Rob Hawthorne, MCSD, is a consultant for KPMG Consulting based in Wellington, New Zealand. KPMG Consulting deals in all aspects of E-Commerce, and is a leading provider of Internet Integration services around the globe. Rob is a specialist in Microsoft technologies. The web applications that Rob builds are mainly in Active Server Pages (ASP), VB (utilizing COM and MTS) over SQL Server 7.0/2000 databases. Consequently he has skills in front-end design, middle-tier and back-end architecture. Rob has a bachelor of commerce (BCom) from the University of Otago (also in New Zealand). He double majored in information science and operations management.