Featured Analysts


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 >

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 >


The Media Wonk was created by Paul Sweeting, an Analyst for Gigaom Research and journalist who has been covering the intersecting worlds of media, entertainment, technology and public policy for more than 15 years. The original Media Wonk blog appeared on Content Agenda, a web site […] More >

Analyst Blog

Salesforce has updated and rebranded its Communities product, now known as Salesforce1 Community Cloud. This extends the functionality of communities, and sharpens the competition with other enterprise social network vendors, like IBM, Jive, Microsoft, and SAP. However, in its positioning, Salesforce compares the customer and partner […] More >

The growing interest in live programming among ad-supported online video platforms mirrors its growing importance to the traditional TV economy. More >


From JP Morgan Chase (which employs more coders than Google) to a start-up customizing salesforce.com for sales, we are all software developers. Regardless of business, the move to software development brings a new set of rules, and a new urgency to bring products to market faster, […] More >

BI systems have encapsulated a very waterfall-like approach, where a large amount of design work must be done by technology professionals up front, before even simple business analysis can be done. While business users may have self-service tools for data discovery and visualization, how does that […] More >

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