Working Papers Associates Alfred Poor

Alfred Poor is one of the most widely-read experts on computer technology, with monthly readership in magazines and on the Web measured in the millions. He is an independent technology industry analyst, specializing in PC-compatible microcomputer hardware and software products. He has more than 20 years of experience with the technology markets, and the ability to make complex concepts accessible to non-technical people, especially business professionals.

Alfred has written extensively about computer technology for PC Magazine, Extreme Tech, and other print and online titles. He has also written numerous white papers and trade articles for various companies.

He has particular experience and knowledge about displays and their underlying technology. He has edited and authored nearly 100 articles that cover the broadest range of technologies in the display field. He was a Contributing Editor with PC Magazine, and the Lead Analyst for Business Displays. 

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PricewaterhouseCoopers, Menlo Park, CA
Freelance writing assignment: Wrote “Display Technology” section for Technology Forecast: 2002.

2001- present: Co-host of the Personal Computer Show, WBAI, New York — a weekly radio program covering technology topics.
1999: PricewaterhouseCoopers, Menlo Park, CA
Freelance writing assignment: Wrote “Display Technology” section for Technology Forecast: 2000.
1998: Knowledge Industries Publications, White Plains, NY
Freelance writing assignment: wrote advertising supplements, “Digital Presentations @ Work”, which appeared in June, September, and November issues of Business Week.
1994-2001: ZDNet (formerly ZiffNet), San Francisco, CA
Provided on-line consultation services for participants at question-and-answer technical support discussion sites covering hardware and software topics, first on CompuServe and later on the ZDNet Web site.
1989-1992: Business One Irwin (formerly Dow-Jones Irwin), Homewood, IL. Evaluated and reviewed book proposals on a wide range of hardware and software topics.
1989: Results Lab (formerly Venture Network, Inc.), San Francisco, CA. Freelance assignment developing strategy and writing marketing materials for Marsh & McLennan. Traveled to regional offices in Seattle, Honolulu, and Denver to train key high-level sales professionals on the use of the new materials and strategy.
1982-1988: Soft Industries Corporation, Southington, CT
Co-founder and consultant: Projects included a detailed competitor product analysis for a major word processing program publisher, database training for Hartford Insurance Group and CIGNA, and custom multi-user database application development for the State Department of Education.