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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You can open your eyes now: Okta soars 38 percent in first-day trading

Maybe it’s finally safe to go back in the water. Enterprise-focused identity management startup Okta Inc. took a gamble on today’s initial public offering, pricing its shares at the top end of its $15 to $17 target, but the bet paid off as the stock surged nearly 40 percent to close at $23.51 in NASDAQ […]

Fintech upstarts present a growing threat to financial services incumbents, says PwC

Financial firms are at a high risk of disruption from tech-driven competitors, but rather than fighting or hiding, a majority of traditional companies are moving to embrace their disruptors, according to a new PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP report. The report, which is based on a survey of more than 1,300 senior executives in the financial services and […]

Semarchy brings material design to ‘master data management’

Semarchy Inc. hopes to help democratize master data management with new software that uses material design principles to simplify the process of data harmonization. MDM is an approach to linking important data across an organization to a single master file that acts as a common point of reference. The intent is to minimize data duplication […]

Crunchbase raises $18M as it seeks to become a broad-based data provider

Crunchbase Inc., the tech startup directory that grew out of the popular TechCrunch news site and was spun out of AOL Inc. 18 months ago, has raised $18 million in a series B funding round and launched a high-end Crunchbase Enterprise version of its premium subscription services. The latest round was led by Mayfield Fund and brings to […]

Survey shows lackadaisical attitudes toward cloud security risks

Information technology professionals may worry a lot about cloud security, but a new survey indicates they’re doing little about it. The survey of more than 3,000 IT professionals by cloud access security broker Bitglass Inc. found that only 24 percent of organizations routinely monitor software-as-a-service and infrastructure-as-a-service accounts. That’s despite the fact that 87 percent […]

SugarCRM gives its mobile app an overhaul

With use of its mobile app tripling year-over-year, SugarCRM Inc. is buffing up the iOS and Android software with a host of new usability and management features. Many of the enhancements relate to “streamlining where the clicks are and making intuitive actions part of the flow,” said Clint Oram, co-founder and chief marketing officer. “We also did a […]

Hortonworks announces faster, more secure data platform

Hortonworks Inc. today announced a new version of its data platform, boosting query performance, strengthening security and streamlining data management operations. With version 2.6 of the Hortonworks Data Platform, based on the open-source Hadoop software framework for handling very large datasets distributed on many computers, the company claims to be the first Hadoop vendor to […]

WalkMe snaps up Jaco, builder of user experience visualization engine

WalkMe Inc., maker of a platform for understanding and improving user experience, has made its second acquisition, picking up Jaco Analytics Inc. and its user experience visualization technology. WalkMe calls its cloud-based service a “guidance and engagement platform.” The software enables companies to offer contextual guidance, help and prompts to application users or website visitors […]

Intel completes McAfee spinoff to sighs of relief at both companies

Formalizing a deal announced in September, Intel Corp. has completed the spinoff of its McAfee security subsidiary, selling a 51 percent stake to private equity firm TPG for $3.1 billion plus a promise by TPG to invest an additional $1.1 billion in the business. Intel, which paid $7.7 billion for the security firm in 2011, […]

Quality assurance firm has an unusual advantage: autistic testers

“I see things at different levels than most people. I can see a whole spreadsheet of information organized in my mind. Before we moved into our house, I could picture every room and know exactly where I was going to put everything. I can also do that with random bits of data.”  – Marcie C, community […]