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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Few firms have coherent plans for the Industrial Internet of Things, survey finds

Over half of executives at 350 industrial companies said they expect the Industrial Internet of Things to have a significant or major impact on their industry within three years, but barely 2 percent have a clear vision for adoption or large-scale implementations underway, according to a new study. The findings suggest that now is the time […]

Earnings preview: Will profits get the tech market rally back on track?

Quarterly earnings season begins this coming week, and the question for technology companies is: How high is up? Despite two weeks of modestly declining share prices in April, technology shares are still up an average of 10 percent in 2017, compared with 4 percent for the overall market. Prior to the latest skid, Apple Inc. […]

Cloudera sets IPO price far below earlier valuation estimates

In a move that’s likely to throw cold water on investors who have been hoping for a rally in enterprise software stocks, Cloudera Inc. set the price range for its initial public offering today that implies a market capitalization of less than half the valuation it received in March 2014. The big data company said […]

He’s not running blind: Wearable tech will help Boston Marathon contestant reach the finish line

When he crosses the starting line of the 121st Boston Marathon on Monday, blind runner Erich Manser will be accompanied by two assistants – one immediately to his left and another 800 miles away in Ohio. Manser (pictured) is the first marathon runner to test a new adaptive technology from La Jolla, California-based startup Aira […]

Study finds ‘digital business’ is still just a dream for many

For all the talk about digital transformation, it appears there’s little actual transforming going on. A new survey of 1,000 companies by The Enterprise Strategy Group Inc., and underwritten by Dell EMC, finds that only about 5 percent of organizations have fully embraced all the elements of information technology transformation that are needed to become a digital […]

Application container use surges, but lack of persistent storage irks more companies

Investment in containers, the simple, portable software wrappers for applications, is growing rapidly, but a lack of support for persistent storage has arisen as the top challenge of companies adopting the technology. That’s according to the results of a new survey conducted by Portworx Inc. The survey of 491 information technology professionals found that two-thirds are running […]

You can open your eyes now: Okta soars 38 percent in first-day trading

Maybe it’s finally safe to go back in the water. Enterprise-focused identity management startup Okta Inc. took a gamble on today’s initial public offering, pricing its shares at the top end of its $15 to $17 target, but the bet paid off as the stock surged nearly 40 percent to close at $23.51 in NASDAQ […]

Fintech upstarts present a growing threat to financial services incumbents, says PwC

Financial firms are at a high risk of disruption from tech-driven competitors, but rather than fighting or hiding, a majority of traditional companies are moving to embrace their disruptors, according to a new PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP report. The report, which is based on a survey of more than 1,300 senior executives in the financial services and […]

Semarchy brings material design to ‘master data management’

Semarchy Inc. hopes to help democratize master data management with new software that uses material design principles to simplify the process of data harmonization. MDM is an approach to linking important data across an organization to a single master file that acts as a common point of reference. The intent is to minimize data duplication […]

Crunchbase raises $18M as it seeks to become a broad-based data provider

Crunchbase Inc., the tech startup directory that grew out of the popular TechCrunch news site and was spun out of AOL Inc. 18 months ago, has raised $18 million in a series B funding round and launched a high-end Crunchbase Enterprise version of its premium subscription services. The latest round was led by Mayfield Fund and brings to […]