James Foxall | 05/06/18 | Technology

James Foxall, President of Tigerpaw Software, has been involved in commercial software development for over 20 years and was instrumental in the development and creation of Tigerpaw’s award winning product: Tigerpaw, serving over 28,000 users in 28 countries. In the 20+ years since joining his family’s company full time, James has helped transform Tigerpaw Software from a small “garage” business to one that employs more than 44 people and produces business automation software servicing the IT/Networking, Telecommunications, and Systems Integrator industries. In his current role, James provides the vision and management to keep Tigerpaw focused on its customers and properly serving its markets.

James has a BS degree in Management of Information Systems and a Masters in Business Administration. James has written 14 books on technology which have been published in over a dozen languages around the world. He is considered an authority on application interface and behavior standards of Windows applications and serves the business community as an international speaker on Microsoft technologies and best practices for automating business processes in the SMB environment.

Book List:

  1. Sams Teach Yourself Visual Basic 2010 in 24 Hours
  2. Sams Teach Yourself Visual Basic 2008 in 24 Hours
  3. Sams Teach Yourself Visual C# 2008 in 24 Hours
  4. Sams Teach Yourself Visual Basic 2005 in 24 Hours
  5. Sams Teach Yourself Visual C# 2005 in 24 Hours
  6. Sams Teach Yourself Visual Basic .NET 2003 in 24 Hours
  7. Sams Teach Yourself Visual C# 2003 in 24 Hours
  8. Sams Teach Yourself Visual Basic .NET in 24 Hours
  9. Sams Teach Yourself Visual C# in 24 Hours
  10. MCSD in a Nutshell: The Visual Basic Exams
  11. Access 97 Secrets
  12. Microsoft Access 97 Bible
  13. Access for Windows 95 Secrets
  14. Discover Visual Basic 5

Joe Hutsko | 05/0618 | Technology

Joe Hutsko worked as a Technology Advisor to former Apple Chairman John Sculley from 1984 to 1988, and has been writing about technology products and subjects ever since. His articles about computers, gadgets, and high-tech entertainment have appeared in The New York Times, Fortune, Macworld, TV Guide, MSNBC.com, Engadget, Time and Newsweek.

  1. Joe’s books include
  2. Macs For Dummies All-in-One 2nd Edition
  3. Green Gadgets For Dummies
  4. Flip Video For Dummies (with Drew Davidson)
  5. My Palm Pre (with Craig Johnston)
  6. The Deal: A novel of Silicon Valley

Joe’s website is JOEyGADGET.com and Joe’s name on Twitter is joehutsko

Peter Denning | 05/06/18 | Technology

Peter Denning is a Distinguished Professor at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California. He chairs the Computer Science Department and directs the Cebrowski Institute, an interdisciplinary research center for innovation and information superiority. He held previous faculty positions at Princeton, Purdue, and George Mason, and he was founding director for the computer science research institute RIACS at NASA Ames.

In his early career he was a pioneer in virtual memory and in the development of principles for operating systems. He made substantial contributions to performance evaluation when that industry was getting launched. He co-founded CSNET, the computer science network of NSF, and shared in the 2009 Internet Society Postel Award for the achievement; CSNET was the first community network bridge from the original ARPANET to the modern Internet.

He has been an active leader since 1967 in the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), the leading professional society for computing. He was president in 1980-82. He was also vice president, chair of three boards, and editor of the monthly magazine. He led the ACM Digital Library project that made ACM the first professional society with its entire literature on-line.

He has been a prolific author, publishing over 340 articles in computer science and 8 books. His books include The Invisible Future (McGraw, 2001) and Beyond Calculation (Copernicus, 1997).

He holds twenty-six awards, including three honorary degrees, three professional society fellowships, six technical achievements, two best-papers, three distinguished service awards, a hall of fame award, and several outstanding educator awards.

Website: http://cs.gmu.edu/cne/denning

List of Book Titles

  1. Operating Systems Theory (E. G. Coffman, Jr. and Peter J. Denning), Prentice-Hall (1973).
  2. Machines, Languages, and Computation (Peter J. Denning, Jack Dennis, and Joe Qualitz), Prentice-Hall (1978).
  3. Computers Under Attack: Intruders, Worms, and Viruses (Peter J. Denning, ed.) ACM Press and Addison-Wesley (1990). Includes an essay by the editor.
  4. Beyond Calculation: The Next 50 Years of Computing (Peter J. Denning and Robert M. Metcalfe, eds.). Copernicus Books. 1997. (A collection of essays by the leaders of computing including one from the first editor.)
  5. Internet Besieged (Dorothy E. Denning and Peter J. Denning, eds.) Addison-Wesley and ACM Press Books (1997). (A new collection of essays about vulnerabilities of computers and telecommunications, including essays by the editors.)
  6. Talking Back to the Machine (Peter J. Denning, ed.). Copernicus Books (1999). An edited collection of essays from speakers at ACM97 conference.
  7. The Invisible Future: The Seamless Integration of Technology in Everyday Life. (Peter J. Denning, ed.). McGraw-Hill (2001). A collection of essays from the ACM 2001 conference, including an essay by the editor.
  8. The Art of Operating Systems. Simple, elegant models of operating system components tame the complexities of operating systems. Slide version online at . 2002.
  9. The Innovator’s Way: Essential Practices for Successful Innovation (With Robert Dunham). MIT Press (2010). Defines innovation as adoption of new practice in a community. Focuses on the personal foundational practices to be successful at generating innovation.

Jillan H. Poole | 05/06/18 | Business

Jillian H. Poole has a broad background in the development and management of non-profit institutions. She has served a wide range of non-profit organizations, and her experience also includes journalism, corporate government liaison and public relations. Since 1991 she has run The Fund for Arts and Culture, an all-volunteer organization which she founded in 1991 to help develop the potential of arts and cultural organizations in countries without access to best arts management practices, an experience that included recruiting over 100 senior managers in the arts to serve in over twenty countries. For almost twenty years she was responsible for planning and executing all the development programs of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, America’s National Cultural Center, a responsibility that ultimately included its partner The National Symphony Orchestra. Prior to that, she held similar positions at Washington National Cathedral and at the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. She was Adjunct Professor of Arts Management in the graduate school of the American University for sixteen years. She has consulted for a variety of non-profit organizations including those in media and public service. Her trusteeships included The North Carolina School for the Arts, The George Mason University Foundation, The National Building Museum, and theater, music and dance companies. She speaks French and Spanish, and her undergraduate degree in Diplomatic History is from George Washington University and she has an M.A. in English from George Mason University. She has received national awards in recognition to her service in the non-profit field.

Randall Fitzgerald | 05/06/18 | Mind/Body/Spirit

For 20 years from 1981 to 2001, Randall Fitzgerald was a Staff Writer, Roving Editor and then Contributing Editor for Reader’s Digest, researching and writing articles on consumer, human interest, health, investigative and public policy subject areas. He has also written investigative feature articles for The Washington Post and The Wall Street Journal, and for a wide variety of magazines, including Playboy, Reason, The Texas Observer, Alternative Medicine.

His magazine articles were adapted for major feature stories appearing on CBS 60 Minutes, ABC’s 20/20, CBS 48 Hours, Court TV, and other news magazine shows. He has been the guest on more than 200 radio and TV shows including ABC’s The View, NBC’s The Today Show, Fox & Friends, The Mehmet Oz Show, and Coast To Coast AM.

Among the dozen books he has authored or co-authored:

  1. Toxic Beauty: How To Protect Yourself From Dangerous Cosmetics & Personal Care Products, co-authored with Dr. Samuel Epstein, BenBella Books (2009)
  2. The Hundred Year Lie: How Food & Medicine Are Destroying Your Health, published in hardcover by Penguin/Dutton (2006)
  3. Lucky You! Proven Strategies For Finding Good Fortune, published by Citadel Press (2004)
  4. Fitzgerald has also ghostwritten or edited a dozen other books.

Allen taylor | 04/04/2018 | Technology

Allen G. Taylor is a 30-year veteran of the computer industry and the author of 27 books, including SQL For Dummies, Seventh Edition, Crystal Reports 2008 For Dummies, SQL All-in-One Desk Reference For Dummies, and Database Development For Dummies. He lectures internationally on astronomy, history, database, innovation, and entrepreneurship. He also teaches database development and Crystal Reports through a leading online education program, offered at over 2,000 colleges and universities. For the latest news on Allen’s activities, check out www.DatabaseCentral.Info. Allen’s blog, The Zetetic Forum, can be found at www.moontube.wordpress.com. You can contact Allen at allen.taylor@ieee.org.


SQL For Dummies, Seventh Edition, John Wiley, February 2010
Crystal Reports 2008 For Dummies, John Wiley, June 2008
SQL All-in-One Desk Reference For Dummies, John Wiley, July 2007
Introduction to Database Management, (coauthor), John Wiley, March 2007
SQL For Dummies, Sixth Edition, John Wiley, August 2006
Crystal Reports 10 For Dummies, John Wiley, July 2004
SQL for Dummies, Fifth Edition, John Wiley, 2003
Access Power Programming with VBA, (with V. Andersen), John Wiley, 2003
Crystal Reports 9 For Dummies, John Wiley, 2002
SQL Weekend Crash Course, Hungry Minds, 2001
SQL For Dummies, Fourth Edition, Hungry Minds, 2001
Database Development For Dummies, IDG Books, 2000
SQL For Dummies, Third Edition, IDG Books, 1998
SQL For Dummies, Second Edition, IDG Books, 1997
File Formats (CD-ROM Edition), Miller Freeman, 1996
SQL For Dummies, IDG Books, 1995
dBASE for Windows Solutions, John Wiley, 1994
Voodoo OS/2, Ventana Press, 1993
Using Windows NT, (Contributing Author), Simon & Schuster 1993
Teach Yourself Paradox 4.0, Henry Holt/MIS Press, 1992
ObjectVision 2.0 Developer’s Guide, Bantam/Random House, 1992
Teach Yourself Paradox, MIS Press, 1991
The Unix Guide for DOS Users, MIS Press, 1990
Introduction to dBASE IV, Compute! Publications, 1989
R:BASE User’s Guide, Que Corporation, 1988
Guide to OS/2, Scott Foresman & Company, 1988
R:BASE System V User’s Guide, Que Corporation, 1987
Using Hard Disks with PCs, Prentice-Hall, 1986
R:base 5000 User’s Guide, Que Corporation, 1986

Elna Tymes | 05/06/18 | Technology

Elna R. Tymes is the author or co-author of 35 published books. She has been a technical writer for over 30 years and has been a real estate professional since 2001, doing both housing and land development. She holds a BA from Stanford University, an MBA from Pepperdine University, and an MA in Gerontology from the University of Southern California. She writes most of her books with her son, Charles E. Prael.

Partial List of Published Books

  1. Switching to Microsoft Windows 7: The Painless Way to Upgrade from Windows XP or Vista by Elna Tymes and Charles Prael (Paperback – Nov 29, 2009)
  2. Sell My Home!: 10 Steps to Finding a Buyer Today by Charles E Prael Elna Tymes (Paperback – 2008)
  3. Geoworks Pro: The Smart User’s Guide by Elna Tymes (Paperback – Dec 1993)
  4. Mastering Wingz by Elna Tymes (Paperback – Mar 1992)
  5. Mastering Symphony, Version 2.2 by David Bolocan, Elna Tymes, and Charles Prael (Paperback – May 1991)
    The Lotus 1-2-3 Financial Manager (Book + One Ibm 5 1/4″ Disk) by Elna Tymes (Hardcover – May 1991)
  6. Working With Lucid 3d + by Elna Tymes (Paperback – Aug 1990)
  7. Working With Lotus 1-2-3 Macros by Elna Tymes and Charles Prael (Paperback – Jun 1990)
  8. Pfs: First Choice Business Solutions by Elna Tymes (Paperback – Feb 1990)
  9. Writing EXCEL Macros by Elna Tymes and Charles Prael (Paperback – Jan 1990)
  10. Working With Supercalc 5 Macros and Models by Elna Tymes (Paperback – Dec 1989)
  11. Writenow Right Now by Elna Tymes and Charles Prael (Paperback – Sep 1989)
  12. PC Excel Business Solutions by Elna Tymes and Charles E. Prael (Paperback – Mar 1989)
  13. Using Microsoft EXCEL on the I.B.M. by Elna Tymes and Charles Prael (Paperback – Feb 1, 1989)
    Quattro for the Professional by Elna Tymes and Charles Prael (Paperback – Sep 1988)
  14. Mastering Appleworks by Elna Tymes (Paperback – Jul 1987)
  15. Quattro for the Professional, by Elna R., Tymes (Paperback – 1988)
    Currently unavailable
  16. Lotus 1-2-3: Financial Models by Elna R. Tymes Tony Dowden Charles E. Prael (Paperback – Jan 1, 1987)
  17. Lotus 1-2-3 from A to Z by Elna Tymes (Paperback – 1985)
  18. MultiPlan home and office companion by Elna Tymes (Paperback – 1984)
  19. SuperCalc home and office companion by Elna Tymes (Paperback – 1984)


Tony Bove | 05/06/18 | Technology

Tony Bove has written more than two dozen books on computing, desktop publishing, and multimedia, and recently developed and published an iPhone application (Tony’s Tips for iPhone Users Manual). Tony founded Desktop Publishing/Publish! magazine and the Bove & Rhodes Inside Report on New Media newsletter, and wrote the weekly Macintosh column for Computer Currents for over a decade, as well as articles for NeXTWORLD, the Chicago Tribune, NewMedia, Macintosh Today, Prodigy Online, and the Whole Earth Software Catalog. Tracing the personal computer revolution back to the 1960s counterculture, Tony produced a CD-ROM interactive documentary in 1996, Haight-Ashbury in the Sixties (featuring music from the Grateful Dead, Janis Joplin, and Jefferson Airplane). He also developed the Rockument music site, www.rockument.com, with commentary and podcasts focused on rock music history. As a founding member of the Flying Other Brothers, which toured professionally and released three commercial CDs, Tony performed with Hall of Fame rock musicians. Tony not only provides free tips about the iPad-iPod-iPhone-iTunes ecosystem on his Web site (www.tonybove.com), but also offers his services as a marketing messaging consultant for high-tech companies.

Web site:

Published Works:

  1. Tony’s Tips for iPhone Users Manual, iPhone application
  2. iPad Application Development For Dummies, with Neal Goldstein (Wiley), book
  3. iPhone Application Development All-In-One Desk Reference For Dummies, with Neal Goldstein (Wiley), book
  4. iPod and iTunes For Dummies (Wiley), book/DVD
  5. iPod touch For Dummies (Wiley), book
  6. Just Say No to Microsoft (No Starch Press), book
  7. Estimated Charges (Flying Other Brothers), iTunes album
  8. San Francisco Sounds (Flying Other Brothers), CD
  9. iLife All-In-One Desk Reference For Dummies, with Cheryl Rhodes (Wiley), book
  10. iPod Companion (M&L Publishing), book
  11. Haight-Ashbury in the Sixties (Rockument), documentary CD-ROM
  12. Macromedia Lingo Studio, with Cheryl Rhodes and Kurt Cagle (Random House), book/CD-ROM
  13. Official Macromedia Director Studio, with Cheryl Rhodes (Random House/Hypermedia), book/CD-ROM
  14. Using Macromedia Director (The Voyager Co.), CD-ROM Expanded Book
  15. Using MacroMind Director, with Cheryl Rhodes (Que), book
  16. Que’s Macintosh Multimedia Handbook, with Cheryl Rhodes (Que), book
  17. Adobe Illustrator: The Official Handbook for Designers, with Cheryl Rhodes (Bantam/Random House), book
  18. Desktop Publishing with PageMaker, with Cheryl Rhodes (Wiley), book
  19. The Well-Connected Macintosh, with Cheryl Rhodes (Harcourt Brace Jovanovich), book
  20. The Art of Desktop Publishing, with Cheryl Rhodes and Wes Thomas (Bantam)
  21. CP/M User’s Guide, with Cheryl Rhodes (Baen Books/Simon & Schuster), book
  22. Free Software, with Cheryl Rhodes (Baen Books/Simon & Schuster), book
  23. InfoWorld’s Essential Guide to CP/M (Harper & Row), book
  24. WordStar Pocket Reference (Addison-Wesley), book
  25. TRS-80 Model III User’s Guide (Wiley), book
  26. CP/M Handbook (Sybex), book

Darril Gibson | 05/06/18 | Technology

Darril Gibson is the CEO of Security Consulting and Training, LLC. He regularly teaches, writes, and consults on a wide variety of security and technical topics. He’s been a Microsoft Certified Trainer since August 1999 and holds several certifications including MCSE, MCITP, ITIL v3, Security+, and CISSP. He has authored, coauthored, or contributed to 14 books on a wide range of topics including Server 2008, Windows 7, SQL Server, Security+ and various security topics.

Following are his published titles including books and videos:

Windows 7 Desktop Support and Administration: Real World Skills for MCITP Certification and Beyond (Exams 70-685 and 70-686) (Paperback) (Author)
Publisher: Sybex (August 9, 2010)
ISBN: 0470597097
Amazon Link

ITT Tech BIS Degree
The following books were contracted by Jones and Bartlett publishers for a BIS degree at ITT Tech. These books will be published sometime during the summer of 2010.

IS 305 Managing Risk in Information Systems (Author – Textbook for ITT Tech BIS degree)
Publisher: Jones and Bartlett
Not published yet

IS 421 Legal and Security Issues (contributing author on textbook for ITT Tech BIS degree)
Publisher: Jones and Bartlett
Not published yet

IS 411 Security Policies and Implementation Issues (contributing author on textbook for ITT Tech BIS degree)
Publisher: Jones and Bartlett
Not published yet

IT 255 Information Systems Security
(super subject matter expert (SSME) on textbook for ITT Tech BIS degree)
Publisher: Jones and Bartlett
Not published yet

CompTIA Security+
CompTIA Security+:Get Certified Get Ahead (SY0-201) (Author)
Publisher: BookSurge Publishing (September 9, 2009)
ISBN: 1439236364
Amazon Link

Windows Server 2008 R2
Mastering Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 (Paperback) (Co-author)
Publisher: Sybex (February 2, 2010)
ISBN: 0470532866
Amazon Link

Windows Server 2008
MCITP: Windows Server 2008 Server Administrator Study Guide:
(Exam 70-646) (Paperback) (Author)
Publisher: Sybex; (September 22, 2008)
ISBN: 0470293152
Amazon Link

MCITP Guide to Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Enterprise Administration
(Exam # 70-647) (Paperback) (Author)
Publisher: Cengage
ISBN: 1423902394
Amazon Link

Microsoft SQL Server
MCITP SQL Server 2005 Database Administration All-in-One Exam Guide
(Exams 70-431, 70-443, & 70-444) (Hardcover) (Author)
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Osborne Media; (September 25, 2007)
ISBN: 0071496092
Amazon Link

MCITP SQL Server 2005 Database Developer All-in-One Exam Guide
(Exams 70-431, 70-441 & 70-442) (Hardcover) (Author)
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Osborne Media; (March 18, 2008)
ISBN: 0071546693
Amazon Link

Microsoft SQL Server 2008 All-in-One Desk Reference For Dummies (Paperback) (co-author)
Publisher: For Dummies (September 29, 2008)
ISBN: 0470179546
Amazon Link

Windows Vista
MCITP Windows Vista Support Technician All-in-One Exam Guide
(Exam 70-620, 70-622, & 70-623) (Hardcover) (Author)
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Osborne Media, (December 8, 2008)
ISBN: 0071546677
Amazon Link

Training Videos for Keystone Learning

Windows Server 2003 MCSE Exam 70-290 Video Training – on DVD-ROM
Publisher: KeyStone Learning Systems (February 1, 2005)
ISBN: 0740060007
Amazon Link

Windows Server 2003 MCSE Exam 70-291 Video Training- on DVD-ROM
Publisher: KeyStone Learning Systems (February 1, 2005)
ISBN: 0740060023
Amazon Link

Windows Server 2003 MCSE Exam 70-293 Video Training – on DVD-ROM
Publisher: KeyStone Learning Systems (February 1, 2005)
ISBN: 0740060066
Amazon Link

Windows Server 2003 MCSE Exam 70-294 Video Training – on DVD-ROM
Publisher: KeyStone Learning Systems (February 1, 2005)
ISBN: 0740060082
Amazon Link

CompTIA A+ Certification 2005 Video Training – (Exam 220-301 and 220-302) on DVD-ROM
Publisher: KeyStone Learning Systems (February 1, 2005)
ISBN: 0740060317
Amazon Link

Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 MCSE Exam 70-284 on DVD-ROM
Publisher: KeyStone Learning Systems

Ken Doctor | 05/06/18 | Technology

Ken Doctor, a leading news industry analyst, is the author of “Newsonomics: Twelve New Trends That Will Shape the News You Get” (St. Martin’s Press). It’s a handbook for the digital news decade to come. Newsonomics.com, with its new 5Spot feature tracking the trends, is a daily, updated web companion to the book.

As news industry analyst for Outsell, a global research and advisory firm, and through his own Content Bridges company, he covers the transformation of the news media, as it moves from print and broadcast to digital, focusing on changing business models and the journalism created.

In his work as an analyst, consultant and speaker, he focuses on what’s being lost and what’s being gained and on how sustainable models of contemporary journalism can be built. He believes we have now entered the Digital News Decade.

A veteran of the digital news industry, he combines deep experience as an executive in news strategy, revenue models and journalism. His experience includes 21 years with Knight Ridder, as well as time spent in the worlds of magazines, alternative journalism and syndication.