Author Archive: Charles Skamser

Charles Skamser is an internationally recognized technology sales, marketing and product management leader with over 25 years of experience in Information Governance, eDiscovery, Machine Learning, Computer Assisted Analytics, Cloud Computing, Big Data Analytics, IT Automation and ITOA. Charles is the founder and Senior Analyst for eDiscovery Solutions Group, a global provider of information management consulting, market intelligence and advisory services specializing in information governance, eDiscovery, Big Data analytics and cloud computing solutions. Previously, Charles served in various executive roles with disruptive technology start ups and well known industry technology providers. Charles is a prolific author and a regular speaker on the technology that the Global 2000 require to manage the accelerating increase in Electronically Stored Information (ESI). Charles holds a BA in Political Science and Economics from Macalester College.

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Business Intelligence Platform Market Expected to Grow $14,218.6 Million by 2019

| September 1, 2015

Pune, India — (SBWIRE) — 09/01/2015 — According to new market research report “Business Intelligence Platform Market by Deployment (Cloud, On-Premise), by Industry (Healthcare, Retail, Government, BFSI, Telecom & IT, Media & Entertainment, Education, Energy & Power, Manufacturing, Others) – Global Forecasts to 2019″, published by MarketsandMarkets, defines the market for business intelligence platform based […]

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Update on Progress of Information Technology Operations Analytics (ITOA) and Automation Projects

| August 24, 2015

As I have reported, over the past 6 – 12 months, I have expanded my research and consulting practice to include Information Technology Automation / Workload Management and more importantly Information Technology Operations Analytics (ITOA). During this time, I have conducted multiple market research projects, talked to many of the vendors in the industry, interviewed CIOs […]

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What to Expect From the New VP of Sales

| August 16, 2015

It isn’t unusual for prospects and clients from my Strategic Growth Services consulting practice to ask me what they should expect in the first 60-days from a newly hired VP of Sales for a software technology and services company.  Even if the CEO has unrealistic expectations and are looking for a “sliver bullet”, in reality, the […]

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DevOps is Trending as the New Agile IT Management Methodology

| August 12, 2015

As a long time vocal advocate and user of Agile Development Methodologies, I have been very excited about the emergence of DevOps as a discipline that seems to have “some legs” to provide real ROI for IT and the enterprise. According to the Agile Admin, DevOps has been emerging over the past few years from the […]

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IT Workload Automation is Very Misunderstood in Global 1000 – Part 1

| August 4, 2015 | 0 Comments

As a followup to my February 2015 Survey of Global 1000 CIOs on ITOA and IT Automation Produces Surprising Results, I spent the last 90 days interviewing CIOs and other “C level” IT management executives from the Global 1000 with a focus on the Global 200. The purpose of this latest market analysis was to focus […]

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Where is Stonebranch Workload Automation Now?

| August 3, 2015

Back in 2012 Gartner  named Stonebranch, one of the industries leading Workload Automation Specialists as a Visionary in their Magic Quadrant for Workload Automation, 2012.  It is well known that vendors in the Visionary quadrant are innovators that excel with highly differentiated solutions, introducing a radical new approach to the market. In 2014, Gartner named Stonebranch […]

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Apache Drill ‘Democratizes’ Big Data with Simplicity, Self-Service and Lower Cost

| June 29, 2015

In a blog post on Integration Developer News by Jack Norris, Chief Marketing Officer for MapR, Mr. Norris contends that the new Appache Drill capabilities offer very sophisticated Big Data Analytics to end-users without the need for developers and/or expensive user interfaces.  He goes on to contend that we may be witnessing the “democratization” of […]

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Zacks Short Term Rating on Guidance Software, Inc. (NASDAQ:GUID)

| June 24, 2015

Guidance Software, Inc. (NASDAQ:GUID) is a hold, according to the latest average broker rating of 2.6. The number of analysts in this rating is 5. Experts at Zacks have given it a short term rating of 2, which means that the investors can Buy for the short term positions. Guidance Software, Inc. (NASDAQ:GUID): The stock […]

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Who Wins with New Releases: Dropbox or Box?

| June 24, 2015

According to a June 23, 2015 post by Dom Nicastro on, The enterprise file, sync and share battle between Dropbox and Box is heating up as each EFSS provider debuted new capabilities within a week of one another. Five days after Dropbox debuted a feature called “file requests,” Box unveiled Box Governance. Dropbox’s feature allows users to send […]

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CIA backed big data analytics firm Palantir raising $500m Series I on $20b valuation

| June 24, 2015

Big data analytics firm Palantir Technologies, Inc. is said to be raising $500 Series I on a $20 billion valuation. According to Duncan Riley in a report on SiliconANGLE, the new round of funding apparently reflects investors’ eagerness to gain access to a startup seen as one of the most successful in the world, although […]

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