Workday Rising 2019 preview

Workday Faces 3 Key Questions as $4-Billion Run Rate Looms

October 14, 2019
Well on its way to a $4-billion annualized run rate, Workday is approaching that point where a large and successful company needs to address strategic questions in order to become a very large and very successful company. The company’s annual customer conference, Workday Rising, opens today. So it’s the perfect time to take a look
At OpenWorld 2019, Larry Ellison introduced Oracle Autonomous Linux

10 Things Larry Ellison Wants You to Know about Oracle Autonomous Linux

October 3, 2019
Linux is taking on a higher-profile role in the enterprise-cloud market. Following revitalized strategies from IBM Red Hat and  SUSE, Oracle chairman Larry Ellison figured it was high time to explain just how wonderful his own new version of Linux is. During a keynote at Oracle’s recent OpenWorld event, Ellison described in great detail the
Steve Miranda speaks about Oracle and the SaaS revolution at OpenWorld 2019

Is Oracle Triggering a SaaS Revolution?

September 19, 2019
Proving that the traditional and siloed application categories of ERP and CRM and HCM are simply not suited for the modern digital economy, Oracle is claiming that modern business processes require a deeply integrated suite of applications. The monolithic and isolated pillars of CRM, ERP and HCM were fully adequate for the enterprise-centric model of
At OpenWorld 2019, Larry Ellison talked Oracle relationships with Microsoft and Amazon

Oracle Will Leapfrog Amazon and Get Closer with Microsoft, Larry Ellison Says

September 18, 2019
Outlining two developments that could tip the balance of power in the cloud, Oracle founder Larry Ellison announced this week at OpenWorld that Oracle is expanding its groundbreaking partnership with Microsoft and promised to vault past Amazon in a key infrastructure category.  The broader and deeper relationship between Microsoft—the longtime #1 vendor in my Cloud
Oracle Open World news

Oracle Apps in Transformation: Big Numbers, News Coming at Open World

September 12, 2019
With Oracle’s huge Open World customer conference coming next week in San Francisco, a LinkedIn blog post last night from applications leader Steve Miranda offered some compelling glimpses into what business customers can expect. I’ll get to the broader list in a moment. First, I wanted to look at with two revelations from Miranda that
In the red-hot analytics market, Oracle offers Oracle simplicity and integration

In Red-Hot Analytics Market, Oracle Promises Simplicity and Integration

July 16, 2019
One of Oracle’s big advantages over most cloud-native competitors is that it knows the on-premises world even better than it knows the relatively new cloud phenomenon. So as hybrid and multi-cloud become the optimal models for the digital digital businesses, it’s ironic that Oracle’s analytics business has stumbled because the company over-rotated toward the cloud

Google ‘Anthos’ and New CEO Turn Up the Heat On Microsoft and Amazon

April 10, 2019

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.

What Thomas Kurian must explain at Google Cloud Next '19

Four Big Questions Google Cloud Must Answer This Week

April 8, 2019

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.

Oracle EVP Steve Miranda

Oracle Reorients Huge Apps Portfolio to Reflect Changing Digital Workflows

March 19, 2019

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

I Have Seen the Future of Enterprise Software, And It Is SAP Qualtrics

March 8, 2019

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