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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  • GE's Edge Lab looks for new ways to integrate technology

    How GE avoided Kodak’s fate

    George Eastman founded Kodak in 1888 in Rochester, New York. Four years later and 200 miles down the road, Thomas Edison and some pals founded General Electric. The two industrial giants chugged along for more than 100 years, but GE is still here and Kodak is (mostly) gone, flushed down the disruption pipes of late-20th-century digitization. How did GE manage to avoid the same fate? Read More

  • OverOps scores $30 million led by Lightspeed Ventures

    OverOps scores $30 million led by Lightspeed Ventures

    OverOps, a startup that wants to help companies find software bugs more efficiently than by pouring over log files, announced a $30 million Series C round led by Lightspeed Ventures, with participation from Menlo Ventures. In a nutshell, OverOps delivers a cloud or on-prem solution that helps developers and operations teams nail down bugs in a more automated fashion. Read More

  • Oracle delivers artificial intelligence across its customer experience cloud

    Oracle delivers artificial intelligence across its customer experience cloud

    Oracle announced a slew of AI-driven capabilities across its Customer Experience Cloud Suite  today that are designed to help users to deliver better, faster and more personal experiences. If you think you’ve heard this before, it’s because Oracle joins its customer experience  competitors in offering a similar set of capabilities complete with underlying artificial… Read More

  • New Box platform pricing designed to give developers more cost certainty

    New Box platform pricing designed to give developers more cost certainty

    Box has been in the process of enhancing its developer platform, and today it announced a new pricing plan designed to provide developers with more cost certainty than the old pricing approach. “We’ve been in the market for 18 months and there has been a tremendous amount of traction, but pricing was still complicated,” Jeetu Patel, CSO and SVP of Box Platform told TechCrunch. Read More

  • With Dialpad-Amazon Echo integration, Alexa can make phone calls for you

    With Dialpad-Amazon Echo integration, Alexa can make phone calls for you

    Dialpad, a cloud-based business communications platform announced a new Amazon Echo integration this week that enables you to perform a number of business phone tasks by asking Alexa. So for example you could ask, “Alexa, do I have any messages on Dialpad?” or “Alexa call Liz Green with Dialpad.” Dialpad sees this integration as part of a general push to make phone… Read More

  • New Microsoft tools integrate LinkedIn data directly into Dynamics 365

    New Microsoft tools integrate LinkedIn data directly into Dynamics 365

    Microsoft announced some significant integrations between LinkedIn, the professional social network it bought last year for over $26 billion and Microsoft Dynamics 365, the company’s CRM and ERP suite. It was clear that when Microsoft paid that much money for LinkedIn, it had plans to use that data in other Microsoft products. Those ideas began to emerge last summer with some Office… Read More

  • Docker brings containerization to legacy apps

    Docker brings containerization to legacy apps

    At the DockerCon conference today in Austin, Docker announced a new service called the Modernize Traditional Applications (MTA) Program that enables customers to move certain legacy apps into Docker containers, put them under management of Docker Enterprise Edition and prepare them for use on more modern infrastructure. What’s more, the company is so confident in their ability to move… Read More

  • Workplace by Facebook continues to mature

    Workplace by Facebook continues to mature

    At the F8 conference today, Facebook announced a bunch of updates to its Workplace by Facebook team communications tool, including a slew of new partnerships and new bot integrations, which all show a product that’s maturing to meet the needs of larger enterprise customers. Read More

  • Microsoft acquires Intentional Software and brings old friend back into fold

    Microsoft acquires Intentional Software and brings old friend back into fold

    Microsoft announced today that it was acquiring Bellevue-based Intentional Software for an undisclosed amount of money. With the purchase, Charles Simonyi, Intentional founder, Chairman, and CTO, who helped develop some of Microsoft’s famous Office tools like Excel and Word returns to Microsoft. Simonyi left Microsoft in 2002 to launch Intentional. While it’s not crystal clear… Read More

  • Uber business tool lets you order multiple cars from central app

    Uber business tool lets you order multiple cars from central app

    Uber finalized a new tool in its business arsenal today called Uber Central that enables business users to order multiple Ubers on behalf of customers or clients from a single app. It was originally announced in July. The tool solves a problem businesses have had up to now, where they might need to order multiple cars for guests or customers, but were limited to one car per app at a time. Read More

  • Your customer’s online journey is only part of the story

    Your customer’s online journey is only part of the story

    For years we’ve been hearing about the promise of customer experience management, the notion that you can understand your customer at a highly detailed level and serve them the content, products, services and even ads that matter (or at least make sense) to them. Today’s marketing software is bringing that idea closer to reality. Read More

  • Sisense Pulse uses machine learning to trigger data anomaly alerts

    Sisense Pulse uses machine learning to trigger data anomaly alerts

    Sisense introduced a new tool today called Pulse, which uses machine learning to trigger an alert when it detects results outside of normal parameters for a particular metric. A user can set a Pulse alert to monitor a metric or KPI such as sales activity or win rate. The machine learning component watches the chosen metric and learns over time what’s normal. When it detects an… Read More

  • Pure Storage announces next generation Flash arrays

    Pure Storage announces next generation Flash arrays

    Pure Storage, which went public in 2015, has been focused on mainstreaming Flash since its earliest days. Perhaps it shouldn’t come as a surprise that it’s attempting to do the same thing with latest generation of Flash technology called NVMe. NVMe is a modern communications protocol designed specifically for Flash storage systems. Pure is releasing several new products today built… Read More

  • Security startup Synack scores $21M investment from Microsoft, HPE and Singtel

    Security startup Synack scores $21M investment from Microsoft, HPE and Singtel

    Synack, a startup that combines software security tools with a network of white-hat hackers to help keep its customers secure, announced a $21.25 million Series C funding round today. The round was led by Microsoft Ventures with participation from Hewlett Packard Enterprise and Singtel Innov8. Previous investors GGV Capital, GV (formerly Google Ventures) and Kleiner Perkins Caufield &… Read More

  • Sprinklr launches major push into customer experience

    Sprinklr launches major push into customer experience

    Sprinklr, the unicorn startup with a valuation of $1.8 billion, announced a major update today, which shifts the company’s focus from a pure social signals platform to customer experience management. While it still uses social as a central processing point, the idea is to bring a typical set of marketing tasks under a single umbrella they are calling the Experience Cloud. If that… Read More

  • Okta pops as Wall Street continues to take a shine to the enterprise

    Okta pops as Wall Street continues to take a shine to the enterprise

    Okta came out of the gate strong today in its Wall Street debut, attracting the type of institutional investors CEO Todd McKinnon says should be around for the long haul. This IPO comes at a time when Wall Street appears ready to embrace enterprise technology companies. Read More

  • InsideSales expands chummy Microsoft relationship with new Dynamics platform integration

    InsideSales expands chummy Microsoft relationship with new Dynamics platform integration

    Microsoft has had a fair bit of investment action with InsideSales, the startup with a unicorn valuation of $1.5 billion, and today they are expanding that relationship with some product integration. The companies announced that InsideSales Playbooks will be available on the Microsoft Dynamics CRM platform. Playbooks offer customers a set of recommendations aimed at sales teams, such as the… Read More

  • Talla service bot lets IT ease into AI

    Talla service bot lets IT ease into AI

    Talla, a Cambridge, Mass. startup, wants to help companies ease into artificial intelligence, and they have come up with a new service assistant bot that gives companies whatever degree of intelligence-fueled power they are looking for. The tool, called ServiceAssistant, works as an IT or HR help desk inside of Slack or Microsoft Teams and gives customers a few options on how to use it. First… Read More

  • Snowflake rakes in $100 million to grow its Data Warehouse as a Service

    Snowflake rakes in $100 million to grow its Data Warehouse as a Service

    Snowflake Computing, the company that built a Data Warehouse as a Service cloud solution, announced a $100 million Series D investment led by Iconiq Capital with help from Madrona Venture Group. Early investors Altimeter Capital, Redpoint Ventures, Sutter Hill Ventures and Wing Ventures also participated. Snowflake last raised $45 million in June, 2015. Today’s investment brings the… Read More

  • Cloudera finally ready for the public stage

    Cloudera finally ready for the public stage

    When I first met Cloudera CEO Tom Reilly in 2015 at the Intel Capital Summit, we were about to go onstage for a fireside chat to discuss, among other things, Intel’s massive investment in his company. While onstage, the conversation inevitably turned to when the company might go public. As you might expect, he gave me the standard startup CEO answer. Read More