Jon Gold

Staff Writer

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

8 Android and iOS apps for Hanukkah

Qualcomm, Intel and Brocade join group pushing 2.5G, 5G Ethernet

The NBASE-T Alliance on Monday announced a dozen new members, including big names like Intel, Qualcomm and Brocade.

Riverbed goes private in $3.6 billion deal

Riverbed Technology is the latest major tech company to bow out of public trading, announcing a $3.6 billion takeover by private equity firm Thoma Bravo on Monday.

A brief history of Linux malware

A brief history of Linux malware

A look at some of the worms and viruses and Trojans that have plagued Linux throughout the years.

FIRST LOOK: IBM and Apple’s new enterprise apps for iOS

FIRST LOOK: IBM and Apple’s new enterprise apps for iOS

Business-focused apps for everything from social work to air travel.

VCs bet $33M you’ll want to use Avi Networks’ white box hardware for app delivery

Avi Networks, a network startup formed by ex-Cisco executives and backed by $33 million in venture capital, came out of stealth Wednesday with the announcement of a system designed to boost the performance of enterprise applications...

Tech ad watch: Apple shows us unrealistically interesting things to do with iPad Air 2

There’s always something funny about tablet ads that show people doing all sorts of unique and creative things with their iPads.

Network slowdowns are the biggest issue for IT, survey shows

Network slowdowns are the biggest issue for IT, survey shows

The single most common IT issue faced by the IT pros surveyed recently by Kelton Research is a network slowdown or outage, outstripping applications, availability and even the dreaded “unanticipated change request.”

FIRST LOOK: Firefox 34

FIRST LOOK: Firefox 34

The fact that modern browsers update silently and often occasionally takes some of the savor out of a new release. Rapid releases mean new features are deployed in a dribble, rather than in bursts. With Firefox 34, however, Mozilla...

Why there’s no open-source standard-bearer for the network

Why there’s no open-source standard-bearer for the network

Open-source software plays an increasingly prominent role in many areas of modern business IT – it’s in servers, databases and even the cloud. Vendors like Red Hat, Canonical and others have managed to graft open-source principles...

Public cloud storage can be efficient, but the potential is still limited

Public cloud storage can be efficient, but the potential is still limited

Public cloud storage can be a cost efficient alternative to rolling your own, but observers warn that it isn’t a cure all.

Jolla’s open-source tablet might actually stay the course

Jolla’s open-source tablet might actually stay the course

The Jolla Tablet, an open-source device that promises privacy, ease of use and comparable hardware to late-model Android tablets and iPads, has demolished its funding goals on IndieGoGo in just the first few days of its campaign.

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