The world’s three largest cloud vendors by revenue are likely to reach $23 billion in combined Q1 cloud revenue with Microsoft having an excellent chance to hit $10 billion and Amazon’s AWS cloud unit $8 billion along with the $5 billion IBM reported for cloud revenue last week.
When Dean Del Vecchio joined 159-year-old Guardian Life Insurance as a top executive five years ago, he discovered that the company’s first policy-administration system was still functioning.
In this Cloud Wars Live interview, we talk with Dean Del Vecchio. Dean is EVP, CIO, and Chief of Operations at Guardian Life, an insurance and wealth management firm. Like many other companies in today’s fast-changing digital world, Guardian is undertaking digital transformation. In our conversation, Dean and I discuss the sweeping nature of the changes at the company: from culture to office space to pervasive innovation to new technology to making customer experiences elegant and enjoyable.
In a compelling overview of Google Cloud’s strategic direction and technological strengths, new CEO Thomas Kurian revealed that Google Cloud’s already established significant presence in about half of the world’s top 10 companies in retail, in media, in financial services, in manufacturing, and in automobiles. And showcasing his belief that such levels of penetration are
For reasons I can’t fully fathom, many folks in and around the tech business continue to believe—mistakenly—that Amazon is the king of the enterprise cloud, when in fact Microsoft’s cloud business is significantly larger than Amazon’s and is growing more rapidly. Those aren’t opinions, they’re not estimates, and they’re not interpretations: those are facts. So