James Pyles is a consultant, author, editor, and technical writer. Over the past 20 years, he has written numerous IT-related textbooks and has worked as a technical writer and developmental editor for a number of software and hardware companies. He is currently the technical writer in the IT department for a diversified corporation near Boise, Idaho.
Jeffrey L. Carrell is a networking and big data instructor/course developer at Hewlett Packard Enterprise.
Jeff is an IPv6 Forum Certified Trainer, frequent industry speaker, and prior to HPE was a consultant, network instructor, and course developer to major networking manufacturers, with a focus on IPv6 systems interoperability. Since building his first Novell LAN in 1986, Jeff has enjoyed successful career advancements with several network manufacturers, such as Novell, Foundry Networks, and HPE Networking, as a presales consulting engineer and technical instructor. In an end user position, he has designed mission-critical, high-availability networks.
Ed Tittel was on the adjunct faculty at Austin Community College from 1997 through 2003 and taught at Interop from 1996 to 2002. He is a Network Certified Professional and works as a full-time freelance writer and consultant in Round Rock, Texas. He has contributed to over 100 books on computing across a broad range of subjects and is the author of numerous Course Technology titles. He also writes and blogs for ComputerWorld, Tom’s Hardware, GoCertify.com, and other Web sites.