Stories by Jon Gold

It's SysAdmin Day: Let us celebrate with coffee

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

By Jon Gold | 01 August, 2015 04:30

Tags: management, Networking, Microsoft, Network management, Ping Identity

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.

By Jon Gold | 31 July, 2015 03:01

Tags: Juniper Research, smartphones, iPhone, Vine, Xiaomi, galaxy, Blackberry, Anthem, Apple, consumer electronics, symantec

Open-source startup hopes to change the way businesses visualize data

A Boulder, Colorado-based startup announced today that it has raised $3.6 million in seed funding to build the commercial version of the SlamData open-source project, helping businesses visualize semi-structured NoSQL data.

By Jon Gold | 30 July, 2015 23:56

Tags: Networking, splunk, MongoDB, Open Source Subnet

Test like crazy for Java happiness, report says

Small, responsive and dedicated performance teams tend to be the ones that produce the highest-performing Java code, according to a study released today by RebelLabs.

By Jon Gold | 28 July, 2015 21:09

Tags: programming languages, IBM, java, software

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 Symposium on Usable Privacy and Security.

By Jon Gold | 24 July, 2015 02:18

Tags: Google, security, Hacking Team

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.

By Jon Gold | 23 July, 2015 00:31

Tags: business issues, Microsoft, Adallom, ctia, fcc, service providers

New un-jailbreaking tool Cydia Impactor for iOS has Android roots

Jailbreaking an iPhone is a process that has consequences if you want to return to the walled garden, you generally have had to either accept an iOS update that could break your ability to jailbreak the device again in the future, or find a specific version of your firmware and install it manually.

By Jon Gold | 21 July, 2015 03:27

Tags: ios, software, operating systems

Technology, the law, and you: BYOD

(First in an occasional series about technology and the law.)

By Jon Gold | 20 July, 2015 20:02

Tags: BYOD, consumerization of IT, Microsoft, Network World, IT management

BYOD users worry employers can't keep private data safe

Workplace smartphone and tablet users worry a lot about their personal information remaining private from their employers and only a relatively slim majority trusts their employer to keep that data safe, according to a Harris Poll survey released today, which was commissioned by MDM vendor MobileIron.

By Jon Gold | 15 July, 2015 14:08

Tags: MobileIron, Microsoft, security, mobile security

In Pictures: The 10 most powerful supercomputers on Earth

2015’s first edition of the top 500 list contains a new entrant but an old champion.

By Jon Gold | 15 July, 2015 09:20

Tags: supercomputers, supercomputing

The top 10 supercomputers in the world, 20 years ago

In 1995, the top-grossing film in the U.S. was Batman Forever. (Val Kilmer as Batman, Jim Carrey as the Riddler, Tommy Lee Jones as Two-Face. Yeah.) The L.A. Rams were moving back to St. Louis, and Michael Jordan was moving back to the Bulls. Violence was rife in the Balkans. The O.J. trial happened.

By Jon Gold | 15 July, 2015 04:39

Tags: Configuration / maintenance, dropbox, Bull, hardware systems, Cray, Data Center

iPhone 7 review rollup: Apple's going to build a bazillion iPhones, but how many will be bought?

This week, you can almost hear the production lines spinning into action in China, churning out iPhone-related rumors and titillation. Here's the past few days' worth of intrigue about Apple's next-generation device.

By Jon Gold | 14 July, 2015 00:28

Tags: Pegatron, Apple, consumer electronics, iPhone 7, smartphones, wall street journal

With Raspberry Pi, FitBit in mind, BBC device targets microcomputer arena

The British Broadcasting Corporation announced yesterday that it would jump into the burgeoning market for small form-factor computers with the BBC Micro Bit, a microcomputer that's sort of a cross between a FitBit and a Raspberry Pi.

By Jon Gold | 09 July, 2015 01:49

Tags: BBC, itBit, Arduino, hardware systems, desktop pcs, Fitbit, Hacking Team, PCs, Raspberry Pi

Ouster of Kubuntu founder leaves its future in doubt

A disagreement between the founder of Kubuntu and the Ubuntu Community Council has roiled the Linux community and left the project rudderless, as Jonathan Riddell left Kubuntu's governing body late last month.

By Jon Gold | 08 July, 2015 01:42

Tags: Linux, Canon, canonical, software, operating systems, ubuntu

iPhone 7 rumour rollup: Apple's just going to have all the money, production revs up

I feel a combination of amazement, confusion and dread, which I should really just start calling the "Apple Triad" of emotions. This week, the latest in Apple's quest to rule all it surveys and pave the road to conquest with oblong, rectangular handheld computers.

By Jon Gold | 07 July, 2015 03:16

Tags: Apple, consumer electronics, iPhone 7, smartphones, intel, Bloomberg

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