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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Neo raises $20M as graph database market heats up

Less than a week after competitor Dato, Inc. (formerly GraphLab, Inc.) raised $18.5 million from investors, Neo Technology, Inc. announced that it has closed $20 million in Series C funding from two new and three current investors. The latest round brings the San Mateo-based startup’s total funding to $45 million. Although somewhat overshadowed by the feeding […]

Reinventing ERP: SAP builds a platform for the new networked business

SAP called us this week, ostensibly to correct some misconceptions they believe were presented in this recent story about the company’s marketplace, but the conversation quickly turned to SAP’s vision of how businesses are evolving and how technology must support that change. SAP believes that traditional business structures are about to be fundamentally disrupted by […]

Canonical restructures Ubuntu in mobile mode; Microsoft is first partner

Dramatizing the impact that mobile development and the cloud are having on traditional infrastructure software, Canonical, Ltd. today is announcing a version of its popular Ubuntu distribution that features transactional updates and a tiny core server image with configurable packages housed in a secure cloud. Canonical, which is the largest provider of Ubuntu distributions for cloud […]

HP anoints Mendix as preferred rapid development partner on Helion cloud

Mendix, Inc. got an important endorsement for its rapid application development technology this week as Hewlett-Packard Co. named the company’s rapid application development platform a preferred technology for HP’s Helion cloud. However, the non-exclusive, non-binding relationship is something short of a commitment on either side. Founded five years ago in Rotterdam and now based in Boston, […]

Report says Verizon testing major “white box” SDN deployment

In a move that could have big implications for network equipment vendors, Verizon Communications, Inc. is reportedly testing a large-scale software-defined networking (SDN) implementation for its core telecommunications services using off-the-shelf “white box” servers. The Rayno report, an investment newsletter focused on communications and digital media, is quoting several sources saying the U.S.’s largest telecom provider […]

Dell rollouts span converged infrastructure from small business to enterprise

In a message to the market that a grueling leveraged buyout hasn’t dampened its innovative spirit, Dell Inc. used its Dell World 2014 conference today to roll out a range of server and storage products aimed at both corporate and small business customers. The new products include a Dell PowerEdge FX server enclosure that packs […]

Analysis: IBM-Twitter deal marks Big Data ascendancy

IBM’s landmark alliance with Twitter, Inc. is a symbol of the changes that are sweeping through the IT industry, transforming both the role of technology and who uses it inside corporations. The deal also shows how important IBM’s Watson question answering technology is to the company’s future. Under the terms of the partnership, which was announced […]

In seeding strategy, MapR bundles its database into free community edition

In a February research report that analyzed Hadoop distributions from nine vendors, Forrester Research concluded that MapR Technologies, Inc. “has a leading solution; it must now make more noise in the market and accelerate its partnerships and distribution channels.” This week, MapR aims to do just that. The company is announcing today that its MapR-DB NoSQL […]

Opinion: EMC-HP merger rumors a microcosm of an industry in crisis

When Florian Leibert, co-founder of the hot infrastructure start-up Mesosphere, Inc. told theCUBE last week that consolidation is coming to the infrastructure market, he probably didn’t expect his predictions to come true quite so quickly. Leibert was talking about the long-term impact of commodity components and open source software, but an impatient Wall Street is […]

Mesosphere cofounder envisions future data center as ‘one big computer’ | #OpenStackSV

The data center of the future will be fully virtualized, with everything from power supplies to storage devices consolidated into a single pool and managed by software, according to an executive whose company intends to lead the way. Florian Leibert, cofounder and CEO of hot Silicon Valley startup Mesosphere, Inc., said new applications will help […]