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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Reltio boosts third-party integration with master data management service

Reltio Inc., a platform-as-a-service company that provides master data management services for disparate data sources, has announced the newest iteration of its cloud data management platform. The new version features integration with SnapLogic Inc.’s application program interface manager and improved integration with Dun & Bradstreet Corp. data. Master data management is a technique for defining […]

Trillium folds offline information into data-as-a-service offering

Trillium Software, a Syncsort Inc. subsidiary that specializes in data quality, today announced the availability of Trillium Precise, a new data-as-a-service offering that enables organizations to get a single view of validated, verified customer and prospect contact information, including offline data. Trillium Precise combines the company’s world-wide postal and geocoding data cleansing service with data […]

Salesforce.com beats earnings forecasts and raises guidance, but investors sniff

Salesforce.com Inc. beat revenue forecasts, matched earnings-per-share estimates and raised its full-year 2018 revenue guidance, but all that wasn’t enough to please picky investors. The provider of customer relationship manager services saw shares decline about 1.5 percent in after-hours trading. The issue appeared to be somewhat softer guidance the company issued for the current fiscal quarter, […]

Chip cards are driving more fraud online, study finds

Retailers suffered a 79 percent greater risk of fraud in the fourth quarter of 2016 compared with the same quarter a year ago. Merchants in the U.S. — and in the apparel industry in particular — bear the brunt of the growth, according to a new analysis from Forter Inc. a maker of fraud prevention software. […]

Alfresco pitches integrated content/workflow manager at digital transformation

Hitching its wagon to the current craze for “digital transformation,” Alfresco Software Inc. is combining its open-source enterprise content management and business process management services into an integrated package topped by an application development platform. The Alfresco Digital Business Platform is used to create automated workflows involving multiple documents and users in areas such as […]

Study finds big rewards in IoT adoption, but troubling security worries

A new study of 3,100 information technology and business decision makers across 20 countries finds strong adoption plans for smart devices – or the so-called Internet of Things — but also serious concerns about security and confusion about how to use the data those devices create. The survey, which was conducted by Hewlett Packard Enterprise […]

Q&A: Application containers finally take off as barriers crumble

Enterprise use of containers — those simple, portable software wrappers for applications — is set to explode, with up to 80 percent of organizations expected to be in production by the end of this year. Brian Gracely (pictured) follows this phenomenon closely both in his role as a director of product strategy at Red Hat […]

Splunk issues weaker first-quarter outlook, pushing shares down

Splunk Inc. topped analyst expectations in both revenues and earnings per share in its fiscal fourth quarter financial results, but the stock dove 7 percent after hours on a weaker-than-expected first-quarter forecast. The developer of log analytics tools for operational intelligence said total revenues were $306.5 million, up 39 percent year-over-year, well ahead of consensus estimates […]

This chief data officer is breaking down silos, one at a time

Ursula Cottone has no formal background in technology. Over the course of a nearly 20-year banking career, she has worked in just about every area of the business, including including branch management, lending, commercial banking, investments and large-scale technical projects. Just not information technology. But in her role as chief data officer at Citizens Financial […]

Adobe brings cloud-based digital signatures to your smartphone

Adobe Systems Inc. today unveiled its first cloud-based digital signature capability, opening up a potentially huge market of billions of smartphones that currently can’t capture digital signatures. The company also added features to its mobile applications that makes it possible for documents such as healthcare forms and mortgage applications to be securely captured, signed and […]