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.

Latest from Paul Gillin

CloudVelox tackles cloud migration pain with automated network mapping

Expectations that migrating to the cloud is an easy “lift and shift” proposition often founder on the reality of incompatible operating environments — especially when network addresses on cloud infrastructure don’t necessarily mimic the ones used inside a customer’s data center. Cloud automation software provider CloudVelox Inc. is attacking that problem with a new automated […]

Where’s that smartphone? Hadoop-based system delivers new supply chain insight

The recent crisis surrounding Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd.’s overheating smartphones has dramatized a problem that affects makers of durable products across industries: Once a product leaves the factory, it’s devilishly difficult ever to find it again. Product lifecycle management has made it possible for manufacturers to standardize information-sharing through the design, development and production process. […]

Digital transformation, Internet of Things poised to drive a leaner HPE

With a full year as an independent company under its belt, Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co. will convene its Discover Europe user conference this week in London as an unquestionably leaner company. Whether it’s meaner is still to be determined. In reporting revenues that slightly underperformed expectations last week, HPE executives said all the changes that […]

HPE revenues fall, but company outlines a brightening future

Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co. closed out its first year as an independent company with a fiscal fourth quarter earnings report that narrowly missed revenue forecasts but slightly exceeding earnings-per-share estimates. The maker of computer servers, storage and networking gear and services also forecast a profit of 44 cents a share in the current quarter, a bit […]

Gigamon brings deep packet inspection to Amazon cloud

Gigamon Inc. is bringing on-premise-like network visibility to the Amazon Web Services cloud with a data-in-motion visibility platform that enables information technology organizations to conduct deep packet analysis on cloud workloads. The company says its Visibility Platform for AWS Elastic Compute Cloud combines seamless views of both local and cloud infrastructure with the ability to parcel out […]

Startup RapidAPI raises $3.5M to simplify software integration

ProgrammableWeb lists more than 16,000 application program interfaces in its directory, up from just 300 decade ago, and the market is expanding by about 40 new entrants per week. But building applications that use multiple APIs can require some gymnastics. That’s why RapidAPI is trying to help with an open source platform that enables developers worldwide to […]

LinkedIn spiffs up email client in Sales Navigator social selling tool

LinkedIn Corp. has redesigned its InMail for Sales Navigator to help sales professionals deliver customized messages, in the first major update since the company announced added Gmail and Salesforce.com integration in July. The redesigned client enables sales people to scroll through the profile of a sales prospect and insert relevant information about their experiences. Users […]

Salesforce.com beats sales, profit estimates as good times roll on

Things just keep getting better for Salesforce.com Inc. The company, which sells customer relationship management software online, that kicked off the software-as-a-service revolution in 1999 issued a stronger-than-expected earning report, sending its stock up more than 6 percent in after-hours trading. Salesforce.com had been lagging the overall market for the past three months on speculation that […]

CA burnishes mainframe line and expands DevOps support

CA Technologies Inc. is brushing up its mainframe software line with advanced analytics, improved automation, support for DevOps rapid application development and improved security offerings. The company today also expanded or enhanced a wide range of development- and security-oriented products. “We’re closing the loop on everything from building apps to deploying them, managing them and […]

HyperGrid delivers cloud-in-a-box with container, licensing twists

Five months after its birth from the merger of Gridstore Inc. and DCHQ Inc., HyperGrid Inc. is delivering its promised hybrid-cloud-in-a-box service with a few unique twists. HyperCloud is described as a full scale-out application platform that can be set up in minutes and managed on premise, via a cloud service or as a combination of both. The […]