Aldrin Brown


Veteran journalist Aldrin Brown comes to Penton Technology from Empire Digital Strategies, a business-to-business consulting firm that he founded that provides e-commerce, content and social media solutions to businesses, nonprofits and other organizations seeking to create or grow their digital presence.

Previously, Brown served as the Desert Bureau Chief for City News Service in Southern California and Regional Editor for Patch, AOL's network of local news sites. At Patch, he managed a staff of journalists and more than 30 hyper-local and business news and information websites throughout California. In addition to his work in technology and business, Brown was the city editor for The Sun, a daily newspaper based in San Bernardino, CA; the college sports editor at The Tennessean, Nashville, TN; and an investigative reporter at the Orange County Register, Santa Ana, CA.

Wal-Mart Prods Partners, Vendors to Leave AWS for Azure
The competition AWS and a host of brick and mortar retailers reached a new intensity this week that could significantly impact MSPs that partner with the market leader in public cloud, or with second place Microsoft Azure.
MSP Fights to Hire Scarce Cloud Engineers
At CorpInfo LLC, cloud is their business and business has been very good. So good, in fact, that the company has grown from fewer than a handful of full-time staffers 18 months ago, to 54 employees today.
Cisco Introduces New ‘Network of the Future’ Solutions Set
Cisco today announced it has created a “network of the future,” comprised of an assortment of hardware and software technologies that the vendor said will revolutionize enterprise networking through unprecedented efficiency and security.
CIA Firmware Hacked Popular Wireless Routers Since 2007
For the past decade, the CIA has been able to infiltrate scores of models of wireless routers, gaining access to connected devices from which agents could copy Internet traffic, steal passwords or redirect unwitting users to other sites.
Continuum Gets Acquired by Thoma Bravo
Continuum Managed Services has been acquired by private equity firm Thoma Bravo, which purchased the company from its previous owner of six years, Summit Partners.
Welcome to the 2017 MSPmentor 501 2
After months of research, data collection and analysis, MSPmentor is proud to present the 2017 MSPmentor 501 Global Edition – Worldwide Company Rankings.
Tech Services Provider Was Weak Link in Russian Hack of U.S. Election
A provider of voting software and related technology services appears to have been a main entrance by which Russian military hackers burrowed their way into an unknown number of local government networks in an effort to influence the 2016 U.S. Presidential election.
Kaspersky Lab Offers Source Code to U.S. Government
The head of Kaspersky Lab is offering to turn over to U.S. officials the source code for its software products in a latest effort to dispel fears that the Moscow-based firm’s cybersecurity tools contain “back doors” that could be exploited by the Russian government.
How Much of $900 Million in Wasted Azure Spend Comes From Your Clients?
One of the greatest advantages of cloud computing is the scalability and the ability to use precisely the resources you need, precisely when you need them.
Cisco Ups Layoffs to 6,600 After Big Forecast Miss
Cisco now plans to shed 1,100 more jobs – in addition to 5,500 announced last year – following its sixth straight quarter of declining revenue
Congressman Calls for Prosecution of MSP in Clinton Server Case
The case illustrates the prickly predicament in which an MSP can find itself when torn between loyalty to a customer and a legal subpoena.
Cloud Earnings: Microsoft, Google and IBM Surge While AWS Dominates
The coincidental confluence of financial reporting this week by Google parent Alphabet, Microsoft and Google seems an appropriate opportunity to examine the relative performance of industry leading cloud vendors.
HPE Secretly Kills Off OpenSDN Line
The family of products was once touted as an ideal software-defined networking solution for IT services providers.
Google Cloud Has 'Good Shot' at Topping AWS by 2022, SVP Greene Says
The head of Google Cloud suggested the tech giant is poised to leapfrog competitors AWS, Microsoft Azure and IBM Cloud - all of which currently have larger market shares.
Kaspersky Lab Launches New Partner Program for MSPs, VARs
Security vendor Kaspersky Lab this week announced a new program to provide managed services providers (MSPs) with a full range of security technologies for cloud or on-premise.

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