Introducing GigaOM Briefings

Yesterday, at our Structure08 conference we launched our newest effort, GigaOM Briefings. We launch with our first briefing on Cloud Computing, which has been written by Alistair Croll, whose work you know from our site.

So what are our Briefings? Briefings are downloadable digital reports that contain in-depth, timely and actionable information on current technologies and technology trends. Our aim is to identify the roots of change behind the trends, the impact they will have and the opportunities they present, and to bring such information to our audience in a format that is concise, factually accurate and easy to understand.

We have started Briefings after many of our readers and also our network of sources pointed out that they wanted to know more about a topic, but didn’t have time to research or read long research reports. We could expand our blog posts. We love blogging and we like to think we have taken part in taking it to a higher level of credibility through our editorial values. But blogging demands that we be succinct.

Hence, GigaOm Briefings.

A GigaOm briefing will be a 20-to-30 page report, that gives you facts and insights in a quick-to-consume manner. The knowledge to empower your business. You can find out which companies are important in a sector, who is going to be important in a sector and well, who is going to get crushed. We will release reports as topics arise and warrant them, so stay tuned. Much the way the Zagat guides help you make decisions about where to eat, we hope our reports become your constant companions in your quest to navigate the ever-changing technology landscape.

Our first briefing looks at Cloud Computing is 18 pages long and costs $249 a copy. You can find more details on Future briefings will focus on Location-Based Services, The Smart Grid, & Application Delivery Networks.