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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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 […]

DataStax revs up its enterprise-focused Cassandra database

DataStax Inc., which sells an enterprise version of the Apache Cassandra NoSQL database, today said it has tripled the speed of operational analytics compared with an open-source combination of Cassandra and Apache Spark in the newest version of its DataStax Enterprise product. The company, which has raised $190 million in venture financing, touts its enterprise […]

CloudVelox loops processes into cloud migration service

Cloud automation software provider CloudVelox Inc. today is expanding its automation and orchestration capabilities with new features that support customer processes as well as technology. The company’s One Hybrid Cloud software enables enterprises to map their existing network environments to a new or preconfigured network design on an Amazon Web Services cloud, cutting migrations by weeks […]

Pentaho pitches its integration platform as a machine learning aid

Pentaho Corp. is broadening the scope of its orchestration capabilities to include machine learning, saying its toolset can help teams of data scientists, engineers and analysts to train, tune, test and deploy predictive models in a fraction of the time typically required. Pentaho said its combined data integration and analytics platform enables predictive models to […]

MapR courts IoT developers with mini version of its big data platform

With the Internet of Things generating anticipation about a new model of distributed computing, MapR Technologies Inc. is hoping to get a jump on its big-data rivals with a version of its Converged Data Platform built specifically for processing at the network edges. MapR Edge, which is being announced today at Strata + Hadoop World, […]

VMware upgrades endpoint management tools for 20 percent less

VMware Inc. is rolling out a broad set of enhancements today to its Workspace ONE access management and AirWatch endpoint management toolsets and cutting Workspace ONE prices in the process. Workspace ONE gives information technology organizations the ability to manage any application on any device by integrating identity, application and enterprise mobility management both on-premises and […]

Intel places massive autonomous vehicle bet with $15.3B Mobileye purchase

Intel Corp. is placing a major bet that it can become the leading supplier of technology to power self-driving cars, striking a deal early today to buy Mobileye NV for about $15.3 billion. Mobileye makes chips that power the camera systems behind automated and semi-automated driving systems. Most notably, its technology is used by Tesla Inc. […]

Sprinklr bring social media monitoring to the big screen

Sprinklr Inc., maker of a popular platform organizations can use to monitor and engage in conversations over social media, is bringing its technology to the big screen with a version of its dashboard that runs on digital signage diplays Sprinklr Display can integrate data from up to 24 social channels into a single view for […]

Unravel Data upgrades performance monitor for big data applications

Unravel Data Systems Inc. is updating its application performance management system for big data environments with improved detection of runaway applications, better service level agreement management and enhanced ability to diagnose and recommend fixes for slowdowns and other performance problems. The company, which emerged from stealth about six months ago with $7.2 million in funding, says […]