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David Strom is an international authority on network and Internet technologies. He is currently writes for Network World, Slashdot.org, Dice.com, ArsTechnica, ITWorld and GigaOmPro. He has written extensively on IT-related topics for more than 25 years for a wide variety of print publications and websites, such as The New York Times, Baseline Magazine, TechTarget.com, PC Week/eWeek, Internet.com, Infoworld, Computerworld, Small Business Computing, Communications Week, Windows Sources, c|net and news.com, Web Review, Tom’s Hardware, EETimes, ReadWrite and many others.
For several years David also wrote weekly opinion columns on eCommerce for IDG and networking columns in Infoworld and PC Week.
He is the author of two books: Internet Messaging (Prentice Hall, 1998 ) which he co-authored with Marshall T. Rose and Home Networking Survival Guide (McGrawHill/Osborne, 2001).
In addition to this impressive collection of journalistic work, he is also a frequent speaker, panel and focus group moderator and instructor at various industry events and trade shows around the world including Interop, CMP’s Xchange, and for private clients.
David has been a guest on the Fox TV News Network, NPR, ABC-TV’s World News Tonight and CBS-TV News and others media outlets. For over 15 years, David has authored the weekly Internet column “Web Informant”, which has several thousand industry professional subscribers. Web Informant covers topics such as eCommerce, Web site usability, and web product marketing issues and more. Issues of Web Informant have been syndicated all over the world, including the Daily (Tokyo) Yomiuri (both in print and Web editions), on Fawcette’s DevX.com, and on numerous other technical web sites.
David’s management background includes several editorial management positions for both print and online properties for various audiences in the computing universe including IT/enterprise computing, channel/reseller markets, enthusiast/consumer and OEM/electronics. He was the Editor-in-chief for Tom’s Hardware, the world’s largest computing enthusiast collection of Web sites with an international audience of millions of readers. While at ReadWrite, he built up six different B2B vertical sites for the property. He was also the founding Editor-in-chief of the print Network Computing magazine and the Web site DigitalLanding.com, and also held editorial management positions at VAR Business, EETimes, and PC Week (now eWeek).
He is married with three children and lives in St. Louis. His office phone is +1 (314) 277-7832, and can be reached via email at david (at) strom (dot) com.
Here are a few of his more popular articles to give you a small taste of what you can find on the Strominator blog.
- Caught between computers
- Secure email is still the pits (so old but still so true today)
- Moving off of Notes to the wide and wacky open world
- How to be a better blogger — and keep your day job