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Date posted: October 26, 2011

My most recent “Personnel Data” column has appeared online and in the pages of Data Center Management magazine. The column discusses the link between employee information and business continuity.

To access the full article, click the link that follows the column’s lead sentence:

At many data centers, particularly large ones, enterprise resource planning (ERP) applications with human resource modules built on databases are used to store and manage information…

via www.datacentermanagementmagazine.com


Date posted: October 17, 2011

My good friend Luis at Novy PR sent me an industry-driven introduction to game development called GAME DEVELOPMENT ESSENTIALS: AN INTRODUCTION by Jeannie Novak. The book is meant to prepare game developers for a successful career in the field. The book delivers on that promise by examining content creation and the concepts behind development. It also gives readers a background on the evolution of game development and how it has become what it is today. GAME DEVELOPMENT ESSENTIALS also includes chapters on project management, development team roles and responsibilities, development cycle, marketing, maintenance, and the future of game development.

I reached the age of video game playing just as Pong came to market, so I was there at the beginning, literally. Today, I read that something like 90 percent of kids play video games. If that's true, the world is going to need a lot of developers. Perhaps, if I had to do it all over again and a book like this existed as I was transfixed by Pong, I might have gone into game development instead of becoming a writer of reviews about books like this one.

The bottom line is that Novak's book is a wonderful, informative textbook for those interested in learning about video games. It contains tons of useful information about the past, present, and future of video game development.

Date posted: October 5, 2011

I've been covering the ERP industry-as a freelance journalist and as a corporate ghostwriter-since 1991. During the past 20 years, I've had the pleasure of interviewing hundreds of leading ERP industry executives, software engineers, and end users. During that time, I've written more than 50 major feature articles on ERP software for leading publications such as Managing Automation, Manufacturing Systems, Software Strategies, and Start.

I've also had the pleasure of serving as a copy writer and online content consultant for a number of leading ERP software vendors.

This year, I had the distinct honor of writing the ERP Buyer's Guide for Managing Automation's TechMatch Website. The ERP Buyer's Guide provides a comprehensive look at the current state of the ERP industry as well as an overview of the key industry providers and their product offerings.

To view samples of my work in the ERP industry, click on the links in the sidebar.

Date posted: October 4, 2011

I recently completed a Microsoft SQL case study on behalf of Microsoft in conjunction with Camstar Systems. It involved detailed coordination-between Microsoft, Camstar, Kodak and several intermediary parties-to complete the case study to everyone’s satisfaction.

Negotiating a complex case study development project, under extreme deadline pressure, takes more than just great writing technique; it takes interviewing, project management, and customer relation skills that only come with years of content development experience.

If your company needs case studies developed, shouldn’t you put those projects in the hands of a resource that knows how to successfully take a case study from start to finish-on time and on budget?