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Ron Miller
Ron Miller is a freelance technology writer.
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I t's Friday and that means it's time for my weekly feature, The Cloud 5. This week, we look at HP back-pedaling from exiting the public cloud, Docker's huge pay day and how cloud security fears persist despite evidence to... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at by Ron Miller
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IBM held back with the cloud and had to play catch-up, but it's trying to get ahead of the curve with Internet of Things announcing a major push that includes a $3B investment and a partnership with The Weather Company.http://tcrn.ch/1xvcLGC Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2015 at by Ron Miller
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I sat down with Box CEO Aaron Levie last month and I asked him about his company's long IPO delay and what he does from here. He had much to say.http://tcrn.ch/1IIh7vs PhotoCredit: TechCrunch Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2015 at by Ron Miller
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As it has so often before, Apple sees the future before anyone else. In this case, the new MacBook represents a future without wires. Between the cloud, device-to-device communication, and wireless charging technologies, very soon we could remember wires as... Continue reading
Posted Mar 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, the fastest Chromebook yet, analytics moves to the cloud and survey finds cloud living up to hype. http://bit.ly/1CEiL23 Photo Credit: Tomma Henckel Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2015 at by Ron Miller
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The cloud was once the buzzword of the day, but I've notice lately it's being replaced by Big Data and the Internet of Things, and the cloud has settled in that level of comfort where we just accept it as... Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2015 at by Ron Miller
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Couldn't help but notice that the Internet of Things was taking center stage at Mobile World Congress this year, and people are beginning to pay more attention. Look for lots more action over the next 12-18 months. My latest on... Continue reading
Posted Mar 11, 2015 at by Ron Miller
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Zuora scored a whopping $115M investment round today, which suggests the subscription model is coming of age --and we're not just talking about SaaS anymore. http://tcrn.ch/19bJyGj Photo Credit: CanStockPhoto Continue reading
Posted Mar 11, 2015 at by Ron Miller
Here's a short video with some cool gadgets I saw at Mobile World Congress: Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2015 at by Ron Miller
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As Apple prepares to launch the new Apple Watch tomorrow, naysayers predict it's a nice device nobody needs. I remember hearing similar predictions prior to the iPad launch. I say even if a small percentage of iphone owners goes for... Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2015 at by Ron Miller
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While I was at Mobile World Congress last week, I did a fair bit of writing and I didn't really take the time to share most of it here because I was running around like a crazy man trying to... Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2015 at by Ron Miller
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Box has taken a vertical approach to the market since announcing Box for Industries last Fall at the BoxWorks conference. This morning it introduced its latest, financial services, but it could face challenge selling Wall Street on the cloud. http://tcrn.ch/181QNPx... Continue reading
Posted Feb 26, 2015 at by Ron Miller
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A new firm, born in the MIT Media Lab is using a smart employee badge to measure behavioral data, then apply it against key business metrics to help companies understand the relationship between behavior and results. It's pretty interesting stuff.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 24, 2015 at by Ron Miller
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One analyst suggested in a Tweet Storm today that the only cloud that mattered is public cloud and the rest is basically a garbage bin set of terms to please the markets. I can't totally disagree, but I also know... Continue reading
Posted Feb 23, 2015 at by Ron Miller
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IBM is trying desperately to stay relevant, and today it announced a new series of products and partnerships to help companies struggling to manage life in the hybrid cloud. It's not a bad niche for them to attack. http://tcrn.ch/1FkK8uS Photo... Continue reading
Posted Feb 23, 2015 at by Ron Miller
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Main Street Hub got $20M in funding recently to continue building its social media marketing business for mom and pop shops. http://tcrn.ch/1B71gH0 Photo Credit: F. D. RICHARDS/FLICKR UNDER A CC BY-SA 2.0 LICENSE Continue reading
Posted Feb 22, 2015 at by Ron Miller
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Wall Street has thrown its considerable weight behind Symphony, a new communications platform based on open source components that has the potential to transform the way Wall Street firms communicate and share content. http://tcrn.ch/1DIYEOk Photo Credit CanStockPhoto Continue reading
Posted Feb 21, 2015 at by Ron Miller
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In my latest SmartIndustry blog post I look at senators taking notice of Internet of Things and I suggest the industry needs to join this conversation.http://bit.ly/1vNCUKL Photo Credit: Chris Isherwood on Flickr. Used under CC by SA 2.0 license. Continue reading
Posted Feb 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, where I scour the web looking for the five best cloud links I can find. This week, we look at Amazon package delivery being pressured... Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2015 at by Ron Miller
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Salesforce released Wave, its analytics tool to the world at Dreamforce last fall, but today it announced several new mobile tools to make it truly useful for busy salespeople. http://tcrn.ch/17Z3Thi Photo Credit: EDDY VAN 3000/FLICKR UNDER A CC BY-SA 2.0... Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2015 at by Ron Miller
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Microsoft made Azure Machine Learning officially available today after releasing it to Beta in June last year. They used the O'Reilly Strata conference to make the announcement. http://tcrn.ch/1AFwsNj Photo Credit: CanStockPhoto Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2015 at by Ron Miller
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Pivotal announced today it was open sourcing key parts of its Big Data Suite, giving customers, partners and third party developers the ability to build upon and adapt these powerful tools, while still offering a commercial version of its own... Continue reading
Posted Feb 17, 2015 at by Ron Miller
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Datameer was hearing from customers it didn't want long development cycles. It wanted to get to the value faster, so it developed a cloud version that's up in running in hours instead of months. http://tcrn.ch/17ga7Jr Photo Credit: Datameer Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2015 at by Ron Miller
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Facebook has brought together a group of companies to share malware threat information believing that they are far safer together than they could be on their own. http://tcrn.ch/17gau6F Photo Credit: Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2015 at by Ron Miller
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Hey I've got a new gig writing for Smart Industry, a new online publication dedicated to the industrial Internet of Things. In my inaugural post I explore the challenges facing industry as its business is transformed by the coming wave... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2015 at by Ron Miller