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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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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?

The great mobile app challenge

The great mobile app challenge

The demand for enterprise mobile apps has far outstripped most companies' ability to deploy even the most needed apps to the workforce. This situation has to change, as keeping business users productive is at risk. Fortunately there...

Where does enterprise mobile management go from here? To EMMS!

Where does enterprise mobile management go from here? To EMMS!

As the mobile market matures and companies no longer want to deal with the hassle of bring-your-own-device and shadow support on their own, outsourced mobile management services are becoming attractive. This has major impact on a...

Microsoft at MWC: Will anyone care?

Microsoft at MWC: Will anyone care?

Will Microsoft be making any major mobile device announcements at the upcoming Mobile World Congress that will make any difference to its position in the market?

Partnerships and mergers, brought to you by 5G

Partnerships and mergers, brought to you by 5G

Although the "hype" around 5G has already started, we are at least 4-5 years away from any mainstream, substantial deployments that will provide users with a critical mass of access points. But that hasn't stopped many of the major...

Why most companies have the wrong approach to enterprise mobile apps

Why most companies have the wrong approach to enterprise mobile apps

Most organizations focus on the wrong approach to mobile apps often due to old style thinking. What's important is not rapid application development, but rapid application deployment to maximize ROI.

EoT: More than meets the API

EoT: More than meets the API

The enterprise use of "things" will be empowered by APIs that enable a variety of device platforms and types to interactive productively with back-end systems.

Does Intel have a major advantage in tablets?

Does Intel have a major advantage in tablets?

Intel's two pronged strategy to fully support Android and Windows will give it a market advantage

Intel's 'surround and conquer' IoT strategy

Intel's 'surround and conquer' IoT strategy

With the Internet of Things set to explode over the next 2 to 3 years, will Intel's x86 architecture become irrelevant?

Adding dimensions to HP

Adding dimensions to HP

Recently HP made some interesting announcements regarding its push into the emerging world of 3D and business oriented tablets. Will this move HP into a leadership position in next generation printing and computing, or simply give...

Did Microsoft just change the game?

Did Microsoft just change the game?

With recent announcements, Microsoft has shown us a glimpse of its new direction and strategic focus. Is it just for show, or is Microsoft becoming relevant again?

‘Can everyone hear me now?’

‘Can everyone hear me now?’

Voice interception of mobile calls is an invisible security hole that isn’t getting enough attention.

The enterprise PC: Not quite dead yet

Tablets haven't killed off the PC market, which is about to return from a downturn.

Jack Gold: Microsoft re-Surfaces the Pro, for the enterprise

The enhancements in the Surface Pro 3 are aimed straight at the enterprise.

The Enterprise of Things

Consumers will lead the charge to the Internet of Things, but enterprise adaptation will not be far behind. Will your IT department be ready?

The wider implications of IBM's mobile buying spree

Consolidation will dominate the mobile market over the next couple of years. If your enterprise is using mobile technology from a small company, expect to have to upgrade. Insider (registration required)

Windows Phone update is more than just a facelift

Getting Windows Phone 8 Update 3, and eventually Windows Phone 8.1, on phablets is one thing, but getting a foothold in the low-end tablet market is a bigger opportunity.

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