Bob Brown

Bob Brown is the former news editor for Network World.

Harvard CISO shares pearls of IT security wisdom

Harvard CISO shares pearls of IT security wisdom

Harvard University Chief Information Security Officer shares best practices and discusses BYOD and the Internet of Things.

9 hot enterprise storage companies to watch

9 hot enterprise storage companies to watch

These 9 enterprise storage startups -- Hedvig, Infinidat, Infinite io, Kaminario, Nantero, Rubrik, SimpliVity, Tachyon Nexus and Tegile Systems -- have pulled in $500 million plus in funding so far in 2015.

College kids to the rescue with IT support startup HelloTech

College kids to the rescue with IT support startup HelloTech

Not that Baby Boomers or Gen X homeowners are clueless about technology, but startup HelloTech is banking on people of a certain age needing a bit of assistance to live the Internet of Things dream.

Database pioneer Stonebraker rocks $1M “Nobel Prize in Computing”

Database pioneer Stonebraker rocks $1M “Nobel Prize in Computing”

Michael Stonebraker, whose database software breakthroughs helped to tame information overload long before we referred to it as big data, has been named as the recipient of the 2014 ACM A.M. Turing Award, a.k.a. the “Nobel Prize in...

Top enterprise IT companies where people want to work

Top enterprise IT companies where people want to work

Enterprise network and IT companies such as Microsoft, IBM and Cisco are among the most desirable places to work, according to talent marketplace Poachable. But largely consumer-focused companies, like Google, Apple and Amazon, are...

Many password strength meters are downright WEAK, say researchers

Many password strength meters are downright WEAK, say researchers

Website password strength meters, like a spouse asked to assess your haircut or outfit, often tell you only what you want to hear. That’s the finding from researchers at Concordia University in Montreal, who examined the usefulness of...

Meet the White House’s new open source-happy IT director

Meet the White House’s new open source-happy IT director

Who is this guy?The White House has plucked 28-year-old David Recordon, engineering director at Facebook, as its first IT director. A strong open source advocate with a decidedly non-button-down appearance, Recordon will be charged...

Microsoft SharePoint coming up short for most enterprises, study finds

Microsoft SharePoint coming up short for most enterprises, study finds

SharePoint installations at enterprises have been doomed largely due to senior management failing to really get behind the Microsoft collaboration technology, according to a new study by AIIM, which bills itself as "the global...

MIT researchers building chips to prevent leaky Internet of Things

MIT researchers building chips to prevent leaky Internet of Things

MIT researchers this week are demonstrating a design for new radio chips that could be used to efficiently power the Internet of Things.

Startup Reddo Mobility gets $4.25M to give Windows apps a second wind

Startup Reddo Mobility gets $4.25M to give Windows apps a second wind

Windows desktop applications aren’t going to disappear from enterprises overnight, but if Reddo Mobility has its way, many of them will morph into mobilized ones sooner than later.

Cisco slashing stake in VCE joint venture with EMC/VMware

EMC and Cisco confirmed morning that their VCE joint venture with VMware is headed into a new phase, with EMC taking control and Cisco cutting its stake.

Industry reacts to Cisco cutting stake in VCE, EMC taking control

We've rounded up articles and social media commentary on the big changes taking place with the VCE converged infrastructure joint venture.

Apple iOS 8 fixes outlined in MacRumors report

With iOS 8 crashes and complaints aplenty, you can expect Apple to issue am 8.0.1 patch for the new iPhone and iPad software before long.

10 bloodiest tech industry layoffs of 2014, so far

10 bloodiest tech industry layoffs of 2014, so far

Microsoft leads the way, but has plenty of company on the jobs cut front.

13 products Google killed off in 2013

13 products Google killed off in 2013

Google Reader has had plenty of company going to the grave this year

Apple teases Black Friday deals on iPads, iPhones, Macs

Black Friday is one of the few times during the year that Apple knocks down its iPad, iPhone and Mac prices, and the company has confirmed it will offer its version of bargains during a one-day shopping event on Nov. 29.

Many IT leaders' top concerns don't jibe with organizations' priorities

Top IT pros have plenty to be thankful for these days: rising budgets, salaries and job tenures among them. But when it comes to IT management and spending priorities, these IT leaders often don't see eye to eye with their...

Two startups, cleaning up email and JavaScript

Skimbox sorts out your inbox, and Qbaka helps developers spot problems and fix website front-ends and mobile HTML5 apps.

What's ahead for this new virtualization vendor

Virtual Instruments, whose software and hardware is used to manage data center performance, plans to release the next edition of its VirtualWisdom software in the fourth quarter.

Turing Award goes to MIT crypto experts Goldwasser and Micali

A pair of MIT professors and security researchers whose work paved the way for modern cryptography have been named winners of the 2012 A.M. Turing Award, also known as the "Nobel Prize in Computing."

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