Mark L. Gillenson is Professor of Business Information and Technology in the Fogelman College of Business & Economics of the University of Memphis in Memphis, TN. He received his B.S. degree in Mathematics from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, N.Y. and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Computer and Information Science from The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH. Dr. Gillenson worked for the IBM Corp. for 15 years in a variety of positions, including seven years as a faculty member of the prestigious IBM Systems Research Institute. Subsequently, he was a professor at the University of Miami, Miami FL. Dr. Gillenson's areas of interest are software testing, database management systems, particularly database administration and database design, and electronic commerce. He is an associate editor of the Journal of Database Management. Dr. Gillenson's research has appeared in MIS Quarterly, Communications of the ACM, Methods of Information in Medicine, and other leading journals. His books include Strategic Planning, Systems Analysis, and Database Design, 1984, Database: Step-by-Step, 2nd edition, 1990, and Fundamentals of Database Management Systems, 2nd edition 2012, all published by John Wiley & Sons.