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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 www.CDW.com.

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Ryan Petersen
Editor in Chief | Email
About: Ryan has been a magazine and newspaper editor for 18 years, with the last 12 covering a variety of bases for CDW’s family of tech magazines. 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 and Cubs baseball.
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 Trending
Cloud Tackling 2017: Your Tech Priorities Checklist
Mobility Worldwide Wireless: Remote Support Wherever Workers Roam
Security Tax Time: Tips for Getting the Most from Section 179


Tech to Watch E-News
Security as a Service Collaboration
BYOD Management Data Center
Cloud Telephony Cloud
Configuration Management Internet of Things


CES (January)
NRF Retail’s BIG Show (January)
MIT Sloan Sports Analytics (March)
Must-Read Nonprofit Blogs


Themes Trending
Data Center AR Gets Real: How Businesses Use It to Drive the Bottom Line
Mobility Cloud Payoffs: The 5 Ways Businesses Find Most Value Through Migration
Networking Hidden Opportunities: With Just a Pinch of New Tech, Jump-Start IoT Initiatives


Tech to Watch E-News
Software-Defined Networking Cloud
Mobile Threat Management Data Center
Power & Cooling Internet of Things
Cloud Productivity Security


National Small Business Week (April–May)
Dell EMC World (May)
Social Innovation Summit (June)
Must-Read FinTech Blogs


Themes Trending
Cloud Automation Nation: The Explosion of Software-Defined Everything
Collaboration Customer-First Mindset: Setting a Customer-Centric IT Strategy
Security Gadgets Galore: New Phones + New Tablets = New Productivity Potential


Tech to Watch E-News
Public Cloud Security Cloud
Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning Collaboration
Web Real-Time Communication Data Center
Structured Data Management Internet of Things


SysAdmin Day (July)
VMworld (August)
HPE Global Partner Summit (September)
Microsoft Ignite (September)
Must-Read SMB IT Blogs


Themes Trending
Mobility Super Small Stack: A Hyperconvergence Roadmap
Data Center Bandwidth Boosters: How to Optimize for Optimum Wireless
Networking Managed Assist: Enterprise-Grade IT Support for SMBs
Services 2017 Tech Year in Review/2018 Top SMB Trends


Tech to Watch E-News
Hyperconvergence Cloud
Branch-in-a-Box Data Center
Internet of Things Security
Managed WANs Software


Adobe MAX (October)
Commvault GO (October)
National Cyber Security Awareness Month (October)
NetApp Insight (October)
Black Friday (November)
Small Business Saturday (November)
Cyber Monday (November)
Giving Tuesday (November)
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