Bob Brown

News Editor

I work with Network World's writers and editors to identify and publish the best informational and news stories for enterprise IT and networking professionals. Also, I blog about network research from university and vendor research labs, plus work closely with our wireless reporting team on assignments and projects. Email me at bbrown@nww.com with story tips or comments on this post. No need to follow up on PR pitches via email or phone (I read my emails and will be in touch if interested, thanks)

Top techies giving 2017 college commencement speeches

5 more open source companies to watch in 2017

5 more open source companies to watch in 2017

An exciting class of startups with a focus on enterprise IT are those built on open source foundations, in some cases commercializing and adding value to an already popular open source project.

Surprisingly few tech insights in Steve Ballmer's USAFacts data trove

Surprisingly few tech insights in Steve Ballmer's USAFacts data trove

Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer's USAFacts project, an ambitious and sometimes overwhelming repository of data about local to state to federal U.S. government spending and outcomes that was launched on Tax Day, is surprisingly...

Toward a bigger, faster, denser Wi-Fi world

Toward a bigger, faster, denser Wi-Fi world

Some 350 Wi-Fi true believers have gathered in Tysons, Va., this week at the Wi-Fi Now event to sing the wireless networking technology’s praises, peek into its future and warn of its challenges.

5 Open Source companies to watch in 2017

5 Open Source companies to watch in 2017

A look at 5 recently funded open source-oriented enterprise networking and IT startups, focused on everything from switching and programming to product management and databases.

iPhone 8 Rumor Rollup: Getting chippy; leaks & leaks; SNL on board

iPhone 8 Rumor Rollup: Getting chippy; leaks & leaks; SNL on board

This week's iPhone 8 rumor roundup includes a batch of new leaks, Apple's actions on the chip front and a tie-in with TV comedy show SNL

How to keep your Verizon email account from being killed off

How to keep your Verizon email account from being killed off

If you're a Verizon customer who uses the carrier's email service, you very well might have an imminent decision to make about your Verizon.net address or risk losing access to your account and associated data.

VMware, Splunk & Juniper among highest paying networking companies

VMware, Splunk & Juniper among highest paying networking companies

Networking and other technology businesses are among the highest paying companies in America, according to a new report from jobs marketplace Glassdoor. And if you find yourself out of a tech job, well, there’s always consulting,...

Cisco DevNet Create: 5 things you should know

Cisco DevNet Create: 5 things you should know

Cisco is holding its first big developers' conference, DevNet Create, on May 23-24 in San Francisco, and the focus will be on the Internet of Things and cloud computing.

Cisco’s first big developers conference to zero in on IoT, cloud

Cisco’s first big developers conference to zero in on IoT, cloud

Cisco is readying for its DevNet Create, its first big dedicated conference for developers, with a focus on IoT and cloud computing.

Most notable tech leaders delivering 2017 college commencement addresses

Most notable tech leaders delivering 2017 college commencement addresses

You’d think ponying up for a technology leader to be your school’s commencement day speaker would be so much less of a hassle than going with a high profile politician such as President Donald Trump or his rival Hillary Clinton, yet...

iPhone 8 Rumor Rollup: Fresh spate of delayed shipment speculation swirls; plus, good pricing news

iPhone 8 Rumor Rollup: Fresh spate of delayed shipment speculation swirls; plus, good pricing news

Speculation is heating up again this week regarding the possibility that Apple might delay the arrival of its iPhone 8 (or iPhone X) smartphone until October or November due to technical issues related to the lamination of its new...

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