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  Joan Engebretson has been writing about technology since 1992. She has been editor-in-chief of two telecom industry publications—Telephony Magazine and America’s Network Magazine. Under Joan’s leadership, America’s Network won several awards from the American Society of Business Publication Editors, including a 2001 national gold award for her commentary. Since 2004, Joan has written for a variety of publications on a freelance basis. She is a regular contributor to Telecompetitor and Security Distributing and Marketing (SDM). In 2009, she won best on-line column for a column written for Telephony Online in min’s Editorial & Design Awards.
She also has written white papers, advertorials and case studies and recorded video interviews for a variety of corporate clients. Joan has a BA in journalism and an MBA from the University of Michigan. Contact Joan at joanengebretson@cs.com Follow her on Twitter @EngebretsonJoan Here are links to some samples of her work:
EDITORIAL

A report on the economic impact of high-speed Internet in Chattanooga based on a press tour
http://www.telecompetitor.com/gigabit-and-the-economy-a-first-hand-look-at-chattanooga/

The Smart City takes shape in Chicago
http://www.iotevolutionworld.com/m2m/articles/392258-smart-city-takes-shape-chicago.htm

Mobile apps let homeowners remotely control their security systems. This article for Security Distributing & Marketing looks at the role of the central monitoring station in supporting these apps.
http://www.sdmmag.com/articles/89939-central-stations-embrace-mobility

On hybrid vehicles for the Motor Age group of magazines
http://www.searchautoparts.com/abrn/maintenance-repair/idea-bank-household-hybrids

For telecom and IT nerds. A post for the Metro Ethernet Forum’s Ethernet Academy about communications protocols http://www.ethernetacademy.net/carrier-ethernet-industry-news-tm/contributed-articles/mef-addresses-potential-tcp-performance-issues-08-20-2015


WHITE PAPERS, CASE STUDIES, VIDEO INTERVIEWS

An advertorial about indoor cellular coverage for Ericsson published in Forbes Magazine
http://custom.forbes.com/2015/12/14/indoor-cellular/

Video interview with executive of a small telecom service provider about competing with larger providers
http://www.telecompetitor.com/lumos-networks-tier-2-telecom-transformation/

A case study for optical networking equipment manufacturer Coriant about the benefits the company’s equipment provides for Australia’s National Broadband Network
https://www.coriant.com/products/documents/CS_NBNCo_74C0103.pdf

A white paper on the advantages of two-way wireless communications for security systems for Digital Monitoring Products
https://buy.dmp.com/dmp/products/documents/LT-2038.pdf

A report for Channel Partners about opportunities for cable companies to sell communications services to the financial industry
http://www.channelpartnersonline.com/reports/2014/10/the-financial-it-market.aspx
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