Paul Desmond

Principal, PDEdit Inbound Marketing

Paul Desmond has been involved in the IT trade press since 1988. He is principal with PDEdit (, an IT publishing firm he founded in 2001 that produces content for the IT trade press and vendor communities, including white papers, case studies, blogs and Web sites. Prior to founding PDEdit, Paul spent 11 years at Network World, serving as a reporter as well as news editor and features editor. Under his leadership, Network World’s features department took home a number of editorial excellence awards, including a 1996 Neal Certificate of Merit Award from the Business Press Association and two 1998 awards from the American Society of Business Press Editors. Paul has also served as editor of Redmond magazine and was the founding editor-in-chief of Redmond Channel Partner magazine, which earned a Neal Award for Best Startup publication of 2005. He was also founding editor of the Web site, now known as

Do-it-Yourself SD-WANs: No Shortage of Complexity

Do-it-Yourself SD-WANs: No Shortage of Complexity

From vendor evaluations to planning, logistics, and security, many challenges await those attempting to build their own SD-WAN.

Strategic guide to backup and recovery

Your company is increasingly reliant on IT to drive business, so the need for a sound backup and disaster recovery plan has taken on increased significance. At the same time, technologies such as the cloud are giving IT new options...

Flying high with open source

Sabre Holdings' IT department supports the Travelocity Web site, the Sabre Travel Network and Sabre Airline Solutions, and the company has been using open source tools for some 10 years, according to CTO Robert Wiseman.

A prescription for lower costs

Randall Spratt, executive vice president and CIO at McKesson Corp., considers open source an essential part of the company's product development strategy.

Sweet communications

The question is not whether you should implement unified communications technologies when your company is in the open source community and full of employees fresh from college who would rather instant-message than make a phone call....

Toward a unified front

Establishing effective communications is a challenge in any company, but it's even more so in one created through mergers and acquisitions, such as healthcare services provider Alere.

Publisher squeezing IT energy costs via smart data center design

EBSCO Publishing is exploring all avenues that lead to green, from solar, wind and hydro to blades, virtualization and effective data center design.

How Deloitte's IT team has gone green

Saving on energy costs is obviously a good thing, but to Larry Quinlan, CIO at the consulting firm Deloitte LLP, green IT simply makes good business sense. "If you run green IT right, you will end up with a vastly superior IT...

Seizing the opportunity

Long & Foster vice president and CIO Mike Koval is pushing the idea of mobility to make the real-estate company more responsive to customer needs. In a business where workers often use their car as an office, that means a heavy...

One big, healthy mobile network

Electronic medical-records systems are all the rage in hospitals around the country, promising to improve accuracy and efficiency. EMR fairly screams for a wireless network to support it, however.

Identity management for the masses

Sabre Holdings shares steps it has taken to enable identity management on open systems to hundreds of thousands of users.

NAC is about more than security at UNC

When the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill implemented network access control campus-wide last spring, it was as much a natural progression of the school's network management strategy as it was a security project.

Hurricane Katrina disaster recovery lessons still popping up

A blow-by-blow account of the disaster recovery plan that enabled a New Orleans-based company to record near-record sales in the days after Katrina.

Disaster recovery tips and lessons learned

In his keynote address at the recent Network World IT Roadmap event in Chicago, Marshall Lancaster, vice president of IT, Enterprise Infrastructure Services for United Stationers, offered up lots of tips and lessons learned that can...

A virtual hit for MLB Advanced Media

From pitch-by-pitch accounts of games to streaming audio and video -- plus news, schedules, statistics and more -- MLB Advanced Media has baseball covered. Strategic use of virtualization technology promises to smooth the company's...

Gannett’s virtualization veteran lets us pick his brains

To help it keep up with demand without breaking the bank, in 2002 Gannett Co. began exploring virtualization technology. Today the company has well over 1,000 virtual machines running on more than 50 VMware hosts.

Presence comes to P&G

When your CEO challenges you to create the world’s most collaborative company, you’d best take some definitive steps in that direction.

T. Rowe goes 2.0

These days T. Rowe Price vice president Kirk Kness is busy implementing relatively low-cost, Web 2.0-based collaboration tools including wikis and blogs.

Building virtual worlds at Boeing

Want to see how an F-16 will react to the latest antiaircraft weapons? Tip Slater is your man.

Panasonic speeds its chip design process

When you’re transferring large files between the United States and Japan, you have to allow for a certain amount of delay, especially when your connection maxes out at 100Mbps. But the situation in which Panasonic Research &...

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