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

Datos IO polishes data protection tools for hybrid IT environments

Datos IO Inc. is rolling out what it calls a major new release of its scale-out data protection software for distributed database environments. RecoverX 2.0 includes new capabilities that ease the task of migrating in protecting data in mixed on-premises and cloud environments. The new release supports improve cloud data mobility for relational databases, beginning with […]

The great open-source software debate: Does this model have a future?

It sounds like a good idea in concept: Outsource costly software development and testing operations to a community of skilled developers who work for free. Then take the fruits of their labors and package it up with other add-ons and extensions – also created by other people for free – and sell it to enterprises […]

Intel, Microsoft miss estimates, but growth businesses remain strong

Two giants of the personal computer era slightly underwhelmed investors with earnings reports today but indicated that their comeback plans are making steady progress. Microsoft Corp. beat earnings estimates for its third fiscal quarter on a 94 percent surge in its Azure infrastructure as a service business, nearly matching the second-quarter growth rate of 95 […]

Marketing tech unicorn Zeta raises $140 million, eyes more acquisitions

Zeta Interactive Corp., which started as a recruiter of college applicants, nearly imploded when Congress withdrew student loan funding and reinvented itself as a marketing technology company,  raised $140 million in a series F financing round that brings its total funding to $250 million. Published reports estimate its market value at $1.3 billion. The company, […]

Self-programming machines will usher in the third age of computing

Get ready for a future in which machines program themselves, the cloud is atomized into a network of intelligent devices and data ownership is a source of competitive advantage. That’s the world James Kobielus envisions as he assumes his new role as lead analyst for data science, deep learning and application development at research firm […]

Frrole folds machine learning into social media sentiment analysis

Bangalore-based Frrole Inc. is venturing into the U.S. market with a social monitoring tool aimed at marketers that incorporates an element of artificial intelligence to provide deeper insights based on social analytics. Called Scout, the product combines audience intelligence, social listening and on-demand research in a single platform. The AI component uses sentiment analysis and multichannel […]

One in five execs fears new EU privacy rules could drive them out of business

Senior executives at 86 percent of organizations worldwide are concerned that failure to adhere to the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation rules could have a major negative impact on their business. Nearly 20 percent said the GDPR rules, which go into effect on May 25, 2018, could actually put them out of business. That’s according to a […]

Study finds 20 percent of sensitive files are open for any employee to see

An audit of 80 organizations by data protection vendor Varonis Systems Inc. found that 20 percent of their sensitive files were sitting out in the open for any employee to access. Varonis says the results underscore the difficulties many organizations encounter in applying file- and folder-level protection on Windows servers, in particular. An analysis of a sample of 236.5 million […]

SAP sees strong cloud growth and surprising resilience in software license sales

SAP SE narrowly missed analysts’ profit estimates in the first quarter, but the rest of its news was sufficiently good that investors bid the stock up slightly. New cloud bookings — which reflects cloud-related orders from new customers and incremental cloud business from existing customers — surged 49 percent in the quarter, to $234 million. […]

On a big earnings day, tech giants are banking on the cloud

Four of the tech industry’s giants will report earnings results today, hoping cloud computing will boost their fortunes. Early earnings reports for the first calendar quarter provided some signs that the cloud is helping some tech stalwarts. IBM Corp. saw its shares fall last week on yet another quarterly revenue decline, but cloud growth was strong. […]