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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  • Google will acquire Apigee for $625 million

    Google will acquire Apigee for $625 million

    Google announced today that it intends to purchase Apigee, an API management platform that went public last year, for $625 million or $17.40 a share. The company, which helps customers build digital products with open APIs, has an impressive customer list including Walgreens, AT&T, Bechtel, Burberry, First Data and Live Nation. In a blog post announcing the deal, Diane Greene… Read More

  • Box introduces “New Box” at BoxWorks

    Box introduces “New Box” at BoxWorks

    Box has always been known as the irritant in the content management industry, that plucky cloud upstart ready to take on the staid and conservative on-prem competition, but after more than a decade in the business, a public company for 18 months, perhaps the company felt it was time to disrupt itself. Today, at the BoxWorks customer conference, it announced a “new Box” with an… Read More

  • $67 billion Dell-EMC deal closes today

    $67 billion Dell-EMC deal closes today

    Last Fall, rumors began circulating that Dell was interested in acquiring EMC. On October 12th, the rumors proved true when Dell announced it was buying EMC for an astonishing $67 billion, a record price for a tech acquisition. Almost a year later, for better or worse (richer or poorer), that deal is official today. While the parties might like to frame this as a deal with little drama, the… Read More

  • Besties IBM and Box create a workflow tool for regular folks

    Besties IBM and Box create a workflow tool for regular folks

    When Box praised its partnership with IBM at its earnings call last week, it was holding one card close the vest. The two companies had been working on a new workflow tool, and today they announced Box Relay ahead of the BoxWorks customer conference this week in San Francisco. Workflow tools fall under the realm of Business Process Management (BPM) in the enterprise. Read More

  • Propeller launches new CRM tool that puts sales workflow front and center

    Propeller launches new CRM tool that puts sales workflow front and center

    After two years in development Propeller CRM launched today with a CRM tool its founders say puts salespeople at the center of the workflow. One of the founders, Eric Bouck, says he has seen his fair share of CRM tools in his day, and he admits it’s a crowded market, but he and his co-founders felt in spite of the number of tools, it still wasn’t a solved… Read More

  • Salesforce Wave turns vertical with new industry-specific apps

    Salesforce Wave turns vertical with new industry-specific apps

    When Salesforce introduced its Wave analytics product back in October, 2014, it was mostly framed as a tool for managers to get a grip on the sales pipeline in a visual way. In a series of announcements today, Salesforce made it clear that it’s taking Wave vertical with a variety of job-specific Wave applications. Since its launch, much like Salesforce CRM itself, Wave has grown… Read More

  • Okta extends identity management to APIs

    Okta extends identity management to APIs

    Okta announced it was bringing identity management to APIs today at its Oktane customer conference in Las Vegas. For a long time, Okta was about connecting people with cloud applications such as ServiceNow, Salesforce or Office 365. A couple of years ago, the company extended that capability to enable customers to control the devices where employees could access those cloud… Read More

  • VMware update strives to place virtual desktops in modern context

    VMware update strives to place virtual desktops in modern context

    VMware announced a series of updates to its virtual desktop (VDI) line today at VMworld in Las Vegas. The announcement attempts to set the virtual desktop in a more modern context, by offering customers a range of options in the cloud, on-prem or hybrid. What’s more, it’s trying to reduce the cost by partnering with a variety of hardware vendors from HP to Dell and even the… Read More

  • Redbooth adds Apple TV app to bring project management to big screen

    Redbooth adds Apple TV app to bring project management to big screen

    Redbooth, makers of project management and collaboration software, announced a new Apple TV app today that brings their service directly to Apple TV. We mostly think of Apple TV as a consumer device, designed to give us access to entertainment and games or to project the contents of one of our Apple devices onto a bigger screen. That changed to some extent last year when Apple announced… Read More

  • Sources: Cisco planning 15 percent cost reduction this month

    Sources: Cisco planning 15 percent cost reduction this month

    Sources are telling TechCrunch that Cisco is planning a significant cost reduction this week, which could involve budget cuts and layoffs. We’ve been hearing that the reductions will be announced on August 17th or 18th and that they will be a part of a push to cut costs by 15 percent, with managers given some flexibility around how they implement this. “A cost reduction of 15%… Read More

  • Rubrik snares $61 million Series C led by Khosla Ventures

    Rubrik snares $61 million Series C led by Khosla Ventures

    In a year where money is harder to come by, especially from conventional venture capital sources, Rubrik is a notable exception, announcing a $61 million Series C round from several brand-named Silicon Valley venture firms. The round was led by Khosla Ventures with participation from existing investors Lightspeed Venture Partners and Greylock Partners, and unnamed angel investors coming… Read More

  • Workday gives IBM big win with seven-year cloud deal

    Workday gives IBM big win with seven-year cloud deal

    Workday announced a 7-year cloud infrastructure deal with IBM Softlayer today to run their development and testing services on IBM’s cloud, handing IBM a huge win in the process. The Wall Street Journal first reported the news. It’s a big deal from a number of perspectives. First of all, it’s the size and scope of the deal, running seven years. Secondly, it’s a… Read More

  • How Frank Abagnale thinks like a con artist to improve security

    How Frank Abagnale thinks like a con artist to improve security

    Frank Abagnale, Jr’s ignominious youth as a clever con artist was made famous in the 2002 movie, Catch Me If You Can, starring Leonardo DeCaprio as a young Frank, but Abagnale, as you might imagine, would rather talk about the life he led after he got caught, went to jail and paid his debt to society. It was then that he turned his conning skill to good and began a 40-year career as… Read More

  • New AWS load balancing tool puts developers in complete control

    New AWS load balancing tool puts developers in complete control

    This morning at a customer event in New York City, AWS CTO Werner Vogels announced a new load balancing tool, which gives developers much more fine-grained control over how content gets distributed across servers. The AWS Application Load Balancer, as it’s called, provides a way to direct specific content to go to a certain place instead of letting the load balancer decide as has been… Read More

  • Pingpad hitches wagon to Slack with new collaboration tool aimed at enterprise

    Pingpad hitches wagon to Slack with new collaboration tool aimed at enterprise

    Today, Pingpad, which launched last year as a consumer mobile app, did an about-face, announcing it has built a collaboration tool on top of the popular Slack enterprise communications platform. It shut down the consumer mobile app recently to concentrate on this approach. Ross Mayfield, one of the founders of PingPad, has been around since the earliest days of Enterprise 2.0, founding… Read More

  • BloomReach wants to deliver meaningful data directly to online merchandizers

    BloomReach wants to deliver meaningful data directly to online merchandizers

    BloomReach has always been about helping online retailers maximize their revenue algorithmically by adjusting content in an automated fashion based on what it knows about the visitor and his or her preferences. In the latest release announced today, the company builds on this by offering data and analytics to help human merchandizers make better daily decisions about how to optimize their… Read More

  • Rackspace sells Cloud Sites unit to Liquid Web

    Rackspace sells Cloud Sites unit to Liquid Web

    Rumors have been flying for over a week that Rackspace was for sale, but today instead of the whole kit and kaboodle, the company announced it was selling its Cloud Sites web hosting unit to Liquid Web. The fact that Liquid Web is itself a cloud web hosting company would seem to make the two a perfect match, allowing the company to expand its business through acquisition. The two… Read More

  • Rackspace sells Cloud Sites unit to Liquid Web

    Rackspace sells Cloud Sites unit to Liquid Web

    Rumors have been flying for over a week that Rackspace was for sale, but today instead of the whole kit and kaboodle, the company announced it was selling its Cloud Sites web hosting unit to Liquid Web. The fact that Liquid Web is itself a cloud web hosting company would seem to make the two a perfect match, allowing the company to expand its business through acquisition. The two… Read More

  • LinkedIn open sources nifty Android app testing tool

    LinkedIn open sources nifty Android app testing tool

    LinkedIn announced today that it is open sourcing a tool called Test Butler, which was developed in-house to overcome limitations on Android app test emulators. As LinkedIn was developing its latest Android app, it decided to completely overhaul the way it develops and tests apps. But it ran into a huge testing limitation that was slowing it down in an unacceptable way. “We are… Read More

  • Latest Amazon Elastic MapReduce release supports 16 Hadoop projects

    Latest Amazon Elastic MapReduce release supports 16 Hadoop projects

    Amazon announced the release of Elastic MapReduce (EMR) 5.0.0 today, which includes, among other things, support for 16 open source Hadoop projects. As AWS continues to hone its various tools to help customers manage myriad enterprise functions in the cloud, this latest one is aimed at data scientists and other interested parties looking to manage big data projects with Hadoop. For those… Read More

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