Stories by Jon Gold

GE uses lots of data to keep IT spend down

The key to getting the maximum value out of every dollar spent on IT, according to GE executive director of sourcing Sam Guertin, is a combination of in-depth knowledge and tough negotiation.

Written by Jon Gold29 Oct. 15 23:46

LTE-U: A quick explainer

LTE-U is a wireless network technology that’s promising a lot, as well as ruffling a few feathers (especially in the Wi-Fi world). Here’s a brief rundown for the perplexed.

Written by Jon Gold27 Oct. 15 19:53

FCC to probe Verizon, AT&T over contract lock-in

The FCC announced late last week that it would investigate Verizon, AT&T, CenturyLink and Frontier over highly strict service terms in wireline business service contracts, which critics say lock customers into their deals unfairly.

Written by Jon Gold20 Oct. 15 17:37

Could iOS 9 be Apple’s greatest gift to enterprise IT?

The latest version of Apple’s mobile platform includes several workplace-centric features designed to make the company’s devices more useful to corporate users and the IT departments that have to manage them.

Written by Jon Gold17 Sept. 15 23:00

Grsecurity will stop issuing patches citing trademark abuse

A major corporation is misusing grsecurity’s trademarks and violating the terms of the GNU Public License – and as a consequence, the leader of the project said Wednesday, grsecurity will stop making its stable patches available to the general public.

Written by Jon Gold28 Aug. 15 20:31

It's SysAdmin Day: Let us celebrate with coffee

Ross Derewianko is a systems administrator for <a href="">Ping Identity</a>, a maker of cross-platform identity management and security software. We spoke to him on <a href="">SysAdmin Day</a> to get his thoughts on the holiday and on his job.

Written by Jon Gold01 Aug. 15 04:30

Is the smartphone market saturated?

Smartphone sales increased substantially in the second quarter of 2015, but the rate of growth continued to slow, fueling concerns that the market has started to become saturated, according to a study released today by Juniper Research.

Written by Jon Gold31 July 15 03:01

Google: Users still aren't getting message about online security

Google researchers say that experts and non-experts go about protecting their digital privacy in very different ways, according to survey results they plan to present at the upcoming <a href="">Symposium on Usable Privacy and Security</a>.

Written by Jon Gold24 July 15 02:18

CTIA: FCC transparency guidelines 'irrational'

The wireless industry's chief lobbying group today issued comments on part of the FCC'S Open Internet Order that went into effect last month, saying that provisions requiring better disclosure of network management, performance and pricing figures are unfair and burdensome.

Written by Jon Gold23 July 15 00:31

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