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 once monthly for the Mattermark blog. He has contributed to various corporate blogs in the past including Ness, Novell and the IBM Mid-market Blogger Program.

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  • Open source and coopetition are the new normal

    Open source and coopetition are the new normal

    In a month of unexpected outcomes, we have also seen some tech partnership announcements, ones we thought we might never see. In fact, just this week we witnessed Microsoft joining the Linux foundation and Google joining Microsoft’s .NET foundation. You cannot minimize just how at odds these announcements are with what has been the reality of the tech industry over the last 20 years. Read More

  • Dropbox Business updates focus on increasing enterprise security credibility

    Dropbox Business updates focus on increasing enterprise security credibility

    Dropbox is getting much more serious about its Dropbox Business product, and today it announced a partnership with security vendor Symantec as part of a broader update to its business products designed to make it more attractive to larger businesses. Rob Baesman, Dropbox’s head of product for pro, business and enterprise versions, says the idea behind the admin tool update is to provide… Read More

  • IBM opens new Cambridge, MA security headquarters with massive cyber range

    IBM opens new Cambridge, MA security headquarters with massive cyber range

    It was a big day for IBM today as it opened its shiny new security headquarters in Kendall Square in Cambridge, MA, complete with what the company is calling the first commercial cyber range. A cyber range is a network security testing environment, and is typically run by the military or military contractors. This one, dubbed X-Force Command, however, is much more than a couple of terminals in… Read More

  • Cybric helps developers build more secure applications automatically

    Cybric helps developers build more secure applications automatically

    These days, application development happens at increasing velocity, and security can be a victim of that speed. Cybric wants to address that issue by providing an automated security check every time you update the build. Cybric’s Continuous Security-as-a-Service platform, which became generally available today, automates the security check at whatever intervals make sense for a… Read More

  • Sisense announces bots for Slack, Skype, Facebook Messenger and Telegram

    Sisense announces bots for Slack, Skype, Facebook Messenger and Telegram

    Sisense, a company that helps customers link multiple data sources and summarize them in a single dashboard view, has not shied away from experimenting with new ways of interacting with the data inside its business intelligence product. Earlier this year, it announced integration with the Amazon Echo, enabling users to simply ask Alexa for certain data. Today, the company announced new… Read More

  • Sauce Labs sops up $70 million round

    Sauce Labs sops up $70 million round

    Sauce Labs, a cloud-based software testing service, announced a $70 million round today. The investment is more than double the $31 million the company had raised across four previous rounds and brings the total investment to $101 million. Centerview Capital Technology, IVP, and Adams Street Partners all participated. Under the terms of the deal, Buno Pati, partner at Centerview and… Read More

  • Zuora latest cloud company to launch predictive data product

    Zuora latest cloud company to launch predictive data product

    Zuora, the cloud company that helps SaaS companies and others manage their subscription businesses, launched Zuora Insights today, a product designed to help customers understand the nuances of the data behind the subscriptions. Like so many SaaS companies these days, Zuora understands that there is value in the data they produce on a daily basis as a byproduct of simply doing business. Read More

  • GE Digital snags ServiceMax for $915 million

    GE Digital snags ServiceMax for $915 million

    GE Digital announced today it was buying ServiceMax, a cloud-based field service management company, for $915 million. GE Ventures had been an investor in the company as part of the $82 million Series F round in 2015. The two companies have more in common than you might think. GE is building the Predix Platform, on top of which it hopes companies will build applications that take advantage… Read More

  • Facebook wants to make you secure no matter how hard you make it

    Facebook wants to make you secure no matter how hard you make it

    When you have a billion people using your service, you have an obligation to keep your users secure, even when they behave in unsafe ways. Alex Stamos, Chief Security Officer (CSO) at Facebook, speaking at Web Summit last week, told a quick story to show what his company was up against when it came to security. “The family car was not designed to be driven into a wall at 100 kilometers… Read More

  • AppDynamics update looks to measure impact of performance on business

    AppDynamics update looks to measure impact of performance on business

    It seems to have been the week for modern application performance monitoring tools to announce major updates. First, New Relic announced theirs on Monday and today AppDynamics followed suit with its own update to provide more direct insight into business performance — not just the underlying systems and applications. Both messages are remarkably similar, even the platform naming. On… Read More

  • OneLogin acquires Sphere Secure Workspace to gain mobile management foothold

    OneLogin acquires Sphere Secure Workspace to gain mobile management foothold

    OneLogin, a company that provides identity management in the cloud, has become rather acquisitive over the last year buying CafeSoft last December and Portadi in June. Today it announced it was acquiring Sphere Secure Workspace to add mobile device management to their identity-driven security model. “We are getting the hang of acquiring companies and propelling our roadmap very… Read More

  • New Relic extends monitoring to containers and micro service environments

    New Relic extends monitoring to containers and micro service environments

    Monitoring used to be a relatively simple matter. Most companies had a fixed number of applications to monitor. These were usually delivered on the web and lived for a number of years on a fairly fixed number of servers. Today’s environment is far more varied and complex, and New Relic made a series of announcements today designed to help customers deal with new ways of delivering… Read More

  • CoreOS introduces Operators to streamline Kubernetes container management

    CoreOS introduces Operators to streamline Kubernetes container management

    CoreOS introduced a new container management concept today known as Operators, which they say will advance the Kubernetes project by offering more automated container management. What’s more, they are open sourcing the technology. “We are introducing the concept of an ‘Operator.’ It’s a concept for taking a lot of the knowledge an engineer [or developer] has inside… Read More

  • Microsoft Teams feels like déjà vu all over again

    Microsoft Teams feels like déjà vu all over again

    Microsoft introduced Microsoft Teams today to much fanfare and hoopla — as only Microsoft can seem to do these days. But when you take a close look at today’s announcement, what have you really got here — a 10-year-old idea on how to communicate and collaborate in the enterprise with a distinctly Microsoft twist. As I wrote previously about Slack and more recently Workplace… Read More

  • Broadcom acquires Brocade in $5.9 billion deal

    Broadcom acquires Brocade in $5.9 billion deal

    Broadcom, Ltd bought Brocade Communications Systems today for $5.9 billion, giving the company a strong offering in networking storage business. It’s quite a nice deal for Brocade shareholders, who gain a 47 percent premium over the $8.69 closing price last Friday night (October 28th). Under the terms of the deal, Broadcom will pay $12.75 per share. It’s an all-cash $5.5… Read More

  • Freshdesk scores $55 million Series F round

    Freshdesk scores $55 million Series F round

    Freshdesk has been moving beyond the pure customer service help desk for some time, and today it got $55 million to continue that expansion. The round was led by Sequoia Capital India with participation from Accel Partners, which has been investing in the company from the beginning, according to Freshdesk president Dilawar Syed. Today’s investment brings the total raised to $150.5… Read More

  • Elastic brings order to its product line with Elastic Stack

    Elastic brings order to its product line with Elastic Stack

    For the last several years, Elastic has offered a range of analytics and visualization tools to go with its open source search engine. Today, it announced it was pulling those pieces together into an integrated stack. The new product known as Elastic Stack includes all of the company’s products: Elasticsearch, Kibana, Logstash and Beats. It’s available for download or as part of… Read More

  • Zendesk expands beyond the help desk

    Zendesk expands beyond the help desk

    Zendesk has always been known as a customer service cloud application, and while its focus remains on the customer, it is attempting to expand the mission using data to drive communication and understanding about the customer. The company wants to make sure that everyone involved has the whole picture of the customer experience and hopes to provide assistance whenever and wherever people… Read More

  • BloomReach shoots for more complete digital experience with Hippo acquisition

    BloomReach shoots for more complete digital experience with Hippo acquisition

    BloomReach, which helps ecommerce companies personalize buying experiences using data and algorithms, announced today that it was acquiring Amsterdam-based web content management vendor, Hippo for an undisclosed amount. It’s an interesting deal in that it brings together a company that offers personalization and optimization in an ecommerce context with one that helps manage web… Read More

  • Salesforce looks to the future with Einstein artificial intelligence

    Salesforce has a history of staying close to the cutting edge of technology, so it shouldn’t be surprising that it announced an artificial intelligence initiative recently, it dubbed Einstein. We caught up with some key members of the Einstein team at Dreamforce earlier this month and asked them to explain the new technology for us. Einstein isn’t a product so much as a set… Read More

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