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 writes one story a month 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 IT and a weekly feature called The Cloud 5 where he aggregates five links related to the cloud computing. He also writes once monthly for the Mattermark blog. He has contributed to various corporate blogs in the past including Ness, Novell and the IBM Mid-market Blogger Program.

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  • WTF is cloud computing?

    WTF is cloud computing?

    After more than a decade of being in the popular tech lexicon, people kind of get the idea of “the cloud,” but most probably only understand a bit of it. That’s because the cloud isn’t a single concrete thing so much as a concept that encompasses many technologies. Understanding those pieces and how they intertwine is the secret to fully grasping the ideas behind it. Read More

  • IBM wants to bring machine learning to the mainframe

    IBM wants to bring machine learning to the mainframe

    IBM wants to bring machine learning to its traditional mainframe customers, and eventually to any technology with large data stores hidden behind a company firewall in what IBM calls a “private cloud.” Yes mainframes, those ginormous computing machines from an earlier age, are still running inside some of the world’s biggest companies including banks, insurance… Read More

  • Samanage raises $20M and makes enterprise play with new Salesforce integration

    Samanage raises $20M and makes enterprise play with new Salesforce integration

    Samanage, makers of customer service software in the cloud, had a couple of major announcements today. For starters, they got a $20 million investment, and they also announced a major step: the launch of their enterprise product on the Salesforce platform. Let’s start with the funding. The round included money from Carmel Ventures, Gemini Israel Ventures, Marker LLC, Salesforce Ventures… Read More

  • Why AWS has such a big lead in the cloud

    Why AWS has such a big lead in the cloud

    When you look at the size of the cloud market, it’s astonishing that AWS is the undisputed leader, and probably will be for the foreseeable future. Considering the competition is the likes of Google, Microsoft, IBM and Oracle; AWS’s big lead is even more surprising. The question is how did AWS build such dominance? The simple answer is that it was first, but as Andy Jassy, the AWS… Read More

  • Salesforce adds some artificial intelligence to customer service products

    Salesforce adds some artificial intelligence to customer service products

    Last Fall when Salesforce introduced Einstein, its artificial intelligence initiative, it debuted with some intelligence built into the core CRM tool, but with a promise that it would expand into other products over time. Today it announced it was adding Einstein AI to its Service Cloud customer service platform. The goal is to make life easier for customer service reps and their managers. Read More

  • SAP adds AI and integrated analytics in latest cloud release

    SAP adds AI and integrated analytics in latest cloud release

    SAP is about as traditional a legacy vendor as you are likely to find, delivering complex on-prem ERP solutions for the largest organizations on the planet. But like everyone else, SAP sees a future in which companies rely less on software installed in private data centers and more on public cloud products to handle the heavy lifting for them. And SAP S/4HANA, the company’s public… Read More

  • Box unveils new set of developer tools

    Box unveils new set of developer tools

    Box decided early on it wanted to be a platform on top of which which developers can build applications using Box services. Today, it introduced several new tools designed to make it easier for developers to get up and running on the Box platform. Today’s announcement starts with a newly designed Box Developer Console. This is the place developers typically grab their API keys and… Read More

  • Egnyte Connect lets business users access files wherever they live

    Egnyte Connect lets business users access files wherever they live

    The cloud was supposed to solve the file access problem. The trouble is that when you work for a big company, some of your files may live in the cloud and others on-prem. How do you access all of those files regardless of where they live? Egnyte hopes to settle all of that with the launch of Egnyte Connect for the desktop today. Egnyte has always tried to separate itself from Box and Dropbox… Read More

  • HackerOne scores $40 million investment as bug bounty platform growth continues

    HackerOne scores $40 million investment as bug bounty platform growth continues

    For the past several years, HackerOne has been helping customers build bug bounty programs to find vulnerabilities in their software, and today it hauled in a big bounty of its own — a $40 million Series C investment led by Dragoneer Investment Group. Existing investors NEA and Benchmark also participated, as well as a strategic investor the company chose not to disclose. It brings… Read More

  • Druva’s latest feature helps protect data stored on its service from ransomware

    Druva’s latest feature helps protect data stored on its service from ransomware

    Over the years, Druva has developed services for protecting and managing data and tools for governance and compliance. Today, it took that idea one step further when it added ransomware and anomaly detection. The company decided to develop a ransomware detection tool after finding that customers were using Druva to help manage the ransomware recovery process. Restoring data has always been… Read More

  • SnapRoute secures $25 million Series A investment for open source network OS

    SnapRoute secures $25 million Series A investment for open source network OS

    SnapRoute, a startup that builds open source software that enables network engineers to customize commodity networking switches and routers to meet their exact requirements, announced a $25 million A round today, led by Norwest Venture partners. Lightspeed, AT&T and Microsoft Ventures also participated in the round and Norwest’s Rama Sekhar will join the SnapRoute board of… Read More

  • AWS still owns the cloud

    AWS still owns the cloud

    When Amazon announced its earnings for its Amazon Web Services cloud division on Thursday, the results were hardly surprising. While AWS might not have the eye-popping growth percentages of its rivals, it still grew at a decent 47 percent, with earnings of $3.53 billion on an astonishing $14.2 billion run rate. You may point to the rivals and say, well, they had better quarters from a… Read More

  • MapAnything lands $33 million to build location-centric apps

    MapAnything lands $33 million to build location-centric apps

    MapAnything, a software service built on top of Salesforce for developing location-based workflows, announced a $33.1 million Series B funding round today. The round was led by Columbus Nova, with participation from ServiceNow Ventures. The latter is particularly important because the company intends to make its product available on the ServiceNow platform soon. Previous investors… Read More

  • The enterprise is the next logical step for Slack

    The enterprise is the next logical step for Slack

    Slack took a big step in its evolution as a startup yesterday when it launched Slack Enterprise Grid, the enterprise version of its popular messaging platform. For Slack to continue its growth trajectory, it had to move on from being a tool for discrete teams to one that could deal with substantially more users, and provide some security and governance as it connected to other departments… Read More

  • Google Cloud takes aim at Microsoft customers with new Windows VMs

    Google Cloud takes aim at Microsoft customers with new Windows VMs

    Google announced several new products today aimed at luring IT pros who are using Windows in their data centers to the Google Cloud Platform. With that in mind, Google introduced support for Microsoft SQL Server Enterprise and Windows Server Core on the Cloud Platform. In addition, the company announced support for SQL Server Always-On Availability Group for customers who are concerned about… Read More

  • Tact brings intelligent sales assistant to new Slack enterprise edition

    Tact brings intelligent sales assistant to new Slack enterprise edition

    Tact, the AI-driven sales tool that uses software smarts to simplify sales tasks, today announced integration with the newly announced Slack enterprise product, Slack Enterprise Grid. Tact, which currently has a mobile app and Amazon Echo integration (along with in-car integration in private Beta), sees messaging tools like Slack as a logical extension of the platform. It can help automate… Read More

  • Cisco-AppDynamics $3.7 billion deal all about the data

    Cisco-AppDynamics $3.7 billion deal all about the data

    When Cisco bought AppDynamics last night for $3.7 billion, it was initially a bit of a shocker, partly because of the timing, just days before the startup was scheduled to IPO. While the acquisition was clearly part of a longer term strategy by Cisco to shift focus from its hardware business to one based more on cloud software, at its core, the deal was a pure data play. Data has taken… Read More

  • IBM acquiring Agile 3 Solutions to give execs visiblity into security risks

    IBM acquiring Agile 3 Solutions to give execs visiblity into security risks

    IBM Security announced this morning that it has purchased Agile 3 Solutions, a San Francisco-based company that has developed a security analytics dashboard aimed at helping executives understand cyber-security risks inside an organization. The acquisition gives IBM another tool in its security arsenal to provide more insight to key decision makers, which ultimately could help them sell… Read More

  • Insight Venture Partners invests $165 million in automated testing startup Tricentis

    Insight Venture Partners invests $165 million in automated testing startup Tricentis

    Tricentis, a startup that helps enterprise development teams automate software testing, got a bushel of money today from Insight Venture Partners — $165 million to be exact. As part of the deal, Insight Managing Director Mike Triplett will join the Tricentis board. In a traditional software development cycle, developers took months to create and deliver a product. Testing… Read More

  • Oracle boosts cloud offering with Apiary API management tool acquisition

    Oracle boosts cloud offering with Apiary API management tool acquisition

    Oracle acquired API management startup Apiary today for an undisclosed amount. Apiary, which launched in 2011 and has raised a modest $8.5 million, helps companies manage APIs, which is an increasingly important job. As every company becomes a software company, they are building platforms and providing ways for customers and third-parties to build applications using their… Read More

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