Bio: Frank is a vice president of Ziff Davis Media and a member of the Market Experts Group. He has had multiple careers in telecommunications and computer system operation and management, government procurement, education, and publishing. During a 20-year career in the Federal Government he ran large computer installations, programming shops (JOVIAL, C, and Ada), and acquisition organizations with billion dollar budgets. He began his career by installing radio and microwave systems in remote parts of the world.
Frank was one of the earliest columnists and reviewers in computer publishing and in 1986, he founded the PC Magazine LAN Labs. The LAN Labs developed the first widely distributed LAN benchmark tests and included both testing and editorial activities. Today, Frank continues to use his skill to explain what is important about products and technology. His understanding of both the technology and the human side of the computer equation allows him to express the important ideas in networking without getting lost in technobabble. He is the author of 14 books and numerous magazine articles. His most popular book titles include "Using Networks", "eBusiness Essentials", and, with co-author Les Freed, "How Networks Work." He earned an engineering degree, an MBA, and most of a doctorate in telecommunications systems.