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About Us is sponsored by BMC Software. It is produced by an editorial team and a small group of contributing writers. Links to external sites are subject to change; BMC Software does not control or endorse the content of these external Web sites, and is not responsible for their content.

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Mike Smith — Publisher
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Mike Smith is a global marketing and technology director with 30 years of experience in the high tech industry, and a decade of internet strategy and operations experience. He is currently responsible for E-Business and Internet strategy at BMC Software. He also consults with the venture capital, entertainment, and media industries. He recently was accepted as a member of the CMO Council. His career has included technology and marketing positions at companies including Cirrus Logic, where he was responsible for re-inventing their global online communications, E-business strategy, and for establishing a presence in both China and Japan. Motorola, where he served in a variety of strategic planning, product line management and was director of Global Internet Marketing. He launched one of the industries first internet radio stations as part of a global brand strategy while at Motorola; and Dell Computer Corporation, where he was director of network systems and technology. As director of network systems at Zenith Corporation he built a multi-million dollar global business division. Mike spent two years as a senior consultant with Price-WaterHouse-Coopers consulting organization, focusing on networking, telecommunications, and information technology. He was at Texas Instruments for 10 years and did work with NASA, the defense department, and other government and commercial companies in the area of network technology, human visualization, artificial intelligence, expert systems, and knowledge management.

Managing Editor — Dana Farver
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Formerly a technical communications and marketing writer, Dana now manages the day-to-day activities for this Web site. Her interests range from database management to e-business, to the evolution of ERP, to online-cooking (don't ask!). Besides her work on, she helped develop other online communities, including and the forthcoming

Audio Producer and Engineer — Tom Parish
Tom Parish founded a specialist social media and social networking consultancy more than 2 years ago, which acts for corporations considering the use of social media systems and related business strategies. Social media includes consumer generated media, business blogs, multi-media used in viral marketing and RSS technology for easily distributing all forms of media globally on portable and non-portable devices. Tom provided the Open Source Plone solution for, and he is the founder of

Consulting Editor — Craig Mullins
Craig S. Mullins is a data management strategist and consultant with over two decades of database experience. His work experience spans various sectors having worked in commercial software development, and IT industry analysis, as well as the banking, manufacturing, and utility sectors. He is the author of two books: DB2 Developer’s Guide (now available in a fifth edition,) covering up to, and including the latest release of DB2 Version 8) and Database Administration: Practices and Procedures (which outlines the responsibilities involved in heterogeneous database administration). Check out his personal Web site at!

Consulting Editor — Chris Foot
Christopher Foot has been involved in database management for over 18 years, serving as a database administrator, database architect, trainer, speaker, and writer. Currently, Chris is employed as a Senior Database Architect at RemoteDBA Experts, a remote database services provider. Chris is the author of over forty articles for a variety of magazines and is a frequent lecturer on the database circuit having given over a dozen speeches to local, national and international Oracle User Groups. His book titled OCP Instructors Guide for DBA Certification, can be found at

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