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Ron Miller
Ron Miller is a freelance technology writer.
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Box made a decision several years ago to transform from consumer online storage to a cloud content management platform. On the eve its long awaited IPO, many people still mistakenly lump the company with online storage and enterprise sync and... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at by Ron Miller
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Less than a week after Google shut down the Glass Explorer's program, Microsoft enter the fray with a new device called the HoloLens and this thing looks pretty cool. Suddenly the battle for the face computer is heating up. http://tcrn.ch/1xzNLs8 Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at by Ron Miller
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Dropbox bought CloudOn today, a company that lets you view and edit Office documents on your iPad from your favorite cloud storage app. I look at how this acquisition fits in with Dropbox's evolving strategy. http://tcrn.ch/1AOf9DW FEATURED IMAGE: GIDEON/FLICKR UNDER... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at by Ron Miller
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Alchemist Accelerator started off as a modest experiment to prove that there was a demand for enterprise accelerators --and people liked it. They really, really liked it. http://tcrn.ch/1yGPOPx Photo Credit: CanStockPhoto (c) Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at by Ron Miller
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From the start, the Autonomy sale to HP back in 2011 has been a technology soap opera with big companies, big egos and big money involved. Today Autonomy got a small victory with the British Serious Fraud Office ended its... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at by Ron Miller
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French big data startup Dataiku grabbed $3.6M in Series A funding today to continue its work on big data software for data science teams.http://tcrn.ch/1ui4nn5 FEATURED IMAGE: PHOTOPHILDE/FLICKR UNDER A CC BY-SA 2.0 LICENSE Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at by Ron Miller
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This week, we look at the cloud pricing war in one chart, try to understand how hybrid clouds are a key evolutionary step for cloud computing and explore a report on where cloud value lies versus on-premises investment. http://bit.ly/1ueBVCu Photo... Continue reading
Posted Jan 17, 2015 at by Ron Miller
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Yesterday Google ended the Glass Explorer program. From the start, people loved to hate Google Glass, and never seemed to warm to the notion of nerds with computers on their faces. But the device could still have a future in... Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2015 at by Ron Miller
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Many IT pros very likely see shadow IT as a nuisance and a direct attack on their authority, but what if they looked at it differently and saw it as a pointer to cool tools that your users actually like?... Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2015 at by Ron Miller
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Today, Neo Technology, makers of the neo4j graph database product, announced $20M in funding, showing that graph database technology is beginning to find its footing. You might not have heard graph databases, but they are an increasingly important technology, making... Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2015 at by Ron Miller
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By now you've probably heard that Facebook released a limited version of its enterprise social product today. I talked to a bunch of people about the implications of this release and what Facebook is up against as it tries to... Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2015 at by Ron Miller
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You might think that the mainframe is a quaint vestige of a bygone era, but IBM is still making them and today they released a beast designed to handle high-end mobile transactions. Whether they can sell any is another matter.http://tcrn.ch/14XywS4... Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2015 at by Ron Miller
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Basho was once all that and a bag of chips in the NoSQL space, but over the years they've been surpassed by better funded competitors such as Couchbase, MongoDB and DataStax. After an executive exodus last year, they have a... Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2015 at by Ron Miller
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Citrix filled in a big hole in its product portfolio today when it purchased virtual storage vendor, Sanbolic. http://tcrn.ch/1y4li1A FEATURED IMAGE: DOMINIK BARTSCH/FLICKR UNDER A CC BY 2.0 LICENSE Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2015 at by Ron Miller
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I t's Friday and that means it's time for my regular weekly feature the Cloud 5. This week, we have peek at the 2014 public cloud services uptime report, look at how the cloud could support the burgeoning Internet of... Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2015 at by Ron Miller
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There is a rumor that the next MacBook Air will be built without so much as a single port. And you know what? We don't need no stinkin' ports. We have the cloud. http://bit.ly/1s8MfA8 Photo courtesy of Apple. Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2015 at by Ron Miller
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The cloud is suddenly all the rage among large IT vendors as they begin to recognize that their customers are venturing into the public cloud, and as they do they need new ways to manage a hybrid environment. Hence the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2014 at by Ron Miller
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The OpenStack Summit next week in Paris could represent a pivotal moment in the history of the project. That's because it's attracted wide attention this year, and has become the open source project of the moment. The question is where... Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2014 at by Ron Miller
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Most folks probably think GE, the appliance and industrial giant would have a conservative approach to IT, but the fact is its IT policy is quite progressive and GE has announced plans to close 90 percent of its data centers... Continue reading
Posted Oct 27, 2014 at by Ron Miller
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It's Wednesday and that means it's time for my weekly feature, The Short Stack where I scour the web and social media looking for the very best OpenStack links I can find. This week, Mirantis gets $100M to pursue its... Continue reading
Posted Oct 22, 2014 at by Ron Miller
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When Google introduced Chromebook for Work recently, it very likely made the Chromebook even more attractive to frugal enterprises. While the price tag has always been a draw, having administrative control should appeal to IT and could facilitate more Chromebook... Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2014 at by Ron Miller
It's Wednesday and that means it's time for my regular weekly feature, The Short Stack where I scour the web and social media looking for the best OpenStack links I can find. This week, we look at the release of... Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2014 at by Ron Miller
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It's Wednesday and that means it's time for my regular weekly feature, The Short Stack where I scour the web looking for the very best OpenStack links I can find. This week, we look at OpenStack co-founder Josh McKenty joining... Continue reading
Posted Oct 8, 2014 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, where I scour the web and other sources for the very best cloud links I can find. This week, we look at the impact of... Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2014 at by Ron Miller
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It's Wednesday (a gloomy, rainy one where I am) and that means it's time for my regular weekly feature, The Short Stack, where I scour the web looking for the very best OpenStack links I can find. This week we... Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2014 at by Ron Miller