Jon Gold

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Jon covers open-source, mobile, network managment and partridges in pear trees for Network World. Get at him via email or Twitter.

How Red Bull Racing uses IoT to win

9 free Wi-Fi stumbling and surveying tools

9 free Wi-Fi stumbling and surveying tools

Here are 9 free Wi-Fi stumbling and surveying tools to reveal important details about Wi-Fi networks.

The top 7 Linux IoT projects

The top 7 Linux IoT projects

IoT, in all of its manifold forms, is increasingly a Linux game, and the Linux Foundation lists seven projects as the key players in the march of connected open-source systems. Here's a rundown.

Experts: The future of IoT will be fascinating and also potentially catastrophic

The Internet of Things is going to be inescapable, pervasive, and riddled with more insecurity than a middle schooler’s birthday party, but it’s at least going to be interesting, according to a raft of prominent technologists surveyed...

A lack of IoT security is scaring the heck out of everybody

A lack of IoT security is scaring the heck out of everybody

Enterprises aren’t yet managing the risks posed by the swelling wave of IoT technology very well, according to a study released today by the Ponemon Institute.

A Skunk Works with tractors: Inside John Deere’s IoT-innovation unit

A Skunk Works with tractors: Inside John Deere’s IoT-innovation unit

John Deere’s Intelligent Solutions Group is at the forefront of an IoT-based revolution in agriculture, and the cutting edge of the firm’s aggressive development of technology designed to turn farming from an art into a science.

How John Deere developed one of the best GPS locators in the world

How John Deere developed one of the best GPS locators in the world

One of the most accurate GPS-based location systems in the world is John Deere’s RTK network, a dual-band GPS system that lets farmers track their planting, harvesting and more to an accuracy of less than an inch.

Raspberry Pi roundup: Free Googlage for all, jamming out on the Pi, and Deskberry Pi

Raspberry Pi roundup: Free Googlage for all, jamming out on the Pi, and Deskberry Pi

Check out our references to the days of print journalism, Fender bass guitars and more in this edition of the Pi roundup.

Raspberry Pi roundup, Star Wars edition: Holochess, blasters, and, obviously R2-D2

Raspberry Pi roundup, Star Wars edition: Holochess, blasters, and, obviously R2-D2

May the Fourth be with you – check out some of our favorite Star Wars-themed Pi projects.

Cool ways to celebrate Star Wars Day

Cool ways to celebrate Star Wars Day

From the geeky to the very geeky, here are some suggestions for feeling the Force this Star Wars Day.

Red Hat kicks off annual Summit by leaning dev-wards

Red Hat kicks off annual Summit by leaning dev-wards

Red Hat’s annual summit opened today with the announcement of three new products aimed with uncharacteristic directness at developers, rather than the company’s usual target of IT operations staff.

65% of enterprise workloads still in on-premises data centers, study finds

65% of enterprise workloads still in on-premises data centers, study finds

There’s a cloud option out there for almost every IT workload, but a survey from the Uptime Institute indicates that about two-thirds of enterprise computing is still done in company-owned data centers.

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