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

Splunk beats earnings estimates, but slowdown in customer growth tugs on shares

Splunk Inc. beat analyst revenue and earnings-per-share estimates in its first fiscal quarter and raised its outlook for the full year, but it wasn’t good enough for investors. A slowdown in the company’s overall growth rate and a small decline in new-customer growth sent its shares down nearly 4 percent in immediate after-hours trading. Update: On […]

Controversial security unicorn Tanium adds $100 million to its war chest

Tanium Inc., the highly valued and highly controversial security software company, is selling $100 million of common stock in an apparent bid to enable early investors to cash in some of their shares. The new funding round is being led by TPG Growth, which was an early investor in the firm. It brings Tanium’s total […]

Splash! Cloudera, DataStax and IBM all jump into big data as a service pool

The red-hot concept of big data as a service is getting a boost from no less than three major companies this week as Cloudera Inc., DataStax Inc. and IBM Corp. all roll out new offerings. Cloudera today will introduce Cloudera Altus, a platform as a service initially running on the Amazon Web Services Inc. cloud […]

Couchbase completes ‘customer engagement’ repositioning with latest database

Couchbase Inc. is continuing its push to position its NoSQL database as a platform for customer engagement with the announcement of version 5.0 today. Continuing an evolution it began earlier this year, the company said its rebranded “engagement database” taps into dynamic data at any scale and across any channel or device with a focus […]

GoodData embeds analytics, machine learning in applications and workflows

Business analytics-at-scale provider GoodData Corp. is releasing new technology that enables customers to embed analytics and machine learning capabilities into existing applications and workflows. The company is positioning the new features as a “change in strategy” following an earlier repositioning around analytics integrated into applications. The company said its analytics can now be embedded in most […]

Pentaho bids to bring Apache Spark to the masses

Data integration and analytics supplier Pentaho, a subsidiary of Hitachi Group Co., is throwing its arms around Apache Spark in the new release of its Pentaho Business Analytics product. Pentaho said that with the 7.1 version, it’s the first data integration provider to offer “adaptive execution” on any engine for big data processing, with Spark the first […]

Salesforce.com beats estimates and raises forecast, says it’s outgrowing all competitors

Salesforce.com Inc. today beat earnings estimates and raised its full-year revenue guidance for the second time in two quarters. The leading provider of customer relationship management software reported a net loss of $9.2 million on revenue of $2.39 billion for its fiscal first quarter. After adjustments such as the cost of stock compensation, profits were […]

Cisco sales continue to fall as shift to software takes its toll

Cisco Systems Inc. logged its sixth straight quarter of revenue declines but met analyst expectations for both revenue and earnings per share. The company also said it will cut 1,100 more jobs on top of the 5,500 it eliminated last August. The company issued cautious guidance for the fiscal fourth quarter, causing traders to knock its […]

Industrial IoT revs up at big renewable energy provider

The internet of things is headed for a prime-time test as Invenergy LLC, North America’s largest independent, privately held renewable energy provider. It has signed on to deploy General Electric Co.’s Asset Performance Management reliability management software on 13 turbines at six gas-operated thermal plants in the U.S. The software is based upon GE Predix, a […]

CA boosts compliance, security features in mainframe monitoring tools

In the wake of the biggest global ransomware scare ever to hit the Internet, CA Technologies Inc. is introducing new data protection enhancements to two of its security management offerings. The software company said the additions to its CA Data Content Discovery and CA Compliance Event Manager simplify enterprise-wide security management and enable end-to-end protection for data-in-motion across platforms ranging […]