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Jack E. Gold is Founder and President at J. Gold Associates, LLC., a technology industry analyst firm.

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Wirelessly enabling IoT/EoT: And the winner is … ?

How Samsung’s Note 7 mess may be good for us all

How Samsung’s Note 7 mess may be good for us all

High-tech lithium-ion batteries, powering most of our gadgets, can be dangerous things. Has Samsung's Note 7 problem shown the industry how to make things safer?

Are carriers going 'soft'?

Are carriers going 'soft'?

Carriers in mature markets like the U.S. and Europe are adapting to cope with the prospects of saturating mobile phone adoption and slower revenue growth.

Racing to make IoT 'smart'

Racing to make IoT 'smart'

There are an increasing number of companies competing to become the key internal “brains” driving the Internet of Things. With so many chip vendors vying for share, is there likely to be a dominant player(s) anytime soon? Which will...

Gaining an “edge” in IoT

Gaining an “edge” in IoT

Creating IoT devices requires more than simply thinking about dumb sensors and minimal processing resources. What's needed to make IoT effective is processing "at the edge" that transforms things from data gatherers to...

Sigfox and LoRa are the WiMax of IoT

Sigfox and LoRa are the WiMax of IoT

Internet of Things/Enterprise of Things devices will need connectivity to be most useful, but their particular needs are not easily met by current broadband networks. Despite proposals to do so, deploying proprietary networks is not...

Blockchain: It's not just for finance anymore

Blockchain: It's not just for finance anymore

Blockchain powers virtual cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin. But despite its reputation as a financial technology platform it may prove to be highly valuable outside of finance, and particularly in the emerging world of mission-critical...

The Enterprise of Things: It's the back end that counts

The Enterprise of Things: It's the back end that counts

The real challenge companies face going forward is enabling the infrastructure to take advantage of the potential business improvements that EoT can bring. That's where 90% of the effort will be, and you need to get ready for it.

7 requirements for the Enterprise of Things

7 requirements for the Enterprise of Things

The Enterprise of Things will dramatically impact the way many companies do business in the next 2-3 years. However, few enterprises currently have a strategy for dealing with the coming deluge of EoT. It's time to formulate a...

Traditional security is dead -- why cognitive-based security will matter

Traditional security is dead -- why cognitive-based security will matter

To protect against a changing threat landscape, we need to look at security in a new way, especially if we are to protect corporate data from loss.

You'll soon be using GPU as a Service

You'll soon be using GPU as a Service

The role and deployment of the GPU is about to change dramatically, going from an embedded component to a cloud-based service. And it will usher in some major new market opportunities.

Should Microsoft be a PC hardware company?

Should Microsoft be a PC hardware company?

What does Microsoft know about PCs that the rest of the industry seems to have forgotten? And is this segment of the market ripe for a comeback? If so, what can Microsoft do about it?

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