Ron Miller

Ron Miller has been a Freelance Technology Writer since 1988, starting off as a technical writer and moving into technology journalism in 1998.

His current positions include:

Enterprise reporter at TechCrunch. Contributing Editor at EContent Magazine where he writes the Media Redux column. Occasional contributor to Computerworld

In addition, he helped develop the SocMediaNews (originally called SocMedia101) blog in 2009 — and still contributes to it on a regular basis.

Past regular gigs included CITEworld, DaniWeb, TechTarget, Internet Evolution and FierceContentManagement.

Publishing credits include contributions to InsideCRM, Streaming Media Magazine, CIO.com, eWeek, CMP, PC Magazine Online and many others.

He has also contributed to or written several technology eBooks for Fierce Markets and others.

At TechCrunch, Ron covers enterprise news.

Disclosures:

Ron is currently corporate blogger for Intronis and Tesora. At Intronis, he writes once weekly on issues related to IT and a weekly feature called The Cloud 5 where he aggregates five links related to the cloud computing. For Tesora, he writes a weekly feature called the ShortStack where aggregates 5 links from around the web on OpenStack. He also writes an occasional post on open source, database technology, OpenStack or general cloud subjects.

He has contributed to various corporate blogs in the past including Ness, Novell and the IBM Mid-market Blogger Program.

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  • Are SaaS Companies Just Misunderstood?

    Are SaaS Companies Just Misunderstood?

    Depending on whom you ask, companies that sell their products on a subscription basis are either companies that are veritable giants of growth, or firms that hide their business models’ inherent weakness in the form of short-term losses that are dismissed under the guise of investment. Read More

  • RapidMiner Adds Streams To Bring Real Time To Its Big Data Processing

    RapidMiner Adds Streams To Bring Real Time To Its Big Data Processing

    RapidMiner announced their new Streams service today to enable customers to capture streams of data and process it in real time. RapidMiner president Michele Chambers explained this could be particularly useful when it comes to capturing and processing Internet of Things or industrial sensor data and getting back answers in seconds. The new Streams product pulls the data from your source… Read More

  • An Uber Valuation Comes With Uber Problems

    An Uber Valuation Comes With Uber Problems

    Parents like to say when it comes to raising kids, small kids, small problems; big kids, big problems. As Uber metastasizes into a transportation behemoth with a gargantuan $40B valuation, it’s learning a similar lesson: larger and more valuable companies face much bigger problems –and Uber, it seems, has become one big trouble magnet. Just this month alone, Uber was shut down in… Read More

  • Fans Can Create Albums For Favorite Teams In Fancred Update

    Fans Can Create Albums For Favorite Teams In Fancred Update

    Fancred, the social networking app for sports fans, released an update today that enables fans to set up detailed profile pages with an album for each team they support. Fancred will even pull related team material fans have posted on community and team pages into appropriate team albums automatically. Fancred aspires to be the LinkedIn of sports, but instead of tracking professional… Read More

  • Latest Salesforce Product Lets Enterprises Roll Out Their Own App Stores

    Latest Salesforce Product Lets Enterprises Roll Out Their Own App Stores

    As companies develop more mobile apps, they need an organized way to distribute them and track usage. Salesforce announced a product today called AppExchange Store Builder that gives companies what they need: their very own AppExchange. That’s right, Salesforce has packaged up the software they used to create AppExchange, the place where Salesforce customers and partners can… Read More

  • Datto Snags Cloud Service Backupify

    Datto Snags Cloud Service Backupify

    Datto, a backup and disaster recovery service from Norwalk, Connecticut, purchased cloud to cloud backup service Backupify today. It was a move designed to give Datto a more complete product portfolio. Terms were not available, but Backupify co-founder and CEO Rob May told TechCrunch that his investors were more than satisfied. “It was a lot more than we raised,” he… Read More

  • Box Files Third-Quarter S-1 Update Amid Improving IPO Climate

    Box Files Third-Quarter S-1 Update Amid Improving IPO Climate

    Box filed its third quarter S-1 update today, almost nine months after they originally filed the document required for an initial public offering. This time the numbers look a bit better, but there were still enough negatives to continue to raise some red flags. Still, given the improving IPO climate in Silicon Valley, Box appears closer to finally pulling the IPO trigger. Read More

  • HashiCorp Announces New DevOps Management Tool And $10M In Funding

    HashiCorp Announces New DevOps Management Tool And $10M In Funding

    On the heels of closing a $10 million Series A funding, previously stealthy open source DevOps toolkit provider, HashiCorp, unveiled its new commercial offering that connects all of their open source products.
    Called Atlas, the new service provides a single place for developing, building, deploying and monitoring distributed applications.
    The funding was led by Mayfield with participation… Read More

  • German Crowd-Sourced Software Testing Firm Adds Cloud Product

    German Crowd-Sourced Software Testing Firm Adds Cloud Product

    Testbirds introduced a new cloud testing product today they are calling TestChameleon. The German company to this point has been known for offering crowd-sourced software testing. They have a group of 50,000 testers who will put your mobile apps and software through its paces and report back to you with the results. Each typically involves 25-50 testers looking at a specific problem, but… Read More

  • Altiscale Lands $30M To Continue Building Hadoop Cloud Service

    Altiscale Lands $30M To Continue Building Hadoop Cloud Service

    When you think of Hadoop, you probably think of a complex on-premises set up in your data center, but Altiscale wants to reduce some of that complexity by moving the whole thing to the cloud and offering Hadoop as a service. Today it got $30M in Series B funding to continue that quest. The round is led by Northgate, with participation from previous investors Sequoia Capital and General… Read More

  • Errplane Snags $8.1M To Continue Building Open Source InfluxDB Time Series Database

    Errplane Snags $8.1M To Continue Building Open Source InfluxDB Time Series Database

    Errplane founders Paul Dix and Todd Persen had an idea for a company last year around anomaly detection in data center monitoring, but they soon realized that field was crowded and it would take a long time to build out the infrastructure for the company. At the same, time they heard from customers they were more interested in the underlying infrastructure than the service they were offering… Read More

  • Mesosphere Announces First Data Center OS And $36M In Funding

    Mesosphere Announces First Data Center OS And $36M In Funding

    Mesosphere, the commercial entity built on top of the open source Apache Mesos project, announced some major milestones today, starting with $36M in Series B funding along with the early release of what they are calling the first data center operating system. The round was led by new investor Khosla Ventures with additional funding from Andreessen Horowitz, Fuel Capital, SV Angel and… Read More

  • Rumor: Ektron Deal Could Include Merger With European CMS Vendor EpiServer [Updated]

    Rumor: Ektron Deal Could Include Merger With European CMS Vendor EpiServer [Updated]

    As though the Ektron story we have been following over the last week hasn’t been convoluted enough, we started hearing rumors yesterday that the deal actually includes another component. The company could be merging with Stockholm-based Web-content management vendor EpiServer as part of the deal. The story, if it turns out to be accurate, underscores some of the problems that… Read More

  • Lies, Damn Lies And The Myth Of Following The Data

    Lies, Damn Lies And The Myth Of Following The Data

    We are told to follow the data and the truth will be revealed, but data tells many tales and it depends on the data and how you interpret it. It makes me wonder if anything is definitive if you can present two similar sets of data and draw wildly different conclusions, depending on your emphasis. That’s because data is a tool in the hands of humans and we can interpret it as we choose. Read More

  • Ektron President Fesses Up To Selling The Company To Accel-KKR

    Ektron President Fesses Up To Selling The Company To Accel-KKR

    After denying to TechCrunch that Ektron had been sold, company president Tim McKinnon admitted in a later phone conversation that a sale had in fact happened, after a document confirming the deal began circulating online. Earlier this week we published a story about the rumor that Ektron had been sold to an unnamed private equity firm. The firm was presumably Accel-KKR, which had invested in… Read More

  • Citus Data Update Gives True Real-Time Analytics

    Citus Data Update Gives True Real-Time Analytics

    Sometimes necessity truly is the mother of invention, and such was the case recently with Citus Data, the company that helps you extend Postgres SQL and run analytics across massive amounts of data in near real-time. The “near” part was the problem, because while Postgres SQL had the real-time capability, CitusDB, the Citus Data product, did not. This was gap they wanted to… Read More

  • Docker Launches Its First Commercial Product  And Gets Into Orchestration Tools

    Docker Launches Its First Commercial Product And Gets Into Orchestration Tools

    It’s a busy day for Docker, the hot enterprise startup that has been taking the world by storm this year, just 18 months after it officially launched as a company. Today, at DockerCon Europe in Amsterdam, the company made a slew of announcements, showing the company is not content to rest on its laurels. The news come just days after CoreOs went straight after it, calling Docker… Read More

  • ThreatStream Grabs $22M To Help Fight Cybersecurity Threats

    ThreatStream Grabs $22M To Help Fight Cybersecurity Threats

    ThreatStream, a cybersecurity firm based in Redwood City, CA, announced $22M in Series B funding today to continue their efforts to help organizations fight cybersecurity threats. Today’s funding brings the company’s total raised to-date to $26.3M. The current round is led by General Catalyst Partners with help from new investors Institutional Venture Partners and previous… Read More

  • Rumor: Web Content Management Firm Ektron Sold To Private Equity Company [Updated]

    Rumor: Web Content Management Firm Ektron Sold To Private Equity Company [Updated]

    A source told TechCrunch this week that Ektron, a web content management firm based in Nashua, NH has been sold to an unnamed private equity firm for around $48M plus taking on $50M in debt. The source said the actual cash exchanged in the deal would only be in the $30M range, which is pretty low for an established enterprise software company. It’s worth noting that the company has… Read More

  • Kaminario Scores $53M To Take On Flash Storage Market

    Kaminario Scores $53M To Take On Flash Storage Market

    Kaminario, a company based in Newton, Mass., landed $53 million in funding today as it continues its battle in the growing flash storage array market. The latest influx brings the total raised to an impressive $128 million, making the storage startup the best funded company you probably never heard of. The round includes current investors Sequoia Capital, Pitango, Globespan, Tenaya and… Read More

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