Chris Nerney


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, 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.

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

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.

French network intelligence software vendor lands $28.5 million in funding

Qosmos, a Paris-based provider of network intelligence software based on Deep Packet Inspection (DPI), has received $28.5 million in financing from several European venture firms.

IBM offers SMBs $1 billion in financing for cloud, analytics packages

Hey, small and midsize businesses, IBM has got some cloud computing and analytics packages to sell you, and they're offering financing on terms so easy you'll think Big Blue went crazy! CEO: Sorry, virtualization isn't cloud computing

While much of the networking industry last week was focused on VMworld in Las Vegas, Marc Benioff was at his own company's cloud computing event in San Francisco, where the chief executive answered questions from...

Hadoop distro vendor MapR grabs $20 million in funding

MapR Technologies, a provider of distribution for Apache Hadoop, has scored a $20 million round of venture funding led by Redpoint Ventures.

Cloud-based enterprise laptop backup player lands venture funding

Druva, a 4-year-old provider of enterprise laptop backup and retrieval products and services, has received $12 million in venture funding, the company announced last week.

Convirture unveils enterprise cloud management console

Convirture, a provider of open source, cross-platform virtualization management tools, has announced new software designed to allow enterprises to manage private clouds, hybrid clouds and virtualized infrastructures from a single...

Thomson Reuters moves payroll, HR data to the cloud

Information and financial services giant Thomson Reuters has more than 55,000 employees spread over 100 countries.

A video platform for the mobile enterprise

With the "consumerization of IT" introducing a flood of personal mobile devices into the workplace, enterprise networks are bearing an unanticipated burden.

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