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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.

Coronavirus: What companies are ready for our new reality?

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?

Why enterprise computing is living on the edge

Why enterprise computing is living on the edge

Like client/server and cloud before it, edge computing will be a critical component in any enterprise IT strategy. Here why you need an edge strategy to be competitive.

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.

3 ways to improve PC security

3 ways to improve PC security

Insider Pro columnist Jack Gold writes that organizations must focus on three key areas if they want to protect their PCs -- and ultimately the entire organization -- from security breaches.

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