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Frank Ohlhorst

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Editor, Analyst and Consultant

About Me

Frank is an award-winning technology journalist and IT industry analyst, with extensive experience as a business consultant, editor, author, and blogger. Frank works with both technology startups and established technology ventures, helping them to build channel programs, launch products, validate product quality, create marketing materials, author case studies, eBooks and white papers. Frank is currently freelancing for eWeek, Enterprise Security Planet, Enterprise Networking Planet, CIO.COM, Desktop Engineering Magazine, Techrepublic, Peerlyst and several other publications. Frank has served in a variety of notable IT management and editorial roles and has extensive experience creating content, conducting research, managing teams, deploying enterprise technologies and launching new publications. Frank has written thousands of IT centric articles and has consulted on hundreds of technology projects, as well as performing in the following roles: - Executive Editor, Technology Editor and Contributing Editor for Ziff Davis Enterprise's eWeek, and associated publications, including Baseline, CIOupdate, and Enterprise Networking Planet - Founding Editor, Editorial Director and Test Center Director for Channel Insider, a Ziff Davis Enterprise Web site devoted to the IT reseller channel. - Technology Editor, CMP Channel Group (VarBusiness, CRN, CRN Tech, Xchange, and IPED) - Founding Editor and Editorial Director for CRN Tech - Director CRN Test Center - Senior Technology Editor, CRN - Northeast IT Security Operations Manager, US Department of Energy - President, Magnum Consulting, an IT Consultancy specializing in Networking Technologies and Custom Application Development Frank has published books, participated in numerous webinars, and has spoken around the world at IT conferences. Frank has also been interviewed on national radio and television for insights on security technologies, data center design, Big Data analytics and enterprise systems management. Specialties: Hardware and Software Product Evaluations and Testing. Written product reviews. Market Analysis. White Paper Authoring. Business Development, Channel Development, Technology Marketing, Event Speaker. Webinars and Presentations.

Industries I Write About

Information Technology & Services

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Accounting

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Government Administration

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Business Supplies & Equipment

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Information Services

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Computer & Network Security

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Hospital & Health Care

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My Writing Samples

Big Data Analytics: Turning Big Data into Big Money

Unique insights to implement big data analytics and reap big returns to your bottom line Focusing on the business and financial value of big data analytics, respected technology journalist Frank J. Ohlhorst shares his insights on the newly emerging field of big data analytics in Big Data Analytics. This breakthrough book demonstrates the importance of analytics, defines the processes, highlights the tangible and intangible values and discusses how you can turn a business liability into actionable material that can be used to redefine markets, improve profits and identify new business opportunities.

http://www.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-1118147596.html

GigaOM Emerging Technology Coverage

Thought Leadership Blog Post

https://gigaom.com/author/fohlhorst/

Deloitte University Press

Multiple articles on emerging technology and cognitive computing

https://dupress.deloitte.com/

Experience

Senior Technology Innovation Journalist

As a Deloitte contractor, I am a senior member of the technology & innovation research team, and responsible for conducting research and analysis, authoring and publishing briefings, reporting to the Director of Innovation. I also have frequent interactions with the Chief Innovation and Strategy Officers and other senior leaders across Deloitte Global. - Co-lead the development of thoughtful, succinct, insightful analysis about the implications of technology trends and the latest news - Conduct primary and secondary research, including in-depth discussions with leading experts, to support the analysis and recommendations - Collect data and perform issues-based and quantitative analyses as needed, to develop conclusions grounded in real data and coherent reasoning - Package and publish regularly, and on time, a polished series of executive-level briefings for Deloitte global leadership groups - Lead strategic discussions on the conclusions and participate in relevant forums, on an as-needed basis - Develop effective working relationships with senior stakeholders (internally and externally) - Facilitate the sharing of ideas across the global network via existing and emerging technologies and communities - Develop content for presentations and reports, as well as supporting analytics, for the DTTL CEO, Executive, Board, and Global Markets Committee, as required: - Work with key strategy stakeholder groups (e.g., member firms, business innovation leaders and teams) to develop cross-functional relationships - Work with peers and counterparts in other parts of the Deloitte network - Provide ongoing support to the team Senior Managers, Director, and Chief Innovation Officer - Work with senior leaders across businesses, geographies, and industries - Contribute to the success of the team by ensuring work quality of the highest level

Company: Deloitte

I worked there from 10/2016 until now

Editor at Large & Industry Analyst

As a GigaOM contributor, I focus on emerging technology, including: - Digital Transformation - BlockChain and CryptoCurrency - Information Security - Big Data Analytics - Agile Processes - DevOps - Machine Learning & Artificial Intelligence - Enterprise Technology (Hardware abstraction, Data Center Engineering, Disruption, and Security)

Company: GigaOM

I worked there from 8/2015 until now

Executive Editor, Analyst, Author, and Consultant

I specialize in creating editorial content for leading technology publications and provide consulting services for technology businesses, including the creation of white papers, case studies and product guides. I currently contribute to Quinstreet (eWeek, Enterprise Networking Planet and Baseline), as well as TechTarget's various search sites. I am also a content/industry expert for Penton Media, where I host webinars and author white papers. I frequently blog for technology vendors and smaller online publications. I also advise and mentor technology startups, helping them to create channel programs, launch products, validate product quality, design support systems, and build marketing materials. I have extensive experience assisting businesses looking to launch analytics projects, such as Big Data, Business Intelligence, and Resource Management. I have also taken on contract roles as a temporary CIO, CTO and Data Scientist for startups and new ventures. I also provide forensic services for data security and assist with compliance audits, as well as researching the implications of compliance on a given business model. My core competencies include: - Freelance writing for several leading technology publications, including product reviews, product analysis, opinion pieces, industry research, editorials and technology news articles. - Channel consulting services for technology vendors, including channel program analysis, marketing research, marketing communication documents, product manager training and support services analysis. - Professional editorial services for technology vendors, including the creation of white papers, product documentation, quality assurance documents, training material and other specialized documents for internal use. - Professional speaker for industry events, trade shows or business specific presentations. - CIO, CTO and Data Scientist Services for startups and project launches

Company: Magnum Consulting

I worked there from 5/2009 until now

Security Blogger

As a contributor, I write multiple monthly blogs and articles focusing on the evolution of InfoSec technologies, best practices and thought leadership post relating to AI/ML used for information security solutions

Company: iboss Cloud

I worked there from 5/2016 until now

Market Expert & Technology Analyst

Market Expert and Editorial Contributor, primarily focused on creating white papers, case studies, presentations and webinars on emerging technologies for the clients of Madison Logic. Market Expertise in the following IT Catagories: - InfoSec - Digital Transformation - APIs, Microservices and Containerization - Enterprise IT Technology - Big Data Analytics

Company: Madison Logic

I worked there from 1/2016 until now

Content I Write

Ideas and Pitches I Wrote

Open Infrastructure: Providing Measurable Benefits to Cloud Security Service Providers

This paper outlines the differences between the triad of cloud infrastructure option and quantifies the value behind Standard, Optimized, and Open Infrastructures, while illustrating the opportunities that each of the technologies can bring to data center operators and cloud services providers.

Content type: Whitepaper

Keywords: InfoSec, MSP, Open Infrastructure, Cloud Services, MSSP, Open Source, OCP

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The Impact of Robotic Process Automation (RPA) on Cloud Services

Robotic Process Automation (RPA) has had a significant impact on back office operations by bringing bots that automate tasks to businesses world wide. Now, cloud services providers are starting to see automation take its toll on services offered. However, when deployed intelligently, RPA can build business, lower costs, and attract new customers

Content type: Article

Keywords: RPA, Bots, Automation, Cloud Services, Support Services, MSP, Cognitive Computing, AI

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Beware the Bots and Their Automation Promises

Robotic Process Automation (RPA) has brought forth bots that can automate back office tasks, removing the human from the data processing equation. However, RPA technology is at a crossroads, with new ideologies such cognitive computing, machine learning, and artificial intelligence leading the charge to change what RPA means to businesses seeking to leverage automation and achieve digital transformation.

Content type: Whitepaper

Keywords: RPA, Bots, Automation, Cognitive Computing, Machine Learning, Out Sourcing, off shoring, digital transformation

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Embracing the OmniChannel

How to enrichen OmniChannel sales with vendor provided content

Content type: Blog Post

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Bringing Security to the IoT

How can you secure IoT devices when those devices are inherently insecure?

Content type: Blog Post

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Value Based Care and the Dynamics of Cognitive Computing

Healthcare is being transformed by the concept of value based care (VBC), where service providers stress quality over quantity and arrive at treatment scenarios that are tailored to deliver the best value to the patient. However, VBC introduces significant challenges for healthcare providers, including increased risks, different payment models, and long term care commitments. Cognitive computing many very well provide the solution to those challenges.

Content type: Whitepaper

Keywords: Cognitive, Healthcare, VBC, Insurance, Medical Practices, Analysis, Long term care

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Blog post Series on how the Channel can Maximize productivity in billing for MSP/MSSPs

VARs/Solution Providers/Channel Partners are faced with the increasing complexity of managing subscription based clients. Nowhere is this truer than in the burgeoning SaaS, PaaS, MSP, and MSSP markets, where a lack of unified tools spread across multiple vendors make billing extremely complex and can introduce inefficiencies and potential loss of income. This weekly blog will cover the best practices on how to address client management and billing

Content type: Blog Post

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Series of blog posts

Practical tips and thought-leadership for cybersecurity issues - I have ghost written blogs for leading cybersecurity companies, such as Sophos, Comodo, BitGlass, etc. I would propose doing 1 or two blog posts per week that illustrate an important topic related to cybersecurity with a call to action - I would also promote each post via my extensive network of cybersecurity professionals

Content type: Blog Post

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