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Next-Gen HCM: Lohit Sarma, Lifion VP

June 16, 2021
The new world of work requires a dramatically different way of thinking about employee experiences, and ADP Lifion is creating that with its Next-Gen HCM, says Lohit Sarma, vice-president of product development and innovation. In a lively chat, Lohit describes how low-code expertise is allowing Lifion to rapidly iterate with customers to develop the new
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Wealth of Riches: IBM Cloud CTO Hillery Hunter

May 24, 2021
This episode brought to you by IBM.  In this episode of Cloud Wars Live, I spoke with one of the top technologists at IBM, VP and Cloud CTO Hillery Hunter. She shared some wide-ranging perspectives on rising customer expectations, industry clouds, cybersecurity, the rising awareness of and interest in "distributed cloud" and other compelling topics.
Logos for Amazon Web Services and TCS next to each other

Amazon Addresses Critical Blind Spot in Big Mainframe Deal with TCS

February 15, 2021
If Amazon’s AWS cloud unit has an Achilles Heel, it is that the company’s singular and enormously successful focus on the cloud has kept it from developing deep expertise with legacy mainframe systems that still run massive portions of the global economy. (On my weekly Cloud Wars Top 10 rankings, Amazon has held the #2
Google Cloud CEO Thomas Kurian, who recently discussed why proprietary clouds pose danger

Proprietary Clouds Pose Huge Danger, Says Google Cloud CEO Kurian

November 20, 2020
Google Cloud CEO Thomas Kurian staked out some high ground in the Cloud Wars this week by raising the specter that proprietary clouds will not be able to meet the “survivability requirements” for life in today’s hybrid-cloud and multicloud world. (On my weekly Cloud Wars Top 10 rankings, Google Cloud is #4.)  In a blog
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HVR: Real-Time Data Where You Need It | Anthony Brooks-Williams

November 5, 2020
This episode brought to you by HVR.  For this sponsored episode of Cloud Wars Live, I spoke with Anthony Brooks-Williams, CEO of HVR. As a cloud provider of data-replication and data-integration solutions, HVR takes hybrid to the next level. The Big Themes: People are taking a digital approach to their businesses: Where are they sending
Futuristic healthcare image, depicting one of the industries impacted by COVID-19

The 10 Most-Valuable Industries in the Wake of COVID-19

April 25, 2020
Jiri Kram is a solution architect who studied Fintech at MIT and specializes in cloud computing and blockchain. He is a highly respected commentator on LinkedIn, and recently posted there an article analyzing how 10 key industries will evolve in the post-COVID-19 world. We’re happy to share Jiri’s article here on Cloud Wars. It follows
Portrait of Microsoft CFO Amy Hood

Microsoft Is #1 in the Cloud, and CFO Amy Hood Is Bullish on the Future

March 6, 2020
Speaking at an investors conference earlier this week, Microsoft CFO Amy Hood offered a range of insights into the company’s strategy while calling out particularly strong performances “across each of our cloud properties” and in Windows for security. In a Q&A session with Morgan Stanley lead software analyst Keith Weiss, Hood consistently expressed her optimism
Cloud Wars analyzes the challenge for IBM in 2020 - growth

Can IBM Crush its Silos and Behave Like Customer-Obsessed Startup?

January 15, 2020
(Seventh in a series on the top challenge facing each vendor in the Cloud Wars Top 10.)   Two years ago, when IBM reported cloud revenue of $5.5 billion for the 3 months ended Dec. 31, 2017, it became for that quarter the world’s largest cloud-computing vendor—bigger than Microsoft, bigger than Amazon, bigger than everyone.
Microsoft says that its cloud migrations are 5X cheaper than Amazon's

Why Microsoft and Not Amazon Is #1 in Cloud: Migrations Are 5X Cheaper

January 10, 2020
Microsoft’s long-time expertise with on-premises technology has helped it deliver cloud migrations that are often 5X less expensive than those offered by cloud-native archrival AWS, according to a Microsoft executive. Speaking at an investors conference last month, Microsoft corporate vice-president for cloud marketing Takeshi Numoto offered the following perspective on the dynamics involved when large
IBM Red Hat cloud innovation

Look Who’s Driving Disruptive Innovation in the Cloud: IBM!

November 25, 2019
Rejuvenated by Red Hat and finally willing to fuse traditional strengths with powerful innovations, IBM is redefining the booming cybersecurity market with cloud-based solutions optimized for today’s hybrid cloud and multicloud environments. While IBM’s introduction last week of the Cloud Pak for Security platform is definitely intriguing from the perspective of products and solutions, I