Dave Vellante

David Vellante is co-CEO of SiliconANGLE Media, as well as co-founder and Chief Analyst of The Wikibon Project, the world’s leading open source IT research community. Dave is a long-time tech industry analyst, entrepreneur, writer and speaker. He is co-host of theCUBE – “The ESPN of Tech.” He is also a co-founder of Crowdspots, an angel funded startup based in Palo Alto using big data techniques to extract business value from social data. Prior to these exploits Dave ran a CIO consultancy and spent a decade growing and managing IDC’s largest business unit. He lives in Massachusetts with his wife and four children where he serves as the President of his town’s local “Kiddie Sports” association. Dave holds a B.S. in Applied Mathematics from Union College.

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A long, strange trip: Automation leader UiPath’s unusual $PATH to its IPO

UiPath Inc. is going public this coming week to become the next hot software company to stage an initial public offering. But it has had a long, strange trip to its IPO. How so? Well, the robotic process automation company, whose software mimics human interactions using software scripts or robots that execute human tasks in ...
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Tech spending powers the roaring ’20s as cloud leads the charge

In the year 2020, it was good to be in tech. It was even better to be in the cloud as organizations had to rely on remote cloud services to keep things running. We believe tech spending will increase 7% to 8% in 2021, but we don’t expect investments in cloud computing to attenuate as ...
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NFTs, crypto madness and blockchain in the enterprise

When a piece of digital art sells for $69. million, more than has ever been paid for works by Paul Gauguin or Salvador Dali, and makes its creator the third most expensive living artist in the world, one can’t help but take notice and ask: “What is going on?” The latest craze around nonfungible tokens, ...
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Satya Nadella lays out a vision at Ignite 2021: What it means for Microsoft and the cloud

Microsoft Corp. Chief Executive Satya Nadella sees a different future for cloud computing over the coming decade. In his Microsoft Ignite keynote this past week, Nadella (pictured) laid out the five attributes that will define the cloud in the next 10 years. His vision is a cloud platform that is decentralized, ubiquitous, intelligent, sensing and ...
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Software-as-a-service attack, on-prem survival and redefining cloud

Software-as-a-service companies have been some of the strongest performers during this COVID-19 era. They finally took a bit of a breather this month but remain generally well-positioned for the next several years with their predictable revenue models and cloud-based offerings. Meanwhile, the demise of on-premises data center legacy players from COVID shock seems to have ...
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Robotic process automation remains on a hot streak as UiPath blazes the trail

UiPath Inc.’s recent $750 million fundraising at a $35 billion valuation underscores investor enthusiasm for robotic process automation. And why not? The pandemic has fueled a surge in automation initiatives as organizations retool their operations and prepare for a post-COVID environment. But reasonable people are asking: “Is this market getting overheated?” In this Breaking Analysis ...
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How the SolarWinds hack and COVID-19 are changing cybersecurity spending

Top security pros say the SolarWinds hack and the COVID-19 pandemic have accelerated a change in their cybersecurity spending patterns. Not only must chief information security officers secure an increasingly distributed workforce, but they now must also be wary of software code coming from reputable vendors, including the very patches designed to protect them against ...
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Big 4 cloud providers poised to surpass $115B in revenue this year

We’re seeing the emergence of four, and only four, A players in the market for hyperscale cloud computing services. For the combined infrastructure as a service and platform as a service market, only Amazon Web Services Inc., Microsoft Corp. with Azure, Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. and Alphabet Inc.’s Google Cloud Platform have the resources, momentum ...
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These four key drivers will cause tech spending to roar back in 2021

Tech spending is about to roar back. Following a 4% to 5% contraction in 2020, we expect a 6% to 7% increase in 2021 technology spending. We see four key drivers for that growth: 1) Continued fine-tuning of and investment in digital strategies, such as cloud, security, artificial intelligence, data and automation; 2) Application modernization initiatives, ...
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Decentralization and a data deluge: TheCUBE on Cloud reveals the future of cloud

The next 10 years of cloud will differ dramatically from the past decade, in ways we couldn’t have imagined just a few years ago. The early days of cloud deployed virtualization of standard off-the-shelf components to scale out and build a large distributed system. The coming decade will see a much more data-centric, real-time, intelligent, ...