Ed Tittel has worked in the computing industry for over 30 years. He’s been a software developer and development manager, a networking consultant, a trainer and course developer, and a technical evangelist for companies that include Burroughs, Schlumberger, Excelan, Novell, IBM/Tivoli and NetQOS (now part of CA). He also ran a content factory named LANWrights from 1994-2004. They routinely produced 50-plus computer trade books yearly.
These days, Ed makes his living primarily as a freelancer writer and researcher, with occasional engagements as an expert witness for patent litigation matters. In January, 2018, Ed was named a Microsoft Windows Insider MVP, and in March, 2018, he attained “Guru” status at TenForums.com. He remains active at that site and Elevenforum.com, too.
Ed’s areas of technical interest include: markup languages; information security; Windows operating systems; and Web development tools and technologies. Ed currently blogs 5x weekly here; once a week for GoCertify.com, and more. He also writes regularly for Websites that include numerous TechTarget outlets, ComputerWorld, and others. Follow Ed on Twitter, LinkedIn, or Facebook, or visit any of his blogs to learn more about his current work and activity.
Ancient History: The LANWrights Era
By 1994 Ed had worked on a dozen books (including that immortal classic Stupid PC Tricks) and written over one hundred articles, so he took the plunge when Novell closed its Austin, TX, offices and went out on his own . Over the next 10 years he would contribute to 100-plus books, start his own company, create the Exam Cram series of IT Certification books, and dig deeply into content development and delivery for a variety of publishers and corporate customers. Ed has published books with Academic Press, Addison-Wesley, Charles River Press, Course Technology, IDG Books, Pearson Publishing, Sybex, and Wiley. He has also written for the following major corporations: Tripwire, Acalvio, White Hat Security, Ciena, Cisco, Fortinet, HP, IBM, Microsoft, Novell, Platform Computing, Red Hat, and Symantec, among others.