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Teresa Elms

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Thousand Oaks, California, United States

Currently, I work as a technical writer and knowledgebase administrator for a computer hardware company in the Los Angeles area. I've also worked as a computer industry reporter, editor, and analyst, and for ten years I ran my own computer market research firm. Along the way, I've published 500+ magazine articles and coauthored or edited 4 books on computing technology, information economics, business, and science topics. Eight writing awards from the Society for Technical Communication. Experienced public speaker and UC Extension instructor.

I hold an MS in psychology from Carnegie-Mellon University and I am pursuing a PhD in applied linguistics at UCLA.

Interests: Science, technology, and business writing. Content expertise in computer systems and architecture, knowledge engineering, workflow and change management, information economics, history of technology and urbanization, organization of human communication, l

Published writer: Yes

Freelance: Yes


Published works:


  • "AS/400 Spending Trends"
  • "Internet Support Tops List of OS/400 Upgrades"
  • "Troubled Amdahl Banks on CMOS for Turnaround"
  • "The Dirty Data Scandal"
  • "MPP Gains in Commercial Applications"
  • "Price/Performance Winners in TPC-C Benchmark"
  • "Data Valuation for the Nineties"
  • "Data Warehousing Pays Off for Users"
  • "Residual Value Forecast: IBM and PCM Disk Drives"
  • "IBM 9672 Street Prices Dip Lower"
  • ChangeMan ZMF 5.5 XML Services User's Guide
  • ChangeMan DS 5.7 Integration Guide for Eclipse Workbench, WebSphere Application Developer, and Rational Application Developer
  • "The Financial Impact of Outsourcing"
  • "Residual Value Forecast: IBM 9121 and 9221 Mainframes"
  • "Vendor Spotlight: Top CPU Manufacturers"
  • "IBM Posts Record Sales in 1995 -- And Gerstner Gets Visionary"
  • "Happy New Millenium -- Do You Know Where Your Financials Are?"
  • "IBM's PC Server Series Battles for Supremacy in LAN Management"
  • "Industry Spotlight: Banking and Financial Institutions Invest in Software and Services"
  • "Technology Investment Drives Budget Growth in North America"
  • "Residual Value Forecast: Amdahl and Hitachi Mainframes"
  • "Key Information Technologies Drive IS Spending in Europe"
  • Computer Economics 1996 Information Systems Budgets
  • Data Consolidation with Web Services in DB2
  • Local Area Networks: A Guide for Midrange Decision Makers.
  • "Residual Value Forecast: IBM Tape Libraries and Optical Jukeboxes,"
  • "Industry Spotlight: Institutional Healthcare and Health Insurance"
  • "Residual Value Forecast: IBM RS/6000 Servers"
  • "Retooling IS for the 21st Century"
  • "Residual Value Forecast: AS/400 Business Systems and Servers"
  • "Notes Versus Intranet -- A False Dichotomy?"
  • "Lotus Notes in the Enterprise -- Real-World Impacts"
  • "Residual Value Forecast: RS/6000 Workstations"
  • "The Millenium Mainframe Market Forecast"
  • Computer Economics 1996 Information Systems Budgets
  • "Mission: Impossible? RS/6000 Strategy Aims to Contain Windows NT"
  • "The AS/400 Rediscovers Departmental Roots"
  • "Estimating Software Development Costs"
  • "Client/Server Sites Less Vulnerable to Disaster"
  • "Industry Spotlight: Manufacturers Push Most Profitable IT Investments"
  • "The Virtual Corporation Gets Real"
  • "Residual Value Forecast: IBM's Bipolar ES/9000s"
  • "IBM Moves Forward on Platform Independence"
  • "Customer Resistance Slows Bundling Program for OS/390"
  • "RS/6000 Planning Guide for 1996"
  • ChangeMan ECP 3.2 User's Guide