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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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 […]

Cisco extends network virtualization to branch offices

Extending its belated but seemingly earnest push toward network virtualization, Cisco Systems Inc. today introduced a new hardware platform and virtual network services for branch locations. The networking giant also launched new software for virtualizing the network perimeter and extending that capability to co-location centers. Cisco said it now provides software-defined segmentation across the entire […]

Genomic researcher tames container data problem to speed new therapies

If you think you’ve got big data challenges, consider the plight of the Translational Genomics Research Institute. The Phoenix-based nonprofit manages and share data on thousands of patients across a network of academic, government, clinical and corporate partners. With each genome sequence consuming an average of 6 terabytes of data, speed and reliability are critical. TGen […]

Talend CEO sees stalled IPO market almost ready to rev

On the heels of strong quarterly earnings powered by a doubling of its big data and cloud businesses, Talend SA’s stock price is flirting with the all-time high it set last August, four weeks after its highly anticipated initial public offering — and that’s why tech investors are watching closely. Should Talend break out of its […]

Syncsort eases chore of integrating data from many sources

Syncsort Inc. is planting its feet deeper into the red-hot data integration market. The Pearl River, New York-based company on Thursday announced enhancements to its DMX-h extract/transform/load, or ETL, software that include integrated workflow and support for the new 2.0 release of the Apache Spark analytics framework. Syncsort said the improvements build upon what it calls […]

Couchbase strengthens scalability, resilience as it pursues digital transformation initiatives

Couchbase Inc. is announcing a new release of its NoSQL database platform that goes after what it sees as growing “systems of engagement” opportunities as businesses turn up the focus on personalization and customer services. The upgraded platform streamlines global deployments, improves security and provides greater development flexibility. Systems of engagement “incorporate technologies such as social […]

SnapLogic expands cloud app and Kafka real-time support in new release

Well-funded data integration vendor SnapLogic Inc. is adding new and updated integration modules for Workday Inc., NetSuite Inc. and Amazon Web Services’ Redshift. In its latest release of its SnapLogic Enterprise Integration Cloud, the company also added support for real-time data streams based on Confluent Inc.’s distribution of the Apache Kafka messaging protocol. Co-founded by Guarav Dhillon, […]

Upstart Instart Logic pokes a stick at Akamai, says it has foiled ad blockers

Backed by $140 million in funding from a blue-chip roster of investors, startup Instart Logic Inc. is taking on content-delivery giant Akamai Technologies Inc. The upstart today introduced an integrated set of offerings that encompasses performance guarantees, advertising revenue shares and integrated defense against bots. The company is also touting a claim that’s bound to stir […]

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 […]