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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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 […]

HPE’s ‘The Machine’ draws closer to reality with 160-terabyte single-memory prototype

Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co. says its long-promised project to reinvent the computer is inching ever closer to completion with the announcement of what it calls the world’s largest single-memory computer, a creation also known as The Machine. A new prototype unveiled today (pictured) sports 160 terabytes of directly addressable main memory, a heretofore unthinkable amount. […]

Puppet brings orchestration to the masses

DevOps and information technology automation software provide Puppet Inc. has announced what it calls its most significant set of product enhancements in years, building orchestration capabilities into an enhanced user interface and improving visibility into the operating environment in which software packages run, particularly in containers. The features are included in Puppet Enterprise 2017.2. The […]

In a frothy market, Talend CEO sticks to fundamentals

Ten months into his tenure as head of a public company, Talend Inc.’s Mike Tuchen (pictured) is establishing himself as one of Silicon Valley’s most accessible chief executives. So when he invited me to call the day after his company on Thursday announced 44 percent revenue growth – and profits that fell slightly short of expectations […]

Talend’s profit falls short, but it issues a bullish forecast

Data integration company Talend SA beat revenue expectations for the first fiscal quarter of 2017, but missed on earnings per share, sending its stock down about 2 percent in after-hours trading. Management issued an upbeat forecast, however, saying all the metrics that matter improved in the quarter. “We’re happy with the quarter,” said Chief Executive […]