Bio

In The ColloseumWho are you? I grew up in Massachusetts and have lived in Southern California, now back in the Boston area. I started out in college as an Electrical Engineering major because of my love of computers and switched to journalism because of my love of writing and hatred of math. I’ve held lots of interesting jobs, including bike messenger, bar back, sports reporter, quality assurance engineer, and for the last sixteen years product reviewer for a technology magazine. Married for over fifteen years and have two dogs. I’ve also played guitar in punk rock bands, am currently playing in a rock bad (Green Street Station) and have written several unpublished stories (which I may start putting on this site).
What is this site? Like most personal websites, a simple place to keep musings, ideas and other resources online.
Why did you start it? The time seemed right to start a personal site/blog. I also want to use the domain to host other sites for my family, such as an art gallery for my father.
When did you start it? December 2005.
How is it running? Hosted by TotalChoice Hosting and running on Wordpress.


Professional BIO

Over sixteen years experience using, testing, and writing about the newest technologies in software, enterprise hardware and the Internet. Director of award-winning technology testing labs in Massachusetts and California. Winner of five awards of excellence in technology journalism. Co-chaired summit on technology industry security practices. Frequent speaker at technology conferences and expositions. Regularly interviewed as a technology security expert by national and local media outlets including CNN, ABC, NPR and the Associated Press.

Chief Technology Analyst, eWEEK

2007 to 2010

Lead technology analyst and pundit for eWEEK magazine and eweek.com. Focused on all emerging technologies, with early tests and analysis of everything from the semantic web to the XO laptop. Launched new eWEEK site dedicated to emerging technologies.

Director, eWEEK Labs
1993 to 2007
eWEEK Labs Director Jim Rapoza joined eWEEK in 1993, and since then
has evaluated products and technologies in almost every technology
category. Jim’s current beat includes content management systems, portal
applications, Web publishing tools and security. Jim has coordinated several evaluations
at enterprise organizations, including USA Today Publisher Gannett and The Prudential,
to measure the capability of products and services under real-world conditions and
against real-world criteria. Jim also writes a weekly column called Tech Directions.

Awards
2005 American Society of Business Publication Editors Awards for Excellence: Regular Column, Staff written.
2004 Trade, Association and Business Publications International Tabbies Awards: Editors Column.
2004 Carnegie Mellon CyLab Cybersecurity Journalism Awards (Labs all)
2003 ASBPE Awards for Excellence: Feature Series.
2000 Computer Press Association: Best Online Review.

Contact Info
Personal Email: jim@rapoza-web.com
eWeek Email: jim_rapoza@ziffdavis.com
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