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.

iPhone 7 rumor rollup: Nixing those homely antenna lines; flexible displays on the way?

My Firefly music festival iPhone survival kit

My Firefly music festival iPhone survival kit

Sir Paul McCartney, Modest Mouse and Zedd didn't help me keep my iPhone going at Delaware's Firefly Music Festival, but Kensington's portable charger did

Happy Father's Day, from the Father of Hyperconvergence

Happy Father's Day, from the Father of Hyperconvergence

How fitting that leading into Father's Day I'd speak this week with the Father of Hyperconvergence

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.

iPhone 7 rumor rollup: Apple gets funny, iOS 9 drops hints

iPhone 7 rumor rollup: Apple gets funny, iOS 9 drops hints

Apple iPhone 6S and iPhone 7 rumor rollup includes: Apple gets funny at WWDC; iOS 9 drops clues about iPhone 7; all about the cloud.

I knew it: Commissioner Gordon and EMC Chief Joe Tucci are twins after all!

I knew it: Commissioner Gordon and EMC Chief Joe Tucci are twins after all!

I've suspected for years that EMC chief Joe Tucci and Neil Hamilton, who played Commissioner Gordon in the 1960s Batman TV series, were one in the same. And now, thanks to a Microsoft brainiac's website, I've been sort of vindicated.

10 hot enterprise storage companies to watch

10 hot enterprise storage companies to watch

These 10 enterprise storage startups -- Hedvig, Infinidat, Infinite io, Kaminario, Nantero, Rubrik, SimpliVity, Springpath, Tachyon Nexus and Tegile Systems -- have pulled in $500 million plus in funding so far in 2015.

Cisco Live!: In pictures

Cisco Live!: In pictures

Outgoing and incoming Cisco CEOs John Chambers and Chuck Robbins weren’t the only attractions at the annual Cisco event in San Diego this week.

Apple to open source Swift programming language

Apple brought out the big guns, from CEO Tim Cook to musical performer Drake, but perhaps the loudest reaction at the company's Worldwide Developers' Conference Monday in San Francisco resulted from news that the Swift programming...

iPhone 7 rumor rollup: Feeling left out at Apple WWDC, but design concepts cheer us up

iPhone 7 rumor rollup: Feeling left out at Apple WWDC, but design concepts cheer us up

The world of Apple prognosticators expect a Beats-infused streaming music service, support for native Apple Watch apps and a first look at iOS 9 at this week’s Worldwide Developers’ Conference. But iPhone 6S or iPhone 7 are expected...

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...

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