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Jack E. Gold is founder and principal analyst at J. Gold Associates, LLC., an analyst firm in Northborough, Mass. With more than 45 years of experience in the computer and electronics industries, and 25 years as a tech industry analyst, he covers the many aspects of business and consumer computing and emerging technologies.

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Creating 5G solutions? Don’t go it alone…

Is enterprise security broken?

Is enterprise security broken?

Deploying independent endpoint or network security separately is coming to a rapid – and much-needed -- end. If you want to stay secure longer-term, focus on unifying your security products now.

Coronavirus: What companies are ready for our new reality?

Coronavirus: What companies are ready for our new reality?

One class of companies is already equipped to work in a fully distributed employee model. Another going to have a difficult time adapting to most employees having to work from home. Some won’t survive if this lasts more than a few...

Next-generation endpoint security goes beyond the endpoint

Next-generation endpoint security goes beyond the endpoint

AI and behavioral analysis are key to elevating the level of security for devices and back-end systems and are a prerequisite for IoT devices and services. Is your vendor moving in the right direction?

Why multicloud security is your next big challenge

Why multicloud security is your next big challenge

Companies deploy an average of three to five different cloud services. With an increased emphasis on security and regulatory compliance, the capability to manage these disparate systems is crucial.

Will 5G accelerate edge computing as a service?

Will 5G accelerate edge computing as a service?

The key to making edge computing as a service practical is the capability for network operators to deploy a fast, low-latency connection – that is, they need 5G.

How IBM plans to compete in the cloud

How IBM plans to compete in the cloud

IBM hopes to reduce the complexity of moving workloads to the cloud through Cloud Paks,’ its series of specialized packaged offerings that enterprise can implement relatively quickly. But is it enough?

Why enterprise computing is living on the edge

Why enterprise computing is living on the edge

Like client/server and cloud before it, edge computing will be a critical component in any enterprise IT strategy. Here why you need an edge strategy to be competitive.

Why 5G means new business models and user benefits

Why 5G means new business models and user benefits

5G wireless technology will enable business opportunities that will bring new services and better performance that extend beyond the smartphone.

Don’t be blinded by 5G: Why you can’t neglect Wi-Fi 6

Don’t be blinded by 5G: Why you can’t neglect Wi-Fi 6

As important as 5G is for smartphones and other devices, don't overlook an equally important next-generation wireless technology -- Wi-Fi 6.

When should enterprises move to 5G?

When should enterprises move to 5G?

Maybe not today and maybe not tomorrow, but eventually everyone will be on 5G. However, before rushing to implement it in your business be sure to know what the available benefits are and which types of users will notice a real...

The real challenge to achieving 5G: the networks

The real challenge to achieving 5G: the networks

With 5G almost upon us, everyone seems focused on the devices. But that's not where most of the work remains to be done. The greater challenges are with the networks.

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