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

Wal-Mart Prods Partners, Vendors to Leave AWS for Azure
Wal-Mart Prods Partners, Vendors to Leave AWS for Azure
One provider of big data management services said it opted to host applications on Microsoft Azure instead of AWS, expressly to win business from a tech firm with a Wal-Mart account.
MSP Fights to Hire Scarce Cloud Engineers
MSP Fights to Hire Scarce Cloud Engineers
AWS Premier Partner CorpInfo’s plans to triple in size by the end of next year hinge to a large extent on its ability to find enough skilled technicians.
Cisco Introduces New ‘Network of the Future’ Solutions Set
Cisco Introduces New ‘Network of the Future’ Solutions Set
In addition to exclusive technologies – like Encrypted Traffic Analytics which allows for detection of malware in encrypted traffic – the new products represent a clear doubling down on Cisco’s plans to rely less on income from hardware sales, in favor of software delivery.
CIA Firmware Hacked Popular Wireless Routers Since 2007
CIA Firmware Hacked Popular Wireless Routers Since 2007
Among the companies whose wireless routers have reportedly been compromised are Motorola, Linksys, Dell, Netgear, US Robotics, Belkin, Asus, Buffalo, DLink and Senao.
TruMethods’ Schnizzfest Kicks Off in Philadelphia
TruMethods’ Schnizzfest Kicks Off in Philadelphia
The consultancy’s major annual gathering was conceived as a way for managed services providers worldwide to come together and work on improving their businesses “without the usual conference distractions.”
Continuum Gets Acquired by Thoma Bravo
Continuum Gets Acquired by Thoma Bravo 2
The purchase by the tech-savvy private equity firm is the first piece in an aggressive growth strategy that aims to swallow up other companies that complement Continuum’s vertically integrated service delivery model.
Welcome to the 2017 MSPmentor 501
Welcome to the 2017 MSPmentor 501 4
This year marks the 10th anniversary of the industry’s most respected list of top managed services providers (MSPs).
How We Built the 2017 MSPmentor 501 Worldwide Company Rankings
How We Built the 2017 MSPmentor 501 Worldwide Company Rankings
The MSP 501 methodology relies on an algorithm that assesses the strength of a managed services provider’s business based on revenue contributions from key go-to-market activities.
Acronis Backup Rolls Out Automated Ransomware Detection and Mitigation
Acronis Backup Rolls Out Automated Ransomware Detection and Mitigation
The single-client solution also features a blockchain backup and a host of advancements for managing large enterprise environments.
Nashville MSP Credits Marketing Peer Group For Soaring Revenue
Nashville MSP Credits Marketing Peer Group For Soaring Revenue 1
Charles Henson of Nashville Computer says his firm has doubled revenue by applying marketing strategies he learned as a member of the peer groups consultancy, Technology Marketing Toolkit.
Netskope Wins $100 Million in New Funding for Cyber Security Play
Netskope Wins $100 Million in New Funding for Cyber Security Play
The E Series round – which was oversubscribed – brings the company’s total funding to more than $230 million.
Tech Services Provider Was Weak Link in Russian Hack of U.S. Election
Tech Services Provider Was Weak Link in Russian Hack of U.S. Election
A leaked report from the National Security Agency describes how Russian military hackers spear phished employees of a Florida IT services firm to gain access to voter rolls and other parts of elections networks.
Microsoft Launches Centralized Deployment for Office 365
Microsoft Launches Centralized Deployment for Office 365
The feature allows administrators to easily deploy web add-ins to a single user, groups or entire organizations, through the Office 365 admin center or via PowerShell scripts.
China Cyber Security Law Prompts Fears of Chilling Effect on Foreign Tech
China Cyber Security Law Prompts Fears of Chilling Effect on Foreign Tech
New restrictions on exporting data, and greater government access into source code and other intellectual property are fueling concerns about the law’s impact on foreign multinationals.
MSP Whisperers: Tommy Wald and Xcellerate Optimize Your ConnectWise
MSP Whisperers: Tommy Wald and Xcellerate Optimize Your ConnectWise
Wald’s success in the MSP space and years of experience since then mentoring IT services companies makes this among the rare upstarts that engenders instant credibility.