Microsoft corporate VP Alysa Taylor, who heads up a new group created by reorganization

Microsoft Reorganization Merges Data and AI with Apps and Industries

May 28, 2021
Converting technology silos into integrated customer-solution teams, Microsoft has moved its data, AI and mixed-reality businesses into the high-growth Industries and Business Applications unit under corporate VP Alysa Taylor. On my weekly Cloud Wars Top 10 rankings, Microsoft has been #1 for 2-1/2 years. On our new Industry Cloud Top 10, Microsoft is currently #6—but
We hear from Honeywell CEO Que Dellara on Microsoft partnership

AI Triggers New Industrial Revolution for Microsoft and Honeywell

October 23, 2020
Just two days after launching its Space Cloud, Microsoft has joined forces with Honeywell to deploy new cloud and AI innovations to modernize the aging but essential industrial landscape here on planet Earth. (On my weekly Cloud Wars Top 10 rankings, Microsoft is #1.) The partnership underscores two powerful trends playing major roles in transforming
Oracle and Nvidia partner for AI solutions

Larry Ellison’s Next Trick: Oracle Cloud and Nvidia Unleash Mainstream AI

October 5, 2020
As Oracle Cloud continues to win new infrastructure customers by leveraging advanced technologies, OCI and chip partner Nvidia are offering new cloud services to make it simpler and faster for enterprises to deploy AI solutions. (On my Cloud Wars Top 10 weekly rankings, Oracle is #6.) As part of Oracle’s remarkable ascent in the cloud-infrastructure
Microsoft will offer AI-powered industry-specific solutions

Look Out, Google and SAP: Microsoft Jumping into Red-Hot Industry Solutions

September 24, 2020
As the cloud becomes the unquestioned platform for digital business, Microsoft is joining Google Cloud and SAP in offering a new generation of AI-powered industry-specific solutions. The move by Microsoft is of particular significance because on my weekly Cloud Wars Top 10 rankings, Microsoft is #1, Google Cloud is #4, and SAP is #5. The
Futuristic healthcare image, depicting one of the industries impacted by COVID-19

The 10 Most-Valuable Industries in the Wake of COVID-19

April 25, 2020
Jiri Kram is a solution architect who studied Fintech at MIT and specializes in cloud computing and blockchain. He is a highly respected commentator on LinkedIn, and recently posted there an article analyzing how 10 key industries will evolve in the post-COVID-19 world. We’re happy to share Jiri’s article here on Cloud Wars. It follows

To Combat COVID-19, a Retail App Becomes a ‘Smart Quarantine’ Solution

April 4, 2020
Three years ago, Jiri Kram, a solution architect who studied Fintech at MIT and specializes in cloud computing and blockchain, designed a Smart Cities solution to help a Spanish retailer get shoppers to the right stores while safeguarding their privacy. Last month, after seeing the situation in his beloved Madrid and eager to help combat
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Ben Rewis: AI’s Dilemma Is Balancing Incredible Potential with Real Danger

March 12, 2020
For this episode of Cloud Wars Live, we talk with Ben Rewis. For the past 35 years, Ben has been a leader in the development and deployment of cutting-edge enterprise technology within large financial-services companies. With a renewed passion for AI, Ben is now advising companies ranging from startups to global corporations on digital transformation
Cloud Wars Top 10 rankings: Google moves up to #4

Google Jumps to #4 on Cloud Wars Top 10 Behind #1 Microsoft, #2 AWS, #3 Salesforce

February 24, 2020
Continuing its rapid ascent under CEO Thomas Kurian, Google Cloud has jumped two spots to #4 on the Cloud Wars Top 10 on the strength of its revitalized strategy, 53% revenue growth, and launch of an unprecedented type of AI-powered industry-specific solutions. Leapfrogging SAP and Oracle, Google Cloud now holds the #4 spot on the
Thomas Kurian, CEO of Google Cloud, says that his top priority is creating AI-powered solutions

Google Launches New Era in Cloud with AI-Powered Industry Solutions

February 19, 2020
Emphasizing Google Cloud’s unique ability to offer new software solutions unlike anything the market has seen, CEO Thomas Kurian said last week that his #1 priority is to create a new breed of enterprise applications powered by ML and AI. Kurian has mentioned these unique AI-powered solutions in the past—he discussed them at length in
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The Cloud Is “Underhyped”—and Ready to Rock | Lochhead on Different

February 19, 2020
Each month, “Lochhead on Different” episodes will explore the need to differentiate people, products, and services in a world that encourages a lot of imitation. A best-selling author, top podcaster, and former tech-industry CMO, Christopher Lochhead is a student of not only business and technology and marketing but also human nature, human folly, human genius,