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.

HeadquartersMarlborough, Massachusetts
Key people
David Vellante, Founder and CEO; David Floyer, Founder and CTO
ProductsTechnology Community
Number of employees


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]


  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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