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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 multi-brand technology solutions provider to business, government, education and healthcare organizations in North America and the United Kingdom. A Fortune 500 company, CDW was founded in 1984 and employs more than 8,200 coworkers. For the trailing 12 months ended Sept. 30, 2015, the company generated net sales of almost $12.6 billion. For more information, visit

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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.
Tara E. Buck
Executive Editor | Email
About: Tara has worked as a newspaper reporter and editor for more than 13 years. Most recently, she was the special publications editor at The Daily Record in Baltimore, which published a variety of legal- and business-focused supplements in addition to higher education and consumer guides. In her downtime, Tara enjoys cooking and traveling with her husband.
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.
Phil Goldstein
Web Editor | Email
About: Phil Goldstein is a web editor for BizTech magazine. Besides for keeping up with the latest in technology trends, he is also an avid lover of the New York Yankees, poetry, photography, traveling and escaping humidity.
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Editorial Calendar

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Themes Trends
Cloud New Year’s Resolution: Dive Full into Cloud
Mobility Paperless Path: Follow the Leaders to Total Digitization
Security Tax Time: How SMBs Should Prepare for Section 179 Filing
Services Security Soft: Why Hackers Increasingly Target Small Business


Tech to Watch E-News
Hybrid Cloud Mobility
Document Management Networking
Managed IT Services Data Center
Network Security  


Themes Trends
Networking Spring Cleaning: Refresh Outdated IT Systems
Mobility Cloud Natives vs. Cloud Immigrants: A Look at Two Perspectives
Software Disaster Ready: How Businesses Can Prepare for the Worst
Services Size Matters: In-Depth Features from Small Business Week


Tech to Watch E-News
Software-Defined Networking Cloud/SaaS
Cloud Customer Engagement Security
High-Performance Computing Collaboration
Software as a Service Data Center


Themes Trends
Data Center Time Off: Build IT Systems Grounded in Automation
Hardware Growth Spurt: Ensuring a Successful Merger or Acquisitions
Security Tough IT: Building Infrastructure for Remote Locationst
Services Mobile Now: How SMBs Manage a Mobile Workforce


Tech to Watch E-News
Data Center Optimization Mobility
Infrastructure as a Service Networking
Ruggedized Networking  
Mobile Device Management  


Themes Trends
Networking Proactive Defense: How to Adopt Cyberdefenses for a World of Risk
Mobility Retail Therapy: Building Omnichannel Retail for Holiday Shoppers
Collaboration Lifecycle Support: Getting Enterprise-Grade IT Support for SMBs
Services Moving Up: Tips for Small Businesses Relocating or Expanding Operations


Tech to Watch E-News
SIEM Cloud
Store-in-a-Box Security
Managed IT Services Software
Business Intelligence