Company: Penton

Job Title: Editor-in-Chief

Aldrin Brown

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.


Recent articles by Aldrin Brown

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ConnectWise Launches SOC Service

SOC Vendor Integrates With ConnectWise

The integration with Arctic Wolf Networks enables a turnkey SOC service with automated notification and assignment of security incidents through ConnectWise Manage.

ConnectWise Launches NOC Service

Integration Flurry Marks Run-Up to IT Nation 2017

IT Nation 2017 returns to Orlando next week for what promises to be a celebration of cooperation and integration among most of the biggest names in the IT services provider space and across tech.

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Juniper Networks Could Be Canary in Cloud Sales Coal Mine

The story of Juniper Networks’ QFX switches offers a glimpse into potentially profound changes buffeting the relationships between IT hardware vendors and the big cloud providers who have become some of their most important customers.

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Channel CEOs React to Datto-Autotask Merger

Reaction from across the industry was swift today following the announcement that the two channel giants have reached a deal to come together as one company.

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Datto-Autotask Merger Rocks MSP Space; Now What?

Executives from both companies said Job No. 1 calls for securing regulatory approval and closing on the deal as scheduled by the end of 2017. After that, it’ll be about showing partners and customers how they stand to benefit from the new union.

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Datto and Autotask Announce Merger Deal

The combined Datto-Autotask – owned by Vista Equity Partners – would create a channel behemoth of roughly 1,300 employees, across nine countries, and serving 13,000 IT services firms with more than 500,000 SMB customers in 125 countries.

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New Kaseya Blog Pokes at Favorite Foil: ConnectWise

The post published this week mentions ConnectWise no fewer than four times – including once in the headline – while detailing the ease with which a recent defector was able to migrate data from the ConnectWise PSA to BMS by Kaseya.

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Continuum RMM Now Integrates With Promys PSA

During Continuum’s Navigate annual user conference this month, CEO Michael George reaffirmed that his company had no plans to enter the PSA market on its own.

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ConnectWise Names Two Outside Board Members

Steven A. Raymund and Stanley I. Levy, both veterans of corporate governance, are ideally suited to help ConnectWise in its ambitions to increase its global footprint and possibly secure outside investment to fuel that growth.

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