Ron Miller

Ron Miller is a freelance technology reporter and blogger. He is contributing editor at EContent Magazine and enterprise reporter at TechCrunch. Ron blogs about cloud technology and the cloud services market for Intronis.
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Cloud 5: Hybrid benefits, AWS hard to beat and cloud as new standard

Posted by Ron Miller on Jul 17, 2015 9:42:38 AM

Welcome to The Cloud 5, our weekly feature where we scour the web searching for the five most intriguing and poignant cloud links we can find.

Before we jump into this week's links, please have a look at one of our recent blog posts, Rethinking businesses processes in the cloud. The cloud affords businesses the opportunity to rethink how they do everything and they should take advantage to redesign and streamline their business processes.

And without further delay, here we go with this week's links:

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Rethinking businesses processes in the cloud

Posted by Ron Miller on Jul 16, 2015 1:34:38 PM

At the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference keynote address in Orlando this week, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella called the cloud "the control plane that allows us to move from device to device," but it's actually more than the glue that keeps us connected. It also affords the opportunity to rethink our business processes.

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Cloud 5: Gmail slams spam, rolling your own APIs on AWS

Posted by Ron Miller on Jul 10, 2015 10:48:00 AM

Welcome to The Cloud 5, our weekly feature where we scour the web searching for the five most intriguing and poignant cloud links we can find.

Before we jump into this week's links, please have a look at one of our recent blog posts, Microsoft can't afford to raise Azure prices. Once upon a time Microsoft ruled the world and seas would rise when it gave the word, but times have changed, and as Microsoft tries to transition to the cloud, raising prices is not the way to gain marketshare.

And without further delay, here we go with this week's links:

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Microsoft can't afford to raise Azure prices

Posted by Ron Miller on Jul 9, 2015 1:04:25 PM

For the longest time, it seemed like cloud pricing was on a rapid race to zero, but word leaked recently that Microsoft intends to raise Azure prices for customers in some zones.

While some people believe it's just a currency fluctuation, there was also speculation it was about increasing revenue as much as adjusting for local currency shifts. And given the week Microsoft has had, who could blame them for wanting a little extra cash.

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Topics: Cloud Trends

Cloud 5: AWS in India, cloud monitoring tools, art of cloud

Posted by Ron Miller on Jul 3, 2015 10:04:17 AM

Welcome to The Cloud 5, our weekly feature where we scour the web searching for the five most intriguing and poignant cloud links we can find.

Before we jump into this week's links, please have a look at one of our recent blog posts, The cloud is surely coming of age. When Oracle makes a complete transition to the cloud and Box partners with IBM and Microsoft, it's either a sign of the apocalypse or proof the cloud is coming of age.

And without further delay, here we go with this week's links:

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The cloud is surely coming of age

Posted by Ron Miller on Jul 1, 2015 3:25:01 PM

There have been signs aplenty this year that the cloud is coming of age, but over the past few weeks, we have seen a couple of things that prove even the biggest companies have arrived and are playing nicely with the born-in-the-cloud crowd.

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Topics: Cloud Trends

Cloud 5: Box and IBM, cloud disruption, fast moving cloud

Posted by Ron Miller on Jun 26, 2015 3:22:49 PM

Welcome to The Cloud 5, our weekly feature where we scour the web searching for the five most intriguing and poignant cloud links we can find.

Before we jump into this week's links, please have a look at one of our recent blog posts, Enterprise demands standards as cloud matures. As the cloud matures, enterprise companies are demanding standard ways of doing things and the industry is responding.

And without further delay, here we go with this week's links:

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Enterprise demands standards as cloud matures

Posted by Ron Miller on Jun 24, 2015 12:00:00 PM

The signs of cloud maturity are all around us. We see survey after survey showing us that companies are moving more and more workloads to the cloud. As that happens, organizations are looking for more standard ways of doing things, and the industry is answering.

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Cloud 5: Oracle's cloud target, IT budgets, dragging lawyers to the cloud

Posted by Ron Miller on Jun 19, 2015 9:04:00 AM

Welcome to The Cloud 5, our weekly feature where we scour the web searching for the five most intriguing and poignant cloud links we can find.

Before we jump into this week's links, please have a look at one of our recent blog posts, Pop culture is giving the cloud a bad rap. Hollywood seems intent on casting the cloud as the villain in TV shows and movies—probably because the writers don't have a clue what it is or how it works.

And without further delay, here we go with this week's links:

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Topics: Cloud Trends

Pop culture is giving the cloud a bad rap

Posted by Ron Miller on Jun 16, 2015 11:27:08 AM

The cloud has been showing in popular culture for some time now, but it's usually cast as the villain to be feared instead of a hero saving the day.

Probably the first time it began to seep into the public consciousness was the infamous Microsoft Windows 7 "To The Cloud" commercials.

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