Bob Brown

Executive Editor, News

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.


Celebrating SysAdmin Day on Instagram

The world celebrates the 15th Annual SysAdmin Day on a social network that wasn't around at the start of this last Friday of July event.

The Internet's not broken...It's SysAdmin Day!

I'm not entirely sure I want to encourage this sort of YouTube behavior, but in honor of the 15th annual SysAdmin Day, here's the new karaoke version of Spiceworks' SysAdmin Day Song for you to sing along with.

Roadkill app could save human, animal lives

Utah State University researchers are reporting on a new app designed to get a much better read on wildlife-vehicle collisions -- a serious situation that leaves a couple hundred people and about a million animals (vertebrates) in the

Seriously, what's so funny about this deli order?

My wife and her smartphone camera strike again

And the 2014 Golden Goose Award winners are...

And the 2014 Golden Goose Award winners are...

The 2014 Golden Goose Awards recognize those whose work paved the way for Web browsers and wireless spectrum auctions

Round-up of award-winning IDG Enterprise articles

Round-up of award-winning IDG Enterprise articles

Wanna geek out with your summer reading? Check out these American Society of Business Press Editors' regional awards won by Network World and its sister sites

The king of techie/geeky movies?

Benedict Cumberbatch, the British actor who always seems more imposing than his official 6-foot height, is establishing himself as a go-to guy for tech-themed movies.

Bloodiest tech industry layoffs of 2014, so far

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

Mapping broadband everywhere

The Internet Society and Aalto University of Finland have rolled out a free service/phone app dubbed Netradar designed to show who the broadband haves and have nots are around the world.

Apple-IBM deal: The moment pundits have been waiting for

Industry watchers take to social media to weigh in on Apple-IBM deal

Time to dress up my iPhone?

Time to dress up my iPhone?

Penn State University researchers have found that decorating your mobile phone is largely a cultural thing, and it looks like I'm behaving pretty darn American on this front with my iPhone.

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