Jon Gold

Senior Writer

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

How updating an outdated industrial control system can work with fog computing

How updating an outdated industrial control system can work with fog computing

An executive from fog computing startup Nebbiolo Technologies walks us through an example of how aging Industrial IoT (IIoT) systems can be brought up to date.

Augmented reality, fog, and vision: Duke professor outlines importance of smart architectures

Augmented reality, fog, and vision: Duke professor outlines importance of smart architectures

A Duke University-based academic’s work on augmented reality (AR) has its roots in a deep understanding of fog, edge, and cloud architecture.

IoT roundup: Startups, big carriers flex their IoT muscles and California legislation

IoT roundup: Startups, big carriers flex their IoT muscles and California legislation

New in the IoT world: a proposed ban on default passwords for connected devices, IoT-specific carrier services, and a chip set that could underpin more powerful yet inexpensive IoT endpoints.

Edge computing is the place to address a host of IoT security concerns

Edge computing is the place to address a host of IoT security concerns

Edge computing offers a great deal of promise in addressing Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) security concerns, but it isn't a drop-in solution to such problems.

Linux community acts after years of complaints like Sarah Sharp's

Linux community acts after years of complaints like Sarah Sharp's

Years after Sarah Sharp stepped down from her direct work in the Linux kernel community because of abusive behavior, Linus Torvalds has stepped away and the community adopted a Code of Conduct.

Georgia Tech research: Smart building and IoT technology are highly fragmented

Georgia Tech research: Smart building and IoT technology are highly fragmented

To deliver the full potential of smart cities, standards bodies, corporations and governments must cooperate, Georgia Tech study finds. The problem: lack of systems standards.

IoT gets smarter but still needs backend analytics

IoT gets smarter but still needs backend analytics

Most IoT devices lack the computational power to carry out the level of machine learning necessary in truly smart IoT deployments, but they can act on the lessons machine learning provides.

IoT vendors talk open buildings, black hats and a jam conspiracy

IoT vendors talk open buildings, black hats and a jam conspiracy

A roundup of recent IoT news from to keep you in the loop.

Lab makes data sharing easier so medical IoT devices can be smarter

Lab makes data sharing easier so medical IoT devices can be smarter

Medical PnP laboratory researchers are looking to save lives through smarter, more interoperable healthcare technology using open standards, medical expertise and testing equipment that simulates health conditions.

Arm flexes flexibility with Pelion IoT announcement

Arm flexes flexibility with Pelion IoT announcement

Arm's new Pelion IoT Platform software handles management of devices, data and connectivity for corporate internet of things deployments.

Google’s tiny chip represents a big bet on IoT

Google’s tiny chip represents a big bet on IoT

Google announced a chip and edge software that could transform the enterprise IoT landscape.

Q&A: Jeff Wilbur of the Online Trust Alliance on why enterprise IoT security is a lot like BYOD

Q&A: Jeff Wilbur of the Online Trust Alliance on why enterprise IoT security is a lot like BYOD

Enterprise IT departments are seeing odd echoes of the problems they faced during the early BYOD era in the entrance of IoT technology into the enterprise, where one of the principal threats is the use of consumer-grade (read:...

IoT, social profit and security: Georgia Tech report outlines the future of smart cities

IoT, social profit and security: Georgia Tech report outlines the future of smart cities

Georgia Tech study finds smart city technology will be contingent on businesses and city governments understanding IoT technology and the way it affects business models and citizens.

Q&A: Bill Hoffman of the Industrial Internet Consortium talks AI, IoT and more

Q&A: Bill Hoffman of the Industrial Internet Consortium talks AI, IoT and more

The Industrial Internet Consortium has become a major player in the world of IoT. Learn what the group's president, Bill Hoffman, thinks about IoT and the role automation and AI play in this space.

You’re probably doing your IIoT implementation wrong

You’re probably doing your IIoT implementation wrong

When designing networks and deploying gear for the Industrial Internet of Things, it's important to bring in members of operational technology teams to make sure business goals are met.

6 years on, IPv4 still dominates IPv6

6 years on, IPv4 still dominates IPv6

It’s been six years since the official launch of IPv6 on “World IPv6” day in 2012, but the newest version of the Internet Protocol still doesn’t account for the majority of online traffic, according to the Internet Society.

Q&A: Cisco's Theresa Bui on the company's Kinetic IoT platform

Q&A: Cisco's Theresa Bui on the company's Kinetic IoT platform

Cisco director of IoT strategy Theresa Bui talks to Network World about the company's progress in IIoT, making complex systems digestible for non-expert users and partnerships with IBM and Microsoft

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...

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