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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  • Apple’s enterprise strategy begins to take shape

    Apple’s enterprise strategy begins to take shape

    When Apple announced its partnership with GE this week, it would have been easy to dismiss it as another random collaboration from a company people don’t generally associate with the enterprise. After all, Apple killed off their enterprise server product years ago. You might rightly ask, what exactly do they have to do with the enterprise these days? But if you consider the notion of… Read More

  • Cisco to buy Perspica and fold engineering team into AppDynamics

    Cisco to buy Perspica and fold engineering team into AppDynamics

    Cisco announced today that it intends to acquire Perspica, a machine learning-driven operations analytics firm that has raised $8.5 million. Cisco intends to fold Perspica’s team into AppDynamics, the company it purchased earlier this year for $3.7 billion. Cisco did not share the Perspica purchase price. All of these machinations have a purpose. Cisco is of course at its heart a… Read More

  • Now part of Cisco, AppDynamics update looks to deepen understanding of business performance

    Now part of Cisco, AppDynamics update looks to deepen understanding of business performance

    When Cisco acquired AppDynamics in January for $3.7 billion, it was a big surprise as the company was on the verge of going public. While it’s probably too soon to say how intertwined it will become in the Cisco product family, it continues to march forward announcing an update to the products set at the AppD Summit this week in New York City. Today’s announcements build on the… Read More

  • Apple and GE announce deep partnership

    Apple and GE announce deep partnership

    While Apple has had its share of enterprise partners in recent years including IBM, Cisco and SAP, today’s announcement that it will be working directly with GE feels a bit different with the two companies more closely intertwined than in previous deals. Apple and GE have committed to build a set of development tools and to develop apps together using Apple’s design sensibility… Read More

  • Dropbox Professional delivers new account option for freelancers and creatives

    Dropbox Professional delivers new account option for freelancers and creatives

    Dropbox has a Plus account for those people who want extra storage and it has a business account for those who want extra features, but what it’s lacked until now was a product for sole proprietors and very small businesses who wanted some advanced features, but couldn’t justify upgrading to Business. Today, the company announced a new account level called Dropbox Professional… Read More

  • Cisco using AI and machine learning to help IT predict failures

    Cisco using AI and machine learning to help IT predict failures

    We have known for some time that the number of signals coming from your IT systems surpassed the ability for humans to keep track of them years ago. Machines can help and have been for some time. The advent of artificial intelligence and machine learning has accelerated that ability and today, Cisco announced that it is using these technologies to help customers find failures before they… Read More

  • Docker gives into inevitable and offers native Kubernetes support

    Docker gives into inevitable and offers native Kubernetes support

    When it comes to container orchestration, it seems clear that Kubernetes, the open source tool developed by Google, has won the battle for operations’ hearts and minds. It therefore shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone who’s been paying attention that Docker announced native support for Kubernetes today at DockerCon Europe in Copenhagen. The company hasn’t given… Read More

  • MIT’s The Engine wants to fuel bold tech ideas in Boston

    MIT’s The Engine wants to fuel bold tech ideas in Boston

    Boston and its surrounding universities are jam-packed with big ideas, but the problem is that many of them never get out of the lab. MIT president Rafael Reif recognized this and decided the city needed an engine to push those ideas and The Engine — part venture capital firm, part business incubator — was born. When smart people are working on hard problems inside a lab, they… Read More

  • 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

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