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 is a regular contributor 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 has contributed to various corporate blogs in the past including Ness, Novell and the IBM Mid-market Blogger Program.

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  • Red Hat continues steady march toward $5 billion revenue goal

    Red Hat continues steady march toward $5 billion revenue goal

    The last time I spoke to Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst, he had set a pretty audacious goal for his company to achieve $5 billion in revenue. At the time, that seemed a bit far-fetched. But the company has continued to thrive and is on track to pass $3 billion in revenue some time in the next couple of quarters. Read More

  • Microsoft and AWS could be the strangest cloud bedfellows yet

    Microsoft and AWS could be the strangest cloud bedfellows yet

    Hell did not freeze over, but something remarkable has happened: Microsoft and AWS announced they are working on a project together. Project Gluon is an open-source, deep learning project for building, deploying and managing machine learning models. AWS and Microsoft compete in the cloud market, yet here they saw it in their mutual best interest to work together instead of competing. Read More

  • Box’s dalliance with AI foretells a broader shift in content management

    Box’s dalliance with AI foretells a broader shift in content management

    As Box CEO Aaron Levie pointed out at his BoxWorks keynote this week, content management has been an evolving field since it came into being as an enterprise software concept in the 1990s. Back in those days, the state of the art was network drives. As content spread across the organization, we saw the rise of enterprise content management. Later file sharing tools developed and finally the… Read More

  • Box Graph unleashes relationships between content and users

    Box Graph unleashes relationships between content and users

    Box has vast amounts of content in its stores, and as it begins to apply artificial intelligence and machine learning to make it easier to surface, it also wants to expose each piece of content and how it relates to other content and users. To help achieve that, the company announced the Box Graph today at BoxWorks. “The Box Graph enables customers to predictively recommend content… Read More

  • Box Skills applies AI and machine learning to growing multimedia content

    Box Skills applies AI and machine learning to growing multimedia content

    Box CEO Aaron Levie has always had a vision for the company that extended well beyond its earliest use case as way to transfer files between machines online. His company has continually kept looking to the future at ways the Box toolset could adapt to the changing needs of the market. More than a decade after launching the company and almost three years after going public, the company continues… Read More

  • ShiftLeft promises to protect your code even when you ignore security threats

    ShiftLeft promises to protect your code even when you ignore security threats

    Every day companies are uploading fresh code to the cloud. The pace is startling and that tends to lead to errors. We have seen security software in the past that will check that code for problems and security holes and recommend fixes before launching, but what happens when your programming team doesn’t have time or money to make those fixes (or simply ignores them)? ShiftLeft, a… Read More

  • Salesforce takes another shot at IoT

    Salesforce takes another shot at IoT

    Everyone wants a piece of the Internet of Things, and why not? If predictions come to fruition, there are going to be billions and billions of devices and sensors broadcasting information at us by 2020, and someone has to make sense of it and point us to the data that matters. Salesforce wants to be that company (or at least one of them). Salesforce has never been shy about jumping on the… Read More

  • Upskill Skylight update aimed at bringing augmented reality to mainstream

    Upskill Skylight update aimed at bringing augmented reality to mainstream

    Upskill wants to be the development platform for your smart glasses, regardless of the brand. This agnostic approach is fairly unusual for companies building augmented reality applications and it provides enterprises with a neutral way to build these applications to work across different smart glasses systems. Company CEO Brian Ballard says the hardware is beginning to mature, but… Read More

  • Microsoft just purchased all of GE’s newest Irish wind farm capacity for the next 15 years

    Microsoft just purchased all of GE’s newest Irish wind farm capacity for the next 15 years

    Microsoft signed an agreement with GE today to purchase every last bit of the wind energy from GE’s brand-new 37-megawatt Tullahennel wind farm located in County Kerry, Ireland for the next 15 years. This is a big deal on several levels. First of all, it means Microsoft will be using a clean energy source to power at least some of its cloud data centers in Ireland. That will likely result… Read More

  • Google Compute Engine goes a little crazy with up to 96 CPU cores and 624 GB of memory

    Google Compute Engine goes a little crazy with up to 96 CPU cores and 624 GB of memory

    If you’ve got a resource-hungry app, Google Compute Engine’s latest offering has you covered. It lets you dial up to 96 CPUs and an other-worldly 624 GB of memory. Remember Bill Gates allegedly asking who would ever need more than 640K of memory. He obviously didn’t see this coming. If you think that’s a lot, you aren’t kidding, and believe it or not it’s a… Read More

  • Splunk is latest company to take exception to Larry Ellison’s slams at Oracle OpenWorld

    Splunk is latest company to take exception to Larry Ellison’s slams at Oracle OpenWorld

    Larry Ellison was at it again yesterday, making friends, influencing people and pissing off rivals. It was AWS in the keynote earlier in the week. Yesterday, it was Splunk, a seemingly innocuous logging software company, which somehow fell into Ellison’s marketing cross-hairs. The company took serious exception. Splunk is best known for logging all events related to IT. Ellison announced… Read More

  • Cloud computing has demanded a kinder, gentler Oracle

    Cloud computing has demanded a kinder, gentler Oracle

    Oracle has always had a swagger that reflects the public persona of its bombastic leader, Larry Ellison, but over the last several years, as the company has transitioned to the cloud, it has required a transformation to one that is softer and more customer-centric. Mind you, this was a company that was the poster child for vendor lock-in the 90s and early 2000s. They knew you were looking for… Read More

  • Salesforce continues vertical tilt with new Financial Services Cloud

    Salesforce continues vertical tilt with new Financial Services Cloud

    The Salesforce product line has always been distinctly horizontal, meaning it’s a general set of tools that can be used across any industry. The company has left it to customers, partners and developers to build industry-specific tools on top of the platform. This began to shift ever so slightly last year when Salesforce took a turn toward the vertical with a set of tools devoted… Read More

  • Who are you? Google Cloud releases custom identity roles Beta

    Who are you? Google Cloud releases custom identity roles Beta

    Figuring out who can access services across a platform as varied as Google Cloud can be a challenge for IT administrators. Google has done a lot of the work for you with a set of fairly granular pre-defined roles, but recognizing that canned roles won’t suit everyone’s needs, the company announced a Beta of custom roles today. As the name implies, administrators can define roles… Read More

  • Intel introduces IoT provisioning solution to help install devices automatically

    Intel introduces IoT provisioning solution to help install devices automatically

    Chipmaker Intel wants a piece of the growing Internet of Things market and they have developed the Intel Secure Device solution to help companies provision IoT devices in a secure and automated way. Dipti Vachani, vice president and general manager for the Internet of Things Group at Intel, says we hear that 50 billion IoT devices will be deployed by 2020, but there is a gap between that… Read More

  • Investors place $25M on AtScale to get the big picture of big data

    Investors place $25M on AtScale to get the big picture of big data

    AtScale, a four-year old startup that helps companies get a big-picture view of their big data inside their BI tools, announced a $25 million Series C investment today. The round was led by Atlantic Bridge with participation from new investors Wells Fargo and Industry Ventures along with returning investors Storm Ventures, UMC, Comcast and XSeed Capital. With today’s investment, the… Read More

  • AWS fires back at Larry Ellison’s claims, saying it’s just Larry being Larry

    AWS fires back at Larry Ellison’s claims, saying it’s just Larry being Larry

    When Oracle chairman Larry Ellison announced his company’s new autonomous database product at the Oracle OpenWorld conference keynote, he took several minutes to disparage AWS, one of his chief rivals in the cloud market. As market leader, Amazon stands firmly in Ellison’s crosshairs, but AWS took exception to his comments, and decided to issue a public rebuke. Read More

  • ServiceNow just bought a design firm because even enterprise apps have to look pretty

    ServiceNow just bought a design firm because even enterprise apps have to look pretty

    ServiceNow is best known for helping large organizations organize field service and help desk activity. Today it bought design firm Telepathy because it knows that offering enterprise-class functionality isn’t enough anymore. Your applications have to look good too. The company did not reveal the acquisition price Telepathy is a design firm that was founded in 2001 in San Diego and… Read More

  • Oracle adds AI development service to platform offerings

    Oracle adds AI development service to platform offerings

    Oracle came late to the cloud and it’s been playing catch-up in recent years trying to add a wide range of services that customers are going to be demanding from a cloud vendor. To that end, the company added artificial intelligence as a service to its dance card today at Oracle OpenWorld. The company has been busy today with a flurry of announcements including a new autonomous database as… Read More

  • Oracle climbs on blockchain bandwagon with new cloud service

    Oracle climbs on blockchain bandwagon with new cloud service

    Oracle is working hard to be a SaaS vendor that matters, whether with its new autonomous database service or getting involved with blockchain. Today, the database giant announced a new blockchain service at Oracle OpenWorld that aims to give enterprise customers who want to get involved with the blockchain, a fully managed approach. “There are not a lot of production-ready… Read More

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