Stories by Bob Brown

IBM CEO Rometty tapped as Northwestern commencement speaker

Northwestern University has named <a href="">IBM Chairman and CEO Virginia Rometty</a> as its commencement speaker for ceremonies taking place on Friday, June 19 at Ryan Field in Evanston, Ill.

Written by Bob Brown07 March 15 02:08

Microsoft SharePoint coming up short for most enterprises, study finds

Many SharePoint installations at enterprises have been doomed largely due to senior management failing to really get behind the Microsoft collaboration technology, according to a new study by AIIM, which bills itself as "the Global Community of IT Professionals."

Written by Bob Brown27 Feb. 15 03:54

Interns loving life at Facebook, Google & Apple

While many young people are <a href="">reportedly abandoning Facebook as a place to socialize online</a>, many others say it's a great entryway to the workforce. For the second year in a row, Facebook is the highest rated company by interns based on the feedback they share on jobs and career online marketplace Glassdoor.

Written by Bob Brown26 Feb. 15 00:06

AOL, Apple iTunes connection will soon be history

Apple has alerted AOL subscribers who use their credentials to access iTunes and other Apple services that they will need to switch over to an Apple ID for access as of March 31.

Written by Bob Brown25 Feb. 15 04:23

How not to get slammed by the FCC for Wi-Fi blocking

Rick Hampton, the wireless communications manager for Boston-based <a href="">Partners Healthcare</a>, has seen the dialogue among network professionals heating up in the wake of the FCC's sternly-worded enforcement warning about illegal Wi-Fi blocking and says it's no wonder the commission is fired up.

Written by Bob Brown10 Feb. 15 22:21

Now the FTC has its say on hotel Wi-Fi

First the FCC slapped Marriott International with a $600K fine for Wi-Fi blocking and issued a follow-up enforcement warning to the masses. Now the FTC has issued a hotel Wi-Fi warning of its own.

Written by Bob Brown05 Feb. 15 07:18

FCC still has ton of explaining to do on Wi-Fi blocking rules

The FCC has been very clear that it didn't approve of a Marriott International hotel's blocking of convention center attendees' Wi-Fi hotspots: It <a href="">fined the hospitality company $600,000 last fall</a> and <a href="">issued a stern warning on Jan. 27</a> that such wireless network interference by others will not be tolerated either.

Written by Bob Brown04 Feb. 15 05:05

Marriott CIO: FCC message on WiFi blocking loud and clear

The FCC's sternly worded warning about illegal Wi-Fi blocking earlier this week got through to at least one organization: Marriott International's Global CIO issued a statement Friday that the hospitality outfit is withdrawing efforts to gain clarification from the commission on what methods <em>can</em> be used to protect corporate Wi-Fi networks.

Written by Bob Brown01 Feb. 15 09:58

FCC calls blocking of personal Wi-Fi hotspots "disturbing trend"

The <a href="">FCC on Tuesday warned</a> that it will no longer tolerate hotels, convention centers or others intentionally interfering with personal Wi-Fi hotspots.

Written by Bob Brown28 Jan. 15 09:24

Smartphones, tablets & eBay taking down SkyMall

<a href="">SkyMall</a>, the quirky airline catalog, looks as though it may be grounded before long. Parent company Xhibit has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and seeks to sell its assets.

Written by Bob Brown24 Jan. 15 04:39

Hottest Enterprise Network & Computing Startups of 2015

Coming off a <a href="file:///Users/bbrown/Downloads/Q4%202014%20Press%20Release%5E%5E01-16-2015.pdf">huge year in venture capital investing</a>, the bar has been set high for 2015. But network and computing startups, focused in areas such as the cloud, security and mobile, promise to reap big dollars from investors this year as well. Here's a running timeline of startup investments, with an emphasis on those of interest to enterprise IT pros.

Written by Bob Brown24 Jan. 15 02:18