About the Authors
Frank Fiore is an e-business expert, columnist and consultant, and author of several books on e-business topics published by Pearson imprints:
The Complete Idiot's Guide to Starting an Online Business (Que, 2000, ISBN 0-7897-2193-7)
e-Marketing Strategies (Que, 2000, ISBN 0-7897-2475-8)
Successful Affiliate Marketing for Merchants (Que, 2001, ISBN 0-7897-2525-8)
TechTV's Starting an Online Business (Que, 2001, ISBN 0-7897-2564-9)
He is also the author of Dr. Livingston's Online Shopping Safari Guidebook (Maximum Press, 1996).
Frank has been involved with e-business from its inception on the Net; with his experience as both an e-business expert and a direct marketer of products, he knows e-business from both sides of the transaction. He is currently the Official Online Shopping Guide for About.com and has been interviewed for numerous TV and radio talk shows and print media on the subject of e-business and online shopping.
Jean François has more than 15 years of experience working in distributed computing environments. He has received the National Defense Medal for participation in Operation Desert Storm and held a Top Secret/SBI/SCI Clearance from 10/91 to 4/96. Jean has held positions as director of managed services for Opnix, Inc. and chief technology officer for EBIZ Enterprises, Inc., and is the president, CEO, and founder of MagusNet, Inc. MagusNet was founded on the idea of using Linux to provide businesses with consulting on security systems using proxy/filtering firewalls, as well as general UNIX system administration and applications using GNU tools such as Linux and other free operating systems like FreeBSD/Openbsd. Today MagusNet is primarily a security services company, providing Internet users with an anonymizing public proxy as a free Internet service. He has been a featured expert on radio, TV, and print, and in online forums.