Featured Analysts

David Coleman

David Coleman is an Analyst for Gigaom Research whose background is 25 years as an industry analyst and consultant in the collaboration, online community, knowledge management and social networks area. As the founder and Managing Director of Collaborative Strategies he focused on helping vendors of collaborative… More >


Kris Buytaert is one of instigators of the devops movement and a long time Linux and Open Source Consultant. He is frequently speaking at, or organizing different international conferences and has written about the same subjects in different Books, Papers and Articles. As the Cofounder and CTO of… More >


Philip Sheldrake is an Analyst for Gigaom Research, a Chartered Engineer and Managing Partner of Euler Partners, a social business consultancy. He serves as a main board director of techUK, the UK trade association for the technology industry. He is a member of the advisory council… More >

Analyst Blog

BitTorrent has been developing products that can lead to cash for the peer-to-peer communications and file sharing platform, with the secure Bleep messaging app and the Bundle content publishing service. The beta for the company’s file sharing service, Sync, has now ended with the release of Sync… More >

A consortium of 15 banks — led by Goldman Sachs — are bankrolling a messaging and networking platform, Symphony (see Consortium of Leading Financial Firms Invest in New Communication and Workflow Platform — Symphony). David Gurle, an executive with deep messaging experience at Microsoft, Skype, Avaya, and Perzo… More >

It seems that everyone from home security leader ADT to the broadband and cable providers like Time Warner want a piece of the smart home. The logic goes that these companies already have existing relationships with millions of customers and importantly, have hardware in the home. More >


Data is the key “raw material” driving businesses today, and it is ushering us into the next revolution.  New manufacturing processes in the 1700s and 1800s completely transformed how goods were manufactured, and similarly the era of Big Data is redefining the way data is produced,… More >

Buyers and practitioners in the data market have faced a gut-wrenching choice: work with big data and tolerate the latency of batch-mode processing, or work interactively with relatively small data sets. To be sure, each of these two use cases has been a sweet spot for… More >

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