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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 >

Bob Gourley

Editor | Partner and Co-Founder, CTOvision.com | Cognitio Corp

Bob Gourley is an Analyst for Gigaom Research and the editor of CTOvision.com. He is also the founder and Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of Crucial Point LLC, a technology research and advisory firm. Bob’s first career was as a naval intelligence officer, which included operational tours […] More >


Carol Stimmel is an Analyst for Gigaom Research and the founder and CEO of Manifest Mind. Her responsibilities include managing key industry and client relationships, management of the research agenda, and personal contributions to consulting engagements and research reports. Carol has more than 20 years of […] More >

Analyst Blog

In an unusual move, Tibco has announced that the firm has been acquired by Vista Equity Partners for $4.3 billion, the largest buyout in tech this year. The sale followed a strategic review of options, following disappointing results: profit in the most recent quarter had fallen […] More >

Tesla and Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval announced this month that the state has won the gigafactory sweepstakes at the cost of $1.25 billion in incentives. The Nevada legislature quickly approved the deal, despite some political posturing. The deal is the tenth largest incentive deal ever (For […] More >

The recent major reboots of cloud-based infrastructure by Amazon and Rackspace has resurfaced the question about cloud instability. Days before the reboot, both Amazon and Rackspace noted that the reboots were due to a vulnerability with Zen. Barb Darrow of Gigaom covered this in detail here. […] More >


By some estimates, within the next five years web-scale IT will be present in more than half of the world’s enterprises. Web-scale IT has enabled companies like Google, Facebook and Amazon to achieve unprecedented scalability, agility and simplicity. Can enterprises learn from the way some of […] More >

The modern applications delivery environment is distributed and dependent on data centers and network connectivity. Therefore, users are increasingly dependent on consistent network performance for day-to-day activities. Since the volume and speed of the traffic are dramatically increasing, they pose bigger operational challenges to managing performance, […] More >

Agile methodologies and the DevOps movement promise faster time-to-deployment, higher quality code, more engaged, productive workers, and happier customers. But there are two sides to every story. A complete migration from traditional Waterfall-style methodologies is jarring, potentially expensive, and might actually be impossible. Investors, executives, and […] More >

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