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 1-2 articles a month for Digital Content Next. He has contributed to various corporate blogs in the past including Ness, Novell and the IBM Mid-market Blogger Program.

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  • Okta IPO filing marks public market tipping point for SaaS Vendors

    Okta IPO filing marks public market tipping point for SaaS Vendors

    When Okta, the unicorn cloud identity management company, filed its S-1 IPO paperwork yesterday, it was the latest pure-cloud subscription-based company to go public. Wall Street could finally be ready to accept that model and the long path to profitability that tends to be part and parcel of this approach. Read More

  • New version of Google App Engine supports all programming languages

    New version of Google App Engine supports all programming languages

    Google announced that an entirely overhauled version of App Engine was generally available as of today. It made the announcement at Google Cloud Next being held this week in San Francisco. App Engine is Google’s platform-as-a-service for building application backends without having to worry about maintaining a complex infrastructure. The big news is that App Engine now supports any… Read More

  • Google in the cloud

    Google in the cloud

    This is a pivotal week for Google Cloud Platform. As it hosts its annual Google Cloud Next Conference in San Francisco, it will offer the usual lineup of speakers, customer testimonials and product announcements one would expect at this type of event, but the broader and more challenging task is showing the world that it is ready to take on the enterprise. Read More

  • SD Squared launches platform to help startups get cloud billing under control

    SD Squared launches platform to help startups get cloud billing under control

    SD Squared released a new cloud management platform today it’s calling CloudOps.ai; it’s designed to help startups, especially in emerging markets, control and manage cloud costs on AWS. Company co-founder Sachin Dev Duggal says SD Squared has put together these services over the years, and decided to pull them together into a platform where startups and other interested… Read More

  • Networking services startup Cradlepoint lands $89M investment from TCV

    Networking services startup Cradlepoint lands $89M investment from TCV

    In a world where having internet connectivity is the lifeblood of just about every business, Cradlepoint helps customers deliver consistent networking services, even when there is a lousy cell signal. Today the company announced it had secured an $89 million Series C investment from TCV. TCV is the only investor this round, and as part of the deal TCV’s general partner Ted Coons and… Read More

  • Google announces significant partnership with SAP at Google Cloud Next Conference

    Google announces significant partnership with SAP at Google Cloud Next Conference

    Google announced onstage today at Google Cloud Next a partnership with SAP to deliver SAP HANA, the company’s in-memory database on Google Cloud Platform. It’s a big deal for a number of reasons. First of all, it gives Google a major enterprise customer for its cloud platform, something that it’s trying to promote in big way. Secondly, it gives them an established… Read More

  • Endor emerges from MIT research with unique predictive analytics tech

    Endor emerges from MIT research with unique predictive analytics tech

    Endor, a stealth Israeli predictive analytics company, has its roots in some interesting research on human behavior conducted at MIT’s legendary Media Lab. The company has developed a predictive analytics cloud service based on a concept called ‘Social Physics‘, which purports to simplify big data analysis. The thinking is that people tend to behave in predictable ways… Read More

  • Salesforce Einstein AI can generate models automatically

    Salesforce Einstein AI can generate models automatically

    When Salesforce announced its spring release this week, it revealed that its artificial intelligence platform, dubbed Einstein, can build data models automatically, even when customers have customized their products to meet the company’s unique requirements. Read More

  • Confluent raises $50M to continue growing commercial arm of Apache Kafka

    Confluent raises $50M to continue growing commercial arm of Apache Kafka

    Confluent, the commercial company built on top of the open source Apache Kafka streaming database project, announced today that it has closed a $50 million investment. The round was led by Sequoia with Benchmark and Index Ventures also participating. Sequoia’s Matt Miller will be joining the Confluent board as part of the deal. Today’s round brings the total investment into… Read More

  • IBM adds new API to quantum computing cloud service

    IBM adds new API to quantum computing cloud service

    IBM announced today that it was updating its Quantum Experience cloud with a new API that it hopes will increase the abilities of researchers and other interested parties to build more sophisticated applications with its experimental quantum computing system. Last May, IBM opened up its 5 qubit computer in its NY state labs to the public in the form of a cloud service. The hope was that by… Read More

  • AWS cloudsplains what happened during S3 storage outage

    AWS cloudsplains what happened during S3 storage outage

    AWS took a lot of heat when its S3 storage component went down for several hours on Tuesday, and rightly so, but today they published a post-mortem explaining exactly what happened complete with technical details and how they plan to prevent a similar event from occurring again in the future. At the core of the problem was unsurprisingly human error. Some poor engineer, we’ll call him… Read More

  • Nimble lands $9 million Series A to simplify contact management in the cloud

    Nimble lands $9 million Series A to simplify contact management in the cloud

    Nimble CEO Jon Ferrara has been around the contacts block a few times. He was the guy who founded Goldmine, the grandaddy of contact databases. For the last several years he has been working at Nimble, a startup with the goal of managing contacts info inside Office 365 and G Suite. Today, his company announced a $9 million Series A round. The round was led by Imagen Capital Partners with… Read More

  • Docker’s new enterprise edition gives containers an out-of-the-box experience

    Docker’s new enterprise edition gives containers an out-of-the-box experience

    When it comes to implementing a system like Docker’s container platform, it normally takes a very particular set of technical skills. Docker wants to remove some of the complexity involved in running their product set, and to that end released Docker Enterprise Edition today. Think of the enterprise edition as a package of tools designed to work seamlessly across any supported flavor… Read More

  • The day Amazon S3 storage stood still

    The day Amazon S3 storage stood still

    By now you’ve probably heard that Amazon’s S3 storage service went down in its Northern Virginia datacenter for the better part of 4 hours yesterday, and took parts of a bunch of prominent websites and services with it. It’s worth noting that as of this morning, the Amazon dashboard was showing everything was operating normally. While yesterday’s outage was a big deal… Read More

  • A year after Jasper acquisition Cisco expands the platform

    A year after Jasper acquisition Cisco expands the platform

    Just over a year ago Cisco bought Jasper Technologies for $1.4 billion, and with that transaction, created the company’s IoT cloud business. This week, Cisco is making a series of announcements at Mobile World Congress related to expanding the platform. When a startup like Jasper gets acquired by a big company like Cisco, the standard line of reasoning goes something like this… Read More

  • Ambitious Alibaba takes aim at the kings of cloud computing

    Ambitious Alibaba takes aim at the kings of cloud computing

    When you think of the biggest cloud players in the world, one company you might not consider is Alibaba, the Chinese e-commerce giant that held a record $25 billion U.S. IPO in 2014. Alibaba entered the cloud computing business in 2009, just three years after Amazon launched its cloud division, AWS — and Alibaba’s cloud computing efforts are among the ambitious projects that… Read More

  • Veeva defied detractors when it launched a cloud life sciences biz a decade ago

    Veeva defied detractors when it launched a cloud life sciences biz a decade ago

    It’s safe to say that Veeva is not a household name, but 10 years ago this month the company launched the first of a set of enterprise tools, like content management and CRM, designed for the unique requirements of the pharmaceutical and life sciences industry. You have to remember, this was a fairly revolutionary notion a decade ago when very few companies were running enterprise… Read More

  • FOSSA scores $2.2M to help developers manage open source licenses

    FOSSA scores $2.2M to help developers manage open source licenses

    FOSSA wants to help developers manage the tricky terrain of open source license management, and today it announced a $2.2 million seed round. The company also announced that its license management product by the same name was available in open Beta. Let’s start with the funding, which was led by Bain Capital Ventures along with an all-star list of participants including Salesforce… Read More

  • MobileIron adding IoT management to its arsenal

    MobileIron adding IoT management to its arsenal

    MobileIron, which went public in 2014, has been known mostly for helping large companies manage mobile devices, especially in a time when people tend to bring their own. Today it announced it was expanding that mission to the Internet of Things. When you think about it, it’s a logical move for a company that is used to overseeing a large number of devices and helping IT keep them secure. Read More

  • 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