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 an occasional contributor at Smart Industry, a blog on Industrial Internet of Things.

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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  • Symantec Sells Veritas Division To Private Equity Group For $8B

    Symantec Sells Veritas Division To Private Equity Group For $8B

    Symantec announced today that it had sold its Veritas division to The Carlyle Group, a Washington, DC-based private equity firm for $8 billion in cash. The move comes after Symantec, mostly known as a computer security company, announced it was splitting into two separate publicly traded companies last fall. The first was going to be Symantec, which as you might expect focused on security… Read More

  • In The Age of Disruption, Customer Love Is More Important Than Ever

    In The Age of Disruption, Customer Love Is More Important Than Ever

    Think about how frustrated you were the last time you waited for your cable guy to show up, or how annoyed you got when you settled into the back of a cab, only to have the driver tell you he wouldn’t take a credit a card. What about the time you had to pay a hefty fee for the right to text and use data on your smartphone outside of the country? These scenarios are probably all too… Read More

  • DataGravity Focuses On Security In Latest Release

    DataGravity Focuses On Security In Latest Release

    DataGravity announced version 2.0 of its storage appliance today, which focuses on data security, particularly knowing what files you have and who’s been accessing them. When DataGravity emerged last summer with a new concept of data aware storage, it announced a number of key features, but it found that “customers were gravitating most around security at the point of… Read More

  • IBM Buying Merge Healthcare For $1B To Bring Medical Image Analysis To Watson Health

    IBM Buying Merge Healthcare For $1B To Bring Medical Image Analysis To Watson Health

    IBM announced a huge deal today, agreeing to pay a billion dollars for Merge Healthcare, a medical imaging company it plans to fold into the Watson Health unit. Merge’s technology is in use in 7500 healthcare facilities in the US, according to information supplied by IBM. The firm processes billions of images such as x-rays, MRIs and CT scans with 30 billion images processed to-date… Read More

  • Box Metadata Update Part Of Broader Strategy To Attract Large Customers

    Box Metadata Update Part Of Broader Strategy To Attract Large Customers

    Box announced a major update to its metadata feature today, a move that is part of a broader strategy to attract and keep larger customers. The update includes three major pieces: first of all it provides the ability for administrators to create and distribute metadata templates via the Box Admin console. Next, it provides APIs for attaching metadata information to applications built using Box. Read More

  • Storage Vendor Tintri Lands $125M Round With Eye Toward IPO

    Storage Vendor Tintri Lands $125M Round With Eye Toward IPO

    Tintri, a company that develops storage solutions for virtual applications, announced a $125 million round today. The company also indicated the next logical step is probably going to be an IPO in the first half of 2016 if market conditions are right. The round was led by Silver Lake Kraftwerk. Existing investors Insight Venture Partners, Lightspeed Ventures, Menlo Ventures and NEA also… Read More

  • GE Adds Infrastructure Services To Internet Of Things Platform

    GE Adds Infrastructure Services To Internet Of Things Platform

    GE announced today that it was expanding its Predix Internet of Things platform to provide Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS). The IaaS market is dominated by Amazon Web Services with many others, including Microsoft, Google and IBM vying for a piece of the action. GE hopes to differentiate itself from these companies by offering infrastructure services specifically tuned to the needs… Read More

  • Data Privacy Just Makes Good Business Sense

    Data Privacy Just Makes Good Business Sense

    A few years ago in an interview with Forbes, Tim O’Reilly famously said, “The Guy With The Most Data Wins.” It seems his statement was prescient, or perhaps organizations took it a bit too seriously and have been collecting as much data as they can ever since. Yet all of this data gathering comes with a host of ethical, moral and legal issues around ownership and… Read More

  • Microsoft Will Never Give Up On Mobile

    Microsoft Will Never Give Up On Mobile

    When Microsoft announced its wrenching $7.6 billion write-down last week, it was easy to presume that the company was giving up on mobile. At the very least, the financial avalanche sent a strong signal that Windows phone in its current guise has failed in a major way. Read More

  • Main Street Hub Snags $25M Investment For Small Biz Marketing Platform

    Main Street Hub Snags $25M Investment For Small Biz Marketing Platform

    Main Street Hub, the Austin-based marketing platform for small business, announced a $25 million Series C equity round today. The funding, led by Vista Equity Partners, follows a $20 million debt round last February and brings the total raised to $65 million. Main Street Hub wants to be the one-stop marketing arm for small business, giving the mom and pop store access to the power of the… Read More

  • One Year Later Apple And IBM Remain Oddest Couple In Tech

    One Year Later Apple And IBM Remain Oddest Couple In Tech

    It was just a year ago today, that Apple and IBM shocked the world when they announced a partnership. Apple, the consummate consumer company was teaming up with IBM, the quintessential buttoned-down corporation with an enterprise pedigree. It seemed to be the oddest of odd couples, but one year in and 32 apps later, the partnership seems to be flourishing and giving both companies… Read More

  • OKCupid Founders Get $10.8M To Build A Kinder, Gentler Public Key Encryption Tool

    OKCupid Founders Get $10.8M To Build A Kinder, Gentler Public Key Encryption Tool

    What do you for an encore after you founded and sold OKCupid? Well you tackle public-key encryption, of course. Keybase was the result, and the company announced a $10.8 million Series A investment today led by Andreessen Horowitz. While it may not seem like a logical next move, co-founders Max Krohn and Chris Coyne were considering what to do after they left OKCupid in 2013. They decided… Read More

  • DataCamp Gets $1M Seed Round To Develop Data Science Learning Platform

    DataCamp Gets $1M Seed Round To Develop Data Science Learning Platform

    DataCamp wants to teach data science skills to a generation of people, and it got a million in seed money to continue developing its online data-science learning platform. The round was led by Chris Lynch at Accomplice, an early stage venture capital firm in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The company had raised $300,000 in seed money previously DataCamp is not unlike coding bootcamps such… Read More

  • Workday Launches Workday Ventures To Fund Machine Learning Startups

    Workday Launches Workday Ventures To Fund Machine Learning Startups

    Workday, the 10 year old company that specializes in finance and human resources software in the cloud, announced a new program today called Workday Ventures, an investment arm focusing on startups with a machine learning bent. It intends to fund 10-12 companies this year with executives Dan Beck, senior vice president of technology products and Adeyemi ‘Ade’ Ajao, vice… Read More

  • Rescale Lands $6.4M From Who’s Who of Investors

    Rescale Lands $6.4M From Who’s Who of Investors

    Rescale, a company that has developed a Platform as a Service for high-end computer simulations, announced a $6.4 million investment from some of the biggest names in Silicon Valley investing circles. Among the people backing Rescale are Sam Altman, Jeff Bezos, Richard Branson, Paul Graham, Ron Conway, Chris Dixon, Peter Thiel and many others. What type of company warrants this kind… Read More

  • Microsoft Hopes To Unify Big Data And Analytics In Newly Announced Suite

    Microsoft Hopes To Unify Big Data And Analytics In Newly Announced Suite

    Today at its Worldwide Partner Conference in Orlando, Microsoft announced the Cortana Analytics Suite. It takes the company’s machine learning, big data and analytics products and packages them together in one huge, monolithic suite. Microsoft has put together the suite with the hope of providing a one-stop, big data and analytics solution for enterprise customers. “Our goal was… Read More

  • Security Company CrowdStrike Scores $100M Led By Google Capital

    Security Company CrowdStrike Scores $100M Led By Google Capital

    If you need proof that security is a red hot market these days, how about this morning’s announcement that cybersecurity company CrowdStrike landed a $100 million Series C investment round? The round was led by Google Capital with Rackspace, which happens to be one of the company’s customers also investing. Existing investors Accel and Warburg Pincus also participated. Read More

  • Microsoft Announces Public Preview Of Azure Data Catalog

    Microsoft Announces Public Preview Of Azure Data Catalog

    In a blog post published this morning, Microsoft’s Joseph Sirosh, corporate vice president at Microsoft, who is in charge of Azure ML, announced the public preview of the Azure Data Catalog, an in-house tool to facilitate discovery of a company’s data sources. Azure ML is Microsoft’s machine learning platform, which was launched last February. As companies create various… Read More

  • Splunk Buys Security Startup Caspida For $190M

    Splunk Buys Security Startup Caspida For $190M

    Splunk announced this evening it had purchase Caspida, a Palo Alto startup that uses machine learning techniques to help identify cyber-secruity threats from inside and outside the company, for $190 million. The deal has already closed, the company reported. Splunk helps companies deal with the onslaught of machine data coming from IT systems using data science techniques and automation to… Read More

  • AWS Announces New API Gateway Service

    AWS Announces New API Gateway Service

    Amazon Web Services announced a new product today called Amazon API Gateway, designed to simplify creation and management of APIs. Today, many companies want to give access to back-end services to other applications through an application programming interface (API). It usually requires a tremendous amount of effort and resources to create, maintain and secure the API and make sure… Read More