Jon Gold

Senior Writer

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

Edge computing: When to outsource, when to DIY

German IoT startup Dryad wants to help prevent forest fires

German IoT startup Dryad wants to help prevent forest fires

Dryad Networks is prepping an IoT network of sensors connected via a solar-powered wireless mesh for deployment in forests as an early warning system to detect fires.

Talk of a national 5G network leaves a lot of questions unanswered

Talk of a national 5G network leaves a lot of questions unanswered

A rumored Trump administration proposal for a national 5G network has drawn a Congressional inquiry about what could be a sea change in spectrum-allocation policy.

IBM, Red Hat, and AT&T team up for private edge deployments

IBM, Red Hat, and AT&T team up for private edge deployments

An alliance of IBM and AT&T brings together 5G, Kubernetes and cloud management in an effort to simplify enterprise edge-computing deployments.

Forrester: Get ready for IoT networking chaos

Forrester: Get ready for IoT networking chaos

The varying network needs of IoT devices may force enterprises to master many connectivity technologies.

Machine learning in network management has promise, challenges

Machine learning in network management has promise, challenges

Automation, machine learning and artificial intelligence are becoming critical network-management capabilities as network complexity skyrockets.

Verizon deals with Microsoft, Nokia aim at making private 5G easier

Verizon deals with Microsoft, Nokia aim at making private 5G easier

At this stage of 5G availability, offerings that blend fast cellular service with compatible software and hardware may attract early adopters.

How the Gap embraced the edge

How the Gap embraced the edge

2,500 North American GAP stores run on iPads and edge compute, aided by Wi-Fi, private LTE and the cloud.

IoT Roundup: Carriers and connectivity fueling Microsoft's IoT expansion, IoT networks getting smarter, and security corner

IoT Roundup: Carriers and connectivity fueling Microsoft's IoT expansion, IoT networks getting smarter, and security corner

This month's installment covers the impetus lent to IoT deployments by the ongoing pandemic, some new wrinkles in the security picture, and the possibility of more intelligence at the network edge in the future.

FCC outs telecoms with banned Chinese 5G hardware

FCC outs telecoms with banned Chinese 5G hardware

Huawei and ZTE 5G gear is still present on some service-providers' networks despite an FCC ban prompted by security fears.

FCC auctions should be a long-term boost for 5G availability

FCC auctions should be a long-term boost for 5G availability

Federal Communications Commission policymaking targets creation of new services by making more spectrum available

Cradlepoint buy nets Ericsson 5G infrastructure for carriers, enterprises

Cradlepoint buy nets Ericsson 5G infrastructure for carriers, enterprises

Ericsson’s $1.1 billion purchase of Cradlepoint could broaden its customer base and expand the 5G services its carrier customers can support.

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