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 the cloud, 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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  • Dataminr announces new tool to assist first responders

    Dataminr announces new tool to assist first responders

    This is the age of the citizen journalist where people on the street armed with a smartphone and a Twitter account are often the first on the scene of an accident, fire or other emergency. These folks know about an incident that requires emergency services well before first responders. Dataminr introduced a new product on stage at TechCrunch Disrupt today in New York City that… Read More

  • Building a smarter Hacker News

    Building a smarter Hacker News

    With only 24 hours to build an app, it’s never easy to come up with a viable idea, nevermind build one that involves training a machine learning algorithm. Yet that’s exactly what a team of four friends accomplished this weekend at the annual TechCrunch Disrupt New York Hackathon. Read More

  • Trusona develops passwordless access for Salesforce

    Trusona develops passwordless access for Salesforce

    Last week, to commemorate World Password Day — yes, there really is such a thing — we ran my 2015 article called Kill the password, my treatise on the myriad problems associated with passwords. Trusona, a company trying to transform identity, announced today that it is releasing support for passwordless entry on Salesforce.com. Hey, it’s a start. The trouble with the password… Read More

  • PokitDok teams with Intel on healthcare blockchain solution

    PokitDok teams with Intel on healthcare blockchain solution

    PokitDok, a healthcare API company, announced today it has teamed with Intel to offer a healthcare blockchain solution it’s calling ‘Dokchain.’ The partnership includes using Intel’s open source Hyperledger Sawtooth as the underlying ledger, and processing blockchain transaction requests at the chip level using Intel chips. This partnership and the broader… Read More

  • Zuora to acquire Leeyo to help customers cope with upcoming accounting rules changes

    Zuora to acquire Leeyo to help customers cope with upcoming accounting rules changes

    Zuora, the company that helps customers deal with subscription billing, and counts cloud companies like Box, Okta and DocuSign as customers, announced its intent to acquire Leeyo Software, Inc., a privately funded, boot-strapped startup that helps automate revenue recognition. The company did not reveal a purchase price. Leeyo is not just any revenue recognition company, though, because it… Read More

  • VMware and Google extend partnership to include Chrome OS management in Workspace One

    VMware and Google extend partnership to include Chrome OS management in Workspace One

    One of the beautiful things about owning a Google Chromebook laptop is the surprising lack of maintenance involved. The browser is essentially the OS and you connect to applications via the cloud. Everything gets updated automatically. Easy, peasy right? Well, it gets a bit more complicated when you bring a device into a mixed environment in the enterprise, and VMware announced a partnership… Read More

  • Signal Sciences lands $15M investment to help secure DevOps world

    Signal Sciences lands $15M investment to help secure DevOps world

    Signal Sciences, a venture-backed startup that wants to help companies secure their web apps in a modern DevOps context, announced a $15 million round today led by CRV with participation from Harrison Metal, Index Ventures and OATV. The company founders started at Etsy, which helped pioneer the DevOps idea, and while they were there, they found that securing a product that was changing… Read More

  • RedLock emerges from stealth to protect customers from faulty cloud configurations

    RedLock emerges from stealth to protect customers from faulty cloud configurations

    The major cloud infrastructure vendors know a thing or two about securing their platforms, but they still can’t protect their customers against user configuration error. That’s where RedLock, a startup emerging from stealth today comes in. It can warn you or fix a user error that could expose your data. Clearly, the cloud vendor has primary responsibility to ensure that the… Read More

  • GE’s small robots could solve big problems inspecting gas turbines

    GE’s small robots could solve big problems inspecting gas turbines

    Imagine the difficulty of trying to inspect a working gas turbine. There is not only intense heat, blades are constantly spinning, making getting a camera inside to examine the operating turbine a huge challenge. A team at the GE Global Research Center in Niskayuna, New York has been working on several small experimental robots designed to solve some of these issues. Traditionally… Read More

  • Cisco scoops up yet another cloud company, acquiring SD-WAN startup Viptela for $610M

    Cisco scoops up yet another cloud company, acquiring SD-WAN startup Viptela for $610M

    Cisco has been rather acquisitive in recent years, buying 19 companies since 2015; today it announced it was acquiring cloud-based SD-WAN vendor Viptela for $610 million in cash. Viptela was founded in 2012 and had raised more than $108 million, including its most recent $75 million round just last May. The $610 million price tag appears to be a nice return for investors. Read More

  • Equinix completes $3.6 billion deal to buy 29 data centers from Verizon

    Equinix completes $3.6 billion deal to buy 29 data centers from Verizon

    Equinix, an international data center company based in Redwood City, California, announced today that it has completed the purchase of 29 data centers from Verizon for $3.6 billion. The acquisition greatly expands Equinix’s footprint, including giving it access to Latin America through a data center in Bogota, Colombia, along with a new presence in Houston, Texas and Culpeper, Virginia. Read More

  • Collaboration software company Jive to be acquired by Aurea for $462 million

    Collaboration software company Jive to be acquired by Aurea for $462 million

    Jive, a community collaboration software company that was one of the biggest Enterprise 2.0-era success stories, going public in 2011, announced today it had agreed to be acquired by ESW Capital’s Wave Systems for $462 million. It will become part of the Aurea family of companies. Read More

  • 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

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