Melissa Rudy

Melissa Rudy is a versatile copywriter with 12+ years of experience crafting persuasive, polished content for online, print, and mobile channels. Her specialties include content for websites, blog posts, press releases, product descriptions, newsletters, and more. She has a strong background in e-commerce, retail, and social media.

From 2003 to 2008, Melissa worked for Frontgate/Cornerstone as an online content manager. In that role, she coordinated the online presentation of thousands of products, edited copy for the web, managed daily website operations, and monitored all online content to ensure accuracy and usability. She also created copy for web pages, emails, and other marketing collateral.

Prior to that role, Melissa spent 3 years as a Technical Writer for a legal software company, where she created user manuals, online help text, and marketing content.


Articles by Melissa Rudy

Virtual machines are essentially computers within computer, which means that when things go wrong, there are extra layers that must be...

Reducing VM Troubleshooting Time

Finding the symptoms of problems is easy, but tracking down the underlying cause can be a bit trickier. A combination of root cause...

Using Root Cause Analysis to Investigate Application Issues

Public Wi-Fi is a modern convenience that many people take for granted. However, tapping into public Wi-Fi could be putting your data at...

Staying Safe When Using Public Wi-Fi Connections

Network virtualization is quickly becoming a security tool, but one must understand it and avoid common mistakes in order for it to be...

How Network Virtualization is Used as a Security Tool

There are a number of network virtualization platforms out there, but each has its strengths and weaknesses. Choosing the right one...

What to Consider When Choosing a Network Virtualization Platform

Amazon, Google and Microsoft dominate in the field of cloud computing, but a number of niche providers are competing with them. Can the...

Can Niche Cloud Providers Compete with the 'Big Guys'?

PaaS can potentially be a good solution for some small businesses, but depending on a business's specific needs, it may be better to look...

Barriers to PaaS: Why Many Businesses Are Opting Out of Platform-as-a-Service

As the holidays approach and shoppers shift into high gear, so do hackers. Protect yourself and your business against data breaches so that...

How Retailers Can Safeguard Against Holiday Hackers

Virtualization is gaining popularity. Here's what experts are expecting from it in 2015.

The Future of Virtualization: What’s New for 2015?

Many companies are shifting toward virtualization, but is it right for your company? Here we examine some of the benefits that...

The Top 3 Advantages of Virtualization

If you're running virtual machines, you may be vulnerable to hyper jumping attacks. But there are precautions you can take to lessen your...

Virtualization Security: Tips to Prevent VM Hyper Jumping

Technology rules today's society, and if you can't keep up, you might get left behind. Stay up to date by learning about these tech terms.

Tech Terms You Ought to Know

Big data is used to analyze nearly everything. Can it be used to help reduce energy waste too?

Is Cutting Energy Waste a Problem Big Data Can Solve?

What exactly is data discovery? Here we take an in-depth look at this process and how it can help your business.

What the $#@! Is Data Discovery?

Breaking these bad habits in business intelligence is a smart idea! Make sure you're getting the most out of your data by avoiding these...

4 Bad Business Intelligence Habits to Avoid at All Costs

Deleting data doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s permanently gone. Here are some methods for keeping your private data out of the wrong...

Never Really Gone: How to Protect Deleted Data From Hackers

While you’re sharing your life with your apps, those useful tools are broadcasting your information to the rest of the world. Find out how...

6 Ways to Keep Apps From Oversharing Your Personal Data

Hadoop seems to be everywhere you look, but what exactly is it? What does it do, how does it work, and why is it so useful?

What the $#@! Is Hadoop?

You don't want others getting their hands on your sensitive data, but at the same time, you don't want to spend the money to get your data...

Destroying Data DIY

Many everyday forms of technology from years past are quickly becoming obsolete due to modern technology. Here's a look at some of the...

6 Outdated Gadgets You Can Toss

Ever since we found out the NSA was collecting millions of phone records, it's easy to wonder whether we're all being watched. Here we try...

Is the NSA Spying on Me?

In the tech field, there's a lot of jargon that's totally unfamiliar to those who don't call themselves geeks. How many of these acronyms...

10 Tech Acronyms You Must Know

Here are five key points to remember about the National Security Agency's (NSA) domestic surveillance program and your electronic security.

5 Things to Remember About the NSA Leaks

Here's what companies love about the cloud - and what's holding others back.

5 Reasons Why Companies Love Cloud - and Why They Don't

While some view the idea of transforming cars into smartphones with wheels as frivolous or downright dangerous, the potential for enhancing...

There's an App for That - In Your Car

Mobile apps have more than their share of security problems. Here's what you need to know.

The New Frontier for Hackers: Your Smartphone

Should you choose cloud or local backup? The answer depends on a lot of different factors. Learn the pros and cons of each option here.

Cloud vs. Local Backup: Which Do You Need?

Most users carry quite a bit of sensitive data on their tablets, which means that skimping on security could be a costly mistake. Find out...

The Device You Don't Think About: Security Tips for Tablet PCs

Many big companies are offering two-step authentication, but while it's better than many of the alternatives, it's no iron fortress.

The Basics of Two-Factor Authentication

In a world that runs increasingly on digital information, APIs have become a big deal - and not just for posting to Farmville from your...

Why APIs Have Become a Big Deal

Smartphones have deftly deposed remote controls and in many cases, they do a much better job. Find out which apps you need to control...

Buh-Bye Remote Control: Things You Can Control With Your Smartphone

BYOD has many benefits, but it also comes with security risk. Here are some of the key ways that companies can secure their data.

The 3 Key Components of BYOD Security

These five developments seem to be straight out of science fiction, but they're moving toward medical reality - and beyond

Warp Speed to Biotech Utopia: 5 Cool Medical Advancements

Cellphones and other devices can go dead at the most inconvenient times. Fortunately, there are some on-the-road solutions to keep them...

3 Ways to Charge Your Devices Without Plugging Them In

Interacting with conversational electronics is becoming increasingly common - and necessary. But so far, the results are decidedly mixed.

Voice Recognition Technology: Helpful or Painful?

GPS shoes are just one of the more interesting applications of GPS technology, which is increasingly becoming a part of our everyday lives.

GPS Shoes: Making Life Easier, One Step at a Time

Is Microsoft ready to deliver in the brave new world of cloud computing? If the answer's yes, users stand to reap huge benefits.

The Windows 8 Cloud: How the New OS Embraces Cloud Technology

With just four versions to choose from, and perhaps the most clearly defined capacities of any Windows OS before it, most people should...

The Four Faces of Windows 8: Edition Roundup

With Windows 8, Microsoft takes on Apple. Find out how this OS works - and where it falls short.

Windows 8 Is Coming: What You Should Know About Its UI

Cloud project management software enables collaboration and reduces costs, but it isn't without a few pitfalls.

Project Management, Cloud Computing Style

Fashionistas might scoff at wearable technology, but for gadget gurus and tech geeks, these space-aged designs may be as good as Gucci.

Fashion for the Uber-Geek: Wearable Technology

With all the planning, calculations, scheduling and tracking that goes into successfully seeing a project through to completion, more...

Project Management 101

These all-too-common blunders can cost a business a lot of time, money and trouble.

6 Common Tech Mistakes Small Businesses Make

Social discovery is breaking the pattern of repetitive, mundane updates from the same people we talk to every day and bringing a little...

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