Before RedMonk he spent three years at Illuminata, Inc., where he led both the Application Strategies and Enterprise Management practices at the firm. He worked with both vendor clients, to establish product development and marketing strategies, and as an advisor on IT strategy to user organizations and service providers. James managed other analysts at the firm to ensure timely delivery of reports and custom research projects.
He joined Illuminata from InformationWeek UK, where he was deputy managing editor.
Before InformationWeek he worked at Computing, the UK's leading enterprise title. As a reporter he specialized in systems management, application middleware, and legacy operating environments, working closely with IT managers and vendors to identify and break exclusive news stories.
James has been an IBM and Microsoft corporate watcher for 8 years. He's regularly quoted in US and European press, and has served as an industry expert for television and radio segments with media outlets like the BBC.
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May 14 2013Tweet Hope you enjoy the latest episode of Opinionated Infrastructure. Here I am at IBM Impact 2013 – in which I sandbag Andi Gutmans, one of the the founders of Zend, the enteprise PHP company, and he does a great job thinking and talking on his feet. What is MobileFirst… read more
May 10 2013Tweet This week Shoreditch Works, the co-working business I co-founded, launched a Kickstarter crowd-funding project to help raise funds for the fit out on a building we plan to turn into an amazing events and workspace. We’re pitching the idea of creating a “village hall” for local organisations – 20% of the… read more
May 03 2013Tweet Forget about HTML5 and CSS3 and jQuery and responsive design and “mobile first”. The most important issue for user experience people to grapple with is informed consent. More and more web services are dependent on user contributed content and data. Every time you make a contribution (explicit or implicit)… read more
May 03 2013Tweet I get excited about not being a barrier to our developers. We do a pretty good job at it today, but what really excites me is doing it better and having more velocity than we already have. I don’t want to be managing websites, I want to be a… read more
April 26 2013Tweet I must admit I am getting pretty excited about the IBM Impact Unconference next week. I have been involved with the event for a few years now, helping IBM to to recalibrate around practitioners, rather than just enterprise purchasers, but it seems like we finally have critical mass. IBM can’t win… read more
April 23 2013Tweet I have been working with IBM Pure Systems on a sponsored video series, and associated series of Google Hangouts with industry luminaries. IBM gives me complete free rein on editorial, which is great. The first few chats were a little IBM heavy, though, so I have been making an… read more
April 12 2013Tweet The tech birthdays are coming thick and fast right now. Take WordPress, which is 10 years old today, or Hadoop, which just turned 7. I have been thinking about how the industry is changing right now, in multiple dimensions, and how we have to manage a bunch of unruly kids… read more
April 10 2013Tweet What – We’re looking to raise £150k, ideally in the form of a loan Who – James Governor, Jonathan Lister, Joshua Bradley Where – Shoreditch Why – We want to help startups grow, but also help local young people gain skills and find jobs in Tech City History –… read more
April 08 2013Tweet I recently interviewed Angel Diaz and Dave Lindquist from IBM about the company’s decision to deepen the commitment to OpenStack. I include the video below, but also a transcript, in case you prefer text. James Governor: Hi! This is James Governor from RedMonk. We are here at IBM Pulse 2013.… read more
April 03 2013Tweet I wrote a post a few days ago about open source data management in the UK and Europe, as companies like Basho, DataStax and 10Gen set up home here. I was a little light on detail about Basho, because while I had just got an update on the company,… read more
March 28 2013Tweet I met up with DataStax earlier this week, a company building a business around the Apache-licensed Cassandra key value store. the company is very bullish about the European market for non relational database technology generally, and Cassandra specifically. One swallow does not a summer make, but a couple of swallows… read more
March 15 2013Tweet photo by Lapatia “We did this with Linux, we did this with Eclipse, we aid this with Apache” – Robert LeBlanc, IBM SVP Middleware Software OpenStack was founded in July 2010, when Rackspace Hosting and NASA launched an open source project to support cloud computing services for storage, compute,… read more
February 21 2013Tweet In case you missed it. I am an investor, advisor, and I guess cofounder of a coworking space called Shoreditch Works. I am still full time at RedMonk and totally committed but I also have a local itch to scratch, and coworking is a great place to learn from… read more
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