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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  • Redbooth adds Apple TV app to bring project management to big screen

    Redbooth adds Apple TV app to bring project management to big screen

    Redbooth, makers of project management and collaboration software, announced a new Apple TV app today that brings their service directly to Apple TV. We mostly think of Apple TV as a consumer device, designed to give us access to entertainment and games or to project the contents of one of our Apple devices onto a bigger screen. That changed to some extent last year when Apple announced… Read More

  • Sources: Cisco planning 15 percent cost reduction this month

    Sources: Cisco planning 15 percent cost reduction this month

    Sources are telling TechCrunch that Cisco is planning a significant cost reduction this week, which could involve budget cuts and layoffs. We’ve been hearing that the reductions will be announced on August 17th or 18th and that they will be a part of a push to cut costs by 15 percent, with managers given some flexibility around how they implement this. “A cost reduction of 15%… Read More

  • Rubrik snares $61 million Series C led by Khosla Ventures

    Rubrik snares $61 million Series C led by Khosla Ventures

    In a year where money is harder to come by, especially from conventional venture capital sources, Rubrik is a notable exception, announcing a $61 million Series C round from several brand-named Silicon Valley venture firms. The round was led by Khosla Ventures with participation from existing investors Lightspeed Venture Partners and Greylock Partners, and unnamed angel investors coming… Read More

  • Workday gives IBM big win with seven-year cloud deal

    Workday gives IBM big win with seven-year cloud deal

    Workday announced a 7-year cloud infrastructure deal with IBM Softlayer today to run their development and testing services on IBM’s cloud, handing IBM a huge win in the process. The Wall Street Journal first reported the news. It’s a big deal from a number of perspectives. First of all, it’s the size and scope of the deal, running seven years. Secondly, it’s a… Read More

  • How Frank Abagnale thinks like a con artist to improve security

    How Frank Abagnale thinks like a con artist to improve security

    Frank Abagnale, Jr’s ignominious youth as a clever con artist was made famous in the 2002 movie, Catch Me If You Can, starring Leonardo DeCaprio as a young Frank, but Abagnale, as you might imagine, would rather talk about the life he led after he got caught, went to jail and paid his debt to society. It was then that he turned his conning skill to good and began a 40-year career as… Read More

  • New AWS load balancing tool puts developers in complete control

    New AWS load balancing tool puts developers in complete control

    This morning at a customer event in New York City, AWS CTO Werner Vogels announced a new load balancing tool, which gives developers much more fine-grained control over how content gets distributed across servers. The AWS Application Load Balancer, as it’s called, provides a way to direct specific content to go to a certain place instead of letting the load balancer decide as has been… Read More

  • Pingpad hitches wagon to Slack with new collaboration tool aimed at enterprise

    Pingpad hitches wagon to Slack with new collaboration tool aimed at enterprise

    Today, Pingpad, which launched last year as a consumer mobile app, did an about-face, announcing it has built a collaboration tool on top of the popular Slack enterprise communications platform. It shut down the consumer mobile app recently to concentrate on this approach. Ross Mayfield, one of the founders of PingPad, has been around since the earliest days of Enterprise 2.0, founding… Read More

  • BloomReach wants to deliver meaningful data directly to online merchandizers

    BloomReach wants to deliver meaningful data directly to online merchandizers

    BloomReach has always been about helping online retailers maximize their revenue algorithmically by adjusting content in an automated fashion based on what it knows about the visitor and his or her preferences. In the latest release announced today, the company builds on this by offering data and analytics to help human merchandizers make better daily decisions about how to optimize their… Read More

  • Rackspace sells Cloud Sites unit to Liquid Web

    Rackspace sells Cloud Sites unit to Liquid Web

    Rumors have been flying for over a week that Rackspace was for sale, but today instead of the whole kit and kaboodle, the company announced it was selling its Cloud Sites web hosting unit to Liquid Web. The fact that Liquid Web is itself a cloud web hosting company would seem to make the two a perfect match, allowing the company to expand its business through acquisition. The two… Read More

  • Rackspace sells Cloud Sites unit to Liquid Web

    Rackspace sells Cloud Sites unit to Liquid Web

    Rumors have been flying for over a week that Rackspace was for sale, but today instead of the whole kit and kaboodle, the company announced it was selling its Cloud Sites web hosting unit to Liquid Web. The fact that Liquid Web is itself a cloud web hosting company would seem to make the two a perfect match, allowing the company to expand its business through acquisition. The two… Read More

  • LinkedIn open sources nifty Android app testing tool

    LinkedIn open sources nifty Android app testing tool

    LinkedIn announced today that it is open sourcing a tool called Test Butler, which was developed in-house to overcome limitations on Android app test emulators. As LinkedIn was developing its latest Android app, it decided to completely overhaul the way it develops and tests apps. But it ran into a huge testing limitation that was slowing it down in an unacceptable way. “We are… Read More

  • Latest Amazon Elastic MapReduce release supports 16 Hadoop projects

    Latest Amazon Elastic MapReduce release supports 16 Hadoop projects

    Amazon announced the release of Elastic MapReduce (EMR) 5.0.0 today, which includes, among other things, support for 16 open source Hadoop projects. As AWS continues to hone its various tools to help customers manage myriad enterprise functions in the cloud, this latest one is aimed at data scientists and other interested parties looking to manage big data projects with Hadoop. For those… Read More

  • Ping Identity expands mission to customers with UnboundID acquisition

    Ping Identity expands mission to customers with UnboundID acquisition

    Ping Identity announced its first acquisition since being acquired by Vista Equity Partners in June for $600 million, grabbing Austin-based UnboundID for an undisclosed purchase price. The purchase, which Ping CEO Andre Durand says wouldn’t have been possible before the acquisition, expands his company’s mission beyond protecting pure business identity to customer identity and… Read More

  • Distil scores $21 million Series C to crush bad bots

    Distil scores $21 million Series C to crush bad bots

    Distil Networks, a company that helps discover and eradicate bad bots, announced a $21 million Series C round today. Funders include new investor Silicon Valley Bank along with previous participants Bessemer Venture Partners, Foundry Group and TechStars. It comes on the heels of another $21 million round in June, 2015 and brings the total raised to $65 million across all rounds. With… Read More

  • Oracle takes the cloud revenue fast track with $9.3 billion Netsuite deal

    Oracle takes the cloud revenue fast track with $9.3 billion Netsuite deal

    When Oracle bought NetSuite yesterday for a cool $9.3 billion in cash, it let the world know it was now totally serious about growing cloud computing revenue. That wasn’t always the case. In the early days of the cloud, Oracle was content to sit on the sidelines and make fun, while it raked in traditional license and maintenance revenue. In fact, CEO Larry Ellison famously ridiculed… Read More

  • Too much big data running through my brain

    Too much big data running through my brain

    Big Data by all accounts is supposed to help humans perform better by augmenting our limited brain power. Computers, after all, have the ability to crunch data with lightning speed, something humans just haven’t been built to do. Conventional tech wisdom states that the more data you have, the better the outcome — even if that sounds counter-intuitive. That’s the thinking… Read More

  • Sisense-Amazon Echo integration lets you ask Alexa questions about your business data

    Sisense-Amazon Echo integration lets you ask Alexa questions about your business data

    Sisense, a company which helps customers link multiple data sources and summarize them in a single dashboard view, has been working on ways to understand the data outside of the context of a computer. Today, the company announced an initiative called Business Intelligence Virtually Everywhere. That could involve asking questions to a voice-driven system like the Amazon Echo or… Read More

  • Face computers slowly find their place in business

    Face computers slowly find their place in business

    Remember Google Glass? How could you not? Born with great fanfare just four short years ago, the device quickly became the object of derision. People who wore them were “Glassholes.” There were hyper-privacy concerns related to wearing a head-mounted camera, and even the Glass Explorer program, which limited availability, seemed to contribute to the disdain people felt. Read More

  • Ch-ch-ch-changes at Microsoft as COO Kevin Turner heads for the exits

    Ch-ch-ch-changes at Microsoft as COO Kevin Turner heads for the exits

    In a blog post this morning, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella announced that long-time COO Kevin Turner would be leaving after 11 years at the company. At the same time, Citadel Securities announced on its website home page this morning that Turner would be coming on board as CEO. Nadella gave the expected platitudes in the announcement, while thanking Turner for his service to the… Read More

  • Canonical-Pivotal partnership makes Ubuntu preferred Linux distro for Cloud Foundry

    Canonical-Pivotal partnership makes Ubuntu preferred Linux distro for Cloud Foundry

    Pivotal, developers of the Cloud Foundry open source cloud development platform and Canonical, the company behind the popular Ubuntu Linux distribution, announced a partnership today where Ubuntu becomes the preferred operating system for Cloud Foundry. In fact, the two companies have been BFFs since the earliest days of Cloud Foundry when it was an open source project developed at VMware. Read More

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