Jon Gold

Senior Writer

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

Red Hat buttresses edge features in RHEL 8.4

Red Hat buttresses edge features in RHEL 8.4

New features in Red Hat’s latest enterprise Linux release emphasize the company’s focus on edge computing.

Organizations need to patch Pulse Secure VPNs

Organizations need to patch Pulse Secure VPNs

Vulnerabilities in Pulse Connect Secure VPN software have reportedly been exploited by attackers, some believed linked to China, to compromise networks.

5 top open-source infrastructure projects

5 top open-source infrastructure projects

Open source is at the heart of many technologies pushing enterprise infrastructure forward, and here are of the five most important.

Water-authority network upgrade spots  problems faster

Water-authority network upgrade spots problems faster

The need for greater visibility into remote systems helped prompt a large-scale network upgrade for the Albuquerque Bernalillo County Water Utility Authority.

TCP/IP stack vulnerabilities threaten IoT devices

TCP/IP stack vulnerabilities threaten IoT devices

The latest in a long line of vulnerabilities in a key part of the networking stack threatens a major open-source operating system, printers and medical IoT devices.

5G: mm-wave signals could power self-charging IoT devices

5G: mm-wave signals could power self-charging IoT devices

Scientists at Georgia Tech have developed an antenna that can translate millimeter-wave 5G signals into usable electrical power.

5G: Network slicing could result in vulnerabilities

5G: Network slicing could result in vulnerabilities

Missing security-validation steps in network slicing design pose a risk of serious privacy and security breaches, according to AdaptiveMobile Security..

5G: Another FCC auction to jumpstart carrier deployments

5G: Another FCC auction to jumpstart carrier deployments

The FCC is auctioning off 100MHz more of mid-range radio-frequency licenses suitable for 5G services and to trying to make it easier for the winners to put them to use quickly.

Aruba chief: Enterprises must adjust to new normal of remote working

Aruba chief: Enterprises must adjust to new normal of remote working

Keerti Melkote, president and founder of Aruba, talks future networks, edge computing and 5G.

John Deere invests $500k in private 5G licenses to support flexible factory networks

John Deere invests $500k in private 5G licenses to support flexible factory networks

With FCC licenses it bought at auction, John Deere can move ahead with 5G now rather than wait 5-7 years for carriers to get around to providing it in rural areas.

Comcast: Internet usage spiked in 2020 as work-at-home doubled

Comcast: Internet usage spiked in 2020 as work-at-home doubled

A report released today by Comcast details the sharp upswing in Internet usage during the ongoing pandemic.

Linux server certs becoming a must-have for IT pros

Linux server certs becoming a must-have for IT pros

Becoming Linux-certified professionals can provide financial and career advantages.

Report: IT employment improves in January

Report: IT employment improves in January

IT job losses driven by COVID-19 stabilized as hiring trends rebounded.

Network slicing: Wireless virtualization to build 5G services and conserve spectrum

Network slicing: Wireless virtualization to build 5G services and conserve spectrum

What is network slicing and how can it make efficient use of carriers’ wireless capacity to enable virtual networks that exactly fit customer needs?

Will carriers use 5G to provide edge services?

Will carriers use 5G to provide edge services?

5G wireless can be used as dumb-pipe transport for data, but providers could build new services such as edge computing on top of it and sell them to enterprises.

IT workforce suffering under COVID-19, waiting on herd immunity for rebound

IT workforce suffering under COVID-19, waiting on herd immunity for rebound

Middle-management IT salaries take a hit, bonuses and raises ‘all but eliminated’ by COVID-19, an IT-management consultancy report says.

Deloitte: 5G to drive edge, Open RAN to the forefront in 2021

Deloitte: 5G to drive edge, Open RAN to the forefront in 2021

5G cellular wireless, edge computing technology face a year of growth

Wi-Fi spectrum gains to boost wireless capabilities in 2021

Wi-Fi spectrum gains to boost wireless capabilities in 2021

Recent FCC moves to open new spectrum to unlicensed users is about to expand enterprise Wi-Fi in a big way.

FCC's 5G-frequency auction prompts $2 billion in bids on the first day

FCC's 5G-frequency auction prompts $2 billion in bids on the first day

A broad chunk of wireless spectrum that the Federal Communications Commission has put up for grabs to the highest bidder will enable the most advanced 5G services.

SUSE’s Rancher acquisition brings containerization support

SUSE’s Rancher acquisition brings containerization support

Rancher’s Kubernetes management capabilities should set up SUSE for supporting digital transformation.

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