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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 Friday feature, The Cloud 5, where I scour the web looking for the very best cloud links I can find. This week, we explore how Amazon attracts AWS developers with... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago 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 VMware embracing OpenStack, HP still... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at by Ron Miller
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We have big operating systems created for the desktop era and we have Google Chrome OS, an OS made for the cloud era, but what we lack is something in the middle that takes into account the way people work... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at by Ron Miller
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Four years ago, Rackspace and its early partners came up with an idea for an open source private alternative to Amazon Web Services --and OpenStack was born. Today, the future of Rackspace is murky, but the open source project it... Continue reading
Posted Aug 25, 2014 at by Ron Miller
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This week, we look at whether the cloud has killed on-premises software, the enterprise cloud wars between Google and Microsoft and whether the cloud is really all about scale or something else. http://bit.ly/1nisfTF Continue reading
Posted Aug 22, 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 a long-time OpenStack critic deciding... Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2014 at by Ron Miller
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AWS has become everyone's favorite whipping boy as they face stiff competition from some serious companies including Microsoft, Google and IBM, but before we write off AWS altogether, they might have an advantage nobody considered. http://bit.ly/1vgTqak Photo Credit: Elvert Barnes... Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2014 at by Ron Miller
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It's Wednesday and that means it's time for my regular feature, The Short Stack where I scour the web looking for the best OpenStack links I can find. This week, we look at someone who is documenting different OpenStack implementations,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2014 at by Ron Miller
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Spain's new tax on linking to Spanish newspaper articles is ill defined and short sighted and ends up protecting a dying industry, while undermining a vibrant one. In fact, it makes no sense at all. http://bit.ly/1xXpBrs Photo Credit: CanStockPhoto Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2014 at by Ron Miller
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It's Friday and that means it's time for my regular feature, The Cloud 5, where I scour the web looking for the very best cloud links I can find. This week, we discuss the great debate over Amazon's earnings report,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2014 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, where I scour the web looking for the most interesting cloud links I can find. This week, we look at Werner Vogels from AWS talking... Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2014 at by Ron Miller
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For a long time, IT's job was about procuring, installing and managing large enterprise systems and it took a long time and a ton of money to get them working right. That's why once they were working they tended to... Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2014 at by Ron Miller
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This week, we look at the growing competition in the cloud infrastructure market, Bloomberg's view of cloud myths and why the cloud security card might be just a convenient excuse for avoiding change. http://bit.ly/1rfH64r Photo Credit: Ron Miller Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2014 at by Ron Miller
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Can you imagine pulling off a total digital transformation and putting together a complex system of software together in just four months? That's precisely what Canada's Yellow Pages Group did. Here's how they pulled it off. http://bit.ly/1rfz2kb Photo Credit: CanStockPhoto Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2014 at by Ron Miller
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Cloud surveys tend to miss the mark because they ask the wrong people or the people they are asking simply don't know the term. But that doesn't mean that consumers and business users alike aren't using the cloud because they... Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 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 most intriguing OpenStack links I can find. This week, OpenStack is maturing, Red Hat's latest release of... Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2014 at by Ron Miller
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This week, we look at how Alibaba wants to take on the big cloud vendors at their own game, Docker 101, an introduction to the red hot Docker technology you've probably been hearing about this week, and new ways of... Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 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 look the five most intriguing cloud links I can find. This week, we look at how Apple's idea of the cloud might not... Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2014 at by Ron Miller
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It's been six years since I first heard the term "cloud computing" and some of the base concerns I heard in that first session still remain. You would think we would have changed the conversation after all this time, but... Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2014 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 where I search the web for the five most interesting cloud links I can find. This week, we look at Ubuntu and OpenStack , Microsoft... Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2014 at by Ron Miller
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Hard not to like a story that mixes British pubs with mobile and cloud technology, and I managed to do just that. http://bit.ly/1mPlTNy Photo Credit: Tom Harrington on Flickr. Used under CC 2.0 license. Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2014 at by Ron Miller
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Good managers learn from their mistakes and at the MIT Sloan CIO Symposium last week, several CIOs shared their stories. Fidelity's Stephen Neff's story of his time as a young IT manager drove home the idea that you're probably not... Continue reading
Posted May 29, 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 gather the five best OpenStack links from around the web I can find. This week, we look at OpenStack as part of global... Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2014 at by Ron Miller
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Even as OpenStack celebrated itself at the OpenStack summit recently, there were rumblings that co-founder Rackspace could be up for sale. It would seem that the Summit proved that the community is strong enough to stand on its own, regardless... Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2014 at by Ron Miller
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It's Friday and that means it's time for my weekly feature, The Cloud 5, where I scour the web look for the five best cloud-related links I can find. This week, we look at the growing competition for your cloud... Continue reading
Posted May 23, 2014 at by Ron Miller