Aldrin Brown

Aldrin
Brown
Editor-in-Chief,
Penton

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.

 

Articles

How Much of $900 Million Azure Spend Waste Comes From Your Clients?
How Much of $900 Million in Wasted Azure Spend Comes From Your Clients?
ParkMyCloud is billed as a way to instantly and dramatically reduce costs by automatically shutting down public cloud resources during no-use hours.
Firm Launches Free Online ‘WannaCry’ Course
Firm Launches Free Online ‘WannaCry’ Course
“What you need to know about the ‘WannaCry’ Virus, Trojan Horses and Ransomware;” was launched this week by Alison, a free online learning platform.
Cisco Ups Layoffs to 6,600 After Big Forecast Miss
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.
Kaseya ‘Not Going to Apologize’ for Targeting ConnectWise Customers, CEO Says
Kaseya ‘Not Going to Apologize’ for Targeting ConnectWise Customers, CEO Says 1
Fred Voccola spoke with MSPmentor this week, shortly after ConnectWise accused Kaseya of lying during sales calls to poach customers.
ConnectWise Accuses Kaseya of Lying to Partners in Poaching Calls
ConnectWise Accuses Kaseya of Lying to Partners in Poaching Calls 6
The software vendors have publicly traded barbs before but the acrimony saw a bump in intensity last week when Kaseya issued a news release touting the move of MSP The 20 from ConnectWise to Kaseya.
Worldwide Ransomware Attack Using Stolen NSA Tools
Worldwide Ransomware Attack Using Stolen NSA Tools
Significant targets of the Microsoft Windows-based attack thus far include Britain’s National Health Service, that nation’s main healthcare apparatus, and telecoms Telefonica, of Spain, and Russia’s MegaFon.
MSP Whisperers: Top Consultants in the IT Services Space
MSP Whisperers: Top Consultants For MSPs and VARs
This collection of articles looks at the distinct approaches of top consultants in the MSP and VAR space.
Founder Eugene Kaspersky Offers to Testify Before Senate on Russia Ties
Founder Eugene Kaspersky Offers to Testify Before Senate on Russia Ties
Under questioning from Sen. Marco Rubio, the heads of the NSA, CIA, FBI and DIA one-by-one told a hearing of the Senate Intelligence Committee today that they would not be comfortable using security software from Moscow-based Kaspersky Lab.
Kaspersky Lab Says it Has ‘No Ties to Any Government’
Kaspersky Lab Says it Has ‘No Ties to Any Government’
In an email statement to MSPmentor today, company officials said the company’s reputation is being attacked unfairly.
U.S. Concerned About Kaspersky Lab Links to Russian Gov't, Article Claims
U.S. Concerned About Kaspersky Lab Links to Russian Gov't, Article Claims 1
Citing unnamed U.S. intelligence sources, a new report in BuzzFeed.com alleges that government officials are trying to figure out how Kaspersky products were approved for government use and how to get rid of them.
MSP Whisperers: Robin Robins Teaches Sales and Marketing ‘Mindset’
MSP Whisperers: Robin Robins Teaches Sales and Marketing ‘Mindset’
Thousands of her clients gathered in Nashville, Tenn., this month for her annual IT Sales and Marketing Boot Camp, one of the largest conferences for IT services and solutions providers.
Exit Strategy: Jamison West Leaves Aldridge, Launches SaaS Play
Exit Strategy: Jamison West Leaves Aldridge, Launches SaaS Play
The veteran managed services provider this week launched software startup Teamatics, aiming to prove that there really is life after MSPs.
Congressman Calls for Prosecution of MSP in Clinton Server Case
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
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.
Lack of Business Associate Agreement Leads to $31K HIPAA Fine
Lack of Business Associate Agreement Leads to $31K HIPAA Fine
The case against Illinois-based Center for Children’s Digestive Health offers a cautionary lesson about the compliance implications of storing paper medical records after an organization undergoes digitization.