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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June 07 2013Tweet So we’ve had an incredible few weeks, and now we’re nearly down to the wire. We’ve raised a lot of money, but its a big project and we still need help. The biggest hurdles in the business are around cashflow in the first three or four months. Oh just… read more
June 07 2013Tweet At RedMonk we talk a lot about convenience as a driver in tech adoption, and in this video I riff on nut packaging, convenience, innovation, infrastructure as a service, Apple, Amazon and IBM. This is the latest show in my series Opinionated Infrastructure, sponsored by IBM PureSystems. Hope you… read more
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
Webcast: Grid 2.0
February 19, 2009
With the coming energy crunch set to dwarf the credit crunch Smart Grids are quickly becoming a really hot topic--why is that? Just how do Smart Grids help solve energy issues and what can we do with the masses of data which these Smart Grids will...
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