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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HPE bids to secure IoT data from source to Hadoop

Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co. is planting its feet in two hot security markets with the introduction of HPE SecureData for Hadoop and Internet of Things, an encryption product that’s intended to easily secure sensitive information that’s transmitted across IoT environments. The product uses format-preserving encryption, a type of encryption that doesn’t change the underlying format […]

Cybersecurity in 2017: Managing chaos in an age of unavoidable attacks

The title of the opening keynote at RSA Security LLC’s annual information security conference this week in San Francisco — “Planning for Chaos” – neatly sums up the myriad challenges that anyone who uses technology today faces. Every day, it seems, new kinds of risks and attacks on information security threaten virtually every service we rely upon […]

Here, Spot! Cloudera edges further into the security business

Big data software provider Cloudera Inc. is forging a partnership with its biggest investor to advance its footprint in the security business — without formally announcing a product. The company last week announced support for Apache Spot, an incubating project contributed by Intel Corp. that gives organizations a single consolidation platform for security data that […]

Intel report finds cloud security fears rapidly abating

If a new report by Intel Corp.’s security arm is to be believed, cloud computing has finally turned the trust corner. Intel Security is kicking off RSA Security LLC’s 2017 Conference in San Francisco this week with the results of a global survey of more than 2,000 information technology professionals about their attitudes and practices […]

Talend doubles big data and cloud businesses, investors cheer

Talend SA doubled its big data and cloud businesses in the fourth quarter, boosting revenues by 45 percent and subscription revenues by 48 percent from a year ago. Today’s earnings report from the data integration company, which had one of the most prominent initial public offerings in the enterprise tech sector in 2016, pleased investors, who bid […]

Low-profile unicorn Datto thinks big as it muscles into network market

In a world of prominent “unicorn” startups, Datto Inc. keeps a low profile. In part, that’s because the Norwalk, Connecticut-based company isn’t interested in courting enterprise customers. It sells its line of data protection products and services exclusively through a network of managed service providers, or MSPs, which then resell them to their customers. “The […]

Resilient Network Systems lands funding to boost novel authentication technology

Resilient Network Systems Inc. is adding $1.2 million to its coffers via a series A extension round led by HRK Investments LLP. The company plans to invest the money in sales and marketing to boost awareness of its identity and access management platform, which integrates multiple authentication technologies and distributed sourcing. “The product’s pretty well buttoned […]

Box courts developers with burnished API library

Box Inc. is enhancing the experience for users of its application program interfaces in a bid to convince corporate developers and independent software vendors of the merits of incorporating Box’s document-sharing features into their products. Box estimates that more than 80,000 developers already tap into its API library, which includes features such as file upload […]

VMware makes virtual desktops faster, easier to deploy and manage

VMware Inc. is updating its Horizon virtual desktop services to reduce the cost and complexity of delivering Windows desktops over a network and improving performance for users as well. The new Just-in-Time Management Platform integrates VMware App Volumes, Instant Clone and User Environment Manager to simplify end-user profile management and boost performance. The platform enables […]

MapR plugs container storage gap with direct access to its converged platform

MapR Technologies, Inc. is attempting to cash in on container mania, announcing what it calls the industry’s first persistent storage system for containers that includes stateful access to files, database tables and message streams from any location. The company does this through the MapR Persistent Client Container, called PACC, a lightweight containerized application that makes […]