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Ron Miller
Ron Miller is a freelance technology writer.
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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
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I interviewed PlanGrid CEO Tracy Young at TechCrunch Disrupt in September. Today the company announced a $40 million round meant to drive product expansion. http://tcrn.ch/1HYZ8iU Continue reading
Posted Nov 18, 2015 at by Ron Miller
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Google Glass might have failed as a consumer device, but there is a growth industry around industrial smart glasses, that feed people information to a computer on their faces while keeping their hands free. APX Labs got $13 million today... Continue reading
Posted Nov 18, 2015 at by Ron Miller
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Satya Nadella came to Washington, DC today to deliver what amounted to the Microsoft State of Security address. He walked a fine line between acknowledging the need to be open, while touting the Microsoft security product line. Par for the... Continue reading
Posted Nov 17, 2015 at by Ron Miller
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Bob Stutz stepped down today as head of Microsoft Dynamics CRM after 3.5 years at the helm. His exit could hurt as Microsoft has been pushing to upgrade the CRM tool to compete better with Salesforce, SAP and Oracle. http://tcrn.ch/1MOfXTk Continue reading
Posted Nov 17, 2015 at by Ron Miller
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GitHub is an unconventional company that encourages people to work however they like, wherever they like and whenever they like, but they also have cool digs for those who want a more formal setting. http://tcrn.ch/1PHs4lQ Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 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, NASA's long-standing relationship with AWS, the key to AWS cloud domination and Microsoft's new EU data centers. (And more fun with filters with... Continue reading
Posted Nov 13, 2015 at by Ron Miller
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Oracle has thrown down the gauntlet, announcing it intends to go after none other than AWS in the public cloud infrastructure market. All I can say is good luck. It's easier said than done. Just ask HP. http://bit.ly/1Y7c1kp Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2015 at by Ron Miller
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Rapidly growing small businesses face a challenge in adding new customers while adequately servicing them. A new integration from Salesforce between SalesforceIQ CRM and Desk.com customer services gives SMBs a way to share information across the two systems to provide... Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2015 at by Ron Miller
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HackerOne, a bug bounty platform, announced it was hiring Marten Mickos, the man who sold Eucalyptus to HP last year. It seems like an odd match at first glance, but Mickos is eager to learn and lead the security startup... Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2015 at by Ron Miller