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.

What’s Wrong With Juniper Networks?
After two quarters of strong cloud-related sales growth, Juniper Networks last week announced its revenue from cloud equipment softened substantially in the third quarter of 2017, resulting in an earnings warning that sent shares plunging more than 6 in early trading today.
Sirius Buys Forsythe Technology
Value-added reseller and IT services provider Sirius Computer Solutions has reached a definitive deal to acquire Forsythe Technology, a move that will create the 20th largest IT solution provider in North America, according to published reports.
ConnectWise, Kaseya Back to Normal; Autotask Gathering Unaffected After Irma
With two major MSP toolset vendors forced to implement emergency contingency plans and a major partner conference set to get underway near Miami, Hurricane Irma made her presence felt across Florida’s IT services community.
‘World Class Patch Management’ on the Drawing Board for Autotask’s RMM
In the three years since Autotask acquired the remote monitoring and management (RMM) platform formerly known as CentraStage, the focus has been on closing a features gap with competing products.
U.S. Bans All Kaspersky Lab Products From Federal Agencies
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security today banned the use of Kaspersky Lab products by the federal government and gave agencies 90 days to strip out the security software from their systems.
Kaseya, ConnectWise Pick Up Pieces After Irma Nails Florida HQs
Hurricane Irma snaked its way up the Florida peninsula this past weekend tracking a path that impacted operations at some of the managed service provider (MSP) industry’s biggest players.
Former MSP Exec Pleads Guilty to Hacking Client
The former chief technology officer for a Seattle-area managed services provider faces up to 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine after pleading guilty to a federal felony charge of computer fraud.
VMware Unveils New Kubernetes Container Offering at VMWorld
VMware today announced it has partnered with Pivotal Software, Inc., and Google Cloud to launch a new Kubernetes container offering.
Hurricane Harvey: Delivering Managed IT Services During a Catastrophe
It’s being called a 500-year storm and Houston, Texas-based Elevated Technologies finds itself smack in the middle of it.
VMware Looks to Increase its ‘Down-Market’ Appeal With New Offerings at VMWorld
It was a riveting Day 1 at VMWorld, with VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger and others making it clear that after years as the darling of large enterprises, it hopes its most recent product launches will position it for greater success among mid- and small-business players.
Read the Final Report: ‘IKARUSdilapidated’ Ransomware Attack
Cyber security vendor Comodo this week issued details of a newly discovered and ongoing large-scale ransomware campaign that is using a variant of the infamous “Locky” malware.
Massive New ‘Locky’-Variant Ransomware Attack Now Underway
A massive, worldwide ransomware attack is currently unfolding, powered from more than 11,625 distinct IP addresses in 133 different countries, experts at cyber security vendor Comodo said today.
MSP Fights Costly Fraud Lawsuit as Its Insurer Bolts
For Denali Advanced Integration, the stakes couldn’t be higher.
What Does the Ideal Password Look Like?
A re-examination has been underway in recent years about the ideal structure for login passwords, the effectiveness of which is more important than ever in an age of ubiquitous cyber attacks.
‘HTG Legacy Summit’ to Focus on Passing Your Business to Family
Just about everyone with an IT services business has given at least some thought to getting out.

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