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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Business intelligence hotshot Looker rakes in another big pile of cash

Hot business intelligence startup Looker Data Sciences Inc. has closed an $81.5 million Series D funding round, adding CapitalG, the late-stage venture capital fund run by Google’s Alphabet parent, to its growing roster of investors. The latest infusion brings Looker’s total funding to $177.5 million, with nearly $130 million of that raised since the first of last year. Other […]

Atadata eases cloud migration pain using scripts instead of middleware

Atadata LLC is targeting the thorny problems of cloud migration with a managed platform that enables companies to shift workloads between on-premises and cloud environments without the use of software agents or emulation. Designed to support large enterprise workloads and a wide variety of source and target environments, Atasphere merges several of the company’s existing […]

ControlUp Raises $10M for operations monitoring platform

ControlUp Technologies Ltd. has raised $10 million in a series B funding round to build a U.S. presence for its analytics platform for information technology operations. ControlUp’s technology is used by organizations running hybrid clouds to measure performance metrics of virtual machine hypervisors and guest operating systems. The software gives administrators a high-level view of their […]

JethroData cranks up speed and automation in business intelligence acceleration engine

JethroData Inc., provider of an index-based SQL platform that speeds up business intelligence operations on Hadoop as well as traditional data warehousing platforms, is today releasing a new version with improved security, automatic aggregation of decision-support cubes, an improved administrator interface and better integration with Apache Hive. The company, which launched its platform last year after […]

LinkedIn adds high-end Sales Navigator edition

LinkedIn Corp. is furthering its drive into the customer relationship management market with a new high-end edition of its Sales Navigator prospecting tool and improved sales follow-up functionality. The top-of-the-line Sales Navigator Enterprise Edition increases the the number of monthly InMails that users can send to 50, adds improved manageability features like single sign-on and includes […]

Updated: With new products and partnerships, IBM doubles down on hybrid cloud

Updated Tuesday with comments from IBM Chief Executive Ginni Rometty’s keynote: As rivals public cloud providers such as Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure keep stealing business from traditional data center suppliers, IBM Corp. is announcing on Monday plans to redouble its efforts to offer cloud computing technologies that let customers use them anywhere they […]

IBM launches ‘enterprise-ready’ blockchain service

IBM Corp. won’t leave much doubt this week about its enthusiasm for blockchain, the distributed ledger technology that threatens to disrupt a wide swath of industries. On Monday, as part of a raft of announcements at its InterConnect cloud show in Las Vegas, the company will announce what it says is the first commercial blockchain […]

SolarWinds updates tools to simplify multi-cloud complexity

SolarWinds Inc. is buffing up its hybrid information technology management portfolio with updates announced Wednesday to several flagship products as well as its Orion unified monitoring platform. The company said the new features will help IT organizations better pinpoint performance and availability issues in complex hybrid cloud environments by enabling multi-cloud visibility along with on-premises monitoring […]

Rainforest QA adds exploratory option to crowdsourced testing service

Rainforest QA Inc. is expanding its line of crowdsourced software testing services with an exploratory testing option that leverages an elite group of testers to dig up problems that are difficult to surface with prepared test scripts. The company is one of a growing cadre of software testing firms that leverage the collective brain power of […]

Unitrends builds ransomware detection and recovery into backup software

Unitrends Inc., a maker of enterprise backup and continuity products, is building ransomware detection into its Recovery Series of physical backup appliances and Unitrends Backup Software. The new release leverages the always-on features of the products to spot anomalies and keep businesses running while ransomware is removed. Makers of backup software so far have not participated […]