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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Teradata sucks up IoT data, tightens Hadoop embrace

Teradata Corp. kicked off its annual user conference this week with a series of announcements that move its big data platform into the emerging world of the Internet of Things (IoT) and tighten its embrace of the Hadoop platform. The company’s first IoT foray is Teradata Listener, a software gateway that the company described as […]

GoodData makes analytics distribution personal

In a rollout billed as a “partial re-positioning of the company,” analytics maker GoodData Corp. today rolled out an analytics distribution platform that makes it possible for data owners to distribute information from their own warehouses on a personalized basis to individuals, channel affiliates and other constituents. The initiative is based on the assumption that […]

Startup aims to shake up contract management with free service

Armed with $2.7 million of angel investment and a target market of “the world,” Concord Worldwide Inc. today is introducing a full-feature contract management service that it’s giving away for free. The software-as-a-service offering includes features that are typically limited to paid products, such as online document editing, version control, attachments, and discussion. Concord also […]

Opinion: Amazon bids to become the Microsoft of the cloud

I started my technology journalism career in the early 1980s, when IBM’s market dominance was so complete that each year it sopped up half of the industry’s revenues and 80 percent of its profits. I also covered Microsoft during its ascent into desktop dominance. These two amazing companies achieved almost unbelievable power in very competitive markets because […]

Exclusive interview: Amazon enters IoT maker market #reinvent

Amazon Web Services is jumping into the Internet of things today with the introduction of AWS IoT, a collection of devices and software services that people can user to experiment with self-monitoring and automatically controlled environments. In an exclusive interview with SiliconANGLE founder John Furrier, Glenn Gore, Senior Manager of Technology Solutions at AWS, explained […]

Clusterpoint adds computation to NoSQL database engine

NoSQL database-as-a-service vendor Clusterpoint SIA is using the year’s hottest word – “disruption” – to describe the latest version of its namesake product. In version 4, Clusterpoint has added computational capability to the database engine, enabling data to be shared among multiple nodes, with code-execution capability on each node. Clusterpoint is positioning the new release […]

AWS/Accenture joint venture targets enterprise cloud migration | #reinvent

In a move aimed squarely at IBM, Hewlett-Packard Co. and Microsoft, Amazon Web Services (AWS) linked up with Accenture PLC to form a business group to help enterprise customers move to the Amazon cloud. The alignment with Accenture, the world’s largest consulting firm with a $32 billion in 2014 revenues and 336,000 employees, gives AWS […]

Mendix broadly expands model-driven development platform

Mendix, Inc. announced version 6 of its rapid application development platform, adding support for offline functionality in mobile applications, an model application program interface (API) and open-source software development kit (SDK) with enhanced import and export capability for application models. Mendix is a model-driven development platform, meeting that users build applications by modeling flows and […]

Digital transformation becoming a board-room issue, PwC study says

The seventh annual Global Digital IQ Survey from Pricewaterhouse Coopers LLC US (PwC) is out, and the news isn’t great for CIOs, at least on the surface. The survey of 2,000 executives in 51 countries found that 68 percent of digital spending is now coming from budgets outside of the IT organization, up dramatically from […]

Puppet Labs now models infrastructure from the application out

Puppet Labs, Inc., which has ridden the surging popularity of the DevOps and IT automation crazes to a revenue run rate of over $75 million and IPO plans next spring, is upping its enterprise game with a new way to help organizations orchestrate the deployment and management of business-critical infrastructure and applications. The developer of […]