Jon Gold

Senior Writer

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

Big Four carriers want to rule IoT by simplifying it

Big Four carriers want to rule IoT by simplifying it

A look at some of the pros and cons of IoT services from AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon

IoT roundup: Carriers expand NB-IoT, Congress eyes IoT security …

IoT roundup: Carriers expand NB-IoT, Congress eyes IoT security …

A powerful IoT networking technology used by the major carriers continues to gain ground, Congress makes noise about training and a prominent researcher warns of security trouble ahead.

Watson IoT chief: AI can broaden IoT services

Watson IoT chief: AI can broaden IoT services

IBM’s Kareem Yusuf talks smart maintenance systems, workforce expertise and some IoT use cases you might not have thought of.

IoT roundup: VMware, Nokia beef up their IoT

IoT roundup: VMware, Nokia beef up their IoT

A powerful IoT networking technology used by the major carriers continues to gain ground, Congress makes noise about training for federal workers, and a prominent researcher warns of trouble ahead.

Google claims quantum supremacy over supercomputers

Google claims quantum supremacy over supercomputers

Google says its new quantum computer takes less than three-and-a-half minutes to solve a problem that would take a supercomputer about 10,000 years.

How the oil and gas industry exploits IoT

How the oil and gas industry exploits IoT

The energy industry has embraced IoT technology in its operations, from monitoring well production to predicting when its gear will need maintenance.

IoT roundup: Security holes abound, GE Digital makes noise and more

IoT roundup: Security holes abound, GE Digital makes noise and more

This week, we look at IoT security holes -- both usual and unusual -- an IIoT player makes a move, and mergers and partnerships worth noting.

The 10 most powerful companies in IoT

The 10 most powerful companies in IoT

The internet of things is a dynamic area encompassing a wide range of technologies where the power could shift at any time. Here is our snapshot of the 10 most powerful IoT companies now.

IoT security essentials: Physical, network, software

IoT security essentials: Physical, network, software

Internet of things devices present unique security problems due to being spread out, exposed to physical attacks and often lacking processor power.

Rating IoT devices to gauge their impact on your network

Rating IoT devices to gauge their impact on your network

With the wide range of internet of things devices being connected to business networks, there’s no cookie-cutter solution to building networks to support them, but assessing their needs can help.

IoT roundup: Smart buildings, airport headaches and off to Paris

IoT roundup: Smart buildings, airport headaches and off to Paris

This week’s internet of things roundup takes a trip to the airport to learn how IoT can ease security line angst and then jets off for Paris and India.

Microsoft finds Russia-backed attacks that exploit IoT devices

Microsoft finds Russia-backed attacks that exploit IoT devices

Microsoft says default passwords, unpatched devices, poor inventory of IoT gear led to exploits against companies by Russia's STRONTIUM hacking group.

Remote code execution is possible by exploiting flaws in Vxworks

Remote code execution is possible by exploiting flaws in Vxworks

Critical vulnerabilities have been found in WindRiver’s VxWorks’ real-time operating system that powers an advertised 2B connected devices, including some networking gear.

IoT roundup: Connected cows, food safety sensors and tracking rent-a-bikes

IoT roundup: Connected cows, food safety sensors and tracking rent-a-bikes

Farmers use LoRaWAN wireless with internet of things devices that monitor the health and location of cattle, and restaurants use it to network IoT sensors that signal temperature shifts in commercial refrigerators.

Report: Smart-city IoT isn’t smart enough yet

Report: Smart-city IoT isn’t smart enough yet

A report from Forrester Research details vulnerabilities affecting smart-city internet of things (IoT) infrastructure and offers some methods of mitigation.

Wireless alliance: You might want to move some access points for Wi-Fi 6

Wireless alliance: You might want to move some access points for Wi-Fi 6

The Wireless Broadband Alliance’s advice for enterprise use of the upcoming Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) standard covers AP placement, spectrum and planning.

IoT roundup: Robot boats; AT&T makes IoT partner deals

IoT roundup: Robot boats; AT&T makes IoT partner deals

AT&T is allying with HPE, AVSystem, Passtime to provide IoT options; MIT collaborates on autonomous 'roboats' to ply the waters of Amsterdam’s canals.

Carrier services help expand healthcare, with 5G in the offing

Carrier services help expand healthcare, with 5G in the offing

Many telehealth initiatives tap into wireless networking supplied by service providers that may start offering services such as Citizen's Band and 5G to support remote medical care.

Report: Mirai tries to wrap its tentacles around SD-WAN

Palo Alto Networks’ security team says an update of the infamous IoT-focused Mirai software targets enterprise-grade SD-WAN appliances

IoT Roundup: New research on IoT security, Microsoft leans into IoT

IoT Roundup: New research on IoT security, Microsoft leans into IoT

Verizon sets up widely available narrow-band IoT service, while most Americans think IoT manufacturers should ensure their products protect personal information.

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