Neal’s been contributing stories to Computer since 1998. Topics have been far flung – mobile security, storage challenges, hybrid clouds, recommendation technology, exascale computing, and more. Full-time, Neal runs San Diego County-based Leavitt Communications, which he established back in 1991. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in communications from UC-Berkeley and a Master of Arts degree in journalism & public affairs from American University in Washington, DC. Neal has also lived abroad and has traveled extensively to more than 80 countries worldwide. Track him down at firstname.lastname@example.org.