Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff, who recently lashed out at Microsoft on Twitter

As Marc Benioff Torches Microsoft, the Cloud’s Unique Value Is Revealed

March 22, 2021
Proving that even top performers are still far from perfect, Microsoft has rolled out a new set of vaccine-management solutions after its first iteration failed miserably and triggered a very public beatdown from Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff. Microsoft has held the #1 spot on my weekly Cloud Wars Top 10 rankings for more than 2
Leaders from Microsoft and Marsden Group speak onstage

Microsoft Acquisition Reveals Huge Ambitions for Red-Hot Industry Clouds

March 18, 2021
A couple of weeks after CEO Satya Nadella proclaimed his company’s new “industry-first focus,” Microsoft has acquired an advanced-technology boutique in the industrial sector to pump up its recently launched Manufacturing Cloud. (In my weekly Cloud Wars Top 10 rankings, Microsoft has been #1 for more than two years.) In a March 16 blog post,
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella discusses industry-first focus in a video.

SAP & Oracle Beware: Microsoft CEO Nadella Declares “Industry-First Focus”

March 9, 2021
As most of the world’s most-powerful cloud vendors invest massively in expanding their industry-specific solutions and capabilities, mighty Microsoft has boosted the stakes dramatically by declaring it now has an “industry-first focus.” (On my weekly Cloud Wars Top 10 rankings, Microsoft is #1, Google is #3, SAP is #5, and Oracle is #6.) That unequivocal
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella speaks in a YouTube video about industry cloud solutions

Microsoft Faces Off with Google, SAP, Oracle in Industry Cloud Blitz

February 26, 2021
In a huge expansion of its industry-cloud portfolio, Microsoft is preparing to compete directly against partners SAP and Oracle as well as rival Google in what could be the hottest cloud segment of 2021: industry-specific solutions. (In my weekly Cloud Wars Top 10 rankings, Microsoft is #1, Google Cloud is #3, SAP is #5, and
SAP CEO Christian Klein

SAP, Google, Oracle Battle over Industry-Specific Solutions: 5 Predictions

January 5, 2021
While savage competition will be the order of the day across all segments of the red-hot cloud industry, the battle for supremacy in industry-specific clouds will be the most intense because of their massive future revenue potential. Yes, the big hyperscalers will continue to pour billions into new capacity and will in return be fully
Oracle vs. SAP

Oracle Vs. SAP: Who Will Lead Hot New Market for Industry-Specific Solutions?

November 25, 2020
In a classic reflection of their decades-long rivalry, the leaders of both SAP and Oracle have recently claimed that his company is the one and only software maker capable of leading the booming demand for vertical-market enterprise applications. (On my weekly Cloud Wars Top 10 rankings, SAP is #5 and Oracle is #6.) SAP CEO