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ServiceNow Industries: ‘Orchestrating the Work’

May 4, 2021
In this episode, the two leaders of ServiceNow's industry-specific business share their perspectives on taking the "workflow revolution" into vertical markets. Abhijit Mitra, VP of industry products and Marshall Tyler, VP of industry solutions, discuss the need for businesses to be able to understand the behaviors and expectations of their customers' customers, and how that
Google Cloud Industries head Lori Mitchell-Keller speaks in a video presentation

10 Reasons Google Cloud Is #2 on Industry Cloud Top 10 List

May 4, 2021
While the boom in industry-specific solutions is a new phenomenon that every major cloud provider is pursuing, the case of Google Cloud is particularly distinctive because it launched its entire industry-specific effort just 2-1/2 years ago. On my new Industry Cloud Top 10, Google Cloud is #2, behind #1 Salesforce and ahead of #3 Oracle.
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Google Cloud Industry Head Lori Mitchell-Keller

May 3, 2021
In this episode of Cloud Wars Live, our guest is Lori Mitchell-Keller, the head of Google Cloud's highly innovative and fast-growing industry-specific solutions business. After a distinguished career leading SAP's industries business, Mitchell-Keller was recruited several months ago by Google Cloud president Rob Enslin and CEO Thomas Kurian to drive the business that has become
Table showing the Industry Cloud Top 10 rankings for April 28, 2021

The Industry Cloud Top 10: #1 Salesforce, #2 Google, #3 Oracle, #4 SAP

April 28, 2021
As industry-specific solutions have unquestionably become the cloud’s Next Big Thing, we here at Cloud Wars are delighted to introduce our new weekly rankings of the leading providers in that dynamic space: the Industry Cloud Top 10. This new Industry Cloud Top 10 list, plus our new biweekly news and analysis report called the Industry
Oracle logo on a sign, as the company pursues a new cloud category

Has Oracle Climbed to #3 in Booming New Cloud Category?

April 21, 2021
As every leading cloud provider surges into industry-specific cloud solutions, Oracle is emerging as a possible Top 3 player by revealing it has 100,000 industry-cloud customers and 16 million users across 120 countries. On my weekly Cloud Wars Top 10 rankings, Oracle is the #6 player. But on my new Industry Cloud Top 10 rankings
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Oracle: Huge Industry-Cloud Numbers | EVP Mike Sicilia

April 20, 2021
In this episode of the Cloud Wars Live podcast, I speak with the leader of Oracle's vertical-industries business, executive vice-president Mike Sicilia. Oracle's been creating industry-specific applications for more than 10 years and has aggressively converted them to cloud solutions, while also fusing some elements of its horizontal apps with its industry-specific solutions. Mike and
SAP Industries lead Peter Maier talks industry networks

SAP Raises Stakes on Salesforce, Google, Oracle with Huge Bet on Industry Networks

April 19, 2021
Ten months after launching its Industry Cloud, SAP has dramatically ratcheted up its vertical-market vision by launching an “industry network” that will create open “data ecosystems” targeted at all stakeholders along the industry value chain. The move comes as Salesforce is expected to disclose its own industry-wide approach, and it’s highly likely that Google Cloud,
Salesforce tower seen from below

Can Salesforce Fight Off Google, Microsoft, SAP for #1 in Industry Clouds?

April 14, 2021
Can Salesforce win the frantic race among the Cloud Wars Top 10 to become the leader in the booming market for industry-specific cloud solutions? With every Top 10 company—and particularly Google, Microsoft and SAP—declaring that industry-specific solutions are an absolute top priority, Salesforce will need to stay lean and hungry to retain its current hold
Snowflake banner on a building on Wall Street, celebrating its hypergrowth

Snowflake Bets Continued Hypergrowth on Explosive Trend in Cloud

April 9, 2021
Snowflake is intensifying the vertical-industry focus that has been a major part of its early success and that will continue to enhance the relatively small company’s credibility and appeal among large enterprises, says CEO Frank Slootman. Earlier this week, Snowflake hammered its way into my weekly Cloud Wars Top 10 rankings, displacing Adobe in the
Team members from Infor, which provides vertical apps, stand onstage

Infor Leapfrogs Microsoft, Oracle, SAP: $1 Billion in Vertical Apps

April 8, 2021
With an industry-cloud run rate of $1 billion, low-key and privately held Infor appears to have leapfrogged industry giants Microsoft, Oracle, and SAP in the red-hot market for industry-specific cloud solutions. On my weekly Cloud Wars Top 10 rankings, Microsoft is #1, SAP is #5, and Oracle is #6. Infor has not made the Cloud