Bob Brown

Bob Brown is the former news editor for Network World.

50-plus jaw-dropping Black Friday 2016 tech deals

50-plus jaw-dropping Black Friday 2016 tech deals

Some have begun referring to this month as Black November since pre-Black Friday, Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales have all blended together. Not all the supposed deals are actually deals at all – in many cases, the retailers are...

Best Black Friday 2016 Windows deals

Best Black Friday 2016 Windows deals

Microsoft, Best Buy, Staples and other retailers roll out the Windows laptop and tablet offers for Black Friday 2016

Hottest Android Black Friday 2016 deals on tablets, phones & more

Hottest Android Black Friday 2016 deals on tablets, phones & more

It’s a lot easier to find Black Friday 2016 deals for Android smartphones and tablets than it is for competing Apple products, so if you’re a fan of Google’s Linux kernel-based mobile OS or willing to give it a shot, then Best Buy,...

Freshly-funded Message.io buddies up with Microsoft on chatbots

Freshly-funded Message.io buddies up with Microsoft on chatbots

Starting from behind the likes of Slack and HipChat with its new workplace collaboration Teams service, Microsoft can use all the help it can get. Startup Message.io is among those coming to its aid.

Hottest Black Friday 2016 deals on Apple iPhones, iPads & more

Hottest Black Friday 2016 deals on Apple iPhones, iPads & more

While Apple itself has yet to reveal any Black Holiday 2016 specials, its retail partners have disclosed dozens of deals on iPhones, iPads, Apple Watches. Mac deals? Not so much.

Meet Cisco’s Founders Forum members

Meet Cisco’s Founders Forum members

Meet members of the little-known Cisco Founders Forum, an internal group consisting of entrepreneurs whose companies Cisco has acquired.

Beyond brainstorming: 4 cool action items hatched from Cisco ideation session

Beyond brainstorming: 4 cool action items hatched from Cisco ideation session

Founders of startups acquired by Cisco join forces at lively session to come up with new ideas to help the networking giant move forward more quickly.

Cisco Founders Forum: One creative way to keep & energize talent

Cisco Founders Forum: One creative way to keep & energize talent

A look at Cisco's little-known Founders Forum, an internal group of brainy entrepreneurs whose companies Cisco has acquired -- and who Cisco wants to keep within its ranks.

Best Android Black Friday 2016 deals on tablets, phones and more

Best Android Black Friday 2016 deals on tablets, phones and more

That little green Android elf is everywhere this Black Friday 2016 shopping season to help retailers slash the price of tablets, phones and more running Google’s mobile operating system based on the Linux kernel.

Best Apple Watch deals for Black Friday 2016

Best Apple Watch deals for Black Friday 2016

It's okay to be seen wearing an Apple Watch now, and Black Friday 2016 deals might encourage you to do just that

Hottest Black Friday 2016 Windows PC, tablet and game deals

Hottest Black Friday 2016 Windows PC, tablet and game deals

While Windows phone deals are non-surprisingly pretty much non-existent for Black Friday 2016, there are plenty of Microsoft Windows desktops and laptops, Surface tablets and Xbox gaming deals being touted this holiday shopping...

Best Black Friday 2016 deals on Apple iPhones, iPads, watches and more

Best Black Friday 2016 deals on Apple iPhones, iPads, watches and more

Best Buy, Target and others are slashing prices on Apple iPhones, iPads and more for Black Friday 2016.

40-plus eye-popping Black Friday 2016 tech deals

40-plus eye-popping Black Friday 2016 tech deals

Walmart, Best Buy, Target and other big retailers are slashing prices left and right for Black Friday 2016 on electronics from Apple, Microsoft, Samsung and others.

Young tech entrepreneurs inspired by hearts, minds, stomachs, and not necessarily in that order

Young tech entrepreneurs inspired by hearts, minds, stomachs, and not necessarily in that order

Annual Rocket Pitch event at Babson College produces rapid-fire startup ideas from young entrepreneurs

Nyansa gets really, really detailed about user application experience

Nyansa gets really, really detailed about user application experience

Network analytics services vendor Nysana has upgraded its offering to enable more granular and actionable user application performance, including across unified communications, software-as-a-service and customer business programs.

The future of Drupal could be cooking in this lab

The future of Drupal could be cooking in this lab

Acquia Labs has no illusions of making self-driving cars or shooting things into space like Google X, but the budding applied research arm of enterprise open-source Drupal provider Acquia does have designs on a slew of new...

Black Friday isn't dead in 2016

Black Friday isn't dead in 2016

The Black Friday 2016 headlines are dire, with many stating the big holiday shopping extravaganza is dead or on its way to dying. We're not so sure about that...

CIO security lessons: Dark thinking on IoT & exploding enterprise networks

CIO security lessons: Dark thinking on IoT & exploding enterprise networks

On the heels of massive IoT-enabled DDoS attack, security experts make their pitches to SIMposium 2016 attendees

Microsoft Graveyard: What Microsoft has killed in 2016

Microsoft Graveyard: What Microsoft has killed in 2016

Here’s a roundup of products, services and more that Microsoft rid itself of in 2016.

Breaches, IT skills & innovation keeping CIOs up at night

Breaches, IT skills & innovation keeping CIOs up at night

To say that CIOs have full plates – from guarding against breaches to cloud migration to embracing innovation – is an understatement. But given the growing recognition of IT’s importance to organizations of all kinds, it’s also a...

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