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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  • Volvo Brings Cloud To The Car To Transmit Safety Data Automatically

    Volvo Brings Cloud To The Car To Transmit Safety Data Automatically

    Imagine you’re driving down the road in winter and you encounter a patch of black ice. Your car swerves treacherously, and as it does, the built-in sensors in the automobile detect it, collect the location of your car and share the data to the cloud. The next car equipped with this advanced system that comes down the same road will get a warning communicated from the cloud as… Read More

  • Silent Circle Wants To Be The Modern Day Blackberry

    Silent Circle Wants To Be The Modern Day Blackberry

    Blackberry was once the big dawg in mobile phones. It was in the hands of practically every knowledge worker on the planet, but its days of dominance began a precipitous drop after Apple brought the iPhone to market in 2007 and Android followed in 2008, and today it’s a tiny blip on the smartphone marketshare radar. That’s why it’s interesting that a new company, Silent… Read More

  • Microsoft’s Keyboard Obsession

    Microsoft’s Keyboard Obsession

    Microsoft has a little problem and it’s time we all admitted it. We have to gather the family in the living room, sit down Microsoft in the comfy chair and have a little heart to heart. Everybody can see it, except Microsoft — and it could be time for an intervention. It’s the keyboard thing, Microsoft. Enough already. Design your software to take advantage of a touch screen. Read More

  • Apple-IBM Partnership Sprouts Latest Set Of Apps At Mobile World Congress

    Apple-IBM Partnership Sprouts Latest Set Of Apps At Mobile World Congress

    When Apple and IBM announced a partnership last year, more than a few jaws dropped, but the two have been working together to create a new wave of enterprise-friendly apps — and announced the latest round to come out of the affiliation today at Mobile World Congress. At first glance, the meeting of these two companies may seem a case of technology making strange bedfellows, but they… Read More

  • Who Wins The Battle of The Disrupted Tech Giants: HP Or IBM?

    Who Wins The Battle of The Disrupted Tech Giants: HP Or IBM?

    It’s been a rough several years for the once-mighty technology behemoths, HP and IBM, and while each has the cash and resources to chug along for years to come, both companies have struggled to find a foothold in a fast-changing market. HP once represented the archetypal Silicon Valley company, a pillar of the computer world, a place where a teenage Steve Jobs worked one summer and cut… Read More

  • Box’s Latest Vertical Package Focuses On Financial Services

    Box’s Latest Vertical Package Focuses On Financial Services

    Box has a plan to keep growing and it involves building vertical pillars on top of the base Box platform and APIs. To that end, Box announced a new financial services vertical today with a set of tools and technologies geared specifically to firms in the financial services industry. The company first revealed this vertical approach last Fall at the BoxWorks user conference, dubbing it Box… Read More

  • New RelateIQ Reporting Shoots For Deeper Insight

    New RelateIQ Reporting Shoots For Deeper Insight

    RelateIQ, a tool that helps growing businesses manage their sales, announced a major update today that brings advanced reporting to the tool. This is a feature that has been long overdue. The company, which was sold to Salesforce.com last July for $390M provides CRM services for small companies. Its differentiator to this point has been to help small businesses manage their CRM automatically… Read More

  • New Firm Combines Wearables And Data To Improve Decision Making

    New Firm Combines Wearables And Data To Improve Decision Making

    Humanyze, a unique new firm spawned in the MIT Media Lab, has developed a system that uses a smart employee badge to collect employee behavioral data, which it links to specific metrics with the goal of improving business performance. It announced $1M in seed funding today. The funding was led by Romulus Capital with contributions from Boston Seed and dunnhumby Ventures. Humanyze… Read More

  • IBM Goes Deep With Comprehensive Cloud Initiative

    IBM Goes Deep With Comprehensive Cloud Initiative

    IBM has been setting its sights on helping customers manage the hybrid cloud world, and today it announced a series of initiatives it hopes will make it simpler to manage a broad range of resources by treating them as a single entity. The hybrid cloud is a term used to describe a mixed computing environment that can include any combination of public cloud resources, private clouds and… Read More

  • Main Street Hub Lands $20M To Bring Social Media Marketing To Small Business

    Main Street Hub Lands $20M To Bring Social Media Marketing To Small Business

    Main Street Hub, a company that helps mom and pop businesses run social media marketing, customer relationship management (CRM) and marketing automation recently announced it has received $20M in debt financing from Silicon Valley Bank. The company has raised a total of $40M. The most recent funding before this announcement was $14M in Series B in January, 2014. It has 6000 subscribers who… Read More

  • Wall Street-Backed Symphony Wants To Revolutionize Financial Services Communication

    Wall Street-Backed Symphony Wants To Revolutionize Financial Services Communication

    The company’s backers include a who’s who of Wall Street financial companies: Bank of America Merrill Lynch, BNY Mellon, BlackRock, Citadel, Citi, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs, HSBC, Jefferies, JPMorgan, Maverick, Morgan Stanley, Nomura and Wells Fargo. Last fall, these companies contributed $66M to finance Symphony, and using that money, purchased Perzo, a… Read More

  • Salesforce Wave Analytics Tool Makes The Move To Mobile

    Salesforce Wave Analytics Tool Makes The Move To Mobile

    When Salesforce.com launched Wave, its nascent analytics product last fall at Dreamforce, it did what it always does with new products. It put out a basic product to get things going and then it kept working. Today it announced several new tools that bring all the analytics goodness of Wave to a mobile device. Anna Rosenman, director of product marketing at Salesforce.com, points out… Read More

  • Bessemer Looks Forward With New $1.6B Fund

    Bessemer Looks Forward With New $1.6B Fund

    Bessemer Venture Partners (BVP) announced its latest investment fund today with $1.6B in investments. It has dubbed it BVP IX. It follows a highly successful BVP VIII. Byron Deeter, a partner at BVP says this is just part of the normal fundraising cycle for the company. They are reaching the end of the previous cycle when they launched BVP VIII, and as the funds from that round have… Read More

  • Microsoft Officially Launches Azure Machine Learning Platform

    Microsoft Officially Launches Azure Machine Learning Platform

    You know all that big data that’s streaming into your company from sensors, customers, social media, Excel spreadsheets, and data sources all over the internet? Microsoft wants to help you process all of it, build APIs and make use of that data in the cloud with machine learning technology. And to that end, Microsoft officially announced at the Strata Conference today, the general… Read More

  • EMC Partners With Hippo To Gain Customer Experience Management Foothold

    EMC Partners With Hippo To Gain Customer Experience Management Foothold

    EMC and Hippo announced a partnership today in which Hippo, an open source web content management platform, will integrate with EMC Documentum, EMC’s enterprise content management software. As with all good deals, each partner gains something. EMC fills in a missing piece in its content management arsenal without having to spend a lot of money. Hippo gains access to a much broader… Read More

  • Pivotal Open Sources Key Parts of Its Big Data Suite

    Pivotal Open Sources Key Parts of Its Big Data Suite

    Pivotal announced today that it was moving three core pieces of its Big Data Suite to open source, while continuing to offer advanced features and support in a commercial version. The three components moving to open source are GemFire, the platform’s in-Memory NoSQL Database, the enterprise SQL on Hadoop component, HAWQ and the suite’s massively parallel processing (MPP)… Read More

  • One Year In, Nadella Is Planning Microsoft’s Long And Short Game

    One Year In, Nadella Is Planning Microsoft’s Long And Short Game

    Golfers like to talk about their long game and their short game. Maybe it’s useful to look at Microsoft’s strategy that way too. Since Satya Nadella took over just over a year ago as CEO at Microsoft, he has started to redirect the company, looking at the short term, while perhaps beginning to formulate a plan for the next wave of computing. Microsoft is the quintessential… Read More

  • Facebook Reveals Final Piece In Scalable Data Center Vision

    Facebook Reveals Final Piece In Scalable Data Center Vision

    Facebook revealed the final piece in its scalable data redesign today, one that completes its vision of redefining traditional hardware and software to make it more flexible to meet the needs of Facebook’s scale. To that end, they announced a new open-source modular switch platform called 6-pack. The key piece to understand is that Facebook has focused on separating the hardware and… Read More

  • Datameer Heads To The Cloud With Latest Big Data Product

    Datameer Heads To The Cloud With Latest Big Data Product

    Datameer launched a new cloud service called Datameer Professional today that offers customers a Big Data solution without the hassle of installing, configuring and maintaining it themselves in-house. The goal of this new approach is to put the buying decision into the hands of business units, instead of being mainly driven by IT. Datameer, which launched in 2009, offers big data and… Read More

  • New Facebook Threat-Sharing Project Sees Safety In Herd

    New Facebook Threat-Sharing Project Sees Safety In Herd

    Facebook announced a new repository this morning for sharing information about malware threats called ThreatExchange. Using a familiar Facebook look and feel, with APIs for querying and publishing threat data, the system is designed to allow companies to contribute information about common attacks, and thereby make it safer for the group. Early partners include Pinterest, Tumblr, Twitter… Read More