Louis Columbus is a principal at manufacturing ERP provider IQMS. He is a contributing writer and analyst for Forbes. Previous positions include director product management at Ingram Cloud, vice president marketing at iBASEt, Plex Systems, senior analyst at AMR Research (now Gartner), marketing and business development at SaaS start-ups. His academic background includes an MBA from Pepperdine University and the Strategic Marketing Management and Digital Marketing Programs at Stanford University Graduate School of Business. Louis also teaches MBA courses in international business, global competitive strategies, international market research, strategic planning and market research. Louis currently is a member of the faculty at Webster University and has taught California State University, Fullerton: University of California, Irvine & Marymount University. He has authored 16 books on a variety of IT-related technologies.