Louis Columbus

I am currently serving as Director, Global Cloud Product Management at Ingram Cloud. Previous positions include product marketing at iBASEt, Plex Systems, senior analyst at AMR Research (now Gartner), marketing and business development at Cincom Systems, Ingram Micro, a SaaS start-up and at hardware companies. I am also a member of the Enterprise Irregulars. My background includes marketing, product management, sales and industry analyst roles in the enterprise software and IT industries. My academic background includes an MBA from Pepperdine University and completion of the Strategic Marketing Management Program at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business. I teach MBA courses in international business, global competitive strategies, international market research, and capstone courses in strategic planning and market research. I've taught at California State University, Fullerton: University of California, Irvine; Marymount University, and Webster University. You can reach me on Twitter at @LouisColumbus.

Tech Leaders Look To IoT, AI & Robotics To Fuel Growth Through 2021

By Louis Columbus | November 20, 2018

30% of tech leaders globally predict blockchain will disrupt their businesses by 2021. IoT, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Robotics have the greatest potential to digitally transform businesses, making them more customer-centered and efficient. 26% of global tech leaders say e-Commerce

The Current State Of Cybersecurity Shows Now Is The Time For Zero Trust

By Louis Columbus | October 31, 2018

The Current State Of Cybersecurity 41% of total breaches in 2017 targeted the healthcare industry, making it the most popular target for breach attempts. Personally Identifiable Information (PII) combined with user credentials tops the percentage of breaches with 29% according

Glassdoor’s 10 Highest Paying Tech Jobs Of 2018

By Louis Columbus | September 13, 2018

Glassdoor is best known for its candid, honest reviews of employers written anonymously by employees. It is now common practice and a good idea for anyone considering a position with a new employer to check them out on Glassdoor first. With

Where Business Intelligence Is Delivering Value In 2018

By Louis Columbus | July 13, 2018

Executive Management, Operations, and Sales are the three primary roles driving Business Intelligence (BI) adoption in 2018. Dashboards, reporting, end-user self-service, advanced visualization, and data warehousing are the top five most important technologies and initiatives strategic to BI in 2018.

10 Charts That Will Change Your Perspective Of Big Data’s Growth

By Louis Columbus | June 8, 2018

Big Data’s Growth Worldwide Big Data market revenues for software and services are projected to increase from $42B in 2018 to $103B in 2027, attaining a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 10.48% according to Wikibon. Forrester predicts the global

How Zero Trust Security Fuels New Business Growth

By Louis Columbus | May 15, 2018

Bottom Line: Zero Trust Security (ZTS) strategies enabled by Next-Gen Access (NGA) are indispensable for assuring uninterrupted digital business growth, and are proving to be a scalable security framework for streamlining onboarding and systems access for sales channels, partners, patients, and

How Machine Learning Quantifies Trust & Improves Employee Experiences

By Louis Columbus | April 13, 2018

Machine Learning Quantifies Trust Bottom Line: By enabling enterprises to scale security with user behavior-based, contextual intelligence, Next-Gen Access strategies are delivering Zero Trust Security (ZTS) enterprise-wide, enabling the fastest companies to keep growing strong. Every digital business is facing a

Roundup Of Machine Learning Forecasts And Market Estimates, 2018

By Louis Columbus | March 2, 2018

Machine Learning’s Greatest Potential Is Driving Revenue In The Enterprise

By Louis Columbus | February 19, 2018

Machine Learning’s Greatest Potential Enterprise investments in machine learning will nearly double over the next three years, reaching 64% adoption by 2020. International Data Corporation (IDC) is forecasting spending on artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning will grow from $8B

Data Scientist Is The Best Job In America According Glassdoor

By Louis Columbus | February 6, 2018

Data Scientist Is The Best Job In America Data Scientist has been named the best job in America for three years running, with a median base salary of $110,000 and 4,524 job openings. DevOps Engineer is the second-best job in

Analytics Will Revolutionize Supply Chains In 2018

By Louis Columbus | January 31, 2018

Supply Chains In 2018 While 94% of supply chain leaders say that digital transformation will fundamentally change supply chains in 2018, only 44% have a strategy ready. 66% of supply chain leaders say advanced supply chain analytics are critically important

The Best Software Companies To Work For In 2018, According To Glassdoor

By Louis Columbus | December 26, 2017

Best Software Companies To Work 62% of all employees working for Software 500 companies would recommend their company to a friend, up from 61% in 2015. 76% of all employees working for Software 500 companies approve of their CEO today,