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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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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.

Will Microsoft provide the operating system that enables 5G?

Will Microsoft provide the operating system that enables 5G?

While most of the focus around 5G has been on the network operators and infrastructure providers, there’s been an 'under the covers' war being waged on who will power the massive computing core of the new networks.

Is enterprise security broken?

Is enterprise security broken?

Deploying independent endpoint or network security separately is coming to a rapid – and much-needed -- end. If you want to stay secure longer-term, focus on unifying your security products now.

Coronavirus: What companies are ready for our new reality?

Coronavirus: What companies are ready for our new reality?

One class of companies is already equipped to work in a fully distributed employee model. Another going to have a difficult time adapting to most employees having to work from home. Some won’t survive if this lasts more than a few...

Is RPA really an AI process or much less?

Is RPA really an AI process or much less?

Does robotic process automation eliminate mundane tasks or just perpetuate a marginally productive process that should be redesigned in the first place?

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.

Next-generation endpoint security goes beyond the endpoint

Next-generation endpoint security goes beyond the endpoint

AI and behavioral analysis are key to elevating the level of security for devices and back-end systems and are a prerequisite for IoT devices and services. Is your vendor moving in the right direction?

Why multicloud security is your next big challenge

Why multicloud security is your next big challenge

Companies deploy an average of three to five different cloud services. With an increased emphasis on security and regulatory compliance, the capability to manage these disparate systems is crucial.

What’s next for 5G: A look at Release 17

What’s next for 5G: A look at Release 17

The current version of 5G is known in the standards bodies as Release 16. Release 17 was just ratified by the 3GPP – the group responsible for the standards definitions. Here’s how 5G will be even better in the next implementation.

Will 5G accelerate edge computing as a service?

Will 5G accelerate edge computing as a service?

The key to making edge computing as a service practical is the capability for network operators to deploy a fast, low-latency connection – that is, they need 5G.

How IBM plans to compete in the cloud

How IBM plans to compete in the cloud

IBM hopes to reduce the complexity of moving workloads to the cloud through Cloud Paks,’ its series of specialized packaged offerings that enterprise can implement relatively quickly. But is it enough?

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