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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Drones are really data vacuums. Here’s how one startup plans to clean up

Drones may still be a bit of a novelty in the skies, but cottage industries are already springing up around expectations that their impact will be enormous. Fleets of drones are already being used in fields such as law enforcement, agriculture, real estate management and construction. Many other applications are expected to burst forth as […]

Report shows Office 365 pulling away from cloud application pack

In a further sign that Microsoft Corp. is making hay in cloud computing, its Office 365 continues to extend its lead as the No. 1 productivity suite in the cloud. That’s one finding in cloud identity management provider Okta Inc.‘s third “Businesses @ Work” report. The news isn’t all good for Microsoft, however. Okta also says it’s […]

Analysis: Why a hot market couldn’t save SimpliVity from surrendering to HPE

When Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co. announced Tuesday that it’s acquiring SimpliVity Corp. for $650 million, the surprisingly low price raised questions about whether the hot market for systems that combine computing, storage and networking into one box was cooling off. After all, the maker of so-called hyperconverged systems was reported just last November to be talking […]

Businesses creep slowly toward cybersecurity maturity, HPE report says

The quality of business cybersecurity practices has improved slightly over the last two years – but only slightly, according to the latest Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co. State of Security Operations report. HPE’s in-depth assessment of 137 security operations centers in 183 companies, which has been ongoing since 2008, finds that more than 26 percent fail […]

Talend joins self-service party with new release of data integration platform

Talend Inc. is joining the parade of data integration suppliers that are courting their own users as data stewards. The winter release of the company’s Talend Data Fabric integration platform, which is being announced today, includes features that Talend calls “self-service for the data citizen.” The company says they enable business people to do many […]

Threat researcher sees no end to ransomware’s growth

Intel Corp.’s McAfee Labs raised some eyebrows in the security community in November with its prediction that “the volume and effectiveness of ransomware attacks will go down in the second half of 2017.” The security firm based its prediction on improvements in preventive technology, better industry coordination, education and stepped-up law enforcement pressure for its […]

Cloud, digital business are forcing an enterprise security rethink

‘Tis the season for security surveys. Two more hit the mailboxes week, both validating the dramatic impact that cloud computing and digital transformation are having on corporate security organizations and budgets. A BMC Software Inc. survey of more than 300 chief information officers and chief information security officers finds that the digital transformation “is forcing […]

Velocidi raises $12M to help marketers make smarter ad choices

Velocidi LLC is taking its first funding round under unusual circumstances: It doesn’t need the money to survive. Founded in 2010, the marketing analytics company has been profitable for the past year-and-a-half. It plans to use its new $12 million in series A funding to invest in sales, marketing and development of a new artificial […]

VMware report finds holistic approach to mobility pays off

Organizations that adopt a “digital workspace” plan, which encompasses a single set of user experiences, access controls and management tools across a range of devices and locations, report much more business, operational and financial benefits than those with less holistic mobility programs. That’s according to a new report published today by VMware Inc., whose State of […]

DataGravity pitches virtual machine-aware security to stop ransomware

Continuing its pivot into the security market following last year’ exit from the storage hardware business, DataGravity Inc. today is announcing DataGravity for Virtualization, a product suite that protects data in virtual machine environments. The company said it’s initially targeting the product at small-to-medium-sized enterprises and positioning it as the most effective protection against ransomware, the rapidly […]