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Ron Miller
Ron Miller is a freelance technology writer.
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Just about everyone, it seems, dislikes video conferencing tools, but Zoom has been trying to change that perception, and today it got $100 million from Sequoia to continue that mission. http://tcrn.ch/2jknRd8 FEATURED IMAGE: JOHN FEDELE/GETTY IMAGES Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at by Ron Miller
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We all know the password is the weakest security link. This company wants to make it easier to add sophisticated biometric authentication to applications -- and maybe help kill the password. ow.ly/A96R307TIN0 Photo: TARIKVISION/GETTY IMAGES Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2017 at by Ron Miller
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Cloud Elements lands $13 million Series B round. tcrn.ch/2iUPmJW Developer-centric approach to data integration. Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2017 at by Ron Miller
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It's Friday and that means it's time for the Cloud 5. This week, Salesforce needs to maintain its rapid growth rate in 2017 and Synergy Research's final numbers for last year. Hint: They were good. http://bit.ly/2hYqAeH Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2017 at by Ron Miller
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FinancialForce hired an industry vet with quite a resume to be its new CEO today. http://tcrn.ch/2hXCR3i Photo: FinancialForce Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2017 at by Ron Miller
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Somewhere along the way the mission got muddled, but we need journalists now more than ever. http://bit.ly/2hW3rI5 Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2017 at by Ron Miller
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Freshdesk bought its seventh company in 16 months, bringing Bangalore-based Pipemonk into the fold for an undisclosed amount of cash. Pipemonk helps companies move data between various cloud applications. http://tcrn.ch/2iPDfO4 IMAGE: COLIN ANDERSON/GETTY IMAGES Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2017 at by Ron Miller
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When Dell bought EMC, it gave notice it was going all in on the data center, but with a world shifting to the cloud, is that a wise long-term strategy? http://bit.ly/2iPBkZy Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2017 at by Ron Miller
It was a tough year for social media, one in which its once great promise came crashing to the ground in a toxic mix of derision, rancor and division. What was once hailed as a great democratizer has deteriorated into... Continue reading
Posted Dec 29, 2016 at by Ron Miller
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It's Friday and that means it's time for my regular weekly feature, The Cloud 5. This week, we look at Microsoft's billion dollar donation in cloud services to non-profits, IBM's mixed earnings report and why low-cost cloud services don't eliminate... Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2016 at by Ron Miller
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Cloudability is expanding its customer base, engineering team and product line through acquisition. Today it announced it had bought DataHero, it's fourth small startup in less than a year. http://tcrn.ch/1TEcZSm Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2016 at by Ron Miller
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It's Friday and that means it's time for my regular Friday feature, the Cloud 5. This week, we look at Oracle's cloud fortunes, the cloud stack and three cloud predictions for 2016. And per usual, fun with photo filters.http://ow.ly/W4LJo Continue reading
Posted Dec 18, 2015 at by Ron Miller
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IBM went cloud shopping again. This time it picked up Clearleap, a nice video content management service in the cloud. This should fit nicely with the Cleversafe purchase in October. Nothing goes together like video and storage. http://tcrn.ch/1XYWFfR Continue reading
Posted Dec 8, 2015 at by Ron Miller
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It's Friday and that means it's time for my regular feature, the Cloud 5. This week, HPE talks up its OpenStack program and Steve Ballmer disses Microsoft's cloud reporting. http://bit.ly/1IJ83p3 Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2015 at by Ron Miller
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Ball players are pushing their bodies harder than ever before, and a company has introduced a wearable sensor pack that uses biomechanics to measure their swing or pitching motion to help keep them performing at their peak capability. http://tcrn.ch/1Nvb6Xs Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2015 at by Ron Miller
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I wrote about a small online retail staffing startup called Staffly for the September TechCrunch Disrupt Battlefield competition. Today that little company got $1.25 million in a second seed round. http://tcrn.ch/1N5TE8e Continue reading
Posted Dec 3, 2015 at by Ron Miller
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Since Dell announced its intention to buy EMC for $67 billion, there has been rampant speculation (including by me) about how they would pay down the massive debt accrued to finance the deal. A rumor emerged today they could be... Continue reading
Posted Dec 3, 2015 at by Ron Miller
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We would like to believe that technology like Big Data could solve all of our problems, but it's important to remember any technology is a means to an end, not the end itself. http://tcrn.ch/1QUEJnp Continue reading
Posted Dec 2, 2015 at by Ron Miller
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HP announced it was replacing its in-house Infrastructure as a Service offering with Microsoft Azure. In spite of HP's messy cloud strategy, this is a reasonable approach for both companies to fight Amazon Web Service's market dominance. http://bit.ly/1HAhSup Continue reading
Posted Nov 30, 2015 at by Ron Miller
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The $67 billion Dell-EMC deal was never going to be easy, but it's suddenly facing issues on multiple fronts. http://tcrn.ch/1Ni3Wpg Continue reading
Posted Nov 28, 2015 at by Ron Miller
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When Satya Nadella made a speech about security last week, he focused on building a trust model. Whether you agree or not that Microsoft is doing that, it is a good starting point for any cloud consumer. http://bit.ly/1Iar4pr Continue reading
Posted Nov 25, 2015 at by Ron Miller
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Cisco bought UK-based Acano today for $700 million in an effort to beef up its video conferencing chops. http://tcrn.ch/1O7TPnL Continue reading
Posted Nov 20, 2015 at by Ron Miller
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It's Friday and that means it's time for my regular weekly feature, the Cloud 5. This week, Dell-EMC and other big tech firms face challenges in the cloud and are we facing new container wars. Plus more fun with filters.http://bit.ly/1Oj8CKz Continue reading
Posted Nov 20, 2015 at by Ron Miller
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Yesterday afternoon Google made a move to sure up its enterprise cloud effort, buying stealth startup bebop and naming its founder (former VMware CEO) Diane Greene to head enterprise cloud. http://tcrn.ch/1X2mpg5 Continue reading
Posted Nov 20, 2015 at by Ron Miller
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IBM revenue has been dropping for an astonishing 14 straight quarters and as such it has to keep trying new things. Its latest initiative involves helping update stadiums and digitize the fan connection. (And yes, that is a picture of... Continue reading
Posted Nov 19, 2015 at by Ron Miller