Bowdoin College CIO tests startup Mist's WiFi and Bluetooth Low Energy offerings to complement campus-wide Cisco WLAN and deliver new location-based services
Stories by Bob Brown
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.
For a giant 30-plus-year-old company, Cisco has a reputation for keeping things fresh via spin-ins, buyouts and venture investments. But late last year, the vendor launched the Innovate Everywhere Challenge just to make sure it wasn’t overlooking any great new ideas among its 74,000 employees.
With a company and product name like Splunk, you’ve gotta hang a bit loose, as I found upon sitting in at the company’s SplunkLive! event in Boston this week.
Against a backdrop of an IT industry pushing hard to more fairly represent women in leadership positions, the Association for Computing Machinery has announced that an all-female board has been elected to head up the society.
Here’s a rundown of some of the more notable layoffs, workforce reductions, resizings or whatever computer and networking companies want to call them so far in 2016
Cisco sees network infrastructure, collaboration, security and other opportunities in commercial drones
Enterprise IT vendors didn't have much to say about commercial drones just 18 months ago, but now Cisco, AT&T, Verizon and others are making their moves.
The latest numbers on commercial drones, including FAA Section 333 exemptions and venture funding
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.
With unmanned aerial vehicles (i.e., drones) here to stay, entrepreneurs are pouncing on the opportunity to safeguard people from having these flying machines drop in unexpectedly and venture capitalists are buying in.
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.
A pair of studies released this week shed light on challenges -- including career advancement and equal pay -- facing women in technology.
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.
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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