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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  • Dataiku to enhance data tools with $28 million investment led by Battery Ventures

    Dataiku to enhance data tools with $28 million investment led by Battery Ventures

    Dataiku, a French startup that helps data analysts communicate with data scientists to build more meaningful data applications, announced a significant funding round today. The company scored a $28 million Series B investment led by Battery Ventures with help from FirstMark, Serena Capital and Alven. Today’s money brings the total raised to almost $45 million. Its most recent prior round… Read More

  • HPE scoops up Cloud Technology Partners to boost hybrid cloud consulting

    HPE scoops up Cloud Technology Partners to boost hybrid cloud consulting

    HPE has been mostly known in recent times for selling off pieces of its business, but it has quietly been on a little run this year buying up cloud companies in an attempt to build out a hybrid cloud business. Today, the company announced it was acquiring Cloud Technology Partners, a Boston-based cloud consulting firm. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. With CTP, HPE gets a consulting firm… Read More

  • Identity management startup ForgeRock snags $88 million Series D

    Identity management startup ForgeRock snags $88 million Series D

    Used to be when we thought about identity as it relates to computers and software, it involved a person logging into an application or service. Increasingly though, you also have machines and sensors attempting to authenticate as they access your systems. That creates complications for identity management vendors because instead of managing thousands or tens of thousands of identities, it… Read More

  • Dell Foundation pledges $36 million to Harvey relief effort

    Dell Foundation pledges $36 million to Harvey relief effort

    Michael and Susan Dell have doubled down on the tech industry’s commitment to bail out Texas as it recovers from Hurricane Harvey. The couple pledged a whopping $36 million to the effort through their foundation today. The money, which represents the largest single contribution to date for the disaster, comes in the form of an $18 million seed contribution, followed by a dollar… Read More

  • AWS could pay a price for Amazon’s broader ambitions

    AWS could pay a price for Amazon’s broader ambitions

    When Amazon decided to buy Whole Foods, it seemed straight-forward enough. Huge company sees an opening and spends a ton of cash to gain an edge with a brick and mortar business, but the deal might have had some unintended consequences for AWS, Amazon’s highly successful cloud business. While Amazon has had a huge impact on retail in general, causing upheaval across the entire industry… Read More

  • Salesforce, IBM deepen partnership with new app integrations

    Salesforce, IBM deepen partnership with new app integrations

    Salesforce and IBM are joining forces again as they attempt to deepen their alliance. The partnership began last March when they agreed to sell each other’s artificial intelligence products, Watson and Einstein. Today’s announcement is all about data integration. Salesforce will be adding the ability to include IBM weather data in Lightning apps, while IBM will enable customers… Read More

  • Amazon just gave Windows users access to lower-cost EC2 Elastic GPUs

    Amazon just gave Windows users access to lower-cost EC2 Elastic GPUs

    Last year at AWS re:invent, Amazon introduced a way to get just the right amount of GPU power you needed and nothing more. This week, the company announced it has released new EC2 elastic GPUs just for Windows users. These are purpose-built for Windows instances that require accelerated performance for smaller or intermittent amounts of time. Developers can choose from four GPU sizes: 1GB… Read More

  • Nuco’s Aion network provides a way to communicate between multiple blockchains

    Nuco’s Aion network provides a way to communicate between multiple blockchains

    As blockchains begin to gain in popularity, a need is developing to enable them to communicate with one another. That would require a networking infrastructure to facilitate that communication, and that’s precisely what Nuco, a Toronto-based startup is trying to do with the release of the Aion blockchain network today. Nuco CEO Matthew Spoke says that while each network is ultimately… Read More

  • Plaid delivers bank account integration to enterprise developers

    Plaid delivers bank account integration to enterprise developers

    Plaid, which is best known for helping financial services customers build applications with direct connections to their users’ bank accounts, announced today that they have released a new SDK to bring that same type of functionality to enterprise developers. “At a high level we are the middle layer between you and your bank,” Zach Perret, CEO at Plaid told TechCrunch. When… Read More

  • Okta makes 2FA standard for all customers as it opens Oktane customer conference

    Okta makes 2FA standard for all customers as it opens Oktane customer conference

    There was a time when two-factor identification (2FA) was nice to have, but times have changed as hackers get ever more sophisticated and users need whatever edge they can get. Perhaps that’s why Okta, the cloud identity company that went public earlier this year, announced that it’s making 2FA the standard for all its customers. They made the announcement at their annual… Read More

  • Seven moves that led to the VMware-Pivotal-Google partnership

    Seven moves that led to the VMware-Pivotal-Google partnership

    When VMware, Pivotal and Google announced a containerization partnership this morning at VMworld, it sounded more like the introduction to a joke — Google, VMware and Pivotal walked into a bar… But in fact, it’s probably not a coincidence that these three companies have joined together. They actually have a long and intertwined history — with former VMware co-founder… Read More

  • Apple and Accenture teaming up to help enterprises build advanced mobility tools

    Apple and Accenture teaming up to help enterprises build advanced mobility tools

    There is a general misconception that Apple is strictly about consumer tools, but the fact is that the company has a big presence in the enterprise just by the sheer number of iPhones and iPads in the business world. It also has some high-profile partnerships with hefty enterprise vendors like IBM, SAP and Cisco. Today, Apple announced that it is building on those relationships with a brand… Read More

  • Pivotal-VMware-Google forge container partnership

    Pivotal-VMware-Google forge container partnership

    Pivotal, VMware and Google have teamed up on a containerization project that the companies say should simplify creating, deploying and managing container projects at scale. The companies are taking what is a set of open-source products and providing a commercial underpinning with the various parties in the partnership bringing the product to market. Read More

  • LinkedIn announces open source tool to keep Kafka clusters running

    LinkedIn announces open source tool to keep Kafka clusters running

    Today at The Kafka Summit in San Francisco, LinkedIn announced a new load balancing tool called Cruise Control, which has been developed to help keep Kafka clusters up and running. The company developed Kafka, an open source message streaming tool to help make it easier to move massive amounts of data around a network from application to application. It has become so essential today that… Read More

  • VMware Cloud is now live on AWS — and IT pros just did a little happy dance

    VMware Cloud is now live on AWS — and IT pros just did a little happy dance

    When VMware announced it was partnering with AWS last fall, it turned more than a few enterprise heads. After all, we’re talking about one company that dominates virtual machines on-prem, and the other in the public cloud. Together, the two companies make a powerful combination — and VMware made the whole shebang official today at VMworld when it announced that VMware Cloud was live… Read More

  • VMware expands hybrid cloud strategy with series of announcements at VMworld

    VMware expands hybrid cloud strategy with series of announcements at VMworld

    VMware, the company that gave rise to the virtual machine concept in the enterprise data center, announced a series of products and services today at VMworld in Las Vegas that show a company clearly shifting to managing hybrid environments. The hybrid strategy really began to gain momentum last year when the company forged agreements with the top public cloud vendors including Microsoft… Read More

  • AI will fundamentally change how we manage content

    AI will fundamentally change how we manage content

    Content management is about to undergo a foundational shift as AI and machine learning bring long-sought order to enterprise content. As the volume of content has increased, the ability to manage it all seems to have alluded us. Ironic, since Content Management Systems were supposed to solve the enterprise content organization problem and help prevent your employees from reinventing the wheel. Read More

  • Marketo picks Google Cloud to migrate from on-prem data centers

    Marketo picks Google Cloud to migrate from on-prem data centers

    Google got a much-needed win today when Marketo, the marketing automation platform, chose Google Cloud Platform (GCP) to migrate its entire on-prem operation. The partnership will extend beyond hosting with Google also providing deeper integration with GSuite. Google says that should enable Marketo customers to generate content and communicate with customers directly from the Marketo… Read More

  • Cloud Elements places data at the center of your application integration effort

    Cloud Elements places data at the center of your application integration effort

    This morning, Cloud Elements, a five-year old startup, announced the latest release of its API integration platform, which has been designed to put data at the center of its integration strategy. In the not-so distant past, large proprietary software stacks ruled the enterprise. These companies wanted to lock you into their way of operating, and playing nicely with a competitor’s… Read More

  • 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