Jon Gold

Senior Writer

Jon Gold covers IoT and wireless networking for Network World. He can be reached at jon_gold@idg.com.

Wi-Fi 6E: Don’t let hype push you off your refresh cycle

IoT startup makes battery-free sensors

IoT startup makes battery-free sensors

Everactive combines very low power requirements with electricity generated from ambient energy to make IoT sensors that need no batteries.

What is edge computing and why does it matter?

What is edge computing and why does it matter?

With deployments of IoT devices and the arrival of 5G fast wireless, placing compute, storage, and analytics close to where data is created is making the case for edge computing.

A startup makes IoT sensors, no batteries necessary

A startup makes IoT sensors, no batteries necessary

Using indoor solar, thermal-gradients, and vibrations, Everactive IoT sensors power themselves without the cost of batteries and the expense of replacing them when they die.

Open-source: Get SLAs to protect network apps with open-source components

Open-source: Get SLAs to protect network apps with open-source components

Open-source code in commercial network software can mean that when flaws are found by open-source project teams, fixes don’t make it to the commercial products.

Aruba Wi-Fi 6E access point to launch this fall

Aruba Wi-Fi 6E access point to launch this fall

Aruba’s AP 635 will support the 6GHz spectrum that doubles the space previously designated for unlicensed wireless by the FCC.

‘FragAttack’ flaws threaten Wi-Fi, but not too seriously

‘FragAttack’ flaws threaten Wi-Fi, but not too seriously

A set of vulnerabilities in Wi-Fi’s basic design offers a long-standing and widespread threat vector, but the probability of compromise remains low.

VMware picks an in-house exec for its new CEO

VMware picks an in-house exec for its new CEO

VMware's incoming CEO Raghu Raghuram is considered an experienced technologist who helped shape VMware’s strategy and is expected to stick to it.

Tech employers focus on training for IT pros

Tech employers focus on training for IT pros

Report: Large enterprises are looking toward robust hiring and developing skills for IT teams this year.

Red Hat buttresses edge features in RHEL 8.4

Red Hat buttresses edge features in RHEL 8.4

New features in Red Hat’s latest enterprise Linux release emphasize the company’s focus on edge computing.

Organizations need to patch Pulse Secure VPNs

Organizations need to patch Pulse Secure VPNs

Vulnerabilities in Pulse Connect Secure VPN software have reportedly been exploited by attackers, some believed linked to China, to compromise networks.

5 top open-source infrastructure projects

5 top open-source infrastructure projects

Open source is at the heart of many technologies pushing enterprise infrastructure forward, and here are of the five most important.

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