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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  • Salesforce and Google are the latest pals in the cloud

    Salesforce and Google are the latest pals in the cloud

    Salesforce and Google inked a deal today that could provide easier integration between Salesforce tools and Google’s G Suite and Google Analytics. It also named Google as a preferred cloud provider for its core services as part of its international infrastructure expansion. Read More

  • Quip adds an App Store as it pushes toward full-blown collaboration platform

    Quip adds an App Store as it pushes toward full-blown collaboration platform

    When Salesforce bought Quip, a document-based, mobile-first collaboration tool for $750 million last September, it may have seemed like an odd purchase, but Salesforce and Quip have been hard at work enhancing the product. Today at the Dreamforce customer conference in San Francisco, the company announced significant updates to the product designed to make it more of a central way to… Read More

  • Salesforce to offer more customized AI with myEinstein

    Salesforce to offer more customized AI with myEinstein

    It’s been just over a year since Salesforce introduced Einstein, a set of artificial intelligence technologies that are designed to underlie and enhance the Salesforce product set. Today, at Dreamforce, the company’s enormous customer conference taking place this week in San Francisco, it announced myEinstein, a package of tools it created to help developers and Salesforce… Read More

  • Adobe and Microsoft expand partnership with Adobe Experience Manager and Dynamics 365 integration

    Adobe and Microsoft expand partnership with Adobe Experience Manager and Dynamics 365 integration

    Adobe and Microsoft expanded their continuing partnership today when they announced that they are making it easy to share data between Adobe Experience Manager, a website marketing tool and Dynamics 365, Microsoft’s CRM tool. For a sales person that means seeing the latest sales activity and customer interactions from the company website right in the customer record. From a customer… Read More

  • Cisco Spark Assistant bringing voice commands to meeting hardware

    Cisco Spark Assistant bringing voice commands to meeting hardware

    Anyone who has used modern meeting software knows it’s still fraught with challenges trying to get everyone into the meeting, futzing with the hardware or software and smoothly integrating external documents like PowerPoint presentations. Cisco is trying to improve and simplify the meeting experience with voice commands, and today it introduced Cisco Spark Assistant, a voice… Read More

  • VMware acquires VeloCloud as it moves deeper into networking

    VMware acquires VeloCloud as it moves deeper into networking

    VMware announced today that it was acquiring VeloCloud, a startup that focuses on cloud-based wide area networks (WAN), those networks that span a broad area across data centers or regions. The companies did not reveal the purchase price. The news confirms a report that The Information first reported  yesterday. The company appears to be an excellent fit as one of the primary use cases is… Read More

  • IBM Cloud Private brings cloud native computing to your data center

    IBM Cloud Private brings cloud native computing to your data center

    As companies search for ways to modernize their technology stacks, they struggle with managing the legacy software (and hardware) inside their own data centers. IBM introduced a new private cloud product today that is supposed to ease the transition to cloud computing and containerization and place those legacy applications in a more modern IT management context. IBM Cloud Private wants to… Read More

  • AWS continues to rule the cloud infrastructure market

    AWS continues to rule the cloud infrastructure market

    AWS’s domination of the Infrastructure as a Service market continues unabated this quarter. Yes, Microsoft, Google, Alibaba and others continue to grow much faster than AWS, but that has not had a significant impact on AWS’s command over the IaaS market. For starters, AWS had a monster quarter posting $4.57 billion in revenue. That was higher than the $4.51 billion that was expected… Read More

  • Spotinst delivers spot cloud infrastructure services at discount prices

    Spotinst delivers spot cloud infrastructure services at discount prices

    Cloud infrastructure vendors offer a range of prices for their services including aggressively priced virtual machines available on the spot market on an as-available basis. The catch is that the vendor can shut down these VMs whenever they happen to need them. Spotinst, a Tel Aviv-based startup, developed a service to buy and distribute that available excess capacity. Today, the company… Read More

  • New Neo4J platform gives developers a set of tools for building enterprise graph applications

    New Neo4J platform gives developers a set of tools for building enterprise graph applications

    Neo4j builds tools for creating graph databases, and today at its GraphConnect conference in New York City, it announced a new platform for developers to build graph-based applications using a common set of services. Emil Eifrem, Neo4j co-founder, says while the concept of graph databases has steadily gained popularity in recent years, the databases need to connect to various enterprise systems. Read More

  • AppDynamics founder Jyoti Bansal wastes little time launching a new company

    AppDynamics founder Jyoti Bansal wastes little time launching a new company

    You couldn’t blame AppDynamics co-founder Jyoti Bansal if he took some time off after selling his company to Cisco for a cool $3.7 billion in January. But Bansal is an entrepreneur and he didn’t stop to enjoy the moment. Instead, he did what entrepreneurs do — he looked for a new problem to solve. Today, he announced two new projects . For starters, Bansal teamed up Rishi… Read More

  • Cisco scoops up BroadSoft for $1.9 billion to boost communications tools portfolio

    Cisco scoops up BroadSoft for $1.9 billion to boost communications tools portfolio

    One thing is clear, Cisco is not afraid to use its considerable cash on hand to fill in holes in its product portfolio. Today it wrote out a big fat check for $1.9 billion to acquire BroadSoft, a Maryland company that delivers unified communications via service providers. The purchase gives Cisco a new way to sell its communications tools as it shifts its focus from a pure networking… Read More

  • Apple’s enterprise strategy begins to take shape

    Apple’s enterprise strategy begins to take shape

    When Apple announced its partnership with GE this week, it would have been easy to dismiss it as another random collaboration from a company people don’t generally associate with the enterprise. After all, Apple killed off their enterprise server product years ago. You might rightly ask, what exactly do they have to do with the enterprise these days? But if you consider the notion of… Read More

  • Cisco to buy Perspica and fold engineering team into AppDynamics

    Cisco to buy Perspica and fold engineering team into AppDynamics

    Cisco announced today that it intends to acquire Perspica, a machine learning-driven operations analytics firm that has raised $8.5 million. Cisco intends to fold Perspica’s team into AppDynamics, the company it purchased earlier this year for $3.7 billion. Cisco did not share the Perspica purchase price. All of these machinations have a purpose. Cisco is of course at its heart a… Read More

  • Now part of Cisco, AppDynamics update looks to deepen understanding of business performance

    Now part of Cisco, AppDynamics update looks to deepen understanding of business performance

    When Cisco acquired AppDynamics in January for $3.7 billion, it was a big surprise as the company was on the verge of going public. While it’s probably too soon to say how intertwined it will become in the Cisco product family, it continues to march forward announcing an update to the products set at the AppD Summit this week in New York City. Today’s announcements build on the… Read More

  • Apple and GE announce deep partnership

    Apple and GE announce deep partnership

    While Apple has had its share of enterprise partners in recent years including IBM, Cisco and SAP, today’s announcement that it will be working directly with GE feels a bit different with the two companies more closely intertwined than in previous deals. Apple and GE have committed to build a set of development tools and to develop apps together using Apple’s design sensibility… Read More

  • Dropbox Professional delivers new account option for freelancers and creatives

    Dropbox Professional delivers new account option for freelancers and creatives

    Dropbox has a Plus account for those people who want extra storage and it has a business account for those who want extra features, but what it’s lacked until now was a product for sole proprietors and very small businesses who wanted some advanced features, but couldn’t justify upgrading to Business. Today, the company announced a new account level called Dropbox Professional… Read More

  • Cisco using AI and machine learning to help IT predict failures

    Cisco using AI and machine learning to help IT predict failures

    We have known for some time that the number of signals coming from your IT systems surpassed the ability for humans to keep track of them years ago. Machines can help and have been for some time. The advent of artificial intelligence and machine learning has accelerated that ability and today, Cisco announced that it is using these technologies to help customers find failures before they… Read More

  • Docker gives into inevitable and offers native Kubernetes support

    Docker gives into inevitable and offers native Kubernetes support

    When it comes to container orchestration, it seems clear that Kubernetes, the open source tool developed by Google, has won the battle for operations’ hearts and minds. It therefore shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone who’s been paying attention that Docker announced native support for Kubernetes today at DockerCon Europe in Copenhagen. The company hasn’t given… Read More

  • MIT’s The Engine wants to fuel bold tech ideas in Boston

    MIT’s The Engine wants to fuel bold tech ideas in Boston

    Boston and its surrounding universities are jam-packed with big ideas, but the problem is that many of them never get out of the lab. MIT president Rafael Reif recognized this and decided the city needed an engine to push those ideas and The Engine — part venture capital firm, part business incubator — was born. When smart people are working on hard problems inside a lab, they… Read More