Chris Nerney

Writer

Christopher Nerney is a freelance technology writer living in upstate New York. Chris began his writing career in newspapers before joining Network World in 1996. He went on to become executive editor of several IT management sites for internet.com, including Datamation and eSecurity Planet. Chris is a regular blogger at ITworld, where he has written about tech business and now writes about science/tech research. Chris also covers big data and analytics as a freelancer for Data Informed. When he’s not writing, editing or spending time with his wife and three children, Chris performs original music and covers in bars, coffeehouses and on the streets around Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

Next-gen networks: Feds have cash for good ideas

Wi-Fi in 2025: It could be watching your every move

Wi-Fi in 2025: It could be watching your every move

The IEEE is working on a standard that could enable Wi-Fi to track you through walls, right down to what you’re typing on the keyboard.

5G research by DARPA will lead to commercial applications

5G research by DARPA will lead to commercial applications

5G has a wealth of features suitable for Department of Defense uses, but its vulnerability to cyber attack calls for bulletproof security.

Researchers show that quantum computers can reason

Researchers show that quantum computers can reason

Like humans, quantum computers can make decisions even in the face of incomplete data and uncertainty.

6G: Vast and mysterious promises

6G: Vast and mysterious promises

6G wireless may be a decade away, but it’s already expected to support terabit speeds, power mobile devices, and enable mobile holograms.

Scientists are working on a switch to help lower the cost of using quantum computers

Scientists are working on a switch to help lower the cost of using quantum computers

Superconductor researchers at MIT are working on the nano-cryotron, a computer switch that could reduce the cost of making and running quantum computers.

IoT security tips and a cautionary tale

IoT security tips and a cautionary tale

The US government is working toward establishing IoT security guidelines, and a very public dispute about a particular IoT device demonstrates why they are necessary.

Lessons that insurrection selfies hold for legitimate enterprises

Lessons that insurrection selfies hold for legitimate enterprises

While electronic metadata is helping law enforcement track those who assaulted Congress, existence of that data should be noted by businesses concerned about privacy.

As WAN Services Move to the Network Edge, Top Vendors Emerge

As WAN Services Move to the Network Edge, Top Vendors Emerge

Huawei becomes a strong challenger in the global WAN edge infrastructure market

How to nail the technical job interview

Interviewing for a job is a stressful experience for just about anyone who's not being aggressively recruited, and thus fairly certain about getting an offer.

Report: Global data center energy use will rise nearly 20% next year

Data centers around the globe are likely to consume 19% more energy next year than in 2011, according to a report from DatacenterDynamics.

SMBs just aren't into the cloud

A recent survey indicates that the mid-market is far from sold on cloud computing.

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