Ron Tanner is currently a product manager for Novell ZENworks, defining the future of the product. Ron has been associated with ZENworks since its inception and led software development as Director of Engineering through the invention and first releases of ZENworks. He has 17 years of experience in developing software and leading engineering teams into exciting, cutting-edge technology. Prior to working at Novell, Ron worked at AT&T Bell Laboratories developing advanced networking systems. Ron has co-authored, with Brad Dayley, five other ZENworks Novell Press titles. If Ron has some free time he is often found with his wife, CheRee, cheering for their four children at football games, competitive cheering events, karate, and hula championships. Sometimes Ron sneaks away for some quiet time with a book.