Featured Analysts

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Bud Albers is currently an Analyst for Gigaom Research and the CEO of Interactive Technology Strategies, formerly Executive Vice President & CTO, Disney Corporate where he was responsible for Disney’s Connected & Advanced Technology Group which oversaw the companies efforts in online, mobile, social and gaming… More >


Paul Sweeting is a lead Analyst for Gigaom Research and the founder of Concurrent Media Strategies, a Washington, D.C.–based consulting and editorial services firm specializing in digital media technology and policy issues. In 2007 he developed and launched Content Agenda, a website owned by Reed Business… More >


Head of Security, CCG LLC

Simon is an Analyst for Gigaom Research who focuses on cybersecurity strategy, new technologies, threats, privacy and enjoys being involved with these things. He is an expert in the field of Information Security, Technology, and Management with keen instincts and extensive experience with the way people,… 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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