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Earlier this week, the head of SAP’s S/4HANA business, Franck Cohen, described the coming business revolution that will be triggered by cloud ERP and the interrelated advances in machine-learning algorithms (From Killer App to Killer Algorithms: SAP’s Franck Cohen on Cloud ERP’s Disruptive Innovation). [caption id="attachment_481"...

Overshadowed by chairman Larry Ellison’s claims that Amazon’s decision to rip out its Oracle databases and replace them with home-grown databases defies normalcy, Oracle now has an apps business with more than $11 billion in revenue for the past 12 months. And the fastest-growing segment within...

As the red-hot market for cloud ERP applications accelerates into 2019, businesses looking to move finance, logistics and other key operations into the cloud are enjoying a strong buyer’s market as cloud heavyweights Oracle, SAP and Workday continue to compete savagely in this mission-critical segment. Here’s...

If you have any doubt—any doubt whatsoever—that the enterprise cloud has not just arrived but has moved to center stage, consider this: for calendar 2018, the revenue of just the four largest cloud vendors will almost certainly exceed $90 billion. (My projections: Microsoft $32 billion, Amazon $26...

The company formerly known as Google Cloud Platform appears to be laying the groundwork for a much more active role in the world of enterprise applications. Google Cloud is quietly but steadily expanding its presence in the SaaS world by expanding partnerships with more than 100...

The enterprise cloud, well on its way to becoming the greatest growth market in the history of business technology, this year became the primary engine of digital transformation across industries and around the globe as businesses fully embraced all three layers of the cloud—IaaS, PaaS...