Raven Intel logo alongside photo of CEO Bonnie Tinder

SAP, Oracle, and Workday Reviewed by Customers: Who’s #1?

March 29, 2021
Customer evaluations of 400 cloud-software implementations compiled by peer-review research firm Raven Intel show that while SAP, Oracle and Workday all have certain strengths, the question remains open: who’s #1 in customers’ minds? In my weekly Cloud Wars Top 10 rankings, SAP is #5, Oracle is #6, and Workday is #8.  Raven Intel has compiled
IBM Cloud VP Jason McGee

Can IBM Reignite Cloud Growth With Impressive New ‘Satellite’ Service?

March 10, 2021
As IBM’s cloud-revenue growth rate has tumbled to a meager 8%—by far the lowest among the Cloud Wars Top 10—the launch of Cloud Satellite is a much-needed jolt of innovation for both business customers and for IBM. (On my weekly Cloud Wars Top 10 rankings, IBM recently fell from #7 to its current spot at
Oracle chairman Larry Ellison

The Disruptive Larry Ellison: Shatters Tradition to Reflect New Cloud Realities

February 16, 2021
Recognizing that decades-old categories fail to reflect modern business realities, Oracle chairman Larry Ellison has tossed one of those anachronisms overboard and replaced it with a radically different term capturing the modern business processes ushered in by the cloud. (On my weekly Cloud Wars Top 10 rankings, Oracle is #6—just behind #5 SAP and just
Oracle Chairman Larry Ellison during Oracle Cloud CX Virtual Summit

Larry Ellison Wants It All—Can Oracle Get It?

November 11, 2020
In what was billed as an introduction to Oracle’s new CX strategy, Larry Ellison instead revealed his desire to build a single “closed-loop system” of interconnected end-to-end SaaS apps handling every business process a modern business might have. (On my weekly Cloud Wars Top 10 rankings, #6 Oracle competes in enterprise apps with #3 Salesforce,
Oracle focuses in on CX

Larry Ellison Takes on Salesforce and SAP as Oracle Intensifies CX Battle

October 26, 2020
After two decades of CRM being all about sales and marketing and nothing but, Oracle has joined SAP in leapfrogging that traditional approach dominated by Salesforce with CX portfolios that enrich business insights with data from ERP and HCM systems. (On my weekly Cloud Wars Top 10 rankings, Salesforce is #3, SAP is #5, and
SAP CX Engineer

SAP Versus Salesforce: Is Marc Benioff Missing the CX Boom?

October 22, 2020
After two uninterrupted decades of outmaneuvering every competitor and embracing The Customer earlier and more intimately than anyone else, is it possible that Marc Benioff, Salesforce CEO and global thought-leader, has been so wedded to CRM that he’s missed the CX revolution? Salesforce #3, SAP #5 on Cloud Wars Top 10 Has Benioff let rival
SAP CEO Christian Klein emphasizes the company's focus on CX

Can SAP Leapfrog Salesforce by Going All-In on CX plus ERP?

October 15, 2020
As the world’s largest vendor of enterprise apps takes on the world’s largest vendor of cloud apps, SAP and Salesforce are offering wildly different approaches to helping businesses achieve the customer-centric capabilities essential for success in the digital economy. (In my weekly Cloud Wars Top 10 rankings, Salesforce is #3 and SAP is #5.) At
IDC Market Study shows SAP leads in B2B digital commerce

SAP Thumps Salesforce, Oracle, Adobe in B2B Digital Commerce: IDC

October 6, 2020
A week before SAP unveils its new CX strategy and intentions, IDC has released a market study showing that SAP has a significantly stronger presence in B2B Digital Commerce than competitors Salesforce, Oracle, and Adobe. (On my Cloud Wars Top 10 weekly rankings, SAP is #5, Salesforce is #3, Oracle is #6, and Adobe is
Sanjay Ravi, Microsoft General Manager of Automotive

How Microsoft Is Helping Drive Biggest Transformation in Automotive History

July 23, 2020
As the worldwide automotive industry reimagines and recreates itself from end to end, Microsoft and the Azure Cloud are playing fundamental roles that reflect a striking revolution within Microsoft itself. For a century, steel, manufacturing muscle and oil powered the automotive industry as car companies designed and built gas-powered vehicles owned by individuals and businesses.
Google Cloud CEO Thomas Kurian speaks during the company's Next conference

Google Cloud Booms: Thomas Kurian’s Vision for World’s Fastest-Growing Cloud

July 21, 2020
In his concluding remarks to a major keynote presentation last week, Google Cloud CEO Thomas Kurian said this: “This is a very defining moment for all of us around the world. To have the hope and the optimism to reimagine your business as you recover from the pandemic, we at Google take responsibility to support