David F. Carr

David F. Carr is the Technology Editor for Baseline Magazine, a Ziff Davis publication focused on information technology and its management, with an emphasis on measurable, bottom-line results. He wrote two of Baseline's cover stories focused on the role of technology in disaster recovery, one focused on the response to the tsunami in Indonesia and another on the City of New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina.David has been the author or co-author of many Baseline Case Dissections on corporate technology successes and failures (such as the role of Kmart's inept supply chain implementation in its decline versus Wal-Mart or the successful use of technology to create new market opportunities for office furniture maker Herman Miller). He has also written about the FAA's halting attempts to modernize air traffic control, and in 2003 he traveled to Sierra Leone and Liberia to report on the role of technology in United Nations peacekeeping.David joined Baseline prior to the launch of the magazine in 2001 and helped define popular elements of the magazine such as Gotcha!, which offers cautionary tales about technology pitfalls and how to avoid them.

Brin, Page Show No Signs of Slowing Down

Googles founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page made Ziff Davis Medias Top 100 Most Influential People in IT list for inventing technologies that rewrote expectations for Internet search engines...

Inside MySpace.com

Booming traffic demands put a constant stress on the social networks computing infrastructure. Yet, MySpace developers have repeatedly redesigned the Web site software, database and storage systems in an...

Primer: E-Discovery

What is it? E-discovery refers to finding and producing documents stored in electronic form in response to litigation or regulatory requirements. Civil litigants, regulators and criminal prosecutors now commonly ask...

New Orleans CTO Ships Out

The City of New Orleans this week announced the departure of chief technology officer Greg Meffert, who helped rebuild many of the citys networks after Hurricane Katrina swept through...

How Google Works

With his unruly hair dipping across his forehead, Douglas Merrill walks up to the lectern set up in a ballroom of the Arizona Biltmore Resort and Spa, looking like...

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