About me

You are looking at an older archive of my blog. The most current version can be found here at strominator.com

david-strom-closeup.jpgDavid 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.

9 thoughts on “About me

  1. Hello David:

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

    Dana – Publisher Secure Access Central

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

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

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

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

    Thanks. Good stuff, otherwise.
    – Matt

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

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

    onward and upward

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

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

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

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

    Holly Edgell
    Regional Editor
    St. Louis, MO

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