Paul Gillin

Paul Gillin is the Senior Editor for Wikibon’s micro-analysis team. He is the author of five books and more than 300 articles on the topic of social media and digital marketing. Gillin has 23 years experience in tech journalism, including his time as founding editor-in-chief of B2B technology publisher TechTarget as well as editor-in-chief and executive editor of the technology weekly Computerworld. He is a Senior Research Fellow at the Society for New Communications Research and a member of the Procter & Gamble Digital Advisory Board.

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Data Expedition bring its FTP data transfer alternative to the cloud

A self-described “quiet software company” that has taken no funding while building a base of more than 200 enterprise customers over the course of 17 years is hoping to make some noise today with the launch of a version of its high-performance data transport software for the major cloud infrastructure platforms. Data Expedition Inc. says its software […]

Red Hat deepens Ansible, hybrid cloud support in latest release of virtualization platform

Red Hat Inc. announced availability of Red Hat Virtualization 4.1, the latest release of the company’s virtualization platform based on the kernel-based virtual machine KVM open-source standard. The software provides for centralized management of virtualized servers and workstations based on Red Hat Enterprise Linux with automation capabilities provided by Red Hat’s version of the Ansible […]

Catalogic broadens copy management platform support, targets healthcare providers

Catalogic Software Inc. has added application-aware support for InterSystems Corp’s Caché and SAP SE’s HANA databases, and extended Microsoft SQL Server support to physical hosts in a new release of its ECX copy data management software Support for Caché effectively extends ECX support to Epic Systems Corp.’s electronic health records system, which is used by […]

SnapLogic mines its integration cloud to build AI assistant

Richly funded data integration startup SnapLogic Inc. says it’s building artificial intelligence into its cloud-based service, potentially cutting months of time off of large-scale development projects. Named Iris, after the mythical character who was the messenger of the Greek gods (pictured), the proprietary machine learning technology is the first in what SnapLogic says will be […]

Few firms have coherent plans for the Industrial Internet of Things, survey finds

Over half of executives at 350 industrial companies said they expect the Industrial Internet of Things to have a significant or major impact on their industry within three years, but barely 2 percent have a clear vision for adoption or large-scale implementations underway, according to a new study. The findings suggest that now is the time […]

Earnings preview: Will profits get the tech market rally back on track?

Quarterly earnings season begins this coming week, and the question for technology companies is: How high is up? Despite two weeks of modestly declining share prices in April, technology shares are still up an average of 10 percent in 2017, compared with 4 percent for the overall market. Prior to the latest skid, Apple Inc. […]

Cloudera sets IPO price far below earlier valuation estimates

In a move that’s likely to throw cold water on investors who have been hoping for a rally in enterprise software stocks, Cloudera Inc. set the price range for its initial public offering today that implies a market capitalization of less than half the valuation it received in March 2014. The big data company said […]

He’s not running blind: Wearable tech will help Boston Marathon contestant reach the finish line

When he crosses the starting line of the 121st Boston Marathon on Monday, blind runner Erich Manser will be accompanied by two assistants – one immediately to his left and another 800 miles away in Ohio. Manser (pictured) is the first marathon runner to test a new adaptive technology from La Jolla, California-based startup Aira […]

Study finds ‘digital business’ is still just a dream for many

For all the talk about digital transformation, it appears there’s little actual transforming going on. A new survey of 1,000 companies by The Enterprise Strategy Group Inc., and underwritten by Dell EMC, finds that only about 5 percent of organizations have fully embraced all the elements of information technology transformation that are needed to become a digital […]

Application container use surges, but lack of persistent storage irks more companies

Investment in containers, the simple, portable software wrappers for applications, is growing rapidly, but a lack of support for persistent storage has arisen as the top challenge of companies adopting the technology. That’s according to the results of a new survey conducted by Portworx Inc. The survey of 491 information technology professionals found that two-thirds are running […]