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Wikibon is a community of practitioners and consultants on technology and business systems that uses open source sharing of free advisory knowledge.[1] The company was launched in 2007 by David Vellante, David Floyer and Peter Burris and is headquartered in Marlborough, Massachusetts.[2] Wikibon has approximately 5 employees.

Wikibon
Private
IndustryTechnology
Founded2007
HeadquartersMarlborough, Massachusetts
Key people
David Vellante, Founder and CEO; David Floyer, Founder and CTO
ProductsTechnology Community
Number of employees
5
Websitewww.wikibon.com

ContentEdit

Wikibon compares itself to technology research services such as Gartner and International Data Corporation. Unlike them, its research is available under a GNU General Public License. Wikibon's research is created and made available in the form of a wiki, enabling contributors to post content, add to existing content, and offer changes and amendments.[3]

In 2008, Wikibon introduced “Conserve IT”, to help IT companies and customers qualify for rewards from Pacific Gas and Electric Company for installing energy-efficient equipment.[4]

Wikibon holds calls to allow IT practitioners to share information it calls Peer Incite.[5] Wikibon creates and shares infographics, and covers topics such as cloud computing, big data, and virtualization on its blog.[6][7]Forbes magazine called a Wikibon report estimating the size of the "big data" market "groundbreaking" in 2012.[8]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Babcock, Charles (March 18, 2011). "Cloud Becoming A Major Disaster Recovery Strategy". InformationWeek. Retrieved 2011-03-23.
  2. ^ Courten, J (July 20, 2010). "Around David Vellante from Wikibon in 10 questions". Analyst Relations. Retrieved 2011-03-23.
  3. ^ Neubarth, Michael (August 17, 2009). "Open Source Research: One-on-One With Wikibon's Founder". CIO Zone. Retrieved June 20, 2013.
  4. ^ Dinan, Michael (August 4, 2008). "Wikibon Intros Green, Money-Saving Service for IT Companies". TMCNet. Retrieved 2011-03-23.
  5. ^ "Peer Incite archive". Company web site. Retrieved June 20, 2013.
  6. ^ "Infographics". Wikibon Blog.
  7. ^ Williams, Alex (November 29, 2010). "3 Infographics About Cloud Computing". ReadWriteWeb. Retrieved June 20, 2013.
  8. ^ Furrier, John (February 17, 2012). "Big Data is Big Market & Big Business - $50 Billion Market by 2017". Forbes. Archived from the original on February 19, 2012. Retrieved June 20, 2013.

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