Jon Gold

Senior Writer

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

What the big four U.S. mobile ISPs are doing with IoT

What the big four U.S. mobile ISPs are doing with IoT

AT&T, Verizon, Sprint and T-Mobile are trying to carve out their share of the billions of dollars to be made off the internet of things

Google could be getting serious about IoT with release of Android Things

Google could be getting serious about IoT with release of Android Things

Android Things 1.0, Google's connected-device framework, could boost IoT security by assuring critical updates while providing a unified software option for developers of constrained devices.

OSISoft: old-school process-control company on IoT cutting edge

OSISoft: old-school process-control company on IoT cutting edge

From beer to boxes, an unheralded name in IoT technology has quietly leveraged its expertise in process monitoring and management to compete in a world dominated by Google and IBM, as well as high-profile operational tech firms like...

10 tips to minimize IoT security vulnerabilities

10 tips to minimize IoT security vulnerabilities

Online Trust Alliance spells out best practices for testing, purchasing, networking and updating IoT devices to make them and the enterprise more secure.

Splunk debuts IIoT product for in-depth analytics

Splunk debuts IIoT product for in-depth analytics

Splunk, known as a provider of log analysis and infrastructure management tools centered around an expertise with big data analytics, attempts to stake a claim in the fast-growing Industrial IoT sector.

Where will Microsoft spend $5B on IoT?

Where will Microsoft spend $5B on IoT?

Microsoft says it will spend $5B over 4 years on IoT - perhaps on products, infrastructure or acquiring IoT vendors - but it's not clear yet where the money will go.

Aruba CTO says IoT is great fun to work on

Aruba CTO says IoT is great fun to work on

Not everybody in business IT seems like they’re having a great time at their job, but Aruba CTO Partha Narasimhan is an exception. He sat down with Network World at the company’s 2018 Atmosphere conference in Las Vegas to talk IoT,...

Malicious IoT hackers have a new enemy

Malicious IoT hackers have a new enemy

A robot called HoneyBot, designed by researchers at Georgia Tech’s School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, can fool bad actors into believing they have compromised an IoT device and send alerts of the attack to hasten defensive...

Aruba co-founder: We want to live on the edge

Aruba co-founder: We want to live on the edge

Tech companies of every stripe are staking their claim to the IoT, and networking vendors like Aruba are no exception. But to hear co-founder and president Keerti Melkote tell it, his company’s pitch might have a little more heat on...

IoT could help at-risk seniors

IoT could help at-risk seniors

A chain of Ontario-based retirement homes is looking to add sensor bracelets to its Aruba Wi-Fi networks, internet of things devices that will track whether residents are starting to wander away from the facilities so staff can...

IoT security spending to spike above $1.5 billion in the next year

IoT security spending to spike above $1.5 billion in the next year

The market for IoT security products is set to grow sharply, as the general IoT market becomes ever more ubiquitous, according to a report released this month by Gartner Research.

What would a regulated-IoT world look like?

What would a regulated-IoT world look like?

The wildfire growth of IoT is arguably the most important trend happening in technology today, but the ease with which bad actors can exploit its manifold security vulnerabilities has been demonstrated many times in just the past...

Predictive maintenance: One of the industrial IoT’s big draws

Predictive maintenance: One of the industrial IoT’s big draws

The number-one value-add of IIoT to operation technology so far has been predictive maintenance. Combining machine learning and AI with the data generated by the flood of new IoT devices lets you better understand how systems work and...

Most powerful Internet of Things companies

Most powerful Internet of Things companies

The Internet of Things is predicted to grow to a $1.4 trillion market by 2020, which means there are opportunities for big businesses to make a lot of money. These are the most powerful IoT companies that will be shaping this growing...

What is the Industrial IoT? [And why the stakes are so high]

What is the Industrial IoT? [And why the stakes are so high]

The Industrial Internet of Things, or IIoT, connects machines and devices in industries such as transportation, power generation, and healthcare. The potential is high and so are the risks.

The moving target of IoT security

The moving target of IoT security

As the explosive growth of IoT tech continues; businesses, vendors and consumers all have to confront the issue that the world is more connected than ever before, with potentially gigantic consequences. The central problem with...

IoT security needs a white knight

IoT security needs a white knight

It may be time for the U.S. government to step in to coordinate security standards across all the players that participate in creating the internet of things, Frost & Sullivan says

Wi-Fi 2018: What does the future look like?

Wi-Fi 2018: What does the future look like?

In 2018, gear based on 802.11ac Wave 2 will remain the state of the art. Its successor, 802.11ax, is still one for the future.

Hot IoT tech trends for 2018

Hot IoT tech trends for 2018

IDG Instrumentation is coming – 2018 promises the IoT-ification of a lot of existing technology, plus edge computing, improved analytics and even some security improvements, if we’re reading these tea-leaves correctly. IoT has...

Hottest IoT applications for 2018

Hottest IoT applications for 2018

IoT is going to expand on its current strengths in 2018, broadening its presence in the industrial, energy, transportation, healthcare and retail.

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