Jon Gold

Senior Writer

Jon Gold covers IoT and wireless networking for Network World. Contact him via email or Twitter.

Edge security: There’s lots of attack surfaces to worry about

Is jumping ahead to Wi-Fi 6 the right move?

Is jumping ahead to Wi-Fi 6 the right move?

Devices supporting Wi-Fi 6 a.k.a 802.11ax are expected out in 2019, but with the standard yet to be ratified, jumping in early might best be left to those with a compelling use case - and those do exist.

Linux Foundation backs a group to boost edge networking

Linux Foundation backs a group to boost edge networking

A new group called LF Edge is pushing for an open unified framework that will promote plug-and-play interoperability, cloud provisioning, other streamlining to improve edge networks.

IoT roundup: Security problems galore and a way  to track urinary infections

IoT roundup: Security problems galore and a way to track urinary infections

A look at some IoT news including a survey that finds a lack of insight into threats to business internet of things d devices and a medical application to spot health problems in patients with dementia.

Edge gateways: Flexible, rugged IoT enablers

Edge gateways: Flexible, rugged IoT enablers

Major vendors such as Dell and HPE are jumping in to meet the need for edge gateways that can make IoT networks run more efficiently and that adapt to individual use cases.

IoT devices proliferate, from smart bulbs to industrial vibration sensors

IoT devices proliferate, from smart bulbs to industrial vibration sensors

The Internet of Things has spawned a broad range of sensors and monitors that make for smart home conveniences and also make businesses run more safely and cost-effectively.

 GE rolls out its industrial IoT platform Predix out into separate company

GE rolls out its industrial IoT platform Predix out into separate company

Spinning the company’s Predix IIoT platform into its own company pulls GE's approach to the technology back into line with the competition.

IoT roundup: Retrofitting vehicle tracking, plus a new IoT standard

IoT roundup: Retrofitting vehicle tracking, plus a new IoT standard

With Internet of Things traffic poised to explode, vendors take on fleet management and the ISO ratifies an IoT standard addressing security, management, and interoperability.

How to tell which IoT predictions to pay attention to

How to tell which IoT predictions to pay attention to

There’s a blizzard of vendors and analysts issuing IoT predictions for 2019 and beyond. Here’s a primer on how to read them.

Retail IoT is still coming into its own in 2019

Retail IoT is still coming into its own in 2019

The use of IoT tech in the retail sector is growing fast, but where’s the killer app?

Sigfox president on building a one-stop shop for IoT cloud communications

Sigfox president on building a one-stop shop for IoT cloud communications

Sigfox USA President Christian Olivier talks IoT device service strategy and how the company will continue to push its low-power IoT network across the U.S.

IDC: Data scientists are key to reaping IoT value in 2019

IDC: Data scientists are key to reaping IoT value in 2019

The key to creating real business value from data gathered by the Internet of Things lies with including data scientists at every step of IoT implementation.

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