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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Geofencing helps construction firm avoid $2.5M in equipment theft

When your business is installing the infrastructure needed to deliver network services over miles of often unpredictable territory, you need a lot of heavy equipment in the field. And sometimes that equipment gets stolen. Until four years ago, theft had been a constant headache for Cable East Inc., a telecommunications construction company based in northeast ...

Dell bids to ease cloud transformation for network service providers

Dell Technologies Inc. today introduced a range of new products for communications service providers that are intended to facilitate network cloud-based operations and simplify the deployment, automation and support of disaggregated network cloud infrastructure. Citing decades of experience working with telecom providers, Dell said the new Telecom Infrastructure Automation Suite is intended to automate orchestration ...

Observability startup SigScalr plans to revolutionize log search

SigScalr Inc., developer of an open-source observability application designed to process large volumes of data, is emerging today with $1.76 million in pre-seed funding. Founded by a former Salesforce Inc. observability engineer, the company’s Siglens platform is a columnar analytical database that is said to execute queries more than 50 times faster than Apache Clickhouse ...

Informatica CEO sees growth returning following cloud pivot

Coming off strong quarterly results that beat analysts’ forecasts and sent its stock to a 52-week high, data integration vendor Informatica Inc. is preparing to resume steady long-term growth with healthy profitability, Chief Executive Amit Walia said in an interview with SiliconANGLE. Cloud subscription annual recurring revenue grew 37% year-over-year, to $617 million, and made ...

VMware moves to quell concern over rapid series of recent license changes

In the wake of widespread customer confusion over a series of license changes announced in December, Broadcom Inc.’s VMware subsidiary is positioning the moves as simplifying its product portfolio and accelerating development while making it easier for customers to move to virtual and cloud-native constructs. The company has realigned operations around its VMware Cloud Foundation ...

Oracle adds logistics modeling and trade incentive optimization to its supply chain suite

Oracle Corp. today added new features to the Transportation Management and Global Trade Management, components of its Fusion Cloud Supply Chain & Manufacturing suite that are aimed at improving logistics operations, reducing costs and automating regulatory compliance. The most significant new capability is enhanced logistics network modeling capabilities that help logistics managers compare different scenarios and scheduling ...
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AI hallucinations: The 3% problem no one can fix slows the AI juggernaut

Early this year Dagnachew Birru playfully asked ChatGPT how Mahatma Gandhi used Google LLC’s G Suite to organize resistance against British violence. To his surprise, the generative artificial intelligence bot obliged. Gandhi “created a Gmail account and used it to send emails and organize meetings,” it responded. “He also used Google Docs to share documents ...

Construction insurance tech startup Shepherd nabs $13.5M Series A funding round

Shepherd Labs Inc., the developer of an insurance technology platform for commercial construction, said today it raised $13.5 million in a Series A funding round. Shepherd combines insurance services with risk management software and a construction software marketplace that it says streamlines efficiency to reduce premium costs. Founded in mid-2022, Shepherd is targeting the nearly $48 ...

Amplitude adds session replays to its customer analytics platform

Behavior-tracking software firm Amplitude Inc. is announcing new features in its digital analytics platform today that improve upon user behavior analysis, simplify website A/B testing and introduce a tag editor for companies just getting started with data collection and instrumentation. The company’s platform is used to analyze online behavior to help companies build more engaging and effective ...

Kyndryl rolls as cloud and consulting business drive earnings beat

Kyndryl Holdings Inc. beat analyst expectations for cash flow, adjusted pretax income and adjusted earnings for the third straight quarter and raised its fiscal full-year outlook, and investors responded by bidding the stock 5% higher in early after-hours trading. The company said strong, double-digit growth in its Kyndryl Consult practice and better-than-expected revenue from hyperscale ...