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
Cisco Reveals Critical Vulnerability Found in WikiLeaks’ ‘Vault 7’ Docs
Cisco Reveals Critical Vulnerability Found in WikiLeaks’ ‘Vault 7’ Docs
The security hole - identified from a leak of secret C.I.A. cyber tools - could allow hackers to access the IOS and IOS XE software inside hundreds of models of Cisco routers and switches.
Microsoft Probes Cause of Global Web Outage
Microsoft Probes Cause of Global Web Outage
The disruption affected user access to a range of the tech giant’s online services for more than 16 hours, in some cases. Also unclear is how or if the outages were related to a simultaneous problem with Azure cloud.
Major Outage Shuts Down Office 365 in U.S., Europe
Major Outage Shuts Down Office 365 in U.S., Europe
As of 6 p.m. ET, users were continuing to have difficulty using Microsoft’s online services.
Veteran Tommy Wald to Head New MSP Accelerator
Veteran Tommy Wald to Head New MSP Accelerator
Xcellerate, the outgrowth of a New Zeland MSP, bills itself as a holistic consulting firm that addresses all parts of their MSP clients’ businesses to streamline operations and kick them into high gear.
WikiLeaks to Help Tech Firms Patch Vulnerabilities
WikiLeaks to Help Tech Firms Patch Vulnerabilities
Editor Julian Assange said the organization would cooperate with vendors like Microsoft, Apple and others to fix security flaws exposed by last week’s release of a C.I.A. cyberweapons toolkit.
RMM Vendor Pulseway Launches NOC Service
RMM Vendor Pulseway Launches NOC Service
The new service – delivered from facilities in Ireland and India – will allow IT services providers to build customized, around-the-clock monitoring and management packages.
MSP Denies Destroying Office 365 Data in Nonpayment Flap
MSP Denies Destroying Office 365 Data in Nonpayment Flap 7
Whether James Kubicek is an aggressive entrepreneur or a criminal hothead guilty of multiple felonies will be decided in the Georgia courts, beginning this spring.
Storage Guardian Touts MSP Opportunity in Business Continuity
Storage Guardian Touts MSP Opportunity in Business Continuity
As margins shrink for selling data storage, the founder of the Canadian backup pioneer advised that IT services providers build practice areas around backup and disaster recovery, and related consulting.
IT Service Providers Scramble to Protect Customers After CIA Cyberweapons Leak
IT Service Providers Scramble to Protect Customers After CIA Cyberweapons Leak
The steps taken by cybersecurity firm Digital Guardian mirrors activity at a range of IT services outfits, which found themselves scrambling to identify the new exploits and fix as much as possible as quickly as possible.
Datto Shakes Up Partner Program Tiers
Datto Shakes Up Partner Program Tiers
By incentivizing revenue instead of data volume, the cloud storage vendor hopes to better reward MSPs who sell a broader range of products and services.
Does WikiLeaks C.I.A. Dump Suggest Cybersecurity is Largely Futile?
Does WikiLeaks C.I.A. Dump Suggest Cybersecurity is Largely Futile?
Thus far, WikiLeaks has redacted the actual codes used in C.I.A. cyber attacks, citing a type of ethics review. But the fear is the organization could choose to release the powerful, weaponized exploits at any time.
Google Expands Cloud Partner Program
Google Expands Cloud Partner Program
The announcement of new investments, rebates and partner specializations comes as Google’s “Next ’17” cloud conference gets underway this week in San Francisco.
Can MSPs Really Make Money Selling Managed Security? 1
There continues to be debate about just how realistic it is for a traditional IT services provider to offer managed security.
For Founder Nachtrab, LabTech Run Could Be Tough Act to Follow
For Founder Nachtrab, LabTech Run Could Be Tough Act to Follow 3
After stepping down last year as president and COO at ConnectWise, the serial entrepreneur hopes a new role at eFolder will help him recapture the thrill and challenge of guiding a company through dramatic growth.
AWS Outage Highlights Value of Multi-Cloud Strategy
AWS Outage Highlights Value of Multi-Cloud Strategy
The malfunction is just the latest talking point for selling managed IT services to cloud customers for whom redundancy of mission-critical applications is essential.
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