Bob Brown

Bob Brown is the former news editor for Network World.

Microsoft researcher: Why Micro Datacenters really matter to mobile's future

Microsoft researcher: Why Micro Datacenters really matter to mobile's future

Microsoft Research distinguished scientist Victor Bahl has been spreading the word about Micro Datacenters, also known by the adorable name "cloudlets," as a key concept for optimizing the performance and usefulness of mobile and...

13 more big data & analytics companies to watch

13 more big data & analytics companies to watch

BIG MONEY FOR BIG DATAImage by ThinkstockSo many big data and analytics-focused startups are getting funding these days that I’ve been inspired to compile a second slideshow highlighting these companies (see “13 Big Data and...

13 big data and analytics companies to watch

13 big data and analytics companies to watch

Piling onImage by ThinkstockInvestors are piling oodles of funds into startups focused on helping businesses quickly and cheaply sort through enormous data collections of both the structured and unstructured variety. Most of the...

Sorriest technology companies of 2015

Sorriest technology companies of 2015

Sorry situationImage by ThinkstockDespite all the technology advances that have rolled out this year, it’s also been a sorry state of affairs among leading network and computing vendors, along with businesses that rely heavily on...

Harvard CISO shares 5 pearls of IT security wisdom

Harvard CISO shares 5 pearls of IT security wisdom

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

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.

Americas are just 2 weeks away from running out of IPv4 addresses

Americas are just 2 weeks away from running out of IPv4 addresses

John Curran, CEO of the American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN), told attendees at the Campus Technology conference in Boston Wednesday that the IP address authority's pool of IPv4 addresses has dwindled to about 90,000 and will...

Biggest tech industry layoffs of 2015, so far

Biggest tech industry layoffs of 2015, so far

While the United States unemployment rate has hit a post-recession low, the network and computing industry has not been without significant layoffs so far in 2015. Microsoft, BlackBerry, NetApp among those trimming workforces.

SLAPPED! The Year in Tech Industry Fines

SLAPPED! The Year in Tech Industry Fines

It’s been a “fine” year for AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon and others

Google-infused storage startup Cohesity reveals itself

Google-infused storage startup Cohesity reveals itself

Startup Cohesity emerges from stealth mode with $70 million in funding and an army of ex-Google engineers who are taking aim at the secondary storage mess.

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.

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.

Yahoo does Spring Cleaning: Shuts down Maps, Pipes & more

Yahoo does Spring Cleaning: Shuts down Maps, Pipes & more

In case you were wondering what it is exactly that Yahoo does these days, the company says its focus is on "search, communications and digital content." The rest must go, and as such, Yahoo today has announced some things it is...

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.

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.

20 best iPhone/iPad games

20 best iPhone/iPad games

GamesAs we head toward summer 2015, it’s time to check in and see how the mobile gaming industry has fared for Apple iOS platforms, the iPhone and iPad. Here’s a look at top rated games issued so far this year, based on App Store...

Geekiest and techiest new Scrabble words

Geekiest and techiest new Scrabble words

ScrabbleThe new Collins Official Scrabble Words book is out, and perhaps much to the disdain of purists and much to the delight of techies, the book contains 6,500 new words among its 276,000 total permissible ones and a lot of the...

The CIO as cheerleader/collaborator/therapist/technophile/entrepreneur

The CIO as cheerleader/collaborator/therapist/technophile/entrepreneur

CIOs from Wayfair, Arbella Insurance share career advice and give the inside scoop on using open source, dealing with security threats

New Cisco CEO: Meet the real Chuck Robbins

New Cisco CEO: Meet the real Chuck Robbins

New man in chargeImage by Shutterstock/CiscoCisco’s choice of Chuck Robbins, Senior VP of Worldwide Field Operations, as the company’s next CEO came as a surprise given that two Cisco presidents were seen as frontrunners for the job....

See the World Video Game Hall of Fame Class of 2015 finalists

See the World Video Game Hall of Fame Class of 2015 finalists

World Video Game Hall of FameThe Strong Museum of Play’s new World Video Game Hall of Fame has named 15 finalists from which a handful will be inducted this June as the Rochester, N.Y.’s Hall’s inaugural class. The finalists were...

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