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BizTech explores technology and business issues that IT leaders and business managers face when they’re evaluating and implementing a solution. BizTech is published by CDW which is headquartered in Vernon Hills, Ill.

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CDW is a leading provider of integrated information technology solutions in the U.S. and Canada. We help our 250,000 small, medium and large business, government, education and healthcare customers by delivering critical solutions to their increasingly complex IT needs. A Fortune 500 company, CDW was founded in 1984 and employs more than 7,100 coworkers. In 2013, the company generated net sales of more than $10.8 billion.

Ryan Petersen
Editor in Chief | Email
About: Ryan has been a magazine and newspaper editor for 16 years, with the last nine covering a variety of bases for BizTech. As Editor in Chief, he works on developing editorial strategy and is always on the lookout for new writing talent and sharing great stories with the IT world. In his spare time, Ryan enjoys spending time with his family, biking and obsessively following Iowa Hawkeye sports. Against his better judgment, Ryan is raising his children as Cubs fans.
Vanessa Roberts
Editorial Director | Email
About: Vanessa has worked on the magazine since April 2005. Previously, she spent 18 years at Government Computer News, as managing editor, news editor and writer. In her former spare time, before her family-of-four years, she liked to read a book in one or two sittings and dive wrecks along the Carolina shores and reefs around any Caribbean island.
Brad Sowell
Senior Editor | Email
About: Brad is a senior editor for BizTech magazine and works closely with media relations and other professionals to develop articles for the magazine. Brad was most recently a public relations specialist at S&S Public Relations. Before that, he handled public affairs for the U.S. Department of Energy. When not following the Cubs and Hawkeyes religiously, Brad is an avid distance runner and has been competing in races across the Midwest for more than 15 years.
Ricky Ribeiro
Social Media Journalist | Email
About: Ricky publishes and manages the content on BizTech magazine's website. He's a writer, technology enthusiast, social media lover and all-around digital guy.
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Q1-14   Tech Trends Best Practices Features
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  Convergence and the Data Center Buying and Deploying the Right Software Asset Management Tool Plugging IT Infrastructure Security Risks
The Mobile Compliance Nightmare Taking Unified Communications to the Cloud Big Data and Predictive Analytics
Big Data Crunching Using Hadoop in the Cloud Making the Right Storage Decision for Virtualization Cloud Computing's Effect on Mobility
  Managing Section 179 and Bonus Depreciation for SMBs  
Q2-14   Tech Trends Best Practices Features
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  Aligning Developers with Operations Effective Cloud Monitoring Cloud-Based Office Productivity and Collaboration
HTML5 Application Development Avoiding Network Security Vulnerabilities Legal IT and Regulatory Compliance Management
Software-Defined Anything: DevOps, Provisioning and the Cloud Redefining Team Dynamics Through Social Networking Achieving IT Savings Through Virtualization
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  Hybrid Cloud: A Moving Target Detecting Network Performance Bottlenecks Mobile User Authentication and Security
Nonpersistent (Stateless) VDI: Separating OS from User Data The Managing, Patching and Security of Virtual Systems Hardware Benchmarking
Evolution of Liquid Cooling and Heat Conservation in the Data Center Best Practices for HIPAA-Compliant Wireless Networking Consumerization of IT: BYOD and Beyond
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  Mobile Device Diversity Management Leverage Solid-State Disks to Speed Up Application Performance PaaS: Designing and Deploying Custom Applications in the Cloud
Smart Machines Exploiting PaaS to Manage Big Data How to Reduce Software Costs with Software License Management
The Rise of Cloud Service Brokers How to Defend Against Advanced Persistent Threats Data Deduplication and Storage: Saving Strategies
Location/Spacial Data and Business Intelligence Business Process Management Practices for the Financial Industry