Ron Miller

Enterprise Reporter, TechCrunch

Ron Miller has been writing about the enterprise at TechCrunch since 2014.

Previously, he was a long-time Contributing Editor at EContent Magazine. Past regular gigs included CITEworld, DaniWeb, TechTarget, Internet Evolution and FierceContentManagement.

Disclosures:

Ron was formerly corporate blogger for Intronis where he wrote once weekly on IT issues. He has contributed to various corporate blogs in the past including Ness, Novell and the IBM Mid-market Blogger Program.

Ron Miller

Companies are always looking for an edge, and searching for ways to encourage their employees to innovate. One way to do that is by running an internal hackathon around a…

Why companies are turning to internal hackathons

Meta, the parent company of Facebook, launched an enterprise version of the prominent social network in 2015. It always seemed like a stretch for a company built on a consumer…

With the end of Workplace, it’s fair to wonder if Meta was ever serious about the enterprise

It’s tough to say that a $100 billion business finds itself at a critical juncture, but that’s the case with Amazon Web Services, the cloud arm of Amazon, and the…

Matt Garman taking over as CEO with AWS at crossroads

Harness isn’t founder Jyoti Bansal’s first startup. He sold AppDynamics to Cisco for $3.7 billion in 2017, the week it was supposed to go public. His latest venture has raised…

After surpassing $100M in ARR, Harness grabs a $150M line of credit

SAP Chief Sustainability Officer Sophia Mendelsohn wants to incentivize companies to be green because it’s profitable, not just because it’s right.

SAP’s chief sustainability officer isn’t interested in getting your company to do the right thing

When Class founder Michael Chasen was in college, he and a buddy came up with the idea for Blackboard, an online classroom organizational tool. His original company was acquired for…

Blackboard founder transforms Zoom add-on designed for teachers into business tool

A new sculpture going live on Wednesday in the Flatiron South Public Plaza in New York is not your typical artwork. It combines technology, sociology, anthropology and art to let…

Always-on video portal lets people in NYC and Dublin interact in real time

For the founders of Atlan, a data governance startup, data has always been at the heart of what they do, even before they launched the company. In fact, co-founders Prukalpa…

Atlan scores $105M for its data control plane, as LLMs boost importance of data

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Cloud revenue accelerates 21% to $76 billion for the latest earnings cycle

The numbers are in, and the cloud infrastructure market grew at a brisk pace this quarter driven by increasing interest in generative AI.

10:11 am PDT • May 3, 2024
Cloud revenue accelerates 21% to $76 billion for the latest earnings cycle

It’s hard for early-stage founders to say no to revenue from a large customer, whose needs might not align with the broader customer base.

When a startup is better off saying no to revenue

It’s not building any startup, but building a defensible AI startup presents its own set of unique challenges.

Your AI-native startup ain’t the same as a typical SaaS company

When a company raises $175M at a $3B valuation, it gets your attention. When that startup is a browser company, all the more.

With $175M in new funding, Island is putting the browser at the center of enterprise security

As data access becomes increasingly tied to business success, making data available to all business users, regardless of their data-wrangling skills, has grown in importance. The founders of Seam, an…

Seam wants to make customer data accessible to every business user

When Julie Trias and Elizabeth Nammour were working together at Airbnb on the company’s data team, they had to deal with data spread across a variety of sources, and that…

A pair of Airbnb alums is bringing intelligence and automation to data protection

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The IBM-HashiCorp coupling could be more complicated than it seems

At a quick glance, the IBM-HashiCorp deal seems like a good one for both sides, but upon closer inspection, perhaps not.

10:39 am PDT • April 26, 2024
The IBM-HashiCorp coupling could be more complicated than it seems

With HashiCorp, Big Blue gets a set of cloud lifecycle management and security tools, and a company that is growing considerably faster than any of IBM’s other businesses.

IBM moves deeper into hybrid cloud management with $6.4B HashiCorp acquisition

As the notion of the AI agent begins to take hold, and more tasks will be completed without a human involved, it is going to require a new kind of…

Anon is building an automated authentication layer for the GenAI age

Nothing gets us going like a big M&A rumor, and history has shown where there’s smoke there has often been fire — but that’s not always the case. Last week…

Informatica makes a point to say it’s not for sale — to Salesforce or anyone else

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Wall Street doesn’t seem too keen on a potential Salesforce-Informatica pairing

Amid rumors that Salesforce is interested in buying Informatica, investors aren’t taking kindly to the potential pairing.

10:09 am PDT • April 19, 2024
Wall Street doesn’t seem too keen on a potential Salesforce-Informatica pairing

NeuBird founders Goutham Rao and Vinod Jayaraman came from Portworx, a cloud-native storage solution they eventually sold to PureStorage in 2019 for $370 million. It was their third successful exit. …

NeuBird is building a generative AI solution for complex cloud-native environments

IT operations personnel have a lot going on, and when an incident occurs that brings down a key system, time is always going to be against them. Over the years,…

BigPanda launches generative AI tool designed specifically for ITOps

It may seem like a paradox to have virtualized Kubernetes clusters. They are, after all, an abstraction in themselves of virtual machines made popular by VMware in the early 2000s.…

Loft Labs brings power of virtualization to Kubernetes clusters

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Google goes all in on generative AI at Google Cloud Next

Not to minimize what Google had on display, but the company failed to give all but a passing nod to its core business — except in the context of generative AI, of course.

8:00 am PDT • April 13, 2024
Google goes all in on generative AI at Google Cloud Next

All of the major vendors have been looking at ways to use AI to help customers develop creative content. On Tuesday at the Google Cloud Next customer conference in Las…

New Google Vids product helps create a customized video with an AI assist

Agent can take actions based on the conversation, and even interact with back-end transactional systems to take actions in an automated manner.

With Vertex AI Agent Builder, Google Cloud aims to simplify agent creation

The new AI meetings and messaging add-on takes notes for you, provides meeting summaries and translates content into 69 languages.

Google looks to monetize AI with two new $10 Workspace add-ons

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Working from home isn’t going away, even if some CEOs wish it would

During the pandemic, many workers discovered they liked working from home, but CEOs want them in the office, and it’s created tension.

8:00 am PDT • April 7, 2024
Working from home isn’t going away, even if some CEOs wish it would

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When it comes to building startups in Boston, success begets success

Boston has a long history of startups, fueled by the many colleges in the area, helping to feed a successful startup ecosystem.

10:07 am PDT • April 6, 2024
When it comes to building startups in Boston, success begets success

Reuters reported on Thursday that Google’s parent company, Alphabet, is exploring the possibility of buying Boston-based HubSpot, a CRM and marketing automation company with a market cap of over $33…

As deal rumors fly, Alphabet and HubSpot would be a strange pairing

One of the primary reasons that Slack joined forces with Salesforce in 2021 in a $28 billion deal was to give the communications company the clout to compete with Microsoft.…

As Microsoft unbundles Teams, it might not have the impact on Slack you think