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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.

CDW is a leading provider of integrated information technology solutions in the U.S. and Canada. The company supports 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 7,200 coworkers. In 2014, the company generated net sales of more than $12.0 billion.

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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.
Chris Sapardanis
Chris Sapardanis
Managing Editor | Email
About: Chris has more than 15 years of diverse reporting, communications and content marketing experience. His background includes positions as a general assignment news reporter, automotive editor and digital marketer in the IT industry. Growing up in a family of small business owners, Chris is passionate about the SMB community, and its role in America’s past, present and future.
Ricky Ribeiro
Senior Editor | 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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Editorial Calendar

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Main Themes Features
Cloud Frictionless Collaboration: Back-End Networking Power, Front-End User Agility
Collaboration Cloud to the Rescue: Tapping Services to Extend Legacy Tech
Mobility You Wear IT Well: Tackling Wearables in Your IT Enterprise
Software Management Business Case 101: Who Really Does (Should) Plan that Major IT Upgrade?
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Main Themes Features
Cloud Friend or Foe: Do You Know Who Is on Your Network?
Collaboration Anywhere, Anytime Transactions: Mobile Point of Sale Reshapes Retail
Data Center Driving Donations: Nonprofits Turn Business Analytics into Campaigns
Mobility Power and Cooling: What ‘Green’ Can Mean to Your Business’s Bottom Line
Software Management  
Unified Communications  


Main Themes Features
Cloud No One Works Here Anymore: Supporting a Highly Mobile Business
Data Center Your Compliance Cheat Sheet: Tricks of the Trade from Tech Experts
Mobility Stretch That Budget: Software Asset Management to the Rescue
Networking The Cloud Journey: 5 Ways Companies Make Hybrid Models Pay Off
Software Management  
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Main Themes Features
Collaboration ‘But I Want to Use This’: Get Ready for the New Personal Devices Invading Your Office
Data Center What’s In Your Rack?: Smart Strategies for Managing On-Premises Tech
Mobility Capitalizing on Data Loss Prevention: Building Better Security Based on Insights
Networking Put Your Network on a Diet: How UC Can Reduce Your Support Workload
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