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.

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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  • OpenText acquires HP customer experience content management for $170 million

    OpenText acquires HP customer experience content management for $170 million

    OpenText, the Canadian content management company, announced today that it was buying much of the customer experience content management business from HP Inc, the consumer printer business that emerged after the HP split last year. The deal was for approximately $170 million, according to a statement released by OpenText. What’s more OpenText expects the assets to generate… Read More

  • Facebook sends a loud message about Messenger bots, but will we hear it?

    Facebook sends a loud message about Messenger bots, but will we hear it?

    Every time there is a conference where we get saturated coverage from a given company, we tend to buy into their vision, at least for the couple of days the company has our undivided attention. Last week, Facebook had its turn at F8 and boy, did it push Messenger and Messenger bots hard. Bots, for those of you who might be unfamiliar with them, are pre-programmed interactions you can have with… Read More

  • Bots may be cool, but DigitalGenius thinks it found a better way

    Bots may be cool, but DigitalGenius thinks it found a better way

    Bots seem to be all the rage this week, thanks to the release of Facebook’s Messenger Bot program at F8, but not everyone sees bots as the way to keep up with the customer service glut. DigitalGenius, a former TechCrunch Disrupt Battlefield finalist, thinks there’s a better way using artificial intelligence and machine learning. The company released an entirely new product this… Read More

  • Salesforce and Zendesk want to help brands manage Facebook Messenger traffic

    Salesforce and Zendesk want to help brands manage Facebook Messenger traffic

    No sooner had Facebook announced it was opening up Messenger for developers to build bots, when two players with an eye on sales and service in the enterprise — Salesforce and Zendesk — announced new products to manage Messenger traffic on their respective platforms. Salesforce announced Salesforce Messenger, a way for customers to communicate directly with brands through the… Read More

  • Zuora update lets customers mix and match revenue models

    Zuora update lets customers mix and match revenue models

    Zuora has always been a bit ahead of the curve when it comes to the subscription economy. Company founder Tien Tzuo recognized something in 2008 when he left a comfortable job at Salesforce to launch a new company. The world was about to change dramatically with a huge influx of cloud services, and it needed a platform for tracking the new way companies recognized revenue. Until the advent… Read More

  • New Box product will let you choose storage from IBM and AWS

    New Box product will let you choose storage from IBM and AWS

    For several years, Box CEO Aaron Levie has been trying to get people to understand his company is not in the storage business. To drive that point home Box announced Box Zones today, a product that lets customers choose a storage component from another vendor, enabling customers to store files in-country when their privacy laws require it. Box is actually announcing the product today… Read More

  • DataStax adds graph databases to enterprise Cassandra product set

    DataStax adds graph databases to enterprise Cassandra product set

    When DataStax acquired Aurelius, a graph database startup last year, it was clear it wanted to add graph database functionality to its DataStax Enterprise product, and today it achieved that goal when it announced the release of DataStax Enterprise Graph. The new enterprise graph product has been fully integrated into the DataStax Enterprise product set, giving customers an integrated… Read More

  • Autodesk looks to future of 3D printing with Project Escher

    Autodesk looks to future of 3D printing with Project Escher

    Like so many organizations these days, Autodesk is a company in transition. It was until recently a traditional boxed software company selling licenses. Today, it’s moving to a subscription model. Yet its own business model disruption is only part of the story. As a company steeped in the manufacturing design process, it’s seeing its customers looking to change as well — and… Read More

  • Rumors swirl EMC wants to dump Documentum ahead of Dell acquisition

    Rumors swirl EMC wants to dump Documentum ahead of Dell acquisition

    Rumors are flying today that to nobody’s surprise, EMC and by extension its new sugar Daddy Dell are looking to dump dowdy Documentum, the company’s enterprise content management product. It’s worth noting up front that in email to EMC asking for a comment on the story, a spokesperson had this to say: “Not commenting on speculation.” You can’t get much… Read More

  • RiskRecon scores $3 million seed round to provide objective cloud vendor security assessments

    RiskRecon scores $3 million seed round to provide objective cloud vendor security assessments

    RiskRecon, a startup that helps companies make objective security assessments of third-party cloud vendors, emerged from stealth today with a $3 million seed round led by General Catalyst. Several unnamed private investors also participated in the round. Jeff Martin of TD Bank Group was also named to the company’s board today. RiskRecon leverages information that is available on the… Read More

  • IBM, Pfizer launch joint experiment to help measure Parkinson’s symptoms using IoT and analytics

    IBM, Pfizer launch joint experiment to help measure Parkinson’s symptoms using IoT and analytics

    What happens when you put a technology company together with a drug company and try to come up with unique new ways to understand Parkinson’s disease? You end up with a project that uses sensors on the body and in the home to provide continuous measurement of a patient’s symptoms and the impact they have on that person’s daily life, something that’s almost impossible to… Read More

  • Microsoft marches forward with its security plan, releasing Cloud App Security

    Microsoft marches forward with its security plan, releasing Cloud App Security

    As Microsoft works its way toward implementing the security plan that CEO Satya Nadella outlined in a talk last Fall in DC, part of that has been creating tools and part buying them. Today, it announced that Adallom, a company it bought last year was becoming generally available and renamed Microsoft Cloud App Security. While the new name lacks the pizazz of the original, it does convey… Read More

  • Mirantis scores huge OpenStack win with VW

    Mirantis scores huge OpenStack win with VW

    Mirantis, one of the last pure play OpenStack startups left standing announced a major win today when VW chose them over Red Hat for an enormous OpenStack implementation. It was huge for Mirantis and for the open source OpenStack project. VW knew it wanted to run a private cloud on OpenStack. The only question was the vendor. After a call for requests for proposals it came down to two… Read More

  • Microsoft’s mobile problem may not be a problem at all

    Microsoft’s mobile problem may not be a problem at all

    When Microsoft announced its Windows 10 strategy last year, the thinking was that the unified platform would drive Windows Mobile and finally bring the Windows phone out of the doldrums where it’s been virtually forever. The idea was you could develop once for Windows 10 desktop and easily share that code on any device, making it impossibly attractive for developers, which would… Read More

  • Apttus adds support for Microsoft Dynamics as it tries to expand its market reach beyond Salesforce

    Apttus adds support for Microsoft Dynamics as it tries to expand its market reach beyond Salesforce

    Since its earliest days Apttus has always been a Salesforce shop. It’s built on the Salesforce platform and worked exclusively with Salesforce CRM, but that changed today when the company announced it would also be supporting Microsoft Dynamics in the future. There seemed to be a shift in the company’s thinking at the end of last year when Salesforce bought SteelBrick, a… Read More

  • Can Slack transform enterprise communication once and for all?

    Can Slack transform enterprise communication once and for all?

    Those of us who have been around the block a few times have seen multiple attempts to kill email and change the way people communicate in the enterprise. Slack is just the latest, but one that has captured market share and money along the way. Consider that just today, Slack got $200 million in funding on a whopping $3.8 billion valuation. It launched just three years ago and has raised… Read More

  • Microsoft gives developers new options to plug into Office 365

    Microsoft gives developers new options to plug into Office 365

    At the Build developer conference in San Francisco today, Microsoft announced a series of new Office 365 developer tools designed to enhance how they interact with the Office 365 platform. Microsoft outlined three new ways for developers to work with Office 365, including Graph APIs to provide intelligent integration inside third-party applications using content from the Microsoft Graph… Read More

  • Microsoft answers AWS Lambda’s event-triggered serverless apps with Azure Functions

    Microsoft answers AWS Lambda’s event-triggered serverless apps with Azure Functions

    Microsoft announced it was previewing a new service today at its annual Build Developer conference that lets programmers create event-driven triggers without deploying any underlying infrastructure. If it sounds familiar, it’s because AWS introduced a similar service called Lambda last year at re:Invent and in the tit for tat world of public cloud computing, Microsoft had to respond. Read More

  • Protecting identity could be key to enterprise security

    Protecting identity could be key to enterprise security

    When you hear from people who know about security, the discussion often turns to end users, who are considered the weakest link in the security chain. While IT and the powers that be struggle to secure their networks and IP, the employees are forever screwing up succumbing to phishing scams, using weak credentials and generally causing problems for the security experts who know best — or… Read More

  • AppDirect makes cross-cloud search vendor Xendo its sixth acquisition

    AppDirect makes cross-cloud search vendor Xendo its sixth acquisition

    AppDirect, a company that helps customers manage multiple cloud vendors, announced today it was buying former TechCrunch Disrupt Battlefield participant Xendo for an undisclosed amount. Xendo, which launched at TechCrunch Disrupt in September, 2014 enables users to conduct federated searches across cloud services, a function that could prove quite useful for AppDirect. In fact, AppDirect… Read More

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