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

Clusterpoint hits U.S. shores with pay-as-you-go NoSQL database

One of the gotchas of public cloud infrastructure is penalty charges that can kick in when a user exceeds the amount of computing resource budgeted at startup. The newest player in the emerging database-as-a-service market (DBaaS) in the U.S. thinks it has a better way with a NoSQL service that bills usage after the fact […]

Opinion: App stores threaten traditional software sales models

SugarCRM, Inc. just launched an enterprise pp exchange for commercial users of its customer relationship management software. While the company previously offered an exchange for its open-source Community Edition, the extension makes it “easy for our commercial customers to find the rich set of business-grade solutions they need,” said Clint Oram, SugarCRM co-founder and chief […]

IBM bets big on Spark, calling it the Linux of Big Data analytics

IBM was late to the Hadoop party, and has had to settle for playing a supporting role. It isn’t going to make the same mistake again. The company is putting a major stake in the ground in support of Apache Spark, the high-speed analytics and machine-learning engine that is the hottest thing in Big Data […]

MapR 5.0 edges Hadoop closer to real-time processing

Continuing its drive to bring the batch-oriented Hadoop Big Data platform into the real-time world, MapR technologies, Inc. today is announcing a host of new features designed to support on-the-fly decision-making. MapR 5.0 is also crafted to support bigger workloads, responding to what MapR says is a trend toward customers running more applications on individual clusters. […]

Wikibon sizes up the skeptics as #HadoopSummit love fest begins

As Hadoop Summit prepares to kick off tomorrow in San Jose, CA, the Big Data platform that is shaking up the database industry is also struggling with an adolescent crisis and questions about whether it can support a full commercial ecosystem in the long term. Forecasts for the overall Big Data market continue to be […]

Enterprise news you gotta know for June 4 – stats about the sheer size of HP’s split

A daily summary of stories in the areas of Big Data, cloud computing and software-led infrastructure from some of the top news sources on the Web. Business News The HP split by the numbers: 2,800 apps and 75,000 APIs – Computerworld This story notes that HP has laid off 50,000 people over the last two […]

Enterprise news you gotta know for June 3 – HP sets breakup date for Nov. 1

A daily summary of stories in the areas of Big Data, cloud computing and software-led infrastructure from some of the top news sources on the Web. Business News Google has reportedly acquired sensor company Lumedyne for $85M – Venture Beat Obvious use is in driverless cars, but Lumedyne has other sensor patents that could be […]

Enterprise news you gotta know for June 2 – Cisco execs head for the door

A daily summary of stories in the areas of Big Data, cloud computing and software-led infrastructure from some of the top news sources on the Web. Business News Cisco’s Padmasree Warrior is out: Report – Business Insider COO Gary Moore and president Rob Lloyd have also resigned in the wake of Cisco’s appointment of Chuck […]

Enterprise news you gotta know for May 29 – IBM goes vertical with analytics

A daily summary of stories in the areas of Big Data, cloud computing and software-led infrastructure from some of the top news sources on the Web. Product News IBM pitches analysis software for select industry verticals – Computerworld There’s a strong vertical focus to this new line of applications, which are heavy on predictive analytics. […]

Enterprise news you gotta know for May 28 – GigaOm resurrected – sorta

A daily summary of stories in the areas of Big Data, cloud computing and software-led infrastructure from some of the top news sources on the Web. Business News CA buys Rally Software for DevOps and cloud-based agile development in $480m deal – Computing Company says its customers need to develop software faster. Rally claims users […]