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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Amazon makes SaaS-y move with new Chime communications tool

Posted by Ron Miller on Feb 16, 2017 9:35:18 AM

Amazon Web Services is a highly successful cloud company, but that doesn't mean it's simply content to rest on its success. It's continually looking for new areas to exploit. Just this week, it announced Chime, which has been billed as a unified communication tool.

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Topics: Cloud Trends

Cloud 5: Snap's $1B deal with AWS, cloud rising fast

Posted by Ron Miller on Feb 10, 2017 9:32:48 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, Snap's relationship with Google Cloud is kind of complicated. When Snap (makers of SnapChat) filed their IPO paperwork last week, they revealed a special relationship with Google Cloud. What's interesting is they identified the relationship as a possible risk factor for investors.

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Topics: The Cloud 5

Google brings integrated search to GSuite

Posted by Ron Miller on Feb 9, 2017 9:16:58 AM

Let's face it, if there is one thing Google knows how to do well it's search. For all of the moonshots and extracurricular products the company puts out, its core search tools remain the company's bread and butter. Perhaps that's why they decided to apply that primary skill to the GSuite product set when it introduced Cloud Search this week.

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Topics: Cloud Trends

Snap's relationship with Google Cloud is kind of complicated

Posted by Ron Miller on Feb 6, 2017 11:43:20 AM

When Snap filed its IPO paperwork last week, hidden with the minutiae of the S-1 was word of a five year, $2 billion contract with Google Cloud Platform to run its infrastructure. While that deal was somewhat surprising in itself, even more so was the fact that Snap felt compelled to list it as a risk factor for future investors.

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Topics: Cloud Trends

Cloud 5: AWS's latest earnings, how the cloud enables AI

Posted by Ron Miller on Feb 3, 2017 8:56:35 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. 

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

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Cloud 5: Alibaba cloud revenue growth, Microsoft cloud privacy win

Posted by Ron Miller on Jan 27, 2017 10:05:31 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, Oracle's tricky transition to cloud. Oracle is trying its best to build up its cloud market, after dawdling for years. Can it catch up now?

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

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Oracle's tricky transition to cloud

Posted by Ron Miller on Jan 26, 2017 1:02:17 PM

It's no secret that Oracle was one of the most successful software companies in the client-server era, raking in billions in software license and support revenue. But, as the world has begun to shift to the cloud, it has been forced to make a full-on transformation to become a cloud company.

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Topics: Cloud Trends

Latest Azure pricing puts Cloud Service Providers front and center

Posted by Ron Miller on Jan 20, 2017 12:00:00 PM

Microsoft recently published a somewhat confusing blog post outlining its new Azure pricing model. While the content was difficult to parse, one thing jumped out from the post that's worth exploring further: Microsoft wants Cloud Service Providers (CSPs) to play a bigger role in helping SMBs manage their presence in the Microsoft cloud.

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Topics: Cloud Trends

Cloud 5: Oracle's cloud plans, Amazon's 100K jobs

Posted by Ron Miller on Jan 20, 2017 9:18:11 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.

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

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Cloud 5: AWS adds skills training, Salesforce shopping spree ends

Posted by Ron Miller on Jan 13, 2017 9:53:25 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.

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