Bob Brown

Secure, Cloud-enabled, Software-Defined News Editor-as-a-service

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. Best to reach me by email. If you don't hear back from me, it's probably because I forwarded your pitch to a more appropriate contact here.

Microsoft goes back-to-back in winning top networking award

Middle-aged drivers risking kids' safety by using cell phones in droves

New research finds that most middle-aged drivers use cell phones regularly while on the road, even when kids are in the car.

iPhone 7 Rumor Rollup: Into another Galaxy; India up next?

iPhone 7 Rumor Rollup: Into another Galaxy; India up next?

iPhone 6S and iPhone 7 rumors took a backseat this past week to actual Samsung news about its latest Galaxy smartphones. Meanwhile, new leaks give a possible sneak peak at the next iPhone's innards, and speculation heats up that...

13 big data and analytics companies to watch

13 big data and analytics companies to watch

Most of the newcomers not surprisingly have a cloud element to their offerings, leading to every sort of X-as-a-service pitch you can imagine.

iPhone 7 Rumor Rollup: A real release date! Plus, Apple puts kibosh on carrier scuttlebutt

iPhone 7 Rumor Rollup: A real release date! Plus, Apple puts kibosh on carrier scuttlebutt

I’ve become pretty jaded about iPhone 6S and iPhone 7 announcement date headlines. The ones that I’ve been seeing up until now have mainly pinned down the announcement event "date" to… a month. But all that has changed over the past...

Prominent healthcare CIO: FDA medical device security warning

Prominent healthcare CIO: FDA medical device security warning "will be the first of many"

Dr. John Halamka has taken to his "Life as a Healthcare CIO" blog to sound the alarm on medical device threats in the wake of the FDA last week issuing its first cybersecurity warning about a specific medical device.

See Video: Sysadmins take wild ride in contraption made of iMac boxes

See Video: Sysadmins take wild ride in contraption made of iMac boxes

George Fox University IT guys create a giant iWheel from iMac boxes and take it for a spin across campus. Check out the video!

iPhone 7 rumor rollup: Siri-powered voicemail killer, phoney phones & 4 inches of nothing

iPhone 7 rumor rollup: Siri-powered voicemail killer, phoney phones & 4 inches of nothing

The latest iPhone 6S and iPhone 7 rumors revolve around a new Siri-powered voicemail killer, disappearing 4-inch models and a big counterfeiting factory.

Named Data Networking group preps for workshop, hackathon

Named Data Networking group preps for workshop, hackathon

The Named Data Networking project, which is working on an Internet architecture designed to better handle data and application access in an increasingly mobile world, is hosting its second annual community meeting and its first...

Watch video: A smartphone hologram project that even a

Watch video: A smartphone hologram project that even a "handyman" like me could do

Blogger Mrwhosetheboss shares easy-to-follow instructions on YouTube for turning your smartphone into a 3D hologram projector, and his video has snagged nearly 3.5M views since Aug. 1.

Verizon and its Canada Geese are just begging me to fly away to AT&T or T-Mobile

Verizon and its Canada Geese are just begging me to fly away to AT&T or T-Mobile

Verizon might just get me to switch to AT&T or T-Mobile t by using nasty Canada Geese in its latest commercial.

Harvard CISO shares 5 pearls of IT security wisdom

Harvard CISO shares 5 pearls of IT security wisdom

Chief Information Security Officer Christian Hamer, who is responsible for policy and awareness across Harvard University and whose team handles security operations and incident response, took part on a panel last week at the Campus...

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