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Stories by Jon Gold

Qualcomm, Intel and Brocade join group pushing 2.5G, 5G Ethernet

By Jon Gold | 16 December, 2014 23:20

The NBASE-T Alliance -- a recently formed umbrella group of networking industry players dedicated to keeping standard Ethernet cabling relevant -- announced a dozen new members on Monday, including big names such as Intel, Qualcomm and Brocade.

Riverbed goes private in US$3.6 billion deal

By Jon Gold | 16 December, 2014 06:28

Riverbed Technology is the latest major tech company to bow out of public trading, announcing a US$3.6 billion takeover by private equity firm Thoma Bravo on Monday. The price is the highest ever paid by Thoma Bravo, and works out to $21 for each share of Riverbed currently in circulation.

VCs bet $33M you'll want to use Avi Networks' white box hardware for app delivery

By Jon Gold | 11 December, 2014 09:09

Avi Networks, a network startup formed by ex-Cisco executives and backed by $33 million in venture capital, came out of stealth Wednesday with the announcement of a system designed to boost the performance of enterprise applications accessed via the cloud and mobile devices.

Network slowdowns are the biggest issue for IT, survey shows

By Jon Gold | 03 December, 2014 07:49

The single most common issue faced by the IT pros surveyed recently by Kelton Research is network slowdowns or outages, which outstripped application performance problems, availability and even the dreaded "unanticipated change request."

Public Cloud storage can be efficient, but the potential is still limited

By Jon Gold | 01 December, 2014 23:05

Public Cloud storage can be a cost efficient alternative to rolling your own, but observers warn that it isn't a cure all.

In Pictures: The 10 mightiest supercomputers on the planet

By Jon Gold | 19 November, 2014 08:26

China retains top spot for fourth consecutive Top500 list

In Pictures: Pi, translated - The evolution of Raspberry Pi

By Jon Gold | 12 November, 2014 08:55

It’s only been two years, but the Raspberry Pi has already come a long way.

LibreOffice defends handling of spreadsheet bug

By Jon Gold | 08 November, 2014 06:16

A new version of LibreOffice's Calc program has broken many spreadsheets, users say, and a perceived unwillingness by developers to address the problem has sparked an ill-tempered argument.

The Document Foundation offers LibreOffice migration, training certs

By Jon Gold | 06 November, 2014 06:44

The Document Foundation on Wednesday announced the availability of new certifications for IT pros working with its LibreOffice productivity suite, aimed at growing the products' heretofore-limited user base and making them more attractive to the enterprise.

Petition targets Apple over ‘spyware' in OS X Yosemite

By Jon Gold | 31 October, 2014 06:48

Apple should remove "spyware" from its new Yosemite release of OS X, according to an online petition that has received 14,450 signatures as of early Thursday afternoon.

In Pictures: The iPad Mini 3, iPad Air 2 and more

By Jon Gold | 17 October, 2014 08:41

Apple’s glossy new tablets were accompanied by new iMacs and OS X Yosemite.

Holograms, VR and telepresence: Experts herald the coming Gigabit Age

By Jon Gold | 10 October, 2014 01:06

The widespread availability of Gigabit Internet connectivity by 2025 will open a brave new world of killer apps, according to the more than 1,400 experts who contributed to the Pew Research Center's latest study.

‘Unlawful' WiFi hotspot blocking ruling highlights academic IT headaches

By Jon Gold | 08 October, 2014 03:16

Managing the wireless environment at the average college or university can be a difficult task at the best of times, and when students and staff start using personal hotspots the sort that provide wireless data access from the same -- it's not the best of times.

Did you mean 'give me a Twix bar?': Google slides into vending machines

By Jon Gold | 03 October, 2014 07:10

A new Google project aims to create nothing less than an open standard for the entire "Internet of Things," which the company's Chrome team is calling the Physical Web.

In Pictures: BlackBerry Passport

By Jon Gold | 26 September, 2014 11:51

BlackBerry does an about-face, back towards its enterprise roots.