Jon Gold

Senior Writer

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

Industrial Internet Consortium teams up with blockchain-focused security group

Industrial Internet Consortium teams up with blockchain-focused security group

A merger between a prominent industrial IoT umbrella group and a blockchain-centered corporate membership program highlights a new focus on bringing finished IoT solutions to market.

 IoT roundup: Quantifying growth,  medical imaging and 5G (have you heard of it?)

IoT roundup: Quantifying growth, medical imaging and 5G (have you heard of it?)

As 2020 approaches, we look at quantifying trends and ROI around the internet of things, an advance in medical imaging tech and bringing another type of network to the IoT game.

5G in 2020: Still just a private party

5G in 2020: Still just a private party

Mobile operators and their suppliers are hyping up 5G technology for the coming year, but general availability is still years away.

Verizon, Amazon team to offer 5G edge cloud computing via AWS Wavelength

Verizon, Amazon team to offer 5G edge cloud computing via AWS Wavelength

It’s the edge without the need for edge hardware, according to Verizon and Amazon, but limited 5G coverage will stall availability.

Amazon joins the quantum computing crowd with Braket testbed

Amazon joins the quantum computing crowd with Braket testbed

The newest part of AWS’ huge public-cloud ecosystem is Braket, a way for companies to experiment with quantum computing without having to own quantum computers.

IoT in 2020: The awkward teenage years

IoT in 2020: The awkward teenage years

The internet of things will see more growth in 2020, along with more growing pains - security, lack of complete solutions

Forrester: Edge computing is about to bloom

Forrester: Edge computing is about to bloom

2020 is set to be a “breakout year” for edge computing technology, according to the latest research from Forrester Research

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.

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