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Larry Loeb

Freelance Writer

Larry Loeb is a freelance writer with more than 20 years of experience in the technology field.

Articles by Larry Loeb

Cognitive Computing Comes to the Help Desk

By Larry Loeb

Cognitive computing empowers users to achieve better solutions to everyday IT problems. Read More

By Larry Loeb
Freelance Writer

July 13, 2017

Enhancing Security After WannaCry

By Larry Loeb

WannaCry serves as a security wake-up call that reveals just how vulnerable interconnected computer systems can be. Read More

By Larry Loeb
Freelance Writer

July 13, 2017

Watson Offers Cognitive Computing to Improve Mobility Services

By Larry Loeb

Watson offers a cognitive computing service to bridge the gap between the saved data the user needs and the mobile device they use to access it. Read More

By Larry Loeb
Freelance Writer

July 12, 2017

Cloud Computing Empowers Airlines to Reach New Heights

By Larry Loeb

As always-connected passengers pose new demands for the airline industry, cloud computing can empower organizations to meet fluctuations head-on. Read More

By Larry Loeb
Freelance Writer

June 20, 2017

Defining Network-Friendly: A Case for Clarity in Tech Terms

By Larry Loeb

Tech terms must mature beyond marketing hype to be useful for both industry leaders and consumers. Read More

By Larry Loeb
Freelance Writer

June 15, 2017

When an IoT Network Outage Causes a Loss, Who Pays?

By Larry Loeb

When a business experiences loss from a network outage, they must get back on their feet — but how do they determine who is liable? Read More

By Larry Loeb
Freelance Writer

June 9, 2017

Blockchain Technology Empowers Banks to Evolve

By Larry Loeb

Banks must adapt to blockchain technology to stay relevant and effective in coming years. Read More

By Larry Loeb
Freelance Writer

May 11, 2017

How Threat Intelligence Breaks Silos Created by Business Competition

By Larry Loeb

Business competition creates artificial vendor silos in security, but threat intelligence can smooth them over. Read More

By Larry Loeb
Freelance Writer

May 10, 2017

IBM and Bosch Join Forces to Showcase Collaborative Enterprise IoT

By Larry Loeb

Enterprise IoT technology doesn't need to reinvent the wheel for every solution. Collaboration is key when it comes to problem-solving. Read More

By Larry Loeb
Freelance Writer

May 1, 2017

How an Effective Value Chain Enhances Business Resiliency

By Larry Loeb

A value chain is composed of all the steps involved in delivering a product to customers. Business resiliency assures that chain keeps working. Read More

By Larry Loeb
Freelance Writer

March 6, 2017

MWC 2017 Rocks Barcelona

By Larry Loeb

MWC 2017 will bring most major telecom players to Barcelona, Spain, from February 27 to March 5 this year. Read More

By Larry Loeb
Freelance Writer

February 24, 2017

Mobile World Congress Showcases the Evolving 5G Mobile Network

By Larry Loeb

The 5G mobile network will be a topic of conversation at the upcoming Mobile Wireless Congress in Barcelona, Spain. Read More

By Larry Loeb
Freelance Writer

February 23, 2017

Marketing IT Comes Into Its Own

By Larry Loeb

As CMOs are asked to take on a growing number of tasks, marketing IT spending is increasing. Read More

By Larry Loeb
Freelance Writer

February 17, 2017

Health Care Security Starts With People

By Larry Loeb

Improve health care security by starting at the foundation: employee awareness. Read More

By Larry Loeb
Freelance Writer

February 15, 2017

Data Day Health Conference Asks Deep Questions About Health Care IT

By Larry Loeb

The recent Data Day Health conference in Austin, Texas, looked at the use of computerized data in medicine. Read More

By Larry Loeb
Freelance Writer

February 15, 2017

Loss Prevention: The Latest AI Project

By Larry Loeb

Companies are making use of AI to prevent shoplifting and enable loss prevention, particularly in retail. Read More

By Larry Loeb
Freelance Writer

January 19, 2017

The Computer Network Should Be a Priority, Not an Afterthought

By Larry Loeb

A computer network is an enterprise's conduit for the information it needs in order to carry out its essential functions. Read More

By Larry Loeb
Freelance Writer

January 12, 2017

How Employee Cyber Shopping Can Affect the Enterprise

By Larry Loeb

CIOs were surveyed by the Robert Half Technology organization in 2015 about their employees doing cyber shopping while they are at work. Read More

By Larry Loeb
Freelance Writer

November 23, 2016

Cloud Computing Growth Continues Apace

By Larry Loeb

A newly published cloud-computing adoption survey on cloud computing growth may change perceptions of what businesses are doing now. Read More

By Larry Loeb
Freelance Writer

November 4, 2016

Service Chaining Replaces Middle Box Chaining in Networks

By Larry Loeb

Each network designer may apply the idea of "service chaining" in their own particular way depending on need, but a few principles can reveal common value. Read More

By Larry Loeb
Freelance Writer

October 18, 2016

How NIST Standards Help Businesses Create and Enhance Their Security

By Larry Loeb

In 2014, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) offered the first version of the NIST standards for cybersecurity. Read More

By Larry Loeb
Freelance Writer

October 10, 2016

How An Email Outage Can Be Prevented With the Cloud

By Larry Loeb

An email outage requiring an immediate fix can add to the stress of daily operations that have limited wiggle room in their deadlines. Read More

By Larry Loeb
Freelance Writer

October 4, 2016

For Businesses, Mobile ID Security Can Come From a Smartphone

By Larry Loeb

The factors driving smartphone adoption don't always change that drastically for consumers, but businesses can use them to simplify mobile ID security. Read More

By Larry Loeb
Freelance Writer

September 14, 2016

How CIOs Can Motivate IT Staff

By Larry Loeb

CIOs have a number of tasks and duties that fall to them, but none as pervasive and ongoing as talking to IT staff. Here are three ways to motivate them. Read More

By Larry Loeb
Freelance Writer

August 29, 2016

Athletic Technology Gets a New Coach in Cognitive Computing

By Larry Loeb

ORRECO has partnered with the Nike Oregon Track Club Elite to pilot a new athletic technology initiative powered by IBM Watson. Read More

By Larry Loeb
Freelance Writer

August 10, 2016

A Data Breach Can Cost a CIO More Than Just Data

By Larry Loeb

A CIO can easily become inured to a reported data breach. These things have happened so many times to so many enterprises. Read More

By Larry Loeb
Freelance Writer

August 9, 2016

Circuit- vs. Packet-Switched Networks: Which Does Your Enterprise Need?

By Larry Loeb

Whereas telephone calls are served well by circuit networks, packet-switched networks are designed for computer-to-computer communications. Read More

By Larry Loeb
Freelance Writer

July 27, 2016

Smart Stadiums Require More From Their Networks

By Larry Loeb

Smart stadiums are the wave of the future, but they need networks that allow data to flow freely to where it's needed. Read More

By Larry Loeb
Freelance Writer

July 13, 2016

Airport Security Depends on Secure Network Infrastructure

By Larry Loeb

To consume and sort vast quantities of information today, airports need a secure, reliable and always-on network infrastructure. Read More

By Larry Loeb
Freelance Writer

June 16, 2016

IT Transformation in Finance: Banks Need SDN to Succeed

By Larry Loeb

Financial institutions are going to need radical IT transformation to meet the changing expectations of customers. Read More

By Larry Loeb
Freelance Writer

May 6, 2016

FCC Spectrum Sharing Plan Could Hold Potential for Enterprises

By Larry Loeb

The FCC wants to shift spectrum sharing from installations that aren't efficiently used to ones that foster increased networked communications. Read More

By Larry Loeb
Freelance Writer

April 21, 2016

DRaaS Comes Through in a Bind to Help You Save Your Bacon

By Larry Loeb

Disaster recovery-as-a-service (DRaaS) solutions allow your organization to recover from unpredictable problems more efficiently. Read More

By Larry Loeb
Freelance Writer

April 8, 2016

The Reality of Telehealth: Health Care Facilities Need Faster, More Reliable Networks

By Larry Loeb

Telehealth at health care facilities will need strong networks and infrastructure to be capable and reliable. Read More

By Larry Loeb
Freelance Writer

March 15, 2016

How to Create a Health Care Security Strategy That Addresses Mobile Device Risk

By Larry Loeb

In a health care setting, creating a security strategy for mobile devices requires the consideration of risk and network capabilities. Read More

By Larry Loeb
Freelance Writer

March 11, 2016

How Cloud-Based Enterprise Resource Planning Helps Manufacturers

By Larry Loeb

Cloud-based enterprise resource planning is quickly becoming part of the manufacturing process. Read More

By Larry Loeb
Freelance Writer

February 12, 2016

What’s the Difference Between the Chief Data Officer and the CISO?

By Larry Loeb

The chief data officer and the chief information security officer need to function together to help the enterprise handle change. Read More

By Larry Loeb
Freelance Writer

January 21, 2016

Where Has the Endpoint Protection Gone?

By Larry Loeb

Users on a network can be as big a security risk as the hardware that it runs on. Endpoint protection must account for both. Read More

By Larry Loeb
Freelance Writer

January 11, 2016

Pulling Shadow IT Into the Light

By Larry Loeb

Shadow IT has grown within the enterprise alongside the adoption of the cloud. To safeguard their networks, organizations need to curb shadow IT. Read More

By Larry Loeb
Freelance Writer

December 14, 2015

The Six Most Common Cloud Migration Mistakes

By Larry Loeb

Here are six of the biggest mistakes made during cloud migration, as well as tips for avoiding them. Read More

By Larry Loeb
Freelance Writer

December 9, 2015

Balancing Mobile Network Management Priorities

By Larry Loeb

Business priorities shape how organizations handle their mobile network management. Read More

By Larry Loeb
Freelance Writer

December 4, 2015

Converged fiber PON/DAS: A Passive Optical Network With More Abilities Than Copper

By Larry Loeb

PON/DAS infrastructure, short for passive optical network/distributed antenna service, delivers Wi-Fi and other services that fans crave at venues. Read More

By Larry Loeb
Freelance Writer

November 20, 2015

How a Software-Defined Network Puts You Back in Control

By Larry Loeb

A software-defined network is made up of various components, and when these come together, it gives you greater control over your network. Read More

By Larry Loeb
Freelance Writer

November 3, 2015

Network Management Means Managing Priorities

By Larry Loeb

Enterprises need to prioritize their business needs in order to optimize their network management. Read More

By Larry Loeb
Freelance Writer

October 25, 2015

School Is in Session for the Passive Optical Network

By Larry Loeb

The White Plains School District uses a passive optical network from IBM GTS to reduce costs and increase network efficiency. Read More

By Larry Loeb
Freelance Writer

October 25, 2015