Featured Analysts


Kord is an Analyst for Gigaom Research, the author of Ethics of Big Data (O’Reilly 2012), and a recognized expert on data practices, delivering workshops and seminars on big data topics.  Kord has spent nearly 20 years providing business strategy, analysis, and technical consulting to over 100 organizations of… More >


Founder & Chief Scientist, DeepStorage.net

Howard Marks is an Analyst for Gigaom Research, as well as the founder and chief scientist at Deepstorage LLC, a storage consultancy and independent test lab concentrating on storage and data center networking. In more than 25 years of consulting, Marks has designed and implemented storage systems,… More >


Dr. Hendrix is an Analyst for Gigaom Research and the head of the Institute for Mobile Markets Research (immr), a research organization based in Atlanta that helps companies better understand and capitalize on opportunities presented by disruptive technologies. He combines a unique blend of research skills… More >

Analyst Blog

An overeager Microsoft exec, Rajesh Jha, created a post on the official Microsoft blog with the URL http://blogs.microsoft.com/blog/2014/11/25/microsoft-acquires-acompli/, as reported by Mark Wilson, which as the URL indicates, makes it look like Microsoft has acquired Acompli. Acompli is an email application with integrated calendar that some have called… More >

On Tuesday evening, Gigaom and Collective[i] hosted a dinner in Boston for area executives, with Ray Ozzie as the special guest and speaker. This post isn’t a recap of that dinner, but rather a discussion of a concept Ozzie raised that is very important in the… More >


There’s no question that the cloud is maturing. What was once a buzzword is now becoming a mainstream technology. 2014 saw one-time tests move into production. While businesses, whether SMBs or Enterprise, anteed up with their budgets. Cloud adoption—private or public—was fueled by many corporate, cultural,… More >

Hyperscale infrastructure—used by Amazon, Google, Microsoft, and Facebook—delivers performance in aggregate and extreme high density. It upends the existing way of doing business and creates a new lexicon for service providers and enterprise IT managers. Utilizing commodity off-the-shelf servers, networking, storage and a do-it-yourself (DIY) approach,… More >

Most developers know that social media streams produce a huge volume of data and can be used to discern trending topics and brand sentiment. While that may seem like a niche discipline, social media in fact comprises scenarios ranging from security and threat detection, to fraud,… More >

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