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09/25/2014

The Network Week in Review and Look Ahead: Sept. 22-26

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The Network Week in Review and Look Ahead: Sept. 22-26

09/25/2014

1.) Focus: Smart+Connected Communities - The Internet of Everything in action, monitoring natural disasters, and helping keep cities safe with connected technology.   Post by Cisco .   2.) Adding Security to ... Continue Reading

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09/25/2014

Welcome to the Intercloud

By Jason Deign
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Welcome to the Intercloud

09/25/2014 By Jason Deign

An emerging concept called the Intercloud could help the IT industry from falling into a trap it got out of a decade ago. The Intercloud may prevent cloud-computing infrastructures from forming massive walled-garden silos by making it much ... Continue Reading

Tags: Cloud, Jason Deign, Fast IT

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09/24/2014

Adding Security to the Internet of Everything

By Jason Deign
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Adding Security to the Internet of Everything

09/24/2014 By Jason Deign

Don’t panic just yet: but in a few years, your fridge could become a target for cybercriminals. As the number of devices in the Internet of Everything grows, so does the likelihood that connecting these devices and networking them together ... Continue Reading

Tags: Security, Internet of Everything, Jason Deign, Internet of Things

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09/22/2014

Intercloud_Partner_Fact Sheet FINAL

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Intercloud_Partner_Fact Sheet FINAL

09/22/2014

Intercloud_Partner_Fact Sheet FINAL ... Continue Reading

Tags: Cloud

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09/22/2014

Sensing Earthquakes and Forest Fires

By Anne Field
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Sensing Earthquakes and Forest Fires

09/22/2014 By Anne Field

Last August, 10 seconds before residents of South Napa, Cal., were awakened by an earthquake measuring 6.0; scientists at the UC-Berkeley Seismological Laboratory were warned of the impending quake. The conveyor of that information? ShakeAlert, an ... Continue Reading

Tags: Mobility, Public Safety, Internet of Everything, Smart Connected Communities, FOCUS, Anne Field, Internet of Things, Smart Connected Focus

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09/22/2014

Europe's Cities Get Smarter on Tourism

By Joanne Taaffe
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Europe's Cities Get Smarter on Tourism

09/22/2014 By Joanne Taaffe

The "Mona Lisa" is estimated to attract 15,000 visitors on average per day. Such high traffic rates offer art-lovers little hope of solitary contemplation of the Louvre's most famous painting. The story is similar across ... Continue Reading

Tags: Mobility, Innovation, Internet of Everything, Smart Connected Communities, Joanne Taaffe, Internet of Things

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09/22/2014

Where Urban Innovators Go To Grow

By Amy Cortese
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Where Urban Innovators Go To Grow

09/22/2014 By Amy Cortese

On a recent evening in San Francisco’s South of Market district, seven teams of entrepreneurs took the stage to pitch their tech startups to an audience of potential investors and partners. But this wasn’t your typical Demo Day. All ... Continue Reading

Tags: Social Media, Smart Connected Communities, Amy Cortese, Smart Connected Focus

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09/22/2014

Famed California Tunnels Combine Technology with Beauty

By Mary Gorges
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Famed California Tunnels Combine Technology with Beauty

09/22/2014 By Mary Gorges

The Devil's Slide area just south of San Francisco has seen its share of drama – quite literally. This incredibly scenic stretch of Highway 1 was featured in the 1960 movie thriller "Portrait in Black" about a couple who ... Continue Reading

Tags: Internet of Everything, Smart Connected Communities, Mary Gorges

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09/18/2014

The Network Week in Review and Look Ahead: Sept. 15-19

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The Network Week in Review and Look Ahead: Sept. 15-19

09/18/2014

1.) Cisco Takes New Step Toward Creating World's Largest Intercloud   Post by Cisco .     2.) Cisco Announces Intent to Acquire Memoir Systems   Post by Cisco . ... Continue Reading

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09/17/2014

Retrofitting Smart Cities

By Jason Deign
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Retrofitting Smart Cities

09/17/2014 By Jason Deign

Smart cities are on the rise. According to a recent study , the number of smart cities across the world is set to quadruple between 2013 and 2025. Many of these should be new city developments. India, for example, is planning to spend US$1.13 ... Continue Reading

Tags: Mobility, Innovation, Internet of Everything, Smart Connected Communities, Jason Deign, Internet of Things, Smart Connected Focus

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09/15/2014

The Power of Mobile Apps and Analytics in Times of Crisis

By Melissa Jun Rowley
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The Power of Mobile Apps and Analytics in Times of Crisis

09/15/2014 By Melissa Jun Rowley

During times of crisis, such as violent conflicts and natural disasters, cities, buildings, and homes aren’t the only things that get torn apart. It’s more common than not for family members to go missing in action during such ... Continue Reading

Tags: Mobility, Innovation, Collaboration, Melissa Jun Rowley

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09/12/2014

The Network Week in Review and Look Ahead: Sept. 8-12

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The Network Week in Review and Look Ahead: Sept. 8-12

09/12/2014

1.)  Forget Selfies. You Can Now Be ‘Droned'   Post by Cisco .   2.) Connected Transportation with The Internet of Everything   Post by Cisco .   3.) ... Continue Reading

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09/09/2014

How NASA is helping to build a "Highway in the Sky"

By Mary Gorges
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How NASA is helping to build a "Highway in the Sky"

09/09/2014 By Mary Gorges

Just like there’s traffic control for cars, we need it for drones (or UASs) but starting at 1,200 feet above the ground. NASA is leading an effort called the UTM (or Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Traffic Management System) to do just this. ... Continue Reading

Tags: Cloud

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09/09/2014

Forget Selfies. You Can Now Be ‘Droned'

By Mary Gorges
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Forget Selfies. You Can Now Be ‘Droned'

09/09/2014 By Mary Gorges

While we hear a lot about drones carrying missiles for the military – or even packages some day for Amazon – the other real payload is often cameras and sensors. Drones from all over the world are being tested in Alaska's interior, and are ... Continue Reading

Tags: Internet of Everything

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09/04/2014

The Network Week in Review and Look Ahead: Sept. 1-5

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The Network Week in Review and Look Ahead: Sept. 1-5

09/04/2014

1.) Six Ways Technology is Changing How We Travel Innovations such as mobility and the Internet of Everything are bringing real-time ease, flexibility, and fun to our journeys.   Post by Cisco .   ... Continue Reading

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09/03/2014

Mobile and Social Shifts Grow Sharing Opportunity

By Sue Tabbitt
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Mobile and Social Shifts Grow Sharing Opportunity

09/03/2014 By Sue Tabbitt

Over the last few years, consumerism has taken a hit as a new Sharing Economy has blossomed. Definitions of this vary. In its broadest form, it’s where members of the public harness the wide reach of the Internet to borrow, swap and recycle ... Continue Reading

Tags: Social Media, Mobility, Collaboration, Sue Tabbitt

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08/29/2014

The Network Week in Review and Look Ahead: August 25-29

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The Network Week in Review and Look Ahead: August 25-29

08/29/2014

1.) Your Smartphone Takes Its Own Vacation   Post by Cisco .     2.) Next Generation Talent: Making Connections... and Coffee   Post by Cisco .     ... Continue Reading

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08/21/2014

The Network Week in Review and Look Ahead: August 18-22

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The Network Week in Review and Look Ahead: August 18-22

08/21/2014

1.) What technology makes your travel experience easier? See the latest trends in finding, booking and taking trips.   Post by Cisco .   2.) Travel providers know where you’ll take your next vacation. ... Continue Reading

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08/19/2014

Oakland's Industrial Legacy Spawns a New Generation of Makers

By Amy Cortese
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Oakland's Industrial Legacy Spawns a New Generation of Makers

08/19/2014 By Amy Cortese

Silicon Valley may be #1 for mobile apps and big data, but across the bay, Oakland has become a mecca for the maker movement and big art. Building on the city’s rich legacy of shipbuilding and industrial infrastructure, as well as its ... Continue Reading

Tags: Innovation, Amy Cortese

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08/18/2014

How a Hotel Chain Led Green Buildings in India

By Prasanto Kumar Roy
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How a Hotel Chain Led Green Buildings in India

08/18/2014 By Prasanto Kumar Roy

When Hillary Clinton landed in New Delhi in 2009, she drove from the airport to ITC Green Center, a building in the satellite town of Gurgaon. That building, which she called “a monument to the future”, is the headquarters of the ... Continue Reading

Tags: Innovation, India, Smart Connected Communities, FOCUS, Connected Travel, Prasanto Kumar Roy

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Contributing Writers Contributing Writers
Contributing Writers

Mary Ann Azevedo
Mary Ann Azevedo is an award-winning journalist based in Austin, Texas.

Amy Cortese
Amy Cortese is an award-winning journalist and the author of Locavesting (Wiley, 2011)

Laurence Cruz
Laurence Cruz is a freelance writer based in Los Angeles.

Jason Deign
Jason Deign is a Barcelona-based business writer, journalist and author.

Kerry Doyle
Kerry Doyle has covered business and technology issues for over a decade and was senior editor at ZDNet.com.

Kristi Essick
Kristi Essick has covered technology for the Wall Street Journal and The Industry Standard.

Anne Field
Anne Field has covered entrepreneurship and small business for the New York Times and Bloomberg BusinessWeek.

Mary Gorges
Mary Gorges is a seasoned journalist who has written for both print and television including the Denver Magazine.

Scott Gurvey
Scott Gurvey was the New York bureau chief of the Nightly Business Report on PBS.

Melissa Jun Rowley
Melissa Jun Rowley is an award-winning journalist, on-air host, and content strategist with a passion for all things tied to social innovation.

Prasanto Kumar Roy
Prasanto K Roy is a New Delhi-based veteran journalist and speaker on technology, social media and greentech.

Kevin Maney
Kevin Maney is a veteran journalist and reporter who wrote for USA Today, Fortune, Fast Company and ABC News.

Joanne Taaffe
Joanne has contributed to science and economics titles including France's Science & Vie, and Science & Vie Junior.

Sue Tabbitt
Sue Tabbitt is a technology journalist who covers IT and telecommunications.

Steve Wildstrom
Steve Wildstrom is a veteran technology journalist who wrote the Technology & You column at BusinessWeek.

Staff Contributors

Kirsten Chiala
Kirsten Chiala is an Emmy-award winning broadcast journalist and a former executive producer for NBC Bay Area.

Karen Crocker Snell
Karen Crocker Snell is an award winning content producer and The Network's Digital Content Lead.

John Earnhardt
John Earnhardt is Director of Social Media Communications at Cisco.

Joie Healy
Joie Healy, Senior Manager of Social Media Communications, is an award winning broadcast journalist who worked at NBC for 15 years prior to Cisco.

Past Contributors

Elizabeth Corcoran
Elizabeth Corcoran covers education and technology. She was the Silicon Valley bureau chief at Forbes.

Lee Gomes
Lee Gomes has spent nearly two decades writing about technology, much of the time for the Wall Street Journal.

Julie Pitta
Julie Pitta was a senior editor at Forbes Magazine covering the high-tech and biotech industries.

Eric Rabkin
Eric S. Rabkin is Professor of Writing and Rhetoric and Associate Provost for Online Education at Stony Brook University.

David Rogers
David Rogers teaches brands, marketing and digital strategy at Columbia Business School.

Wendy Tanaka
Wendy Tanaka is a former editor at The Network and technology editor at Forbes.

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