Stephen Lawson

Senior U.S. Correspondent

Stephen Lawson is Senior U.S. Correspondent based in San Francisco.

Public clouds are calling to IT engineers -- and their wallets

If software eats everything, are network engineers on the menu?

If software eats everything, are network engineers on the menu?

Good programming practices - including interactive syntax checking, code review, component testing and eliminating redundancy by writing code once and using it many times -- may have much to teach network engineers as they pivot to an...

Users' orders: Make it easier to build hybrid clouds

Users' orders: Make it easier to build hybrid clouds

At its spring conference next week, the Open Networking User Group will focus on enterprises extending their infrastructure to create hybrid clouds, a process the group says is too hard and too time-consuming.

AT&T tests open switches for better future services

AT&T tests open switches for better future services

A coast-to-coast network trial by AT&T last month using open-source "white box" switches, pointed toward a future of more reliable services that may come more quickly than expected.

New ONOS release helps automate network configuration

New ONOS release helps automate network configuration

The latest update to the ONOS open networking operating system should make it easier to automatically configure devices and services on a network.

Look before you leap: 4 hard truths about IoT

Look before you leap: 4 hard truths about IoT

The internet of things still looks promising, with forecasts for billions of devices to solve all sorts of problems. But as promising as the technology is, it has shortcomings.

It wasn't the money: Wozniak on robots, design and Apple's origins

It wasn't the money: Wozniak on robots, design and Apple's origins

More than 40 years after founding Apple Computer, Steve Wozniak has a lot to say about the early days of the world's richest company and about technology, Silicon Valley and being a born engineer.

How much data can a fiber carry? Facebook and Nokia are pushing it

How much data can a fiber carry? Facebook and Nokia are pushing it

Facebook and Nokia have found a way to push a lot more data through a submarine cable across the Atlantic, which could help the social network keep up with the growth of video and virtual reality.

New FCC chief's call to action could hasten 5G's arrival

New FCC chief's call to action could hasten 5G's arrival

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai has pledged his agency will respond more quickly to new technology proposals, a move that might influence the direction of 5G development around the world.

Wind River uses virtualization to turn M2M into IoT

Wind River uses virtualization to turn M2M into IoT

Wind River, an IoT software division of Intel, wants to help industrial users bring their legacy machine-to-machine systems into the age of open source and cloud computing.

Despite 5G, LTE will be even bigger five years from now

Despite 5G, LTE will be even bigger five years from now

In 2022, even after 5G has officially launched, 4G will be bigger than ever. An ABI Research report released Monday reinforces what mobile operators and network builders have been saying about the move to 5G: It will be a gradual...

5G plans hit the accelerator

5G plans hit the accelerator

The international body crafting the 5G standard has approved an accelerated roadmap that could see large-scale trials and deployments in 2019 instead of 2020.

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