Why Google Cloud and Salesforce Are Pumping $18 Billion into Analytics and BI

June 11, 2019
Spending aggressively to enable data-driven customer success, Google Cloud and Salesforce are investing $18 billion through acquisitions to help their business customers deliver better experiences to their consumers by making those businesses smarter about how they use and leverage data. In another clear indicator that the business world is digitalizing rapidly and comprehensively, the bookend
Google Cloud's strategy, according to Managing Director Will Grannis

Inside Google Cloud’s Strategy: Helping Customers Achieve the Unachievable

May 20, 2019
As the enterprise cloud becomes not only completely mainstream but also the unquestioned foundation for digital innovation, we’re launching a series called the Cloud Wars Top 10 Executive Insights to explore the leading vendors’ strategies. First up is Google Cloud, which is ranked at #7 on our Cloud Wars Top 10 list. In a recent
My conversation with Will Grannis of Google Cloud is the first episode of the Cloud Wars Top 10 executive insights series.

Google Cloud’s Strategy | Cloud Wars Top 10 Executive Insights

May 13, 2019
Here's my conversation with Will Grannis of Google Cloud, and the premiere episode of "Cloud Wars Executive Insights." As the tech companies in our Cloud Wars Top 10 rankings drive transformation not just in individual corporations but also in entire global industries, it's essential for business executives to understand the strategic intentions of each of
Alphabet CEO Sundar Pinchai declined to offer specific Google Cloud Q1 Revenue numbers.

Google Cloud Q1 Numbers: What Alphabet Execs Said, and Didn’t Say

May 1, 2019
While Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai and CFO Ruth Porat declined to offer specific details about Google Cloud’s revenue levels or growth rates during Monday’s earnings call, they did offer a few insights during prepared remarks and Q&A. Here’s a look at some of their verbatim statements. And I focused on comments about Google Cloud, which

Inside Google Cloud’s Resurgence: 10 Key Messages from CEO Thomas Kurian

April 11, 2019

Great expectations can be a crushing burden for some businesses and some leaders. But Google Cloud and CEO Thomas Kurian are about to wrap up up not just a hugely successful global customer conference with Next ’19, but also what has to be seen as a massive relaunch of a brand eager to move from under-performer to world-class competitor.

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.

Google Cloud Takes On Microsoft in Race for 2 Billion New Users

February 19, 2019

Google Cloud, looking to differentiate itself and raise its profile in the hotly contested enterprise-cloud market, is going right up against market leader Microsoft in the quest to deliver mobile collaboration and communication tools to 2 billion “firstline” workers currently using little or no enterprise tech. For close to a year, Microsoft—starting with CEO Satya

Thomas Kurian

Watch Out, Microsoft and Amazon: Google Cloud CEO Thomas Kurian Plans To Be #1

February 15, 2019

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

Google Cloud Sees “Really Nice Uptick” in $100 Million Deals

February 7, 2019

While parent company Alphabet continues to decline to offer specific details about the revenue totals or growth rates for its Google Cloud business, Alphabet CFO Ruth Porat this week disclosed that Google Cloud has had some number of $100-million-plus deals and is one of the fastest-growing businesses within Alphabet. “We’re also seeing a really nice