Stories by Bob Brown

Virtual reality no longer just a hobby for these Cisco employees

It might surprise you that Cisco, one of the more acquisitive network companies around, hasn’t joined the fray of multi-million and multi-billion virtual and augmented reality acquisitions and investments yet. Then again, Cisco now can look internally for a growing amount expertise in that field.

4 IT companies allowed to use commercial drones

The Federal Aviation Administration has granted approval for more than 5,000 so-called Section 333 exemptions to operate commercial drones over the past year, and among those getting the go ahead are familiar names in the enterprise IT and networking market.

Thrilled that AI is no longer a dirty word

Cognitive computing, artificial intelligence and machine learning are here to stay and promise to benefit both consumers and the organizations that exploit these advanced technologies.

10 Internet of Things companies to watch

It's good to be an Internet of Things startup these days, as investments from Cisco, Nokia, Verizon and others show. Here's a look at 10 IoT companies that could make an impact on the consumer and/or enterprise market.

How Verizon finds IoT innovation outside its four walls

Verizon Ventures says that while consumer Internet of Things startups were all the rage in 2014 and continue to be popular among investors, enterprise IoT newcomers have become even hotter properties among venture capitalists over the past two years, with enterprise IoT investment expected to double or triple that of consumer IoT in 2016.

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