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,
New episode of Sadin on Digital: Flip a Switch. Boom, You’re in the 21st Century.

Flip a Switch. Boom, You’re in the 21st Century. | Sadin on Digital

January 21, 2020
“Sadin on Digital” episodes explore the fast-changing and high-stakes world of digital business. Wayne Sadin and I focus in particular on what CEOs and boards must do to lead their companies successfully into the Digital Age. Today, we talk 2020. Wayne shares his predictions, ideas and recommendations for boards and the C-suite. Episode 11 In
Microsoft Amazon and others are battling for AI leadership in the Cloud Wars

The Battle for AI Leadership: #1 Microsoft, #2 Amazon, #6 Google, #7 IBM Step Up

November 6, 2019
As AI and ML become mainstream business tools in the digital economy, four of the world’s most-influential companies with combined revenue of about $550 billion are each aggressively rolling out new AI-driven solutions that will change how the world works. Those four companies have a longstanding presence on my weekly Cloud Wars Top 10 rankings.
Oracle chairman Larry Ellison and Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella talk autonomous databases

Microsoft Versus Oracle on Autonomous Databases: Microsoft’s Approach

September 30, 2019
While Microsoft and Oracle have recently forged a broad partnership to help business customers work across both vendors’ clouds, there’s no question that Microsoft and Oracle will continue to compete aggressively in multiple areas. One of those highly competitive segments is the booming category of cloud-native databases. And since we’ve taken a close look at
Digital Marriages and Google Spying on Babies? - Lochhead on Different

Digital Marriages and Spying on Babies | Lochhead on Different

September 12, 2019
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,