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
Security, Virtualization Roles Among Best-Paid IT Certifications
Security, Virtualization Roles Among Best-Paid IT Certifications
The findings are contained in Global Knowledge’s new list of 15 Top-Paying IT Certifications for 2017.
Symantec Revokes 'Mis-Issued' Certificates
Symantec Revokes 'Mis-Issued' Certificates
The digital certificates are designed to verify the identities of web servers and browsers, enabling secure communications.
New Penton Professional Education Offering Teaches Partners to Raise Capital
New Penton Professional Education Offering Teaches Partners to Raise Capital
A recent Penton survey found that 72 percent of MSPs, solution providers and hosting companies are likely to raise capital in 2017.
Do Mimecast Increases Amount to Price Gouging?
Do Mimecast Increases Amount to Price Gouging?
Critics allege the email security and archiving vendor is capitalizing on the Jan. 11 closure of Intel’s competing MacAfee SaaS Email Security product line, also known as MX Logic.
Stolen USB Drive Leads to $2.2 Million HIPAA Breach Penalty
Stolen USB Drive Leads to $2.2 Million HIPAA Breach Penalty
The second payment of the year suggests federal authorities intend to continue the torrid enforcement pace of 2016, during which mishandling electronic patient information cost “covered entities” and their associates a record $23.5 million in HIPAA breach settlements.
Three Cloud Jobs MSPs Could Find Hard – and Expensive – to Fill
Three Cloud Jobs MSPs Could Find Hard – and Expensive – to Fill
Demand for cloud is driving a bull market for candidates with still-rare skill sets.
Report: Layoffs Underway at Dell Technologies
Report: Layoffs Underway at Dell Technologies
The shedding of 2,000 to 3,000 jobs had been rumored for months, following completion of the $60-plus billion merger of Dell and EMC that marked the largest acquisition in tech history.
Firm Launches Free Online Microsoft Azure Training
Firm Launches Free Online Microsoft Azure Training
Catapult’s Azure Virtual Bootcamp will train users on application development, Infrastructure as a Service and Platform as a Service.
News & Notes: More Services Linked to Faster MSP Growth
News & Notes: More Services Linked to Faster MSP Growth
A roundup of happenings in the managed services provider space.
Health Chain Pays $475K HIPAA Penalty for Delay in Telling Victims, Authorities
Health Chain Pays $475,000 HIPAA Penalty for Delay in Telling Victims, Authorities 1
The announcement marks the first-ever settlement payment for violation of HIPAA’s “Breach Notification Rule.”
Auto-Copy Multiple Contacts on ConnectWise Tickets
Auto-Copy Multiple Contacts on ConnectWise Tickets
The nifty solution to a common problem for users of the PSA platform was the product of the vendor’s first-ever IT Nation Hack-a-Thon event.
MSP Software Vendors Intensify European Push
MSP Software Vendors Intensify European Push
Continuum joins Kaseya and ConnectWise in doubling down on efforts to expand partner bases – and sales – in new markets on the other side of the Atlantic.
Familiar Tactics Cited in Russian Hack of Election
Familiar Tactics Cited in Russian Hack of Election
From spearphishing to social engineering campaigns, the intelligence operation dubbed “Grizzly Steppe” employed many of the same techniques evident in much less consequential cyberattacks.
MSP Teams With Private Equity to Fuel Growth
MSP Teams With Private Equity to Fuel Growth
McLean, Va.,-based Ntiva recently secured the deal as part of a strategy to expand up and down the Atlantic coast.
If I Were Launching an MSP Now | Jamison West
No. 1: If I Were Launching an MSP Now | Jamison West
2016 Most Popular: A 20-year veteran of the managed service provider (MSP) business and president of Seattle cloud solutions firm Arterian, Jamison West shares three suggestions he’d apply if starting an MSP from scratch right now.
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