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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Either a car can drive itself or it can't, right? Not necessarily. There are actually six levels of autonomy, as classified by the Society...


Numerous techniques can allow hackers access to your web apps, but what are the biggest risks? According to the Open Web Application...


Computer pioneer J.C.R. Licklider envisioned a future where humans and computers would work together in harmony and have a symbiotic...


Many think of artificial intelligence as a technology that only big businesses use, but AI is becoming accessible - and some would argue...


It can be difficult for chief information officers to keep up with all the latest developments. Here are 6 things many CIOs don't...


It seems that everyone is moving 'to the cloud' these days, but what is actually involved in the process? Here we discuss some points you...


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


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


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


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


Everyone knows that modern cars have computers, but have you ever really thought about their extent? Here we explore the Controller Area...


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


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


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


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


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


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.


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Equipment doesn't last forever, and when it's time for routine maintenance or any kind of repair or replacement, the proper procedures must...


Open source strives to contribute to the development community with its history of cooperation, participation, sharing and free...


Communication may not be the main focus for IT professionals, but that doesn't mean it isn't essential for them. Proper communication can...


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...


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Corporate networks are vital for modern business, but the technology those networks consist of - and the skills needed to manage the...

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Why are some people worried about artificial intelligence? Why are some people worried about artificial intelligence? Why are some people worried about artificial intelligence? Why are some people worried about artificial intelligence?


Change is not easy, and many people have difficulty adapting to it. This is particularly true of technological change. The noted Harvard...

How does artificial intelligence compare to man-computer symbiosis? How does artificial intelligence compare to man-computer symbiosis? How does artificial intelligence compare to man-computer symbiosis? How does artificial intelligence compare to man-computer symbiosis?


Many of today’s technology evangelists swear by the benefits of artificial intelligence. An article from the Forbes Technology...


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...

How does software-defined networking differ from virtual networking? How does software-defined networking differ from virtual networking? How does software-defined networking differ from virtual networking? How does software-defined networking differ from virtual networking?


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...

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