David Strom

David Strom has been contributing to Computerworld off and on since 1996, and has been the editor-in-chief at Network Computing and Tom's Hardware.com. He can be reached via his website strominator.com.

Uptime simplifies system and server monitoring

CheckPoint, Watchguard earn top spots in UTM shootout

CheckPoint, Watchguard earn top spots in UTM shootout

UTM appliances for SMB security are getting smaller, more powerful and more feature rich.

UTM Shootout: Security appliances for SMBs are smaller, more powerful and packed with new features

UTM Shootout: Security appliances for SMBs are smaller, more powerful and packed with new features

Vendors are coming up with new ways to fit enterprise-grade security features into more compact and more powerful appliances.

Silicon dinner table: Teaching entrepreneurship family style

Silicon dinner table: Teaching entrepreneurship family style

Not everyone can grow up with a parent who launches new tech companies, but those who do have some lessons to share with the rest of us.

How to bridge and secure air gap networks

The state of the art on Air Gap networks is changing with both better protective technologies and sneakier threats that take advantage of some very elegant and extreme hacks.

Data analytics scores marketing wins for the Texas Rangers

Data analytics scores marketing wins for the Texas Rangers

When it comes to convincing your boss of the value of a data dashboard, nothing works better than when you can save money as a result of a trend that you visualized.

7 tips for landing a job at a coding competition

7 tips for landing a job at a coding competition

You don’t have to win the top prize to take away something arguably more valuable.

How to pick the right MOOC

Hundreds of free online classes from the world's leading instructors are at your fingertips. Here's what you need to get started.

7 ways IT can do a better job of listening to its end-user customers

7 ways IT can do a better job of listening to its end-user customers

Admit it, IT doesn't always do the best job of listening to its customers. Here are 7 strategies you can use to turn things around.

Why – and how – to do a better job of listening to your end user customers

IT managers haven't always been the best listeners. Here are some strategies to consider, taken from the best and worst customer interaction stories heard at a recent conference.

The ROI of online training: Upgrade your skills, earn higher pay

ITworld readers share their best tips on how to maximize training dollars and get the most out self-directed learning.

How to get the most value from a data dashboard

When it comes to convincing your boss of the value of a data dashboard, nothing works better than when you can save money as a result of a trend that you visualized.

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