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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As a skills crisis mounts, tech leaders pivot: ‘It’s crazy the hiring spree they’re on’

For data scientists, Java developers and cloud computing experts, these are the best of times. For the companies looking to hire them? Not so much. The skills shortage that has been a constant background thrum in information technology industries for decades is now reaching crisis levels, fueled by the digital transformation craze and declining college ...

HPE beats earnings estimates, saying its ‘as-a-service’ model is winning over customers

A confident Hewlett-Packard Enterprise Co. today reported fiscal third-quarter earnings that beat analysts’ expectations on revenue that was in line with Wall Street estimates. The company raised its guidance on free cash flow and earnings per share for the year, the fourth such increase since last October, citing strength in its as-a-service and networking businesses ...

Okta says interest in zero-trust security is accelerating its growth

With second-quarter earnings that blew away Wall Street forecasts, Okta Inc. says its already rapid growth is poised to accelerate as enterprises climb aboard the zero-trust security boat in the wake of a pandemic that has obliterated corporate perimeters. Key to that will be its recent entry into the market for privileged access management or ...

Databricks funding rolls on as it closes $1.6B late-stage round at $38B valuation

In an announcement that could be said to confer upon the analytics company the title of “super unicorn,” Databricks Inc. today announced a $1.6 billion late-stage funding round that pegs its valuation at $38 billion. The Series H round, which was expected, comes just seven months after the company shook up the market for analytics ...

VMware beats estimates but stock falls on slower-than-expected cloud business growth

Virtualization giant VMware Inc. beat earnings and revenue estimates in its second quarter and raised profit and margin forecasts for the third quarter and full year. Earnings of $739 million, or $1.75 per share, beat consensus estimates by 11 cents, while revenue of $3.14 billion rose 9% and slightly beat expectations of $3.11 billion. Executives expressed ...

Bodo raises $14M for Python-optimized analytics platform

Analytics startup Bodo Inc. said today it has raised $14 million in a Series A funding led by Dell Technologies Capital to build and sell its parallel computing platform optimized for analytics and machine learning. Specifically, the two-year-old firm is targeting Python, a programming language that’s optimized for analytics and machine learning. Its software scales ...

Solo.io adds API gateway to its service mesh management platform

Solo.io Inc., a startup that helps organizations address the management challenges of integrating software containers and microservices into their environments, today added an application programming interface gateway for managing incoming or “north/south” traffic to its Gloo Mesh Enterprise platform. Gloo Mesh Enterprise provides management features for service meshes, giving administrators tools to track the status ...

ClosedLoop raises $34 million to infuse data science into healthcare

ClosedLoop.ai Inc. said Tuesday it raised a $34 million Series B financing for its healthcare-specific data science platform, bringing its total funding to $48 million. The company’s software combines machine learning with a library of healthcare-specific training features and model templates. The platform integrates several data science workflows —  including data onboarding and normalization, automated feature ...

Apollo Graph reels in $130 million to take GraphQL mainstream

Investor thirst for technology that unites disparate data sources across organizations continues to intensify, as Apollo Graph Inc. today said it closed a new $130 million funding round. The Series D round brings its total funding to $183 million and valuation to $1.5 billion. Apollo joins a parade of the data and analytics companies that have been showered ...

Agora raises $33M to automate procurement in the construction industry

Agora Systems Inc., a startup that automates procurement in the construction industry, today announced a $33 million funding round led by Tiger Global Management LLC. The Series B roundinvestment brings the company’s total funding to over $44 million amid a period of what its chief executive says is extreme growth. “We’re hiring like crazy right ...