Featured Analysts

Tom Coughlin

Tom Coughlin, President, Coughlin Associates is a widely respected storage analyst and consultant. He has over 30 years in the data storage industry with multiple engineering and management positions at high profile companies. Dr. Coughlin has many publications and six patents to his credit. Tom is… More >


Founder & DevOps Analyst, Fixate IO

Chris Riley is a technologist who has spent 12 years helping organizations transition from traditional development practices to a modern set of culture, processes and tooling. In addition to being a Gigaom Research analyst, he is an O’Reilly author, regular speaker, and subject matter expert in the… More >


Janakiram MSV is a Senior Analyst for Gigaom Research and Principal Analyst at Janakiram & Associates where he focuses on research and analysis related to cloud services. He was the founder and CTO of Get Cloud Ready Consulting, a niche Cloud Migration and Cloud Operations firm… More >

Analyst Blog

Microsoft revealed a new large format touch-sensitive device, intended for groups working together remotely or in the same conference room, called Surface Hub. This will run on Windows 10, and will leverage aspects of Office and Skype. This is the outgrowth of the company’s acquisition of… More >

Mobile development moves fast, with new devices, operating systems, languages, and tools. Choosing the right mobile application development platform (MADP) can mean the difference between bringing a successful product to the mass market on time and getting scooped by the competition while your developers fix broken… More >

The Box IPO has taken place, and as predicted, the company’s valuation has been affirmed as around the $2.4 billion mark set in the company’s most recent private funding last summer, trading at 44% above yesterday’s IPO price of $14 per share. As I wrote on… More >


In 1950, pioneering computer scientist Alan Turing proposed the question “can machines think?” He felt that if a machine could imitate humans closely enough to fool them into thinking it was a human, it passed the “Turing test.” As today’s devices pack more powerful processors and… More >

Agile methodologies have had tremendous success in task-oriented teams and are are increasing their penetration into the enterprise. Still, Agile is just a tool, and not all projects, business processes, and corporate cultures are natural fits. The typical enterprise will support multiple methodologies, and making them… More >

Big Data is still in its early stages of life; to get to the next stage, its integration with core enterprise technologies needs to get better. Chief among the enterprise environments with which Big Data must integrate is the developer ecosystem. There are a number of… More >

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