Featured Analysts

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 >


CEO & Co-Founder, VK

Larry Cornett, Ph.D., is an Analyst for Gigaom Research and the founder of Brilliant Forge; a consulting practice that helps organizations focus their consumer insights, product vision, business strategy, and technology capabilities into new business opportunities. With more than 18 years of experience in the industry […] 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

In a letter to Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, chairman Steve Ballmer announced his departure from Microsoft’s board of directors. While Ballmer still retains 4% of Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT), he relinquishes his last official leadership title. But the departure of employee number 30 and former CEO signals […] More >

Steve Ballmer has stepped down from Microsoft’s board, just about six months after Satya Nadella’s ascent into the CEO role. Considering that Nadella has scrapped Ballmer’s vision for Microsoft as a ‘devices and services’ company, I was unsurprised by the news. I was also not surprised […] More >


Real-time analytics, driven by sensor data and online event logging, allows companies to transform their services, products, and even their business models. By monitoring customer actions and device performance at scale, companies can reduce costs by deploying sensors internally that improve operational decision making and create […] More >

The most effective organizations have the identity infrastructure in place to generate a single, unified view of their customer for better consumer engagement.  However, as more applications, devices, and things come online and interact on the customer’s behalf, this picture gets more complex. To keep pace […] More >

Cloud enables flexibility, agility, nimbleness, and lower human and capital costs. Cloud adoption is fueled by many corporate, cultural, and economic factors such as cost cutting in times of economic uncertainty, scaling up or down (resource elasticity), time savings, data center simplification, need to free up […] More >

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