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 and is a regular contributor at Digital Content Next.

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 the cloud, 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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  • AssemblyAI wants to put customized speech recognition within reach of any developer

    AssemblyAI wants to put customized speech recognition within reach of any developer

    It’s clear that voice is becoming a major interface, as we witness the rise of the Amazon Echo, Google Home, Siri, Cortana and their ilk. We’re also seeing an increasing use of chat bots and other voice-driven tools, which often require speech recognition with a very specific vocabulary. That’s where AssemblyAI, a member of the Summer ’17 Y Combinator class comes in. Read More

  • PhishMe offers free phishing training tool to SMBs

    PhishMe offers free phishing training tool to SMBs

    There are lots of reasons scammers send a phishing email. They may want to get access to the company network or perhaps a quick payout with ransomware. Maybe it’s just a good old-fashioned con to trick someone into sending money or personally identifiable information, but whatever the reason, everyday countless phishing emails are sent into the world, and some percentage of them are… Read More

  • AWS just proved why standards drive technology platforms

    AWS just proved why standards drive technology platforms

    When AWS today became a full-fledged member of the container standards body, the Cloud Native Computing Foundation, it represented a significant milestone. By joining Google, IBM, Microsoft, Red Hat and just about every company that matters in the space, AWS has acknowledged that when it comes to container management, standards matter. Read More

  • PullRequest wants to be your company code reviewer

    PullRequest wants to be your company code reviewer

    PullRequest is a startup with a twist on the on-demand economy. It wants to be your company code checker. It takes care of finding code review experts, who can check for bugs, security issues, coding standards and performance problems. “We offer code review as a service. As developers push code, we have on-demand experts that review it [before it gets published]. This allows them to… Read More

  • Red Hat updates OpenShift container platform with new service catalog

    Red Hat updates OpenShift container platform with new service catalog

    Red Hat issued its quarterly update to the OpenShift platform today, adding among other things, a Service Catalog that enables IT or third-party vendors to create connections to internal or external services. OpenShift is RedHat’s Platform as a Service, based on Kubernetes, the open source container management platform, which was originally developed by Google. It also supports Docker… Read More

  • Former CIA operative Valerie Plame says privacy is precious — and she should know

    Former CIA operative Valerie Plame says privacy is precious — and she should know

    Back in 2003, Valerie Plame was working for the CIA overseas trying to protect the world from rogue nuclear proliferation. Unbeknownst to her, she was about to become a pawn in a dangerous political game between the CIA and the Bush White House. It eventually escalated to the point where her identity was publicly exposed by an unnamed White House source as a covert operative. Read More

  • BlueJeans Network names industry vet Quentin Gallivan as CEO

    BlueJeans Network names industry vet Quentin Gallivan as CEO

    BlueJeans Network, the cloud video and collaboration company, announced today that Quentin Gallivan, an industry veteran who has helped run several tech companies, will be taking over as CEO. Former CEO and company founder Krish Ramakrishnan will remain with the company and take on the role of executive chairman. He will also continue to lead strategy and innovation. Ramakrishnan doesn’t… Read More

  • AlienVault plug-in searches for stolen passwords on Dark Web

    AlienVault plug-in searches for stolen passwords on Dark Web

    When it comes to password breaches on public sites like Adobe, LinkedIn and Yahoo!, there are some known knowns. For instance, there’s a decent chance those credentials will end up for sale on a black market site on that mysterious part of the internet known as the “Dark Web.” That matters for a couple of reasons. First of all, research suggests that a lot of folks use the… Read More

  • Salesforce AI helps brands track images on social media

    Salesforce AI helps brands track images on social media

    Brands have long been able to search for company mentions on social media, but they’ve lacked the ability to search for pictures of their logos or products in an easy way. That’s where Salesforce’s latest Einstein artificial intelligence feature comes into play. Today the company introduced Einstein Vision for Social Studio, which provides a way for marketers to search… Read More

  • Edge computing could push the cloud to the fringe

    Edge computing could push the cloud to the fringe

    Peter Levine has an interesting working theory. He believes cloud computing is going to take a back seat to edge computing — and we will soon see the majority of processing taking place at the device level. Levine says it’s based on sound analysis of where he sees computing going — and his job as an investor is to recognize where the industry is heading before it happens. Read More

  • Oracle delivers bevy of updates to its cloud suite

    Oracle delivers bevy of updates to its cloud suite

    Oracle might not be the first company you think of when it comes to cloud computing, but the company has made significant strides in recent years. Today, it announced the bi-annual update to its Oracle Cloud Applications Suite. This is update number 13 for those keeping score at home. The suite includes a range of enterprise software including ERP (think back-office management), HR and CRM/CX… Read More

  • ProoV scores $14 million Series B for proof of concept platform

    ProoV scores $14 million Series B for proof of concept platform

    ProoV, a startup founded by a couple of industry veterans, solves a problem the founders encountered many times over the years: how do you get the CIO or CTO to agree to do a proof of concept for your startup to show that your idea will actually work as you’ve described. Today the company announced a $14 million Series B financing round led by Helios Capital and Mangrove Capital… Read More

  • Former Battlefield runner-up UnifyID announces $20M Series A

    Former Battlefield runner-up UnifyID announces $20M Series A

    TechCrunch Disrupt alum UnifyID has the clear goal of changing the way we think about authentication. Instead of entering a username and password as the only line of defense to our computer systems, it wants us to rely on other data that comes from the phone in our pockets. That smartphone has a number of sensors in it like an accelerometer and a GPS, and using the kinds of data it gather… Read More

  • AWS won’t be ceding its massive market share lead anytime soon

    AWS won’t be ceding its massive market share lead anytime soon

    Now that all the major cloud players have reported their earnings, we have seen some eye-popping growth numbers, particularly from Microsoft. Yet in spite of that, AWS maintains a significant market share lead, according to the latest analysis from Synergy Research Group, released last night after Amazon reported its earnings. AWS, the cloud arm of Amazon.com reported a $4.1 billion… Read More

  • Mitel to buy ShoreTel for $430 million to create unified communications powerhouse

    Mitel to buy ShoreTel for $430 million to create unified communications powerhouse

    Sometimes combining two companies that compete in the same market provides a quick way to leapfrog your market share. That was likely the thinking behind Mitel’s decision to buy ShoreTel this morning for $430 million. Combining the two companies catapults Mitel to number two in the Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS) market, according to the company. As for ShoreTel, while it… Read More

  • Salesforce claims you can set up customer service in Service Cloud update in less than a day

    Salesforce claims you can set up customer service in Service Cloud update in less than a day

    Salesforce announced an update to its Service Cloud today, which the company says enables non-technical administrators to build a customer service organization with connected services in less than a day. That’s a bold claim, even for the marketing department, but the Service Cloud app builder has been built on top of the Salesforce Lightning development platform and designed to drag… Read More

  • OpenText acquires forensic security vendor Guidance Software for $240 million

    OpenText acquires forensic security vendor Guidance Software for $240 million

    OpenText, the content management company based in Waterloo, Ontario announced today that it was buying Guidance Software, a forensic security and eDiscovery vendor for $240 million. OpenText agreed to pay Guidance shareholders $7.10 a share. The price will be less Guidance’s cash on hand of approximately $18 million, making the final price just around $222 million, according to OpenText. Read More

  • Artificial intelligence is not as smart as you (or Elon Musk) think

    Artificial intelligence is not as smart as you (or Elon Musk) think

    DeepMind’s AlphaGo beat Lee Sedol, the best human Go player in the world. It was a defining technological moment not unlike IBM’s Deep Blue beating chess champion Garry Kasparov, or IBM Watson beating the world’s best Jeopardy players. As mind-blowing as they seemed, these victories were more about training algorithms and using brute-force computational strength than any… Read More

  • Sami Atiya from ABB says industrial robots will add jobs, not take them away

    Sami Atiya from ABB says industrial robots will add jobs, not take them away

    In and interview earlier this week at the TechCrunch Robotics Session held on the MIT campus in Cambridge, MA, Sami Atiya, president of ABB’s Robotics and Motion division, said he believes bringing robots into the manufacturing process actually adds jobs instead of killing them. Read More

  • Managed private cloud stacks trying to find their way in the enterprise

    Managed private cloud stacks trying to find their way in the enterprise

    For a long time, traditional IT resisted the cloud, but that has changed in recent years as companies have come to realize that they can’t survive without the agility, scalability and economics that only a public cloud approach can provide. Yet in spite of the clear advantages the public cloud brings, there are still many companies out there that resist it for a variety of… Read More

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