Bob Brown

News Editor

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. Email me at bbrown@nww.com with story tips or comments on this post. No need to follow up on PR pitches via email or phone (I read my emails and will be in touch if interested, thanks)

Small Cell Forum seeks advice from large enterprises

How to make Fully Homomorphic Encryption

How to make Fully Homomorphic Encryption "practical and usable"

Fully Homomorphic Encryption (FHE) for years has been a promising approach to protecting data while it’s being computed on, but making it fast enough and easy enough to use has been a challenge.

Staples hires its very first CISO

Staples hires its very first CISO

Staples has hired its first chief information security officer (CISO), a key new member of the office supply giant's team that combines traditional IT and digital transformation.

Top techies giving 2017 college commencement speeches

Top techies giving 2017 college commencement speeches

With today’s push across the education landscape for more emphasis on STEM studies, it’s not surprising that top leaders and innovators in technology would be a draw as college commencement speakers. Here’s a roundup of some of the...

Toward a bigger, faster, denser Wi-Fi world

Toward a bigger, faster, denser Wi-Fi world

Some 350 Wi-Fi true believers have gathered in Tysons, Va., this week at the Wi-Fi Now event to sing the wireless networking technology’s praises, peek into its future and warn of its challenges.

VMware, Splunk & Juniper among highest paying networking companies

VMware, Splunk & Juniper among highest paying networking companies

Networking and other technology businesses are among the highest paying companies in America, according to a new report from jobs marketplace Glassdoor. And if you find yourself out of a tech job, well, there’s always consulting,...

Cisco DevNet Create: 5 things you should know

Cisco DevNet Create: 5 things you should know

Cisco is holding its first big developers' conference, DevNet Create, on May 23-24 in San Francisco, and the focus will be on the Internet of Things and cloud computing.

Cisco’s first big developers conference to zero in on IoT, cloud

Cisco’s first big developers conference to zero in on IoT, cloud

Cisco is readying for its DevNet Create, its first big dedicated conference for developers, with a focus on IoT and cloud computing.

Web inventor Berners-Lee adds Turing Award to prize collection

Web inventor Berners-Lee adds Turing Award to prize collection

Sir Tim Berners Lee, deservingly among the most decorated of technology professionals for his invention of the world wide web, has now been honored with the 50th edition of the ACM A.M. Turing Award (a.k.a., the Nobel Prize of...

Verizon picks up ex-Ericsson CEO on the rebound

Verizon picks up ex-Ericsson CEO on the rebound

Verizon has hired Hans Vestberg, the CEO Ericsson bounced last summer amid cost cutting and failing financials, to head up its Network and Technology team.

802.11ay Wi-Fi: “It’s going to be a very scalable spec”

802.11ay Wi-Fi: “It’s going to be a very scalable spec”

The lowdown on the emerging IEEE 802.11ay gigabit wireless technology standard, an enhancement to 802.11ad that promises higher speed and longer range to support a slew of new applications.

FAQ: What is 802.11ay wireless technology?

FAQ: What is 802.11ay wireless technology?

Products based on the IEEE 802.11ad (WiGig) standard have really only begun rolling out over the past year, but an effort to deliver an enhancement dubbed 802.11ay in the unlicensed 60 GHz spectrum band that promises to deliver faster...

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