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Jack E. Gold is founder and principal analyst at J. Gold Associates, LLC., an analyst firm in Northborough, Mass. With more than 45 years of experience in the computer and electronics industries, and 25 years as a tech industry analyst, he covers the many aspects of business and consumer computing and emerging technologies.

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The opinions expressed in this blog are those of Jack Gold and do not necessarily represent those of IDG Communications, Inc., its parent, subsidiary or affiliated companies.

Why you need an integrated data lifecycle solution

Foldable smartphones are important, even if you never get one

Foldable smartphones are important, even if you never get one

With smartphone sales soft this year in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic, innovation matters more than ever.

What Apple’s Mac move away from Intel means to the enterprise

What Apple’s Mac move away from Intel means to the enterprise

Companies that deploy Macs in production environments need to assess what the new platform means for their workforce. While Apple believes few glitches will occur as it moves macOS to new silicon, disruptions could still occur.

5 lessons companies should learn about working at home

5 lessons companies should learn about working at home

Companies now have the opportunity to learn from what is and isn’t working during the coronavirus crisis. Use this time to build out a strategy so you won’t have to use band aids and duct tape next time.

Podcast: What IT can learn from the early weeks of the pandemic

Podcast: What IT can learn from the early weeks of the pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic forced IT teams around the world to adapt to serving an almost entirely remote workforce. But once we all return to work in an office, those lessons shouldn’t be forgotten. Listen now as Jack Gold, president...

How to build a collaboration environment for a changing workforce

How to build a collaboration environment for a changing workforce

By 2025, most workers will be millennials. These ‘digital natives’ will have a major impact on how collaboration takes place – and it won’t involve walking next door to an office to collaborate.

Why 5G means new business models and user benefits

Why 5G means new business models and user benefits

5G wireless technology will enable business opportunities that will bring new services and better performance that extend beyond the smartphone.

Will 5G increase mobile security?

Will 5G increase mobile security?

We love our smartphones, but there's a dark side. Their prevalence and users’ tendencies to connect over public Wi-Fi make mobile devices a common target of bad guys. Analyst Jack Gold looks at how to mitigate the risk.

Can you be mobile AND secure?

Can you be mobile AND secure?

Despite the security challenges mobile devices create, there is no going back. Users demand corporate access from their smartphones and companies benefit from this access with increased efficiency, better use of time and improved user...

How gaming can save high-end smartphones

How gaming can save high-end smartphones

The smartphone market, especially at the high end, is slowing down as we reach market maturity. Gaming, however, might be the key to stimulating growth.

Samsung’s Galaxy Fold: Bright future or dead end?

Samsung’s Galaxy Fold: Bright future or dead end?

Samsung finally announced it is shipping its Galaxy Fold, coming to AT&T and T-Mobile on April 26. Who will this device appeal to and will it be successful?

Mobile World Congress 2019: Where smartphone battles unfolded

Mobile World Congress 2019: Where smartphone battles unfolded

Beyond the impressive new smartphone tech that we saw at Mobile World Congress, what does it all mean for the future of mainstream devices and average users?

Enterprise mobile management: Where do we go from here?

Enterprise mobile management: Where do we go from here?

Traditional mobile management is dead. There is a new era of device management coming, and you better get ready for it.

Why mobile devices must have AI

Why mobile devices must have AI

Mobile devices powered with artificial intelligence (AI) is not an if -- it’s a when. Without AI, the increasing complexity of our devices will become overwhelming.

Is your company part of the GDPR 'mobile loophole'?

Is your company part of the GDPR 'mobile loophole'?

Europe is leading the way in privacy protection with General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR). But most companies are not focused on what it means for their mobile workers.

Location-based services move beyond mobile and into enterprise apps

Location-based services move beyond mobile and into enterprise apps

The ability to access location-based services (LBS) via a real-time API/SDK is critical to making future services and applications useful, especially in business.

2018 will be the year of 'smart' in mobile

2018 will be the year of 'smart' in mobile

The next phase of smartphone differentiation will be about increasing the "smart."

Microsoft's plan to sell more Windows S devices

Microsoft's plan to sell more Windows S devices

Microsoft is looking to regain momentum in the expanding mobile workforce that often has not been on a Microsoft platform.

iPhone X vs. Galaxy Note 8: The battle of the $1,000 smartphones

iPhone X vs. Galaxy Note 8: The battle of the $1,000 smartphones

Comparing the enterprise features in the Apple iPhone X with those in the Samsung Galaxy Note 8, this blogger gives the edge to the Galaxy Note 8.

11 tech breakthroughs that led to today’s smartphones

11 tech breakthroughs that led to today’s smartphones

With the imminent release of the next generation of iPhones, let's look at what early pioneers did to get us to where we are today

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