Ron Miller

Ron Miller is enterprise reporter at TechCrunch. He has been a Freelance Technology Journalist since 1998.

In addition, he is Contributing Editor at EContent Magazine where he writes the Media Redux column.

He helped launch and still runs the blog socmedianews.com. Past regular gigs included CITEworld, DaniWeb, TechTarget, Internet Evolution and FierceContentManagement.

Disclosures:

Ron is currently corporate blogger for Intronis where 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. He has contributed to various corporate blogs in the past including Ness, Novell and the IBM Mid-market Blogger Program.

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  • Michael Dell reveals new branding scheme for the Dell-EMC conglomeration

    Michael Dell reveals new branding scheme for the Dell-EMC conglomeration

    Michael Dell today revealed the new names, and yes we are talking multiple names, for the artist formerly known as the Dell-EMC deal. EMC will be deprecated for the main branding Dell Technologies, but will live on for the enterprise brand Dell EMC while the client services business will be called Dell, Inc. according to multiple reports. Confused? I’m sure you’re not… Read More

  • Oracle scoops up cloud utilities solution Opower for $532 million

    Oracle scoops up cloud utilities solution Opower for $532 million

    Last week Oracle bought Textura for $663 million, giving the database giant a vertical construction solution in the cloud. Today it bought Opower for $532 million giving it a vertical utilities cloud solution. I can’t be sure, but I think I see a pattern here. Opower provides cloud data solutions for the utilities industry. What that means in practice is that it gathers data from… Read More

  • Keith Block talks life at Salesforce and being a Boston sports fan in San Francisco

    Keith Block talks life at Salesforce and being a Boston sports fan in San Francisco

    The day I met Keith Block at the Salesforce World Tour in Boston he was relaxing in a suite at the Hynes Convention Center, a man at ease with his considerable responsibilities as vice chairman, president and COO at Salesforce. His Twitter bio, like mine, also lists him as a Boston sports fan. We had a lot to talk about. The day we chatted, Block had been front and center at the… Read More

  • New Infosys AI tool could transform the way companies maintain complex systems

    New Infosys AI tool could transform the way companies maintain complex systems

    Like so many organizations today, Infosys, the Indian consulting giant, is a company in transition. For years it has made a good living helping customers manage legacy tools, but CEO Vishal Sikka, who took over 21 months ago saw a shifting landscape and he began implementing new systems immediately. One of those changes involved developing a new artificial intelligence system they have… Read More

  • Dropbox’s latest idea could change the way you think about cloud storage

    Dropbox’s latest idea could change the way you think about cloud storage

    One of the problems with Dropbox and indeed all cloud storage is the way they have implemented how you view your cloud storage on your local drive. If you want to access your cloud file system in your local file management tool, you literally need to have it stored on your drive, which really defeats the idea of having cloud storage in the first place — especially on devices with… Read More

  • Stealthy startup Preempt Security scores $8 million Series A

    Stealthy startup Preempt Security scores $8 million Series A

    Preempt Security, a startup still in stealth, came out of hiding today enough to announce an $8 million Series A round. Beyond that we know only a limited amount about what makes them worth such an investment. The round was led by General Catalyst with participation from Mickey Boodaei and Rakesh Loonkar, the founders of Trusteer, and Paul Sagan, the former CEO of Akamai Technologies. Read More

  • Citus launches Citus Cloud beta delivering Postgres database as a cloud service

    Citus launches Citus Cloud beta delivering Postgres database as a cloud service

    Citus has been making headlines lately. Just a couple of weeks ago it announced Citus 5, the latest version of its Postgres database product, but even bigger news was that it was open sourcing it, a bold move for sure. Today, it announced it was releasing a beta of Citus Cloud, its shiny new Database as a Service offering. Citus 5 brought some important scaling ability around memory and… Read More

  • Red Hat continues cloud transformation with new OpenStack and Cloud Platform Suite products

    Red Hat continues cloud transformation with new OpenStack and Cloud Platform Suite products

    Red Hat made it clear a few years ago that it couldn’t rely on its Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) glory forever. It needed a path to transformation and it saw a way with OpenStack and the hybrid cloud. Today it continued its steady march toward fulfilling that cloudy vision with the release of OpenStack Platform 8 and the Red Hat Cloud Suite. While RHEL remains a mainstay for the… Read More

  • Intel announces it’s slashing 12,000 jobs

    Intel announces it’s slashing 12,000 jobs

    Intel just announced it was slashing its workforce by 11 percent, calling it in all its corporate press-speak glory “a restructuring to accelerate its transformation.” Sure. What it means in real human terms is that 12,000 people will be losing their jobs worldwide, and that is never a good thing to hear. Read More

  • Capital One open sources Cloud Custodian AWS resource management tool

    Capital One open sources Cloud Custodian AWS resource management tool

    Capital One is a huge organization with lots of compliance issues related to being a financial services company. It also happens to be an Amazon Web Services customer and it needed a tool to set rules and policies in an efficient way around AWS usage. Last July it started developing the tool that would become Cloud Custodian; today it announced at an AWS event in Chicago that it was making… Read More

  • GitLab-Digital Ocean partnership to provide free hosting for continuous online code testing

    GitLab-Digital Ocean partnership to provide free hosting for continuous online code testing

    GitLab.com users have always had free access to the Gitlab programmer’s toolset including GitLab Runner. Today it announced a new feature called Gitlab Runner Autoscale that allows continuous code testing at scale, and to make that even more palatable, the company teamed up with cloud infrastructure provider DigitalOcean to provide free hosting for testing that code. Yes, it’s… Read More

  • Diamanti emerges from stealth with appliance to modernize operations in containerized world

    Diamanti emerges from stealth with appliance to modernize operations in containerized world

    Diamanti, a startup aimed at solving the problems around balancing networking and storage requirements in the age of containers, emerged from stealth today with a new appliance and $12.5 million in Series A funding from a prestigious list of investors. Perhaps those investors — Charles River Ventures, DFJ Venture, GSR Ventures, and Goldman Sachs — liked the pedigree of the… Read More

  • OpenText acquires HP customer experience content management for $170 million

    OpenText acquires HP customer experience content management for $170 million

    OpenText, the Canadian content management company, announced today that it was buying much of the customer experience content management business from HP Inc, the consumer printer business that emerged after the HP split last year. The deal was for approximately $170 million, according to a statement released by OpenText. What’s more OpenText expects the assets to generate… Read More

  • Facebook sends a loud message about Messenger bots, but will we hear it?

    Facebook sends a loud message about Messenger bots, but will we hear it?

    Every time there is a conference where we get saturated coverage from a given company, we tend to buy into their vision, at least for the couple of days the company has our undivided attention. Last week, Facebook had its turn at F8 and boy, did it push Messenger and Messenger bots hard. Bots, for those of you who might be unfamiliar with them, are pre-programmed interactions you can have with… Read More

  • Bots may be cool, but DigitalGenius thinks it found a better way

    Bots may be cool, but DigitalGenius thinks it found a better way

    Bots seem to be all the rage this week, thanks to the release of Facebook’s Messenger Bot program at F8, but not everyone sees bots as the way to keep up with the customer service glut. DigitalGenius, a former TechCrunch Disrupt Battlefield finalist, thinks there’s a better way using artificial intelligence and machine learning. The company released an entirely new product this… Read More

  • Salesforce and Zendesk want to help brands manage Facebook Messenger traffic

    Salesforce and Zendesk want to help brands manage Facebook Messenger traffic

    No sooner had Facebook announced it was opening up Messenger for developers to build bots, when two players with an eye on sales and service in the enterprise — Salesforce and Zendesk — announced new products to manage Messenger traffic on their respective platforms. Salesforce announced Salesforce Messenger, a way for customers to communicate directly with brands through the… Read More

  • Zuora update lets customers mix and match revenue models

    Zuora update lets customers mix and match revenue models

    Zuora has always been a bit ahead of the curve when it comes to the subscription economy. Company founder Tien Tzuo recognized something in 2008 when he left a comfortable job at Salesforce to launch a new company. The world was about to change dramatically with a huge influx of cloud services, and it needed a platform for tracking the new way companies recognized revenue. Until the advent… Read More

  • New Box product will let you choose storage from IBM and AWS

    New Box product will let you choose storage from IBM and AWS

    For several years, Box CEO Aaron Levie has been trying to get people to understand his company is not in the storage business. To drive that point home Box announced Box Zones today, a product that lets customers choose a storage component from another vendor, enabling customers to store files in-country when their privacy laws require it. Box is actually announcing the product today… Read More

  • DataStax adds graph databases to enterprise Cassandra product set

    DataStax adds graph databases to enterprise Cassandra product set

    When DataStax acquired Aurelius, a graph database startup last year, it was clear it wanted to add graph database functionality to its DataStax Enterprise product, and today it achieved that goal when it announced the release of DataStax Enterprise Graph. The new enterprise graph product has been fully integrated into the DataStax Enterprise product set, giving customers an integrated… Read More

  • Autodesk looks to future of 3D printing with Project Escher

    Autodesk looks to future of 3D printing with Project Escher

    Like so many organizations these days, Autodesk is a company in transition. It was until recently a traditional boxed software company selling licenses. Today, it’s moving to a subscription model. Yet its own business model disruption is only part of the story. As a company steeped in the manufacturing design process, it’s seeing its customers looking to change as well — and… Read More

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