Articles by Charles Skamser

About 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.

Splunk Named Worldwide IT Operations Analytics Software Market Share Leader in New Report

December 14, 2015 // 0 Comments

SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Splunk Inc. (NASDAQ:SPLK), provider of the leading software platform for real-time Operational Intelligence, today announced it has been named the worldwide IT Operations Analytics (ITOA) software market share leader for 2014 in a new report by IDC, a leading provider of global IT research and advice. The IDC […]

Consilio Announces Intent to Acquire the Huron Legal Practice of Huron Consulting Group

December 11, 2015 // 0 Comments

WASHINGTON, DC–(Marketwired – December 10, 2015) – Consilio, a global leader in eDiscoveryand Document Review Services, has announced a definitive agreement to acquire the Huron Legal practice of Huron Consulting Group (HURN), a leading provider of business consulting services. Upon closing, the combined organization will become one of the largest […]

Blackboard Acquires Predictive Analytics Firm

December 3, 2015 // 0 Comments

Blackboard has acquired higher-ed predictive analytics company Blue Canary, which helps institutions glean data-driven insights and use them to improve student success. With the acquisition, Blackboard continues to focus on educational data analytics and aims to bring powerful and holistic analytics solutions to learners, instructors, advisors, and institutions. Blue Canary […]

ITRS Group enters the ITOA fray with new real-time smart analytics application and technology platform

December 3, 2015 // 0 Comments

ITRS Group has launched ITRS Insights, a new IT Operation Analytics (ITOA) application, built on its new Valo technology. Both the application and technology address the challenge of running real-time analysis and search functions on time-series, semi-structured and even unstructured data simultaneously. Valo is an industry independent technology, and ITRS […]

Machine Learning’s Big Role in the Future of Cybersecurity

December 1, 2015 // 0 Comments

In my never ending quest to investigate, understand, educate and sell machine learning based technology to the enterprise, I recently began to research the use of Predictive Analytics in Cybersecurity.  Based on my historical involvement and understanding of the Cyber Genone Project, and in response to several requests from clients, I […]

Predictive Analytics Can Change the Way You View Your Business

November 30, 2015 // 0 Comments

Predictive Analytics is trending as the “next big thing” and business professionals are slowly beginning to understand the impact “it” can have on the decisions that they make. Consumer marketing is the obvious and most publicized area where Predictive Analytics is having an impact.  As an example, major online retailers […]

Cirba’s Software-Defined Infrastructure Control Now Supports EMC® Storage

November 30, 2015 // 0 Comments

Toronto, Ontario – November 18, 2015 – Cirba Inc., the leading provider of software-defined infrastructure control solutions, today released integration to EMC® ViPR® SRM, enabling organizations to optimize use of storage resources through smarter workload placements and visibility into storage health. The new integration adds to Cirba’s existing support for […]

OpenText Buys Daegis Inc.

November 23, 2015 // 1 Comment

WATERLOO, Ontario, Nov. 23, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — OpenText™ (NASDAQ: OTEX, TSX: OTC), a global leader in Enterprise Information Management (EIM), today announced that, through its indirect wholly-owned subsidiary, Company D Merger Sub Inc., it has successfully completed its acquisition of Daegis Inc. (OTC Pink: DAEG), a global software and services company with […]

Kroll Ontrack Launches Inaugural New Frontiers in Ediscovery Report

November 12, 2015 // 1 Comment

November 12, 2015 06:01 AM Eastern Standard Time LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Kroll Ontrack, the leading global provider of ediscovery technologies and services to companies involved in litigation and investigations, today announced the launch of its inaugural New Frontiers in Ediscovery Report. The report highlights the recent and rapid international expansion of the use […]

Big Data technology and services market will grow to $48.6 billion in 2019

November 12, 2015 // 3 Comments

The Big Data market continues to exhibit strong momentum as businesses accelerate their transformation into data-driven companies. This momentum is driving strong growth in big data-related infrastructure, software, and services. A new forecast from International Data Corporation (IDC ) sees the big data technology and services market growing at a […]

YottaSearch: SaaS Based Open Source Search Platform

November 10, 2015 // 1 Comment

This is the first in a series of Fall 2015 High Level Product Reviews that I am publishing on the family of Yotta Data Management (YDM) solutions from Yotta Data Technologies (YDT). The first product that we will review in the YDM family is YottaSearch™. YottaSearch™ is a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) based big data search […]

IT Automation and ITOA Will Change and Create Jobs More Than Kill Them

November 9, 2015 // 4 Comments

I have been spending a lot of time the past 3 years working with CIOs and vendors in the IT Automation, Information Technology Operations Analytics (ITOA) and Predictive Technology / Machine Learning markets. One of the ancillary discussions among the enterprise C level execs and the IT workforce is how this new […]

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