In launching a hybrid platform that can solve one of enterprise IT’s most-difficult challenges, Google Cloud has greatly intensified the competitive heat on Microsoft and Amazon. Anthos will set a new level of expectations among business customers, who will soon demand that all of their cloud vendors offer similar capabilities.
Two months after offering a compelling glimpse into how Google Cloud will become an aggressive and highly capable competitor in the Cloud Wars, CEO Thomas Kurian this week must win the confidence of customers and partners during the company’s highly anticipated Next ’19 event by filling in the details about core positioning, industry solutions, and customer-success stories.
It’s becoming a cold and hard truth: companies that can’t move at the speed of their customers and handle relentless change will simply not be able to compete in today’s digital marketplace. And while they might not disappear overnight, the outcome will eventually be the same: first a downturn in revenue, then intense scrambling to
A few months ago when SAP agreed to pay $8 billion for Qualtrics, a lot of people said SAP was crazy for paying that much for a company most people knew little or nothing about and that was about 1/50th SAP’s size. But I’m here to tell you that SAP’s blockbuster acquisition of Qualtrics will
On the heels of Azure’s 76% revenue surge in Q4, Microsoft is seeing a “huge pipeline” for mission-critical SAP apps moving to Azure, along with triple-digit growth in its data-services business and strong ongoing demand for its hybrid-cloud offerings. As SAP pushes all of its customers to move by 2025 into the cloud with its
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