics Show (, January 19, 2009, show report)
  • Putting Your Data To Work (BTQ Quarterly, March 2009) (blog entry, Business Intelligence)
  • Minding the Volcano (BTQ Quarterly, March 2009) (blog entry, Governance, Risk & Compliance)
  • Changing Passwords at the Speed of Business (BTQ Quarterly, March 2009) (blog entry, Security & Privacy)
  • For Scaling, Brains May Beat Brawn (BTQ Quarterly, March 2009) (blog entry, Application Infrastructure)
  • Social Marketing by the Book: Marketing and Selling in a 2.0 World (BTQ Quarterly, March 2009) (blog entry, Web 2.0)
  • Enterprising Web 2.0: Accept and Accommodate Popular Tools, Or Else (BTQ Quarterly, March 2009) (blog entry, Web 2.0)
  • Bluetooth Blocks Noise: Talk Wirelessly with Comfort, Sound Quality and Style (iPass Connect, March 2009) (product review)
  • Grab and Go Camera - Take Your Shirt-Pocket Digital Camera Wherever You Travel Without Taking Up Space (iPass Connect, March 2009) (product review)
  • Make Your Tax Prep Less Taxing: TurboTax Home & Business Federal + State + eFile 2008 (TechRevu, February 25, 2009) (product write-up, updated review info to come)
  • If You Can't Buy Less, Bargain Better (BTQ Quarterly, February 2009) (blog entry, Strategic Sourcing)
  • Virtualization is Still in Development (BTQ Quarterly, February 2009) (blog entry, Virtualization)
  • How Virtualization Improves Software Development (, February 11, 2009) (feature article)

    Also picked up by:

  • SaaS Offers Timely Solutions: SaaS, PaaS Good Match For Today's Economy (BTQ Quarterly, February 2009) (blog entry, SaaS)
  • Thin Clients: Sounds Like Terminal Spirit (BTQ Quarterly, February 2009) (blog entry, application delivery)
  • To Ensure Security, don't make insecurity an option -- Secure-by-default products simplify security (BTQ Quarterly, February 2009) (blog entry, Security, Risk & Compliance)
  • Are you a Good List or a Bad List? Duplicate, Duplicate, Boil and Grumble (BTQ Quarterly, February 2009) (blog entry, Business Intelligence)
  • Three Questions: Storage Solutions For Resellers & OEMs - Condre Focuses On Savvy Storage Selling (Processor, February 6, 2009 - Vol.31 Issue 6, Page(s) 23 in print issue) (vendor interview)
  • Reports from the 2009 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) (January 5-11, 2009, in Las Vegas):
  • Three Questions: Cooling Where You Need It Most - Data Aire Provides Precision Air For IT Gear (Processor, December 19, 2008 - Vol.30 Issue 51, Page(s) 27 in print issue) (vendor interview)
  • What Science Fiction Writers Have Learned About Predicting The Future of Technology -- Science fiction authors Larry Niven, Robert Sawyer, Nancy Kress and Charles Stross look back at looking forward. (, December 16, 2008) (feature article/interviews)

    This article was picked up by other IDG publications, including:

    • ComputerWorld, as "Sci-Fi: What's it really about? Four famous authors reflect on their hits, their misses and why they write science fiction (December 17, 2008)
    • InfoWorld, as "Sci-Fi Writers and Technology's Future -- Science fiction isn't (as a rule) about predicting the future, and science fiction writers aren't trying to predict it." (December 16, 2008)
    • and "mobilized" in, as "Sci-Fi Writers and Technology's Future" (December 16, 2008)
    • and in the New Zealand site, as "The men and women who saw tomorrow" (December 18 2008)
    • and posted again in (December 16, 2008)

      plus blog notes in:

    • Rob Sawyer's blog (Rob even found the article and posted this up before I let him know the article was up)
    • the "blink" section (on the left) of Locus Online (for non-science-fiction fans: Locus Magazine is covers "news of the Science Fiction publishing field and coverage of new science fiction books and magazines.")
    • Ulmekirjanikud ja tulevikuennustamine (12/17/08)

  • Three Questions: Arch Convergence Switches Handle Core Converged Traffic - Avaya Cajun Line Lives On As Acadia Family (Processor, December 5, 2008, Vol.30 Issue 49, Page(s) 27 in print issue) (vendor interview)
  • Event Report: Pepcom Wine/Dine/Demo NYC November 2008 From Asus and HP to ClickFree and PlantSense, a evening's look at showed recent, new and upcoming consumer/prosumer/business tech products (, December 02, 2008)
  • Small Is Big in Notebooks?but Not Too Small -- Ultralight computers add back a few more ounces and a lot more usability (IEEE Spectrum magazine, December 01, 2008) (feature article)
  • Does SaaS have Critical Mass yet? (, November 2008) (blog entry, Application Delivery)
  • The Blinding Curve of Virtualization" (, November 2008) (blog entry, Virtualization)
  • How To Get the Best Internet Connectivity While You Travel -- Comparing short-hop travel choices -- plane, train, bus -- for being productive with your computer in terms of comfort (elbow room), connectivity, power and convenience. (, November 24, 2008) (feature article)
  • SMB STORAGE TIPS: The pros and cons of solid-state drives for notebook computers (TechTarget, November 24, 2008) (short feature article)
  • Three Questions: Configuresoft Automates, Improves Configuration Management -- IT Staff Efficiency, Compliance & Security All Benefit (Processor, November 21, 2008 - Vol.30 Issue 47, Page(s) 27 in print issue) (vendor interview)
  • Infra Dig and The Ripple Effect: System solutions may have inequal opposite reaction (, November 14, 2008) (blog entry, Application Infrastructure)
  • Coulda, Woulda, Shoulda: People Who Need Policies and Procedures (, November 14, 2008) (blog entry, Security & Privacy)
  • Holiday Gifts: Toshiba Qosmio G55 series - A Laptop On Steroids The Cell-based Quad-Core model does nifty video processing (IEEE Spectrum, November 2008)
  • Three Questions: Recoup & Save On Backup Media - Keeps Used Tape Safely In Circulation (Processor, November 7, 2008, Vol.30 Issue 45, Page(s) 27 in print issue) (vendor interview)
  • WLAN Well-Being: A Pro-Active Approach Protects Servers Before Breaches Happen -- Securing Your Company's Wireless LANs, and Servers (CDW Solutions catalog, October 29, 2008) (feature article)
  • Ready For Anything: Rugged Notebooks Get Down To Business Wherever And Whenever -- Beyond "business-rugged," today's semi-rugged and fully-rugged notebook computers are ready to tough it out. (CDW Solutions catalog, October 01, 2008) (feature article)(case studies)
  • Three Questions: Support, Enhancements For Open-Source -- Gizmox Visual WebGui Supercharges Web/Desktop Development (Processor, October 10, 2008, Vol. 30, Issue 41) (vendor interview)
  • MAID and other energy-saving storage technologies for SMBs (TechTarget, September 25, 2008) (short feature article)
  • Photo Report From Pepcom Holiday Spectacular -- Laptops, Portable Storage Drives, Phones and Gadgets for Early Holiday Shoppers -- Pepcom evening multi-vendor press event, New York City, September 18, 2008 (, September 23, 2008) (show report)
  • Web 2.0 in Pictures: Scenes from the Web 2.0 Expo New York 2008 -- Web 2.0 Expo, Javits Center, New York City, September 16-19, 2008 (, September 23, 2008) ("slide show" show report)
  • SMB STORAGE TIPS: How to secure mobile data on USB drives for SMBs (TechTarget, September 17, 2008) (short feature article)
  • Case Study: How One Company Broke Down Silos and Improved Application Integration -- Qualcomm's move to Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) (, September 15, 2008) (case study)
  • Three Questions: Checking On Security, Compliance & Performance -- AirDefense Monitors 802.11 WLANs For Rogue APs, Intruders & More (Processor, September 12, 2008 -- Vol.30 Issue 37, Page(s) 27 in print issue) (vendor interview)
  • Cutting The Cord -- Ip KVM Switches Allow Remote Hardware Access From Any Location (CDW Solutions catalog, September 3, 2008) (feature article)
  • Three Questions: ElcomSoft Recovers Lost Passwords, Audits Security -- Regain Access To Protected Data, Applications, Systems (Processor, August 29, 2008 - Vol.30 Issue 35, Page(s) 27 in print issue) (vendor interview)
  • Review: 3 power plug meters help you save money and energy -- The KillAWatt EZ, Watts up? and Brultech ECM1220 let consumers, homeowners, and IT/energy professionals measure how much energy a device (or its power brick) is using (ComputerWorld, August 26, 2008) (also run in PC World's Business Center) (review)
  • "SMB Software to Run Your Server & Your Business" -- This article provides an overview of the key software that a small business needs or should consider for its servers, and related advice to ensure reliable, secure operation of this essential business support tool. (August 20, 2008) (white paper/feature article) (Here's a copy in case you can't get it from the CRN Libary.)

    (Note, this was a custom feature article, done for Diskeeper under my byline. Editors: Diskeeper owns the the rights to this version, feel free to ask them or me for permission to use this. I've got a longer version, and additional quotes and information, which I'm happy to sell.)

  • SMB STORAGE TIPS: Seven steps for outsourcing data storage for SMBs (TechTarget, August 11, 2008) (short feature article)
  • Three Questions: Going Virtual - Certeon Accelerates Wide-Area Application Access (Processor, August 8, 2008 - Vol.30 Issue 32, Page(s) 29 in print issue) (vendor interview)
  • Notebooks Rule -- Notebook PC Convenience And Productivity Are Key Drivers To Expanding Use (CDW Solutions catalog, August 6, 2008) (feature article)
  • New social networks invent product twists and focuses to stay in the game (, August 06, 2008) (news/feature article)
  • Review: Lenovo U110R IdeaPad -- Lenovo's new consumer/multi-media oriented ultraportable notebook (, July 14, 2008) (product review)
  • Using Virtual Worlds to Run Your Network Operations and Data Centers -- Second Life and other virtual worlds provide a user interface for data, network operations centers and collaboration. (, July 09, 2008) (feature article)
  • How to Get Started in Virtual-World Operations -- Free/inexpensive ways to get started with using virtual worlds for business (originally done as a sidebar to the "Using Virtual Worlds..." article) (, July 09, 2008) (feature article) (how-to article) (Also run on, July 11, 2008)
  • 3 Questions: CMS Products Protect Data On Desktops & Notebooks Professional-Class Solutions To Encrypt, Back Up, Restore & Recover (Processor, July 4, 2008 - Vol.30 Issue 27; Page(s) 29 in print issue) (vendor interview)
  • Panasonic's CF-W7 Toughbook -- Three Pounds Of Business Rugged Portable Power (, June 21, 2008) (product review)
  • Messaging In The Enterprise -- SMEs Are Putting Text Messaging & IM To Work (Processor, June 20, 2008 - Vol.30 Issue 25, Page(s) 11 in print issue) (feature article)
  • Clustering and Mirroring -- Processes offer failover and replication capabilities proving critical to business-continuity and disaster-recovery strategies (CDW NetComm catalog, June 18, 2008) (feature article)
  • Show Report: Enterprise 2.0 Conference -- Are Businesses Ready For Social Technology? - a quick view from the show floor, Boston, June 9-12, 2008 (, June 12, 2008) (show report)
  • Tri-Mag Provides Power, Filters & Chassis -- Offering Flexibility For Regular Or Custom Orders (Processor Magazine, June 6, 2008 - Vol.30 Issue 23 Page(s) 29 in print issue) (vendor interview)
  • Three Questions: Cool Air To Go -- Atlas Provides Portable Air Conditioning For Sale Or Rent (Processor magazine, May 30, 2008 - Vol.30 Issue 22; Page(s) 29 in print issue) (vendor interview)
  • Three Questions: Upsite Helps Data Centers Keep Maximum Cool -- Products & Education Optimize Existing Air Conditioning (Processor magazine, May 16, 2008 - Vol.30 Issue 20; Page(s) 29 in print issue) (vendor interview)
  • HP 2133 Mini-Note Combines Ultraportability with Affordability -- Four Models, from Linux on Flash to Windows on Hard Drive (eWeek MidMarket, May 13, 2008) (product review)
  • Penryn Core Will Speed Notebooks, Stretch Battery Life -- Intel's New CPU Tech Brings Performance Benefits (eWeek Mid-Market, May 08, 2008) (news article)
  • Review: HP 2133 Mini-Note PC -- HP's new three-pounder, in Linux or Windows versions, from $499 to $749 (, May 09, 2008) (product review)
  • Don't Try This: Watering Down The Music -- MP3 player taking a washing and keeping on moshing (My Trying Technology blog, May 8, 2008)
  • What's New In Notebooks -- Mobile PC Offerings Keep Expanding: From CPUs And Cellular To Green And Small -- Intel Penryn, embedded broadband, Vista, ultra-lights, and "greening" (CDW 2008 0507 Solutions catalog)
  • Fix One, Fry One, Buy One: Death Of A Motherboard -- In which Daniel proves he's not as smart a computer-fixer-guy as he thought he was... (My Trying Technology blog, May 1, 2008)
  • Three Questions: i-Tech Provides LCDs For All Occasions -- Products Range From 1U Rackmounts To Digital Signage (Processor, April 25, 2008 - Vol.30 Issue 17, Page 29) (vendor interview)
  • Assault On Batteries, #1 - You Irreplaceable You (My Trying Technology blog, April 25, 2008)
  • Running Only on Open-Source Software -- Profile of Smartleaf, a small financial services company running almost entirely on Open Source (, April 06, 2008) (news/interview)
  • Jamcracker Expedites SAAS -- XML-based Jamcracker Integration Toolkit reduces the time it takes to flip the "SAAS switch." (eWeek Mid-Market, April 14, 2008) (news)
  • SEH Print Server Serves Up Energy Savings (, April 11, 2008) (news)
  • HP Intros $499 [and up] Mini-Notebook -- New Linux-or-Windows sub-three-pound ultraportable 2133 Mini-Note PC good for executives, professionals or students (eWeek Mid-Market, April 8, 2008) (news)

    ( A brief summary appeared in's Mobile & Wireless area.)

  • Pulizzi Provides Powerful PDUs - Eaton Acquisition Powers Denser Enclosures, Monitors Both Power Environment (Processor, April 4, 2008, Vol. 30, Issue 14) (vendor interview)
  • CardScan Grabs Business Cards -- Review of CardScan Executive mobile USB-powered business card scanner (, April 2, 2008) (product review)
  • APC, mFuel External Notebook Batteries Keep Humming (, April 2, 2008 (product review) (Also see my 'mini-slide-show' of photos of the APC UPB90 and the mFuel, which ran in eWeek in October 2007.)
  • Shut Up and Drive: Congress Passes Nationwide Law to Ban Cell Phone Use While Driving (, April 01, 2008) (humor - see publication date)
  • Wi-Fi Predators Attack Hot Spots Businesses Don't Know They Have -- Session report from Boston SecureWorld Expo (eWeek MidMarket,, March 31, 2008) (news story, event coverage)
    (and a short summary in, Businesses Leave Wi-Fi Hot Spots Unprotected
  • Users Still Worst Enemy to Endpoint Security -- Session report from Boston SecureWorld Expo (eWeek MidMarket,, March 28, 2008) (news story, event coverage)
    (and a short summary in
  • Take Note -- Today's Notebooks Take Mobility To The Max (CDW 0108 Solutions catalog) (feature article)
  • Barracuda Appliances Protect Your Network - Stopping Threats To Email, Web, IM & More (Processor, March 28, 2008 - Vol.30 Issue 13, page 29) (vendor interview)
  • Vendors Stream to Greener Printing -- Samsung, HP up the green levels of printer manufacture, use and end-of-life (eWeek, March 14, 2008) (news story)
  • Faster Canon Printers Offer More Features for Less Money -- Four new Canon imageCLASS black-and-white laser MFPs for small and home offices (eWeek MidMarket, March 14, 2008) (news story) (and this shorter version, Faster Canon Multifunction Printers Help Cut Costs (eWeek, March 14, 2008)
  • Kodak Aims Digital Media Products at Midmarket -- Kodak announcements at AIIM 2008 show (eWeek, March 12, 2008) (news story), and this shorter version, (eWeek MidMarket, March 13, 2008)
  • AIIM/OnDemand 2008 Report -- Slide Show: The Top SMB-Focused Printing Tech from AIIM (eWeek MidMarket, March 8, 2008)
  • Conserving IT Budgets With Refurbished Hardware - World Data Products Offers Full Life Cycle Support (Processor, March 7, 2008 - Vol.30 Issue 10, page 31) (vendor interview)
  • Lexmark Proving Its Chops in Health Care - MFPs and apps for medical offices (eWeek, February 29, 2008) (news story)
  • eCopy Scans Directly To Business Applications (eWeek, February 15, 2008) (news article)
  • Canon Adds Equitrac Tracking to imageRUNNER Devices (eWeek, February 14, 2008) (news article)
  • 3 Questions: Better Monitor & Control Power - BayTech Goes Down To The Socket Level (Processor, February 15, 2008 - Vol.30 Issue 7) (vendor interview)
  • Scan and Print Software Simplified -- Xerox SMARTdocument Travel Express workgroup software (eWeek, February 11, 2008) (news article)
  • Thick Is In -- New Océ TCS4XT thick-original large-format scanner) -- (eWeek, February 08, 2008) (news article)
  • Panasonic Toughbook W7 -- Review of Panasonic's three-pound Windows ultralight notebook (, February 5, 2008) (product review)
  • 3 Questions: Amerex Fights IT Fires -- Clean Agent Fire Suppression Won't Hurt IT Gear, Data, Or Staff (Processor, February 1, 2008 - Vol.30 Issue 5) (vendor interview)
  • Dern's Picks For CES 2008 -- The products I'd give awards to, if I had awards to give, and some of the others I found the most interesting/intriguing. (, January 30, 2008)
  • Ultralight Review: Lenovo ThinkPad X61s -- another look at Lenovo's security-oriented business-class three-pound notebook. (TechRevu, January 30, 2008)
  • What Daniel Saw at CES 2008 -- My partial summary of what I saw at the 2008 Consumer Electronics Show, sorted by product category, with some comments. (See my Dern @ CES 2008 reports in my Trying Technology blog for more products and commentary.) (, January 24, 2008)
  • Three Questions: For Pre-owned Network Gear, Try DNI -- The Secondary Market Can Offer First-Rate Prices (Processor, January 18, 2008 - Vol.30 Issue 3) (vendor interview)
  • DERN @ CES 2008 Report #4 -- (Some of) The Products I Saw At CES 2008 (My Trying Technology blog, January 17, 2008)
  • DERN @ CES 2008 Report #3 -- A Few Words (Well, Paragraphs) AboutThe Multi-Vendor Press/Analyst-Only Events (My Trying Technology blog, January 17, 2008)
  • Ricoh Builds Printer HotSpots on the Road -- new color, monochrome HotSpot laser printers let users with Internet-enabled notebooks, cell phones, handheld users print directly, no drivers required. (eWeek, January 16, 2008) (news article)
  • Dern @ CES 2008 Report #2 -- Sunday - Storage Visions, Marty Winston's Cherry Picks (My Trying Technology blog, January 9, 2008)
  • Dern @ CES 2008 Report #1 -- Consume Electronics! In Vegas! (My Trying Technology blog, January 9, 2008)
  • Scanners, OCR Make Good ROI Sense for Small Biz (, December 14, 2007) (news article)
  • Three Questions: Integrien Avoids, Reduces Downtime - Alive Combines, Analyzes Management Info From Multiple Systems, Levels (Processor, December 14, 2007, Vol. 29, Issue 50) (vendor interview)
  • Konica Minolta Latest Color Laser Printer Packs Features -- new bizhub C353P printer (, December 13, 2007) (news article)
  • Kyocera Hopes Cost Per-Page and Partners Drive Growth (eWeek, December 7, 2007) (news article)
  • Print Market Tackles Sustainability, Environmental Concerns -- InfoPrint, Lexmark lead initiatives (, December 06, 2007) (news article)
  • Can You Print Me Now? -- Networked printers easier to share, says Lexmark (, November 29, 2007) (news article)
  • Pick the Proper Printer -- For small business, it's a bottom-line impact (, November 29, 2007) (news article)
  • Ricoh Adds Rights Management to ScanRouter (, November 28, 2007) (news article)
  • HP Unveils Imaging, Print Solutions - New vertical solutions for identify document issuers, European brokerages (, November 16, 2007) (news article)
  • Three Questions: Etasis Builds Better Power Supplies For Servers (Processor, November 16, 2007, Vol. 29, Issue 46) (vendor interview)
  • Keep Up With Proofing -- Advice from Kodak: Advances in technology are improving the methods for proofing pages and creating new uses. (, November 15, 2007) (news article)
  • Dell Printers Citrix-Certified -- Desktop and workgroup models are guaranteed to work with Presentation Server. (, November 14, 2007) (news article)
  • Technology Driving Ink Sales -- Kodak Research Labs on high-end inkjet printers (eWeek, November 14, 2007) (news article)
  • Three Questions: i/o Data Centers Provides Digital-Grade Space - Outsourced Rack, Cage & Room/Suite Data Center Facilities That Stay Up (Processor, November 9, 2007, Vol. 29, Issue 45)
  • Health Workers Addicted to Black and White Unlike most other verticals, medical SMBs prioritize speed and features (, November 8, 2007) (news story)
  • Ricoh Reports InfoPrint as Subsidiary Is Succeeding (, November 5, 2007) (news story)
  • Canon Updates 3 imageRUNNER MFPs to Maintain No. 1 Market Spot (, November 5, 2007) (news story)
  • Speed Problem Identification - Fluke Networks OptiView Portable Network Analyzer Adds Network Mapping & More (Processor, November 2, 2007, Vol.29 Issue 44) (news article)
  • Kyocera Adds MFPs for SMBs or Workgroups (eWeek, October 26, 2007) (news article)
  • Stand and Print Securely - Ricoh offers proximity-card login for secure printjob access (eWeek, October 24, 2007) (news story)
  • Canon Speeds Up Scanning -- New ScanFront systems (eWeek, October 19, 2007) (news story)
  • APC, mFuel External Batteries Prolong Notebook Computing -- brief captioned slide-show on external batteries for notebooks (eWeek, October 21, 2007) (product review)
  • Xerox Demos 'Intelligent Redaction' (eWeek, October 17, 2007) (news story). Summary and link to story appeared in, October 17, 2007; and ExtremeTech, October 17, 2007),
  • "Three Questions: Technical Furniture Fits Computers Into Offices" - Hergo Ergonomic Support Systems Provides Modular Racking & Cabinets (Processor magazine, October 12, 2007, Vol. 29, Issue 41)
  • 15 Business Diamonds in the Consumer Electronics Rough -- Here's 15 of the nifty business-worthy products I spotted at ZD's September 2007 Digital Life Expo in New York City, and the associated ShowStoppers multi-vendor evening press event (and Pepcom's "Holiday Spectacular" a week earlier) (eWeek, October 5, 2007) (new product write-ups/photos)
  • Physical & Virtual Management -- KACE's Integrated Appliances Combine Systems Management Processor, October 5, 2007 - Vol.29 Issue 40) (news story)
  • Olympus Evolt E510 10MP Digital SLR Camera -- Nice sub-$1,000 DSLR with CCD Shift Image Stabilization and 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 lenses (, October 1, 2007) (digital camera product review)
  • Xerox Wants to Help Customers Gain Digital Print Savvy (eWeek, September 25, 2007) (news story)
  • Ricoh a Kodak Reseller -- Ricoh to resell Kodak NEXPRESS color presses. (eWeek, September 25, 2007) (news story)
    Also appeared on eWeek's ChannelInsider section (September 25, 2007)
  • Xerox Speeds, Simplifies Digital Printing Process -- New FreeFlow features expedite personalized marketing, Web-to-book and other tasks. (eWeek, September 25, 2007) (news story)
  • Epson Unveils 4 New Products -- Fastest Laser-quality ink-jet, other multi-function printers (eWeek, September 25, 2007) (news story)
    Also appeared as Epson Unveils Speedy New SOHO Inkjets (, September 25, 2007), Epson Unveils Speedy New SOHO Inkjets (, September 25, 2007) and Epson Unveils 4 New Products (eWeek Channel Insider, September 25, 2007)
  • Xerox Debuts 4 High-Speed 'Light Production' Systems -- To help companies bring more print jobs in-house (eWeek, September 25, 2007) (news story)
  • Xerox Tool Assesses TCO of Print -- new ProfitQuick Investment Planner modelling tool (eWeek, September 25, 2007) (news story)
  • Ricoh Adds VAR, OEM Partners In New Business Group -- Ricoh's Production Printing Business Group goes after high-end printing/product markets (eWeek, September 25, 2007) (news story)
  • Solid-Ink Print Levels the Color, Black-And-White Price Barrier -- Xerox promises color printing at a black-and-white price with solid-ink sticks. (eWeek, September 24, 2007) (news story) Also appeared in eWeek's ChannelInsider section (September 24, 2007)
  • Ricoh Middleware Links Documents to Sage Accounting (eWeek, September 19, 2007) (news story)
  • Is That 200GB of Data in Your Pocket? - Review: Toshiba's USB 2.0 Portable External Hard Drive (eWeek, September 7, 2007) (product review)
  • Backing Up Your Files - A look at consumer-oriented online backup services, including important things to know, and sample providers. (, September 2007) ("how-to" tech feature article)
  • Lexmark Touts Advantages of Wireless Printing -- Lexmark introduces WiFi-enabled inkjet printers and all-in-one devices for under $300. (also posted on eWeek's Channel Insider area (eWeek, September 6, 2007)
  • DynaComm PointGuard: Integrated Endpoint Security - Protect Your Windows Endpoints, Ports & Mobile Media (Processor, August 31, 2007 - Vol.29 Issue 35)
  • Server Migrations Simplified - Quest Helps You Keep Users Connected During Big, Complex Mail Upgrades (Processor, August 24, 2007 - Vol.29 Issue 34)
  • Computerworld's big guide to USB peripherals - Whether you want something useful, something playful or something just plain fun, there's a USB device for you (, August 9, 2007)
  • Wiring Loma Linda -- Former city CIO James Hettrick reflects on the rollout (CDW StateTech, August 14, 2007)
  • Xerox Office Services 4.2 to Manage Print Inventory and TCO eWeek, August 9, 2007)
  • Kodak Looks to Ease Project Collaboration Version 3.0 of Kodak's Insite Creative Workflow System (eWeek, August 8, 2007)
  • New Canon Laser Pushes Duplex and Network Features (eWeek, August 8, 2007) (news story)
    also appeared as: New Canon Laser Pushes Duplex and Network Features (eWeek's Channel Insider, 08-AUG-2007) and New Canon Laser Pushes Duplex and Network Features (PC Magazine, September 9, 2007)
  • New Canon Laser Pushes Duplex and Network Features (eWeek, August 8, 2007).
    also appeared as: New Canon Laser Pushes Duplex and Network Features (eWeek's Channel Insider, 08-AUG-2007) and New Canon Laser Pushes Duplex and Network Features (PC Magazine, September 9, 2007)
  • Working 'untethered': How to get by without wires, power cords or cables -- Are you ready to be truly unwired at the office or home? (Computerworld, August 01, 2007)
  • Eight Reasons NOT to Use Linux in the Enterprise (, July 31, 2007)
  • InfoPrint Adds 4 Workgroup Color Printers, MFPs (, July 27, 2007
  • Ricoh Intros Wide-Format Printers for CAD, Technical Renderings (eWeek, July 27, 2007)
  • ThinkPad X61s is a small and light - but powerful - system A review of Lenovo's 3-pound ultralight notebook (also posted on eWeek's Channel Insider area (, July 23, 2007)
  • Review: Olympus SP-550UZ 7.1MP Digital Camera with Dual-Image Stabilized 18x Optical Zoom (TechReview, July 2007)
  • Review: Fujifilm Finepix S700 7MP Digital Camera with 10x Optical Zoom (, June 2007)
  • Certified Used Tapes Save Money -- Tape Media Manufacturer Turns To Recycling Media -- Three Questions for Graham Magnetics (Processor, July 13, 2007, Vol.29 Issue 28, Page(s) 27 in print issue)
  • Data Deposit Box Stores Data Safely Off-Site Review: Online storage service Data Deposit Box patches the gaps in your data storage by taking data safely off-site. (, July 5, 2007)
  • Fault-Tolerant Storage Includes High-Efficiency Cache Mirroring, "Green" Non-Battery Backup -- ftScalable Storage array subsystem from Stratus (Processor, June 29, 2007 - Vol.29 Issue 26
  • Server Portability/Recovery Solution Now Even More Flexible -- PlateSpin Adds Block Mode To PowerConvert Workload Transfers (Processor, June 22, 2007, Vol. 29, Issue 25)
  • Taking Inventory -- Benefits of IT software, hardware asset management (in K-12 schools and school districts) (T.H.E. Journal, June 2007)
  • "Building Servers The Way Customers Like Them" -- "Three Questions" for Servers Direct (Processor, June 8, 2007 - Vol.29 Issue 23 Page(s) 27 in print issue)
  • "Custom Console System Makes Mounting Monitors Easy" Winsted Talon 2 Provides Freestanding Command Consoles for control situations where wall-mounted monitors are not an option. (Processor, May 25, 2007, Vol. 29, Issue 21)
  • Better Management Of Your Data: Combining Data Sharing & Retention Makes For A Better Solution - Quantum StorNext 3.0 software (Processor magazine, May 4, 2007 - Vol.29 Issue 18)
  • Recycling - Six Degrees of "Out" -- guest commentary in my town's weekly newspaper (Newton TAB, Wed Apr 25, 2007) (and reposted on the Newton Tab's Environment section (produced by the Green Decade Coalition/Newton)
  • Attachmate WinINSTALL 9.0 - Features Simplify Updates & Security Checks (Processor, April 13, 2007, Vol. 29, Issue 15)
  • Looking for a Bluetooth mobile phone headset? I try out the Aliph Jawbone, Gennum nX6000 and Plantronics Discovery 665, for InformationWeek:
  • Power Play -- With IT-oriented power protection solutions, careful planning keeps your data center humming cost-effectively. (CDW Netcomm catalog, 2007 Q1)
  • Remote Network Hardware Management -- Tips for managing remote equipment from your desk -- KVM and serial console over IP give IT more reach (CDW Netcomm catalog, March 2007)
  • Dual-Core Platforms For Security & Communications Appliances -- American Portwell Offers Compact, Cost-Effective Hardware Choices (Processor, March 16, 2007 - Vol.29 Issue 11, Page(s) 17 in print issue)
  • For VON Preview Buzz, an eight-page self-mailing piece sent to about 15,000 people, for PulverMedia's 2007 Spring VON (Voice/Video On The Net) conference in San Jose, March 2007 -- five short pieces (on short deadline): show overview, three vendor Q&As, and "Video on the Net"
  • Designing Your Network for the Future -- Here are the new products and technologies to consider as you refresh, upgrade and expand. (CDW Netcomm catalog, 2007 Q1)
  • Keeping Remote Users Safe Makes Sense (CDW Netcomm catalog, 2007 Q1)
  • Boskone 44 convention report -- Brief report of the Boskone 44 science fiction convention held February 2007 in Boston, with Guest of Honor David Gerrold (SFRevu, posted March 2007)
  • Let Legacy Apps Keep On Trucking - BlueZone Access Server Provides Flexible, Secure Access (Processor magazine, February 16, 2007; Vol.29 Issue 7, Page(s) 17 in print issue)
  • Bringing Wi-Fi Phones To The Enterprise -- New Handsets Support 802.11a/b/g, PBX Features & Office Usage -- SpectraLink NetPhone 8000 (Processor magazine, February 9, 2007; Vol.29 Issue 6 Page(s) 15 in print issue)
  • Panduit PoE Midspan Exhibits Versatility -- Compact Units Add Power In 8-Port Increments (Processor magazine, January 19, 2007; Vol.29 Issue 3 Page(s) 18 in print issue)
  • Post-Digital Life Expo 2006 product reviews/write-ups, in eWeek New Products blog and/or eWeek Product Reviews:

    I did nearly a dozen and a half short write-ups -- including quick hands-on trials where possible (not in-depth testing), of a bunch of products I saw at the October 2006 Digital Life Expo at New York City's Javits Center (and/or at the associated evening multi-vendor events by Pepcom and ShowStoppers. Four of these appeared first during November, on eWeek, and included some pictures and/or screen shots. In mid-December 2006, eWeek started up a New Products blog, and all the write-ups are there (including blog versions of the four that had already been posted):

  • AirTight Upgrades WLAN Service & Planning Tool -- SpectraGuard Planner Plots Positions For APs, Sensors (Processor magazine, December 8, 2006 -- Vol.28 Issue 49 Page(s) 19 in print issue)
  • Bring Printing Back In-House -- Affordable color laser printers are making it possible for marketing departments to offer in-house color and save signficant time and money on short-run color jobs. (CDW Solutions catalog, November 2006)
  • Your 10 Biggest Network Security Worries -- Learn what threats and vulnerabilities today's small business IT professionals need to defend against, along with tips on how to fight them. (CDW NetComm catalog, November 2006)
  • Blade-Based Rackmount Appliances -- Overland ULTAMUS RAID Offers Storage For SANs (Processor, November 24, 2006; Vol.28 Issue 47; Page(s) 18 in print issue)
  • Switch to Speed and Simplicity -- Small- to medium-sized businesses are turning to wireless switches, along with lower-cost "thin" or "right-sized" access points, to deploy and manage pervasive wireless service quickly, securely, and cost-effectively. (CDW Netcomm catalog, November 2006)
  • Paving The Way For Change -- Lumeta's Migration Service Eases Move From IPv4 To IPv6 (Processor magazine, November 3, 2006 - Vol.28 Issue 44 Page(s) 20 in print issue)
  • Securing Teleworkers -- Growing security concerns make it more important than ever that IT provide secure access for users working remotely. (CDW Netcomm catalog, October 2006, p 33-35)
  • Secure Switches for Today's Applications -- Handling Traffic for Media-Rich, Data-Intensive Applications (CDW Netcomm catalog, October 2006, pp. 16-19)
  • Keep Older Data Readily Available - PowerFile A3 Built To Replace Tape -- Optical jukebox provides low-power, cost-effective near-line storage alternative (Processor magazine, October 13, 2006 - Vol.28 Issue 41; Page(s) 18 in print issue)
  • "Weather Or Not -- Is Your IT Ready For Prolonged Power Outages? (CDW Netcomm catalog, September 2006)
  • Get The Legacy Connection - Hummingbird's Connectivity 2007 Lets Business Users Access Mainframe & Unix Apps (Processor magazine, September 22, 2006 - Vol.28 Issue 38 Page(s) 16 in print issue)
  • Identify, Prioritize & Report Security Risks - McAfee Enhances Its Management Portfolio -- McAfee adds/integrates Foundstone, Preventsys (Processor, September 15, 2006 - Vol.28 Issue 37 Page(s) 16 in print issue)
  • Somebody Call Security - Implement a reliable strategy to protect your mobile devices and the data they carry (CDW Netcomm catalog, August 2006)
  • Manage Your Media - Transition Networks Offers Free SNMP Software With A GUI (Processor magazine, September 8, 2006 - Vol.28 Issue 36 Page(s) 16 in print issue)
  • Keep Your Notebook Running Longer With APC's outboard Universal Notebook Batteries -- Outboard batteries offer more flexibility, time than spare in-board ones. (, August 30, 2006)
  • MonsterPower's Outlets To Go Provide Portable Plugins -- MonsterPower's new 4- and 6-Outlet Outlets2Go give travellers enough places to plug in (mini-review) (, August 17, 2006)
  • "Less Energy, More Memory" - SuperMicro's Servers Aim For Efficiency & Reliability (Processor magazine, August 4, 2006, Vol. 28, Issue 31)
  • SigGraph 2006 in Boston -- Summary review of the exhibits and a few show floor pictures (, August 4, 2006)
  • Supercharging Your Computer Room: Server virtualization delivers efficiency and flexibility (CDW Netcomm catalog, June 2006, p. 70)
  • Keep Your Cool -- If the cooling system in your data center racks and rooms isn't adequate, your IT gear can melt down. Here are some ways you can reduce and remove excess heat (CDW Netcomm catalog, June 2006)
  • Getting The Best Deal -- Savvy Negotiating Can Stretch IT Budgets (CDW StateTech Magazine, July/August 2006)
  • Spend Wisely - Getting the Most IT From Taxpayer Dollars, by Catherine Maras O'Leary, CIO, Cook County, Ill (I was the project ghostwriter) (CDW StateTech Magazine, July /August 2006)
  • Three "Infosheets" on how Red Hat Enterprise Linux can be used as an infrastructure application server, intended as "Did you know..." pre-sales pieces, e.g. to identify specific uses for Red Hat:
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux as a file server
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux as a print server
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux as a web server
    (Red Hat, July 2006 -- I'll include URL once I determine that they're posted, and where.)
  • Secure "Mobile Data At Rest" -- Before It Leaves the Office -- Avoid Those "Oh, ****!" Moments When You Lose A Device Or Disk (IT Business Net, July 5, 2006)
  • Progress Is The Product At TechEd -- Report from the TechEd 2006 Show Floor (CMP Desktop Pipeline, June 15, 2006)
  • IdealStor Adds SATA Line To Ejectable-Drive, NAS Backup Products (Processor, June 9, 2006 - Vol.28 Issue 23, Page(s) 16 in print issue)
  • Clean Up Your Desktop" - Cut Cable Clutter With The Belkin Flip 2-Port KVM (Processor magazine, May 5, 2006, Vol. 28, Issue 18; Page(s) 16 in print issue)
  • Ten Things I Hate About Web Sites (InformIT, Apr 28, 2006)
  • Fuel Cells For Mobile Users Are Coming, Sort Of -- Don't expect micro methanol-based fuel cells soon, but other chemistries and technological approaches are on the way, or even here already. (CMP Desktop Pipeline, May 2, 2006; also picked up by InformationWeek, SmallBusinessPipeline, and Network Computing)
  • Securing Your Desktop Computers Today -- and Tomorrow (CDW NetComm catalog, April 2006)
  • Unitrends Adds Linux Hot Snapshotting To Appliance-Based Rapid Recovery -- Rapid Recovery No Longer a Luxury (LinuxPlanet, April 27, 2006)
  • Smart Switches If your network needs performance and security that your current unmanaged switches can't provide, take a look at today's Web-enabled smart switches. (CDW NetComm catalog, April 2006)
  • "Data Center Virtualization Creating New Consulting Opportunities" -- Is interest in server/storage virtualization for IT optimization in data centers creating new consulting opportunities? (Answer: Yes, ranging from education and assessment through implementation) Quotes from BearingPoint, Broadleaf Services, Egenera, IBM, Transitional Data Services, Virtual Iron. Kennedy Information Global IT Services Report (May 2006)
  • Savvy Server Consolidation Many companies are consolidating servers with blades and rack mounts to improve performance and staff efficiency --as well as their budgets. (CDW NetComm catalog, March 2006 )
  • Power Play: Protect your essential IT gear from damaging power failures with the right UPS (CDW BizTech magazine, March 2006)
  • Notebook Security 'In the Wild' -- Securing data, network activity, and physical systems of your company's notebooks when out-of-office (CDW NetComm catalog, March 2006, pp 74-77)
  • Multiple Monitors: One Way To Get More Display Space (InformIT, February 24, 2006)
  • Multifunction Printers for Multitasking Staffs Lower prices, enhanced functionality and productivity features make today's multifunction printers more value-filled than ever. (CDW Solutions catalog, February 2006)
  • Disk-to-Disk-to-Tape Technology -- D2D2T combines both disk and tape as backup media, for solutions that offer IT the best mix of speed, flexibility, convenience and cost-effectiveness. (CDW Solutions catalog, January 2006)
  • The Skype Phenomenon: The mania continues (VON Magazine, January 2006) (note, you'll need JavaScript to see this)
  • One Keyboard, Mouse, and Monitor To Rule (Well, Run) Them All -- KVM switches for desktop and notebook users (InformIT, December 22, 2005)
  • "Keeping A Close Watch" -- Theft, fire, overheating or water damage are as much realities as viruses, spyware and network intrusions. IP video cameras, along with locks and other devices help ensure physical security for your site and its equipment. (CDW Netcomm catalog, December 2005, p 30-33)
  • Laser Multi-Function Printers: Ready For Prime Time (CDW Solutions catalog, October 2005)
  • Start-to-Finish: System Refresh (I did some editing and added text to an existing mss.) In addition to system upgrades, an established three- to five-year refresh cycle will help improve overall system performance and lengthen the life of your hardware. (CDW Solutions catalog, October 2005)
  • Now You See-- and Hear It: IP Conferencing & Collaboration is on the rise (VON Magazine, October 2005)
  • Power Failure Insurance Standby, line-interactive and online dual-conversion UPSs can play a role in keeping equipment up when the power goes down. (CDW Solutions, September 2005)
  • Disk Defragging for Maximum Performance Research shows that regular disk defragmentation is a good way to glean an extra ounce of prevention from your network maintenance routine. (CDW Solutions, September, 2005)
  • Gateway-Level Security Stopping network nuisances at the gateway level -- before potential threats enter the network -- greatly reduces the cost and effort of fighting them. (NetComm catalog, October 2005)
  • Power Protection: Don't Let Those Volts Cause Jolts -- A look at the non-UPS power protection products that can help protect your networks and computers. (CDW NetComm catalog, September 2005)
  • Road Warriors: Don't Look Now -- Given the dropping price of videoconferencing, it might be time to consider using the technology in your office. (CDW BizTech magazine, August 2005)
  • Wanted: Easy, Affordable E-mail Archiving -- The Sony AIT Intradyn solution eases the strain and cost of e-mail retrieval and legislation compliance. (CDW NetComm Catalog, July 2005)
  • Forever Young -- To take advantage of PC innovation and keep pace with the competition, companies have operated on a three-year tech-refresh cycle. (NOTE: I didn't do this from scratch, I did rewriting plus additional text.) (CDW Solutions catalog, May 2005)
  • Exploring the Secondary Market - The Market for Second-Hand VoIP Equipment is Still in First Gear" (VON Magazine, June 2005)
  • How Computers Work (and why they crash) -- How I.T. Works: Looking Inside the Box (CDW-G EdTech magazine, Summer 2005)
  • Profile: Rich Teer, Solaris/Unix Hacker, Administrator, Consultant, and Author (, May 15, 2005)
  • If it's Tuesday, this must be CeBIT -- An overview of the CeBIT 2005 show in Hannover, Germany with some local color, sights and sounds, and an odd picture from the show floor. (TechRevu, March23, 2005)
  • Recent Advances Boost System Virtualization -- IBM's recently-released rHype Hypervisor code, Intel's "Vanderpool" technology, and other events are propelling system virtualization (eWeek, March 4, 2005)
  • USB Flash Memory RAM Sticks Doing More In Less Space -- An update on what Iomega, Lexar, M-Systems, SanDisk and other USB flash RAM drive vendors are doing in terms of capacity increases and price drops, as well as differentiating with security, software and other features. (CMP Small Business Pipeline, September 8, 2004)
  • Power over Ethernet Reduces Cabling Costs And Improves Administration (CMP Systems Management Pipeline, August 26, 2004)
  • IE, Robot - Editorial Blog: Would Asimov's Three Laws of Robotics protect our networks? (Systems Management Pipeline, June 29, 2004)
  • Jerry Pournelle talks of Comdex Past Jerry's memories of 20+ years of attending Comdex (The, July 5, 2004)
  • Great Responsibility Doesn't Always Come With Great (Computer) Power Editorial Blog: As Spider-Man, Peter Parker learned that great power comes with great responsibility... but not all computer owners exercise it (CMP Systems Management Pipeline, June 30, 2004)
  • VoIP isn't Sci-Fi, it's worse Truth is stranger (and a lot less trouble-free) than fiction (VON Magazine, May/June 2004)
  • Buying a Non-Branded "White Box" PC -- Tips on when, and how to, buy an unbranded "White Box" versus from a name-brand vendor (or building your own) (InformIT, May 7, 2004)
  • Using 802.3af (Power Over Ethernet) as a SysAdmin Tool By using Power over Ethernet (802.3af) to provide power for devices such as WiFi Access Points, VoIP desktop phones, and webcams, companies can save on A/C wiring costs and UPS provisioning. (InformIT, April 2, 2004)
  • Paying developers to get features faster (NewsForge, December 18, 2003) -- For some Open Source and other programs, customers can fund the features they want.
  • "Power Doodads for Techno-Travelers: With Great Power Responsibility Comes Several Pounds of Accessories" (, December 5, 2003) -- An overview of AC/car/air power accessories for notebooks, PDAs and cell phones, and AA NiMH battery chargers (for digital cameras, etc.)
  • "For Malzberg It Was They Came," The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction (F&SF), June 2003 -- My first published SF story of the new decade! It's part of the special tribute to Barry Malzberg, author of numerous books and stories including BEYOND APOLLO and HEROVIT'S WORLD. See mini-reviews of my story (and of the rest of the issue, too) in at BlueJack and Tangent Online.
  • "Building Blocks for Microsoft .NET: The Case for Reusable Components" (Supplement to SD Times, May 1, 2003) -- Fourteen of the fifteen software component vendor profiles in this supplement. My by-line's on them, but since the vendors paid for them (by buying an ad), and got to see the final text, I consider this PR, or at least "advertorial". That's neither a complaint nor a criticism, mind you, just a statement.
  • Daniel's Comic Book Column # 14 (, December 2002) -- Holiday recommendations: Graphic Novels Make Great Gifts. My final column (but not appearance) for SFRevu. (I'm shifting to uncolumnated reviews of graphic novels, for loose/wide definition thereof.)
  • Be Prepared -- A Paranoid's Guide to Computer Ownership (ComputerClick Magazine, October, 2002) -- My summary of free, cheap and affordable -- and easy -- steps anybody can (and should!) do to protect their computer, and the data on it. E.g. virus scanners, UPSs, backups, and more. Nothing earthshattering here; this is meant as an accessible piece for the new computer owner/user.

    By-Lined Articles, By Pub/By Site

    Here's my by-lined articles -- as comprehensive a list as I can put together.

    Other publications I've written for include the Boston Globe, Boston Herald, ComputerWorld, ConneXions (Interop), Federal Computer Week, Government Computer News, InformationWeek, InfoWorld, Internet World, Mass High Tech, Sun Expert, Technology Review, and Web Week. (I'll be going back to my file cabinet to list, scan, and post more of the pre-Web-era stuff, as opportunity permits.)

    Boston Globe, BetaBoston,

    Business Trends Quarterly:

    These are paid blog entries. BTQ assigns the general topics (two a week, from their focus areas), and then I take it from there. Here's their main page for my blog postings, and here are the specific posts:

    In the early 1990s, I wrote two Internet-related articles for BYTE magazine -- then still in its thick-issue print heydey. (Among other things, these articles led to my becoming the first editor-in-chief of Internet World magazine, and helped pave the way for my INTERNET GUIDE FOR NEW USERS book.

    From May 1999 through October 2001, I was Managing Editor and then Executive Editor of, a web-only re-incarnation of BYTE magazine. As part of my job (along with herding Jerry Pournelle and the other writers), I wrote:

    (If you are just looking for one or two of my older Byte pieces, and can't find them through other web searches, contact me.)

    A year or so after I left, went to a subscription basis, then to a some-free/some-free... and increasingly moribund. In 2011, was re-revised as a web site, and, happily, I've been able to do some articles for the new site.

    Byte Articles

    Selected "From The Editor" Editorials

    As you should be able to tell, I had a lot of fun writing these...


    (Note, CDW doesn't give bylines in its catalogs, as a rule; but does in some of the magazine articles.)

    CeBIT America 2003 Show Daily, inc. Preview Edition:

    CeBIT America 2003 Show Daily (Preview and at-show edition): CeBIT is best known for their show in Hannover, Germany which makes even the Vegas Comdex show looks small and manageable. Their first first conference foray in the U.S. was in June 2003; I did ten pieces for the Show Daily (print and online editions):

    CIO Magazine

    CMP Pipelines:

    As one of my free-lance gigs, I was Editor of CMP's Systems Management Pipeline site from May 2004 (pre-launch) through the end of July 2004. (Most of the Pipeline editors, including myself, were/are freelancers doing it as a slightly-more-than-halftime gig.)

    Being a Pipeline editor included writing news stories from press release, doing "blog" editorials, assigning some freelance pieces, doing the online content production/management, and sundry other tasks.

    I won't bother linking to the sundry news releases I really edited rather than wrote, but here's some of the features, "blog" editorials and news stories I did.

    This list also includes articles I wrote as a freelance writer for the Systems Management Pipeline and other Pipeline sites

    Note, many these and other feature/news articles I did were also "hoovered" -- picked up and re-used by CMP's TechWeb News and by other CMP Pipeline sites including the Advanced IP Pipeline, Desktop Pipeline, Developer Pipeline, Enterprise Applications Pipeline, IT Utility Pipeline, Linux Pipeline, Mobile Pipeline, Networking Pipeline, Security Pipeline, Server Pipeline, Small Business Pipeline, Storage Pipeline, Web Services Pipeline, and also CMP's CommWeb. (The Systems Management Pipeline similarly repurposed many from these Pipelines and other CMP TechWeb sites.)

    Comdex and Interop Show Previews, Dailies:

    Computer Shopper:


    Computer Click Magazine

    • Be Prepared -- A Paranoid's Guide to Computer Ownership (October, 2002) -- My summary of free, cheap and affordable -- and easy -- steps anybody can (and should!) do to protect their computer, and the data on it. E.g. virus scanners, UPSs, backups, and more. Nothing earthshattering here; this is meant as an accessible piece for the new computer owner/user. Note, here's another good article on the subject, with additional advice -- written for VARs, but also good for end users: Twelve Steps to PC Hardening, by A. Lizard (pseudonym for a San Francisco based Internet consultant.)
    • How To Pay For Things -- Safely -- On The Web (November 2002) -- My first "Care & Feeding" column in this new magazine.

    INTEROP's ConneXions newsletter:

    ConneXions was a monthly newsletter from the Interop Company (which did the INTEROP events), published from 1987-1996.

    I was arguably one of the few "civilians" -- people not part of any IETF working groups or committees, nor working for vendors involved in Internet-related projects -- who wrote for ConneXions. The first piece I wrote for them, "The ARPAnet is Twenty" (listed at the bottom here), took advantage of my having been working at BBN for the previous near-six years, and helped pave the way for my Internet book.

    All issues of ConneXions have been archived online, as PDFs, so I've put the links to the issue, rather than article name.

    Content Standard:

    (Skyword's site for writers)


    • Certifications: Worth It or Not? -- "Are certifications like MCSE, CNA, CCIE or A+ worth it -- from the perspective of network managers and other IT management in hiring and retaining qualified network staff?" (March 4, 2002)

    CSO Online


    Dell TechPageOne:


    • Backing Up Your Files - A look at consumer-oriented online backup services, including important things to know, and sample providers (, September 2007)

    Dr. Dobb's:


    Articles I'm doing for eWeek currently include product reviews & write-ups, and enterprise printer news stories (many of which have also been posted in eWeek's ChannelInsider area), and I've written other news and feature articles for eWeek.

    Product Reviews & Write-Ups:

    Enterprise Printer News Stories:

    Other News & Feature Articles:


    Home Office Computing

    HP World:



    (And I had a few articles in Datamation, wayyyy back when, including one just before it was bought by Cahners.)


    EH Publishing

    EH Publishing's Tech Decisions Media division is a family of six vertical market-specific websites:

    • -- for Corporate (small, medium and large businesses)
    • -- for Hospitality (hotels, bars, restaurants, etc.)
    • -- for Healthcare
    • -- Higher education
    • -- for K-12
    • -- for houses of worship

    I've done a mix of tech-topic case histories, and features, event-related news, and other pieces for EHP's TechDecisions family of sites. (Note, a story may get posted to several of the TechDecisions sites, each with a site-specific URL. I'm not always including all these parallel appearances.)

    Features, Event-Related News, etc.

    Case Histories

    (Note, is part of QuinStreet.)

    File770: "is the online version of Mike Glyer's science fiction fan newzine, reporting on fanzines, sf clubs, conventions, fan funds and fanac."

    Aside from being one of the motley bunch of readers, commenters, and "scroll" title suggestors, I periodically write up something longer, like these:

    Fortinet (blog):

    Fortinet's blog includes bylined posts from non-Fortinet experts, journalists, etc. -- including me.

    GrabCAD (blog):

    Blog posts for GrabCAD, a part of Stratasys Software, which provides 3D printing and additive manufacturing solutions. GrabCAD supports CAD for designers, engineers, and manufacturers, through its Workbench collaboration tool and its library of free CAD files.


    ( is a custom news/feature site from HP.)

    Illinois CPA Society (ICPAS) Insight:

    INSIGHT is the monthly magazine of the Illinois CPA Society; I've been writing technology feature articles for them.


    These are news, reviews, features, humor and other articles for the general online and print publication; I've also been writing blog posts and news articles for InformationWeek SMB.

    InformationWeek SMB (SMB news & blogging):

    From May 2010 through December 2010, one of my freelance gigs was writing a mix SMB-oriented news stories and blog posts for InformationWeek SMB -- roughly one news story per day, for most of this time. My main beats were hardware/software, Open Source, and backup/storage, along with virtualization, cloud/SaaS, e-commerce, and the usual what-have-you.

    Here's InformationWeek SMB's bio and article list for me.

    InformationWeek SMB news stories

    InformationWeek SMB blog posts

    These are blog posts.

    Most of my blog posts will be short (300-500 words), typically newsy or reviewsy.

    Information Security:


    The Inquirer

    Internet Evolution Hardware Central

    iPass Connect

    iPass is a remote user access aggregator; its Connect site includes short product and topical articles.

    IoT (Internet Of Things) Journal

    Intuit QuickBase Blog

    IT Business Network

    IT Expert Voice

    ( is a Dell-sponsored site about "deploying Windows 7 in the large enterprise.")

    Feature articles and fun pieces for ITworld's The Daily Tip:

    Feature articles


    ITworld's The Daily Tip


    Kennedy Information

    Articles on Open Source/Linux, and IT architecture issues, for the Intelligence Briefing section of the Global IT Services Report a monthly newsletter focussing on the larger global IT service/consulting firms. (Note: My name is on the masthead as a contributor, but not on the individuaL articles, and most of the content is only accessible to subscribers.)
    • "Data Center Virtualization Creating New Consulting Opportunities" -- Is interest in server/storage virtualization for IT optimization in data centers creating new consulting opportunities? (Answer: Yes, ranging from education and assessment through implementation) Quotes from BearingPoint, Broadleaf Services, Egenera, IBM, Transitional Data Services, Virtual Iron (May 2006)
    • "Role of Open Source Growing" -- Growing role of Open Source software and methodologies at Accenture, CapGemini, CSC, EDS, and HP (June, 2006)
    • "Open Source as Consulting Opportunity" -- Does Open Source Software create new consulting opportunities, and if so, what kind? Quotes from Wild Open Source, CapGemini Booz Allen Hamilton. (May 2006)
    • "The Changing Role of IT Architects," -- As IT applications change from "silos" to more complex architectures, often crossing organizational boundaries, how is the role of IT architects changing, especially for consultants. Quotes from CIBER, Inc., Systems and Software Consortium, Capgemini. (March 2006)
    • "What's Ahead for Open Source Services in 2006" -- Open Source adoption goes mainstream at enterprise level (Quotes from Eric Raymond; CapGemini; HP) (February 2006)




    Network Computing:

    Monthly Internet page (called the "H-reportl" "I-report," or "The Internet Page"), and other articles:

    MultiChannel News

    Newton TAB

    Network World:

    From the "Careers" section:


    O'Reilly Network:


    Intuit QuickBase Blog

    IT Expert Voice

    ( is a Dell-sponsored site about "deploying Windows 7 in the large enterprise.")


    Shortish bylined pieces for "The Mozy Blog":


    For Processor magazine (and their web site), I've done a mix:

    Feature Articles

    Tech In-Depth articles:

    "Three Questions" Interviews:

    (These are short three-question interviews.)

    Featured Product Articles:

    News Articles:


    Ricoh's Work

    (Custom/sponsored content - some with my byline, some without)

    Sears ManageMyLife:


    These articles are sponsored -- but writers are not told who the sponsor is until the project is done. (Note, you have to register to get to the articles, but there's no cost to you.)


    I've mostly written a mix of reviews, reports, and other stuff:

    and I did a Comic book review column for about a year:

    Book Reviews

    • A Stir of Bones by Nina Kiriki Hoffman -- This prequel to Ms. Hoffman's A RED HEART OF MEMORIES and PAST THE SIZE OF DREAMING isn't quite as good as either these, but it's good enough. A YA (also for former YA's) tale of how Susan Backstrom gets involved with ghosts, the haunted house, and magic-wielding fellow teens in contemporary Oregon. (August 2003)
    • A Fistful of Sky, by Nina Kiriki Hoffman -- A FISTFUL OF SKY doesn't involve any of Hoffman's previous novels' characters, but, like them, it's chockfull of magic, here, centered around the LaZelle family, who lives in Southern California, who as a rule have magical powers which typically manifest somewhere during puberty/ adolescence; in particular, we follow the tale, trials and challenges of Gypsum, a.k.a. "Gyp," who, at age 21, hasn't yet manifested any powers. Recommended.

    Science Fiction Convention/Event Reports

    Comic Book/Strip & Graphic Novel Reviews

    • "Graphic Novel" revew: SUPREME: THE RETURN, and SUPREME: THE STORY OF THE YEAR, Alan Moore's comic books (here, collected in two trade paperback volumes, a.k.a. "graphic novels") about Supreme. In these tales of this Superman-like character, Moore again shows he's the master of superhero comic genres (and cliches), including Mad pastiches, cosmic plots, big trouble, humorous bits, and self-aware, self-referential characters. (August 2003)
    • The Life Eaters by David Brin and Scott Hampton (, November 2003) (Graphic novel review)
    • "Graphic Novel" review Alex Raymond's Flash Gordon Volume I -- Raymond created space-opera adventurer Flash Gordon in these Sunday funny pages stripes; this is planned as the first of three, collecting these long out-of-print strips, here the first two year's worth. (August 2003)

    Movie, TV, audio and multimedia reviews

    Other Stuff

    Daniel's Comic Book Column

    Smartbear's Software Quality Matters Blog

    SmartBear Software's Software Quality Matters blog (previously called Software Quality Connection) is aimed at "software developers, testers, and IT professionals."

    Sm@rt Partner (Sm@rt Reseller):

    Talend (including Stitch):


    (TechBeacon is sponsored by, but HP exercised no control over its content, and there was no requirement to mention HP or its products.)



    (I'm a contributing editor to this, and also to, its sibling site.)


    I've news, reviews and features for a number of TechTarget sites, including:

    Brighthand does smartphone news and reviews. Most of the apps and many of the accessories I've reviewed here have been for the iPhone.


    T.H.E. Journal:

    • Taking Inventory -- Benefits of IT software, hardware asset management (in K-12 schools and school districts) (T.H.E. Journal, June 2007)

    My Trying Technology blog:


    These are news/feature information sites sponsored by Verizon. (Note, not all articles have bylines.)


    (Note: is sponsored by NCP Engineering; I quote one of their guys, and they got the final edit, but there's no product mentions)

    VON Magazine:

    VON Magazine is/was Jeff Pulver's Voice On the Net magazine!). I was initially a columnist ("VoiceOvers"); then I was a Contributing Editor, doing a feature article each issue.

    Note: If the link to an entry you are looking for is broken, contact me and I can email you the article.

    Feature articles:



    Writer's Market":

    My By-lined Articles and PR Projects, Sorted By Type

    Here's some of the by-lined articles, and (non-by-lined) PR projects I've done, sorted by type:


    I've been doing some blogging on my own, along with somepaid bylined (my-name) blogging, and some "ghost-blogging" (PR/marketing for client companies -- my name only on the check).

    My Blogs:

    I've currently got three blogs of my own:

    Other Blogs And Blog Posts With My Name on them:

    I was a 2x/week contributing blogger at Business Trends Quarterly (This link goes to the my list of posts, elsewhere on this page.) And many of the articles I've done for sites like InformationWeek SMB and Internet Evolution have been called blog posts.


    Companies I've done ghost/PR/marketing blog posts for include Zetta.

    Career & Management Advice:

    Case Histories:

    (This includes articles that have one or more case histories in them.)

    plus dozens of case histories done over the years that aren't online, for companies including BBN (when I was PR manager), Data General, Gandalf, and others -- I'll be scanning and posting them in the coming months.


    Over the past several decades, I have written columns for everything from Internet magazines to PR directories, folk music magazines and Thursday,the long-gone MIT student newspaper. (Please don't hesitate to contact me to offer me another regular column to write!)

    Here's a list of current and past column titles, which in turn link to as many of the actual the columns I've been able to find online, or had available. (I've included direct links to one or two samples here, though.) (This list from is from my Columns page.)

    plus, like I said, assorted general-commentary and folk music reviewing columns in no-longer-extent publications like Thursday and a NightFall, a Boston-based entertainment scene pub (as opposed to the pub scene).

    Editorials & OpEds:

    Emerging Technologies:

    Feature Articles:

    As in, "longer than 500 words, more topical and time-general than a news article, not a specific product review, or an opinion." These aren't all the articles I've written that are "features," more as a representative sample.

    Interviews & Profiles:

    Marketing, Sales & PR:

    News Stories:

    I've done a lot of news stories over the years, in particular, for

    plus news stories in other places including IEEE Spectrum and MultiChannel News:

    Photos & "Slide Shows":

    While I'm primarily a writer, a growing number of my assignments have been "slide shows" -- a series of photos with titles and captions -- and I've also (with helpful advice from TechRevu editor Ernest Lilley) learned to organize event/project photos.

    Product Reviews & News:

    This includes brief summaries, new-product announcements/news, and reviews, tests and related write-ups, from ComputerWorld,,, and other places.

    Show/Event Coverage, Including Pre-Show Dailies:

    Tech How-To's:

    My By-lined Articles and PR Projects, Sorted By Topic/Technology

    Here's some of the by-lined articles, and PR projects, I've done, sorted by topic/technology:

    Accounting, Banking, Financial Services:

    Bio-IT, Medical, Telemedicine, & Health:


    Many of my articles on KVMs, Power (UPS, Mobile, Fuel Cells, Etc.), Cooling, and Data Centers. Power Over Ethernet (802.3af), Professional Services/Consulting, Security (Computer, Network), and VoIP, Video, 802.11, WiFI, Bluetooth, WiMAX, Wireless, Etc., and other technologies include health/medical-related mentions.

    Articles with health/medical mini-case histories, user quotes, include:

    Cameras & Photography:

    Certifications, Regulatory:

    Channel, VAR, ISVs, etc.:

    • VAR Dynamics Combines CRM, Mobile Access -- SaaS-based TenDigits MobileAccess for Dynamics CRM provides access from Apple's iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch and RIM's BlackBerry. (InformationWeek SMB, September 27, 2010) (news)


    • Penryn Core Will Speed Notebooks, Stretch Battery Life -- Intel's New CPU Tech Brings Performance Benefits (eWeek Mid-Market, May 08, 2008) (news article)
    • iAMT - A Giant Step Forward -- With Intel's Active Management Technology, IT staffers will be able to remotely monitor and manage networked computers in any state?even when they're off or broken. (NetComm catalog, January 2005)
    • The Future Is Bright: 64-bit computing with AMD's Opteron -- CDW NetComm catalog, April 2004, pages 69-73
    • Emerging Technologies, Part II -- 64-bit computing, iSCSi, Open Source and web services , CDW NetComm catalog, March 2004, pages 52-55.
    • Emerging Technologies, Part I -- A look at some of the technologies in or emerging from the labs: 3G Wireless Phone Services, 10 GB Ethernet, MRAM and FRAM, and Fibre Channel (CDW NetComm catalog, February 2004)

    Cloud, Software as a Service (SaaS),SOA:

    Comic Books & Graphic Novels:

    Computer Accessories:

    "Consumers" & End Users:

    Digital Signage, Wayfinding, & Video Walls:

    Government & Education:

    "Green," Environmental, Recycling, Etc.:


    Internet Of Things:

    IT/Management Advice:

    KVMs & Remote Access:

    Linux & Open Source:

    Mobile Computing & Teleworking:

    Museums (Computer/tech & other):

    Networks & Networking:

    Notebooks, Netbooks, Ultralights, Subnotebooks, UMPCs, PDAs, etc.

    Network/System Management/Administration:

    Power (UPS/Surge, Mobile, Energy Fuel Cells, Etc.), Energy, Cooling, Data Centers, & Physical Infrastructure:

    Power Over Ethernet (& HDMI, USB, etc.):

    Printers, Printing, Document Management:

    Professional Services/Consulting:

    • "Data Center Virtualization Creating New Consulting Opportunities" -- Is interest in server/storage virtualization for IT optimization in data centers creating new consulting opportunities? ( Kennedy Information's May 2006 Global IT Services Report monthly newsletter. Note: My name is on the masthead as a contributor, but not on the individual articles, and most of the content is only accessible to subscribers.)
    • "The Changing Role of IT Architects," -- As IT applications change from "silos" to more complex architectures, often crossing organizational boundaries, how is the role of IT architects changing, especially for consultants. (Kennedy Information's March 2006 Global IT Services Report monthly newsletter.)
    • Doing More With Less -- CDW's Professional Services (rewrite and expansion based on their initial draft) - CDW Technology Services, pp 62-63, Spring 2005
    • In Transition? Use CDW's New Location Services Planning to set up a new office or move to a new location? (CDW NetComm catalog, April 2005)

    Science Fiction (Authors, About, Etc.):

    Every so often I get the fun of interviewing and/or quoting science fiction writers, talking about science fiction books, or doing other sf-related stuff within the context of my technology, trade and business writing, or simply writing about science fiction books, movies, events, etc.:

    Security (Computer, Network, Data Center):

    Small Office/Home Office (SOHO):

    SmartPhones & Tablets:


    Software, Web Programming & Development:

    Storage (NAS, mobile, etc) & Backup:

    Virtualization & Consolidation:

    VoIP, Video, 802.11, WiFI, Bluetooth, WiMAX, Wireless, Etc.:

    Web 2.0, Social Networking, Virtual Worlds, Collaboration, Etc.:

    Windows (IT, admin and end-user), and other Microsoft stories/topics:

    Writers & Writing

    Business, tech, and other advice for journalists, PR/marketing, fictioneers, and others in the "writing game."

    PR & Marketing, Etc. Projects

    Vendors, agencies and other companies I've done PR, marketing, sales and other non-by-lined collateral (i.e., "my name on the check, your name on the project") have included, over the last several years, include APC, Acquia, BlueSocket, CMP Custom Media Solutions, Diskeeper, Enlighted, Microsoft, NanoVMs, PlainBlack, PulverMedia, Red Hat, Ricoh WorkIntelligently, Sony, VMware, and Zetta.

    Companies I've also done PR projects for, directly or through agencies, have included BBN, Data General, Digital Equipment Corp., Gandalf, and IBM. (I'll be going back to my file cabinet to list, scan, and post more of the pre-Web-era stuff, as opportunity permits.)


    During 2008, I wrote nine "brief" -- one-sheet marketing pieces for APC, mostly about APC's Online TradeOff Calculator tools:


    (Acquia provides commercial support and services for the Drupal open-source content management systems.)



    CMP Custom Media Solutions:

    • E-mail newsletters (editorial content, plus link searching and summaries), sent out by CMP on behalf of clients including AT&T and BellSouth, on topics including Voice over IP, VPNs, and wireless LANs.


    • "SMB Software to Run Your Server & Your Business" -- This article provides an overview of the key software that a small business needs or should consider for its servers, and related advice to ensure reliable, secure operation of this essential business support tool. (August 20, 2008) (white paper/feature article) (Here's a copy in case you can't get it from the CRN Libary.)

      (Note, this was a custom feature article, done for Diskeeper under my byline. Editors: Diskeeper owns the the rights to this version, feel free to ask them or me for permission to use this. I've got a longer version, and additional quotes and information, which I'm happy to sell.)

    • Technical newsletters -- company/industry/market-specific intro/wrap text, based on client-provided information, plus selections from marketing text from Diskeeper

    Falcon Electric:

    I've been doing a mix of case histories, features and other projects, some start-to-finish, some editing and rewriting starter text:



    NanoVMs provides unikernal (small, purpose-built virtual machines) products and services. I'm writing a mix of bylined and ghostwritten (their or no byline) blog posts, magazine articles, and other pieces for them.


    • 5 short pieces (on short deadline): show overview, three vendor Q&A's, and "Video on the Net," for the VON "Preview Buzz" mailer brochure (an eight-page self-mailing piece sent to about 15,000 people), for PulverMedia's 2007 Spring VON (Voice/Video On The Net) conference in San Jose, March 2007. (PulverMedia, February/March 2007)

    Red Hat:

    • Three "Infosheets" on how Red Hat Enterprise Linux can be used as an infrastructure application server, intended as "Did you know..." pre-sales pieces, e.g. to identify specific uses for Red Hat:
      • Red Hat Enterprise Linux as a file server
      • Red Hat Enterprise Linux as a print server
      • Red Hat Enterprise Linux as a web server
      (Red Hat, July 2006 -- I'll include URL once I determine that they're posted, and where.)


    • Text for direct mail piece for Sony Vaio PCV210P all-in-one desktop PC




    Zetta is an online backup provider; I've been (ghost)writing case histories and blog posts, for their Scalabyte Blog.

    Case Histories:

    Blog Posts:

    PR & Marketing, Etc. Projects

    This includes bylined-by-Dern articles in custom publishing inserts and sites, "ghostwriting" -- pieces I wrote, published under somebody else's name, usually an IT executive (I get my name on the check), bylined articles, and other projects which aren't quite journalism or vendor PR.


    Some of my pieces for VMware have been for their Radius site (and before it, "The Bridge"), which is a mix of stories from and/or sponsored by VMware. I'm doing a mix of bylined and "custom content" for it.

    CDW Custom Publications

    "Custom Publishing" Pieces

    SDTimes (Advertising Supplement)

    • "Building Blocks for Microsoft .NET: The Case for Reusable Components" (Supplement to SD Times, May 1, 2003) -- Fourteen of the fifteen software component vendor profiles in this supplement. My by-line's on them, but since the vendors paid for them (by buying an ad), and got to see the final text, I consider this PR, or at least "advertorial". That's neither a complaint nor a criticism, mind you, just a statement.


    (Note, the links below aren't necessarily where the pieces first appeared.)

    (Some of) The Pops Kringle Kronicles:

    Postings to Newsgroups & Mailing Lists:

    [an error occurred while processing this directive] DernWeb: Main Page | [an error occurred while processing this directive] Articles | [an error occurred while processing this directive] Book(s) | [an error occurred while processing this directive] P.R. | [an error occurred while processing this directive] Columns | [an error occurred while processing this directive] Speeches & Presentations | [an error occurred while processing this directive] Internet Song Parodies | [an error occurred while processing this directive] Humor | [an error occurred while processing this directive] Science Fiction | [an error occurred while processing this directive] Stuff I Said I'd Post | [an error occurred while processing this directive] Stuff I Said I'd Post

    Copyright © Daniel P. Dern
    Last modified: Thursday, 23-Jan-2020 11:17:56 EST