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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
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
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
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
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
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
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