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.

LTE-U is coming to take your Wi-Fi away, consumer advocates warn

Disparities in Internet access persist for poorer, non-white Americans, but gaps closing

Americans with historically lower rates of Internet access are making progress in getting online, but there are still persistent disparities between rich and poor, and between English-speaking Asians and other ethnicities, according...

IBM Power Systems GM: Big scale and big data demand OpenPower

According to the conventional wisdom, Power was another victim – along with SPARC and, to a lesser extent, ARM – of the inexorable march of the commodity x86 server. But IBM seems to have halted the Power architecture’s slide.

Scenes from Red Hat Summit 2015

Scenes from Red Hat Summit 2015

Here’s what Boston’s Hynes Convention Center looks like as we count down to kickoff for Red Hat Summit 2015.

IT pros blast Google over Android’s refusal to play nice with IPv6

IT pros blast Google over Android’s refusal to play nice with IPv6

Two trains made of fiber, copper and code are on a collision course, as the widespread popularity of Android devices and the general move to IPv6 has put some businesses in a tough position, thanks to Android’s lack of support for a...

iPhone 7 rumor rollup: Heavy metal! Fingerprints! A kinda-sorta-maybe release date!

iPhone 7 rumor rollup: Heavy metal! Fingerprints! A kinda-sorta-maybe release date!

Stepping in to provide you with the latest scuttlebutt on what may or may not be the iPhone 7.

Benchmarking engine compares hospital performance data

Benchmarking engine compares hospital performance data

Self-described benchmarking engine OnlyBoth released a public tool for comparing hospitals on Tuesday, showing off its clever comparative capabilities to the cloud and IoT vendors it hopes to woo.

Xirrus takes aim at headaches of ‘guest’ Wi-Fi networks

Wireless hardware vendor Xirrus is rolling out what it’s hoping is a way to simplify Wi-Fi management and make the experience less annoying – today, the company announced a new MDM suite called EasyPass.

Tech Media Watch: HBO’s “Silicon Valley” set to wrap 2nd season – it won’t be “Game Of Thrones”-esque but it’ll do

Tech Media Watch: HBO’s “Silicon Valley” set to wrap 2nd season – it won’t be “Game Of Thrones”-esque but it’ll do

The far-and-away best satire of the technology industry on TV airs the last episode of its second season Sunday night, and you really should be watching.

MIT researchers find unemployed workers stay off their phones

MIT researchers find unemployed workers stay off their phones

The amount of time people in a given area spend using their cell phones shrinks when the job market begins to dry up, according to a study co-authored by researchers at MIT.

Shocking study results: People actually think IT is doing a pretty OK job

Lame jokes about IT support have been around since businesses started using computers, flying in both directions. The results of a study released today by IT management firm Landesk, however, paint a much more peaceful picture of the...

Report: Blackberry’s next devices could run Android

Report: Blackberry’s next devices could run Android

Beleaguered smartphone manufacturer Blackberry could go Android with its next device, abandoning development of its own platform in the interest of getting a much more robust ecosystem of apps into the hands of its few remaining...

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