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David Scott Brown

Throughout his career, David has worn many hats. He has been a writer, a network engineer, a world traveler, a musician.

As a networking professional, David has had a varied career. David started out troubleshooting frame relay and x.25 with Sprint, and soon moved to Global One, the international alliance with Deutsche Telekom and France Telecom. Since then, he has worked for many national and multinational network providers and equipment vendors, including Sprint, Deutsche Telekom, British Telecom, Equant (Global One), Telekom Austria, Vodafone, o2/Telefonica, ePlus, Nortel, Ericsson, Hutchison 3G, ZTE, and Huawei.

As a writer, David's portfolio includes technical articles, short stories, poetry, song lyrics, journals, novels, essays, and content marketing. A stint as a Poet-in-Residence was one of David's first paid writing engagements. Since then he has primarily written work-related documents, including problem assessments and local working instructions.

David is also a world traveler and musician. He was based in Frankfurt, Germany, for 13 years as a freelance technical professional. Currently he provides musical entertainment across America to seniors, an activity that works hand-in-hand with his freelance writing career.

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Articles by David Scott Brown


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The Challenge of Quantum Computing The Challenge of Quantum Computing The Challenge of Quantum Computing The Challenge of Quantum Computing


Quantum computing has the potential to be many times more powerful than the computers we use today, so what's behind this technology and...

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Geographic information systems (GIS) are transforming the way we do business, and answering questions we didn't realize we had

Why Not Ternary Computers? Why Not Ternary Computers? Why Not Ternary Computers? Why Not Ternary Computers?


Computers all use binary, right? Well, not quite. Ternary (or 'trinary') computers use three bits instead of two, increasing computing...

Reaching Potential Customers With White Papers Reaching Potential Customers With White Papers Reaching Potential Customers With White Papers Reaching Potential Customers With White Papers


White papers occupy an important niche in the realms of technology research and marketing, especially with content marketing

5 Questions to Ask Before Moving to Public Cloud 5 Questions to Ask Before Moving to Public Cloud 5 Questions to Ask Before Moving to Public Cloud 5 Questions to Ask Before Moving to Public Cloud


Many businesses are turning to public cloud options, but is it the right move for your organization? Here are some things to consider when...

7 Limitations of the Public Cloud 7 Limitations of the Public Cloud 7 Limitations of the Public Cloud 7 Limitations of the Public Cloud


Public cloud is quickly becoming a popular business solution due to its ease of implementation. However, it does have some drawbacks that...

The Future of IT Infrastructure: Superconvergence The Future of IT Infrastructure: Superconvergence The Future of IT Infrastructure: Superconvergence The Future of IT Infrastructure: Superconvergence


IT infrastructure can be incredibly complex to manage. However, superconvergence aims to combine processes, making it easier for those in...

Your Car, Your Computer:  ECUs and the Controller Area Network Your Car, Your Computer:  ECUs and the Controller Area Network Your Car, Your Computer:  ECUs and the Controller Area Network Your Car, Your Computer:  ECUs and the Controller Area Network


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IT Infrastructure: How to Keep Up IT Infrastructure: How to Keep Up IT Infrastructure: How to Keep Up IT Infrastructure: How to Keep Up


Computing has changed over the years, but what hasn't changed is the need to properly maintain your IT infrastructure. Methods are becoming...

7 Reasons Why You Need a Database Management System 7 Reasons Why You Need a Database Management System 7 Reasons Why You Need a Database Management System 7 Reasons Why You Need a Database Management System


A database management system can be a very powerful tool for modern organizations, and can lead to greater efficiency overall

The Work of a Technical Writer The Work of a Technical Writer The Work of a Technical Writer The Work of a Technical Writer


Technical writing is a field essential to IT, in that it must clearly and accurately document and explain complicated concepts to others....

The Cyber War Against Terrorism The Cyber War Against Terrorism The Cyber War Against Terrorism The Cyber War Against Terrorism


The battlefield no longer has to be a physical space - war is now taking place in cyberspace. White hat and grey hat hackers combat...

Network Virtualization:  A New Framework Network Virtualization:  A New Framework Network Virtualization:  A New Framework Network Virtualization:  A New Framework


Gone are the days when the power of your network was defined by your hardware - now everything is going virtual. Software-defined...

Professional Organizations for IT Engineers Professional Organizations for IT Engineers Professional Organizations for IT Engineers Professional Organizations for IT Engineers


Joining professional organizations can help broaden your horizons, as well as your technical knowledge and social circle. Here we examine...

Is It Time for You to Start That Tech Blog? Is It Time for You to Start That Tech Blog? Is It Time for You to Start That Tech Blog? Is It Time for You to Start That Tech Blog?


You've got tech expertise that you want to share, but should you take the plunge and start a tech blog? Here are some points to consider

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Technical knowledge should be readily and easily shared with everyone in your organization. A knowledge base is one of the most efficient...

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You want to start an online store, but where do you start? Here we cover some things to consider while setting up your store

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Content marketing is emerging as a powerful strategy by providing consumers with useful content rather than standard advertising

Is It Time to Refresh Your Office Technology? Is It Time to Refresh Your Office Technology? Is It Time to Refresh Your Office Technology? Is It Time to Refresh Your Office Technology?


Should you replace that old computer, printer or server, or just have them repaired? There are many factors to consider when thinking about...

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Most people think of computing as a relatively modern innovation, but the Antikythera Mechanism proves that assumption wrong. Created over...

The Role of IT in Medical Diagnosis The Role of IT in Medical Diagnosis The Role of IT in Medical Diagnosis The Role of IT in Medical Diagnosis


Technology like IBM's Watson is now being used in the field of medical diagnosis, along with many other technological advances, in order to...

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In order to keep up with demand for silicon chips, we may need to turn to new production methods. Professor Donald Lupo discusses the...

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Many hands had a part in the development of the Internet. It was a collaborative effort of the military, academia and private enterprise

Using the Method of Procedure (MOP) for Effective Network Change Control Using the Method of Procedure (MOP) for Effective Network Change Control Using the Method of Procedure (MOP) for Effective Network Change Control Using the Method of Procedure (MOP) for Effective Network Change Control


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Open Source and the Spirit of Unrestrained Participation Open Source and the Spirit of Unrestrained Participation Open Source and the Spirit of Unrestrained Participation Open Source and the Spirit of Unrestrained Participation


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The Importance of Communication Skills for Technical Professionals The Importance of Communication Skills for Technical Professionals The Importance of Communication Skills for Technical Professionals The Importance of Communication Skills for Technical Professionals


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The Women of ENIAC: Programming Pioneers The Women of ENIAC: Programming Pioneers The Women of ENIAC: Programming Pioneers The Women of ENIAC: Programming Pioneers


Most people picture computer programmers as men, but in fact, many of the first programmers were women. Here we take a closer look at the...

The Future of 5G Mobile: The IMT Vision The Future of 5G Mobile: The IMT Vision The Future of 5G Mobile: The IMT Vision The Future of 5G Mobile: The IMT Vision


Deployments of 5G mobile communications networks are being planned around the world. The effort involves alliances of various countries,...

The Role of KPIs in Network Management The Role of KPIs in Network Management The Role of KPIs in Network Management The Role of KPIs in Network Management


Proper network management is essential, and that requires the proper data and metrics. Key performance indicators (KPI) provide that...

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Your IT skills can take you places -- literally! The right IT skills (along with the right personal skills) have the potential to land you...

The Role of Diameter Signaling in Today's Networks The Role of Diameter Signaling in Today's Networks The Role of Diameter Signaling in Today's Networks The Role of Diameter Signaling in Today's Networks


The Diameter Signaling Protocol has numerous advantages over its predecessor, RADIUS, including its support for authentication,...

Thinking Machines: The Artificial Intelligence Debate Thinking Machines: The Artificial Intelligence Debate Thinking Machines: The Artificial Intelligence Debate Thinking Machines: The Artificial Intelligence Debate


Artificial intelligence is steadily progressing, for better or worse. What makes a machine "intelligent," and just how intelligent are they...

7 Computing Manifestos That Changed the World 7 Computing Manifestos That Changed the World 7 Computing Manifestos That Changed the World 7 Computing Manifestos That Changed the World


The technology we take for granted today was once considered revolutionary. Here we examine some of the documents that helped shape the...

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Ada Lovelace was ahead of her time, with programming ideas that wouldn't come into practice until a century later. Learn more about this...

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Digital technology has taken years to reach its current state, and that journey has been punctuated by many important milestones along the...

Q&A by David Scott Brown



In the old days we used to talk about the benefits of a private intranet vs. the public internet. Now the language used is “private cloud...


Cloud-in-a-box, also called cloud-in-a-can, is an all-in-one private cloud solution. It’s a way to deploy cloud services quickly with a mix...


The architecture of a software-defined network (SDN) is designed with a separation between the control plane and the data plane (user...


The difference between convergence, hyperconvergence and superconvergence is a matter of degree. When the concept of convergence emerged,...

What are the benefits of converged infrastructure in cloud computing? What are the benefits of converged infrastructure in cloud computing? What are the benefits of converged infrastructure in cloud computing? What are the benefits of converged infrastructure in cloud computing?


Any separation between IT infrastructure components is an opportunity for failure. A network link, for instance, that has multiple cables...


Keeping IT services up and running is obviously important. System manufacturers have given a lot of thought to the subject. Some critical...


In can hardly be disputed that in today’s business environment computer infrastructure is essential to an enterprise. The importance of...

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