Russ Munyan

Freelance Writer

Russ Munyan is a freelance writer in Olathe, Kan., specializing in technical and business writing. He can be reached at

Articles by Russ Munyan

March 2008
Most people who are products of the American education system could, oddly enough, tell school clock stories. Examples might include anecdotes like this one, which could have been from the high school level, “The clock in Mrs. Wilson’s room was never in sync with the rest of the school, so the bell never rang in her room when the clock said that it should. Her schedule was always messed up.” READ MORE
February 2008
Cape May County lies along a 30-mile ribbon of clean, white sandy beaches on the Atlantic Ocean. New Jersey’s southernmost county takes its name from the 20-mile long peninsula that extends southwest along the Atlantic coast into the Delaware Bay. READ MORE
January 2008
Data centers live and die according to their ability to cool their systems. If a data center loses its ability to keep cool, then its systems will fail. Part of the data center management team’s responsibility is ensuring the systems do not get too hot. The team must also, in the event of overheating, shut down the systems. READ MORE
January 2008
There is a crisis in the world of data centers. In short, it is due to the electrical power demands of large modern data centers outpacing the abilities of their buildings and local electrical utilities to meet energy needs in a cost-effective manner. READ MORE
December 2007
In 2004, the only community bank in Clatsop County, Ore., was sold to Tacoma, Wash.-based Columbia Banking System Inc. Steve Ferber, a commercial lender in the county, knew this would be a problem for the local population. “We are a community of small businesses without any big employers,” Ferber said. READ MORE
December 2007
On bluffs high above the Mississippi River near the western-most point of Illinois sits the city of Quincy, population 40,000. With a healthy, diverse economy, impressive architecture from its rich 190-year history, and the fact that it is just a nice place to live may be reasons why the “Gem City” has been twice recognized as an All-American City by the National Civic League. READ MORE
November 2007
Without a doubt, there always will be electrical contractors who opt to perform higher- voltage electrical work exclusively and stay out of low-voltage cabling, believing it is the best use of their resources. In contrast, many other contractors actively seek, perform and make money in low-voltage cabling. READ MORE
November 2007
The electrical transmission and distribution industry has learned some unwelcome lessons since the turn of the 21st century. The industry’s three big grid security and operations lessons came from the attacks on Sept. 11, 2001; the Northeast blackout in August 2003; and Hurricanes Katrina and Rita in August 2005. READ MORE
October 2007
The good news in the 1990s at Oklahoma City’s Will Rogers World Airport was commercial air traffic was booming. The bad news was the capacity of every function was challenged in the 1960s-era terminal’s twin concourses—especially during peak business hours. Overall traffic was growing consistently every year. READ MORE