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

‘World Class Patch Management’ on the Drawing Board for Autotask’s RMM
Autotask Community Live 2017 represented a milepost of sorts, an inflection point where the toolset’s designers are pivoting from closing a features gap, to more heady capabilities for the cloud-native Autotask Endpoint Management solution.
Bill Clinton Charms Crowd at Autotask Community Live
Bill Clinton Charms Crowd at Autotask Community Live
During a roughly 45-minute appearance, the 42nd President riffed on his relationships with other world leaders and his involvement with pivotal decisions that helped spur the current blinding pace of technological innovation.
Autotask Looks Beyond Integration to Complete PSA-RMM Unification
Autotask Looks Beyond Integration to Complete PSA-RMM Unification
As Autotask Community Live 2017 kicked into high gear in Hollywood, Fla., attendees to the annual partner conference were shown a vision of a future in which more powerful and comprehensive products will ultimately enable MSPs to engage with fewer tools.
Vacations Are Easier Said Than Done For Many MSPs
Vacations Are Easier Said Than Done For Many MSPs
As another vacation season draws to a close, many owners of IT services firms are reminded just how difficult it can be to get away from their businesses and recharge their batteries.
U.S. Bans All Kaspersky Lab Products From Federal Agencies
U.S. Bans All Kaspersky Lab Products From Federal Agencies 2
Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Elaine Duke determined that continued use of the Moscow-based cyber security vendor's products poses an unacceptable risk to U.S. national security.
Kaseya, ConnectWise Pick Up Pieces After Irma Nails Florida HQs
Kaseya, ConnectWise Pick Up Pieces After Irma Nails Florida HQs
Both companies are supporting customers, though operations are not expected to fully return to normal for a couple of days. Meanwhile, next week’s Autotask Community Live partner conference near Miami will proceed as scheduled.
Datto Debuts ‘Disaster Response Team’ at Hurricanes Harvey, Irene
Datto Debuts ‘Disaster Response Team’ at Hurricanes Harvey, Irma
After the group’s first trial by fire in the Texas Gulf Coast, Datto officials offered some takeaways from Harvey that could inform IT services firms in Florida as they confront Hurricane Irma
Webroot CEO Stepping Down; Replacement Named
Webroot CEO Stepping Down; Replacement Named 1
Dick Williams – who will remain on the company’s board – is set to be replaced on Sept. 25 by former Cisco and Lancope executive Mike Potts.
Comodo Giving Away a Year of Free 24/7 Help Desk to MSPs
Comodo Giving Away a Year of Free 24/7 Help Desk to MSPs
The Comodo Help Desk support service is staffed with certified technicians who can handle most Level 1 and 2 requests.
Former MSP Exec Pleads Guilty to Hacking Client
Former MSP Exec Pleads Guilty to Hacking Client 1
Michael Leeper admitted he illegally accessed the network of his former employer, Columbia Sportswear Company, partly in hope that it would help him in his new job as CTO for managed services provider, Denali Advanced Integration.
MSP Guides Clients Through Hurricane Harvey
MSP Guides Clients Through Hurricane Harvey
For Houston-Texas based Elevated Technologies, the deadly storm offered plenty of tense moments and important lessons.
ConnectWise Aims to Help Partners Hit by Hurricane Harvey
ConnectWise Aims to Help Partners Hit by Hurricane Harvey
The company is calling upon vendors and others to donate cash, which the MSP toolset maker plans to match at a rate of 2 to 1, up to $250,000.
Office 365 Users Increasingly Targeted by Credential-Stealing Phishing Campaigns
Office 365 Users Increasingly Targeted by Credential-Stealing Phishing Campaigns
Microsoft’s ubiquitous productivity suite has more than 100 million monthly active subscribers, and that scale is incentivizing cyber criminals to craft sophisticated attacks that reach large numbers of users, security experts at Barracuda Networks say.
‘Co-opetition’ and Other Musings From VMWorld 2017
‘Co-opetition’ and Other Musings From VMWorld 2017
Whether it’s visionary or just undeniable, there seems open acknowledgement that even among competitors, today’s environment often requires some amount of cooperation.
VMware Unveils New Kubernetes Container Offering at VMWorld
VMware Unveils New Kubernetes Container Offering at VMWorld 1
The new “Pivotal Container Service” will enable managed service providers (MSPs) and large enterprises to deliver Kubernetes on VMware vSphere hypervisor and Google Cloud Platform.