Jon Gold

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

IoT devices proliferate, from smart bulbs to industrial vibration sensors

 GE rolls out its industrial IoT platform Predix out into separate company

GE rolls out its industrial IoT platform Predix out into separate company

Spinning the company’s Predix IIoT platform into its own company pulls GE's approach to the technology back into line with the competition.

IoT roundup: Retrofitting vehicle tracking, plus a new IoT standard

IoT roundup: Retrofitting vehicle tracking, plus a new IoT standard

With Internet of Things traffic poised to explode, vendors take on fleet management and the ISO ratifies an IoT standard addressing security, management, and interoperability.

How to tell which IoT predictions to pay attention to

How to tell which IoT predictions to pay attention to

There’s a blizzard of vendors and analysts issuing IoT predictions for 2019 and beyond. Here’s a primer on how to read them.

Retail IoT is still coming into its own in 2019

Retail IoT is still coming into its own in 2019

The use of IoT tech in the retail sector is growing fast, but where’s the killer app?

Sigfox president on building a one-stop shop for IoT cloud communications

Sigfox president on building a one-stop shop for IoT cloud communications

Sigfox USA President Christian Olivier talks IoT device service strategy and how the company will continue to push its low-power IoT network across the U.S.

What to expect from Wi-Fi 6 in 2019

What to expect from Wi-Fi 6 in 2019

802.11ax, now called Wi-Fi 6, will start being adopted in earnest in 2019, making wireless networking simpler and boosting capacity of each Wi-Fi access point.

What’s the IoT doing to your data center?

What’s the IoT doing to your data center?

The internet of things devices gather massive amounts of data in corporate settings, and that puts a range of demands on networks and data centers.

IoT roundup: Content delivery networks make a play for IoT business

IoT roundup: Content delivery networks make a play for IoT business

Akamai and Limelight ramp up edge networking, while Splunk gets into industrial Internet of Things (IoT) management and monitoring.

Tapping the brakes on 802.11ac wave 2

Tapping the brakes on 802.11ac wave 2

802.11ac wave 2 is the splashy new kid in the wireless technology pool, but some experts caution that you might not want to let it play without lifeguards present.

Wi-Fi 6 is coming to a router near you

Wi-Fi 6 is coming to a router near you

The Wi-Fi alliance has changed the naming scheme for Wi-Fi standards, abandoning the 802.11 designations for simpler names like Wi-Fi 6, Wi-Fi 5, Wi-Fi 4, etc., but that may gloss over some of the finer points of the old IEEE system.

A guide to your next (or first) fog computing deployment

A guide to your next (or first) fog computing deployment

Cisco’s Chuck Byers, a veteran of Bell Labs and a prominent member of the OpenFog Consortium, lays out what you should consider when designing your fog computing deployment.

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