To Combat COVID-19, a Retail App Becomes a ‘Smart Quarantine’ Solution

April 4, 2020
Three years ago, Jiri Kram, a solution architect who studied Fintech at MIT and specializes in cloud computing and blockchain, designed a Smart Cities solution to help a Spanish retailer get shoppers to the right stores while safeguarding their privacy. Last month, after seeing the situation in his beloved Madrid and eager to help combat
Google Cloud has snatched MLB as a customer from AWS

Google Tops Amazon As Big Customer Defects for Better ML and Analytics

March 5, 2020
In a showdown between two of the world’s top technology companies, Google Cloud has snatched AWS client Major League Baseball (MLB) on the strength of multiple Google technologies plus its YouTube and Ad Manager businesses. Looking to take its “personalized and immersive fan experiences” to higher levels, MLB selected Google and Google Cloud for their
Thomas Kurian, CEO of Google Cloud, says that his top priority is creating AI-powered solutions

Google Launches New Era in Cloud with AI-Powered Industry Solutions

February 19, 2020
Emphasizing Google Cloud’s unique ability to offer new software solutions unlike anything the market has seen, CEO Thomas Kurian said last week that his #1 priority is to create a new breed of enterprise applications powered by ML and AI. Kurian has mentioned these unique AI-powered solutions in the past—he discussed them at length in
Cover image of Cloud Wars Live with Christopher Lochhead: on why the cloud is underhyped

The Cloud Is “Underhyped”—and Ready to Rock | Lochhead on Different

February 19, 2020
Each month, “Lochhead on Different” episodes will explore the need to differentiate people, products, and services in a world that encourages a lot of imitation. A best-selling author, top podcaster, and former tech-industry CMO, Christopher Lochhead is a student of not only business and technology and marketing but also human nature, human folly, human genius,
Workday CEO Aneel Bhusri talks the financials business

Workday Says High-Flying Financials Business Will Surpass Flagship HCM

December 13, 2019
Despite continued strong growth from its flagship HCM product line that’s the dominant player among the Fortune 500, Workday says its high-flying Financials business will become the company’s biggest revenue driver over the next several years. That crossover event is still some ways down the road, but it’s highly significant. It clearly underscores Workday’s ability
Cloud Wars exclusive interview with Workday CEO Aneel Bhusri

Exclusive 1:1 with Aneel Bhusri: Machine Learning Changes Everything

November 20, 2019
In his own understated but high-impact way, Workday cofounder and CEO Aneel Bhusri has become one of the world’s most-bullish evangelists for the extraordinary power and potential of machine learning. “We've always talked about predictive analytics but they’re now a reality—and it’s really a reality,” Bhusri said in a recent exclusive interview. “It's what we've
CEO Aneel Bhusri talks Workday and Machine Learning at its 2019 customer conference.

Machine Learning More Disruptive than Cloud, Says Workday CEO Aneel Bhusri

October 16, 2019
Warning that businesses that ignore machine learning will “be left in the dust,” Workday CEO and longtime cloud evangelist Aneel Bhusri said yesterday that machine learning will become even more disruptive than the cloud computing he’s helped turn into a global phenomenon. Those would be strong words from any executive. But when they come from
Aneel Bhusri spoke about the new HCM partnership between Workday and Walmart

How Workday Helps Walmart Modernize Employee Engagement: the New HCM

August 19, 2019
Speaking at a recent investors conference, Workday cofounder and CEO Aneel Bhusri touched on the company’s massive deal with Walmart. He cited it as an example of how new people-based apps have doubled the size of the traditional HCM market. Bhusri, when asked to mention how customers are making employee engagement a vital part of

How Microsoft, Amazon and Workday Are Driving Machine-Learning Revolution

August 8, 2019
While every tech vendor in the Cloud Wars Top 10 is eagerly exploring the vast potential of machine learning, it was fascinating to see how #1 Microsoft, #2 Amazon and #8 Workday used their latest earnings calls to highlight their broad efforts with a technology that’s rocketed into prominence in the past 18 months. Oracle’s
Highlights from Amazon Q2 earnings announcement, including aws growth

Amazon Becoming Powerhouse in Red-Hot Machine Learning and Blockchain

July 30, 2019
Looking to extend its cloud leadership beyond the IaaS category it created and dominates, Amazon’s AWS unit disclosed big customer wins and new advanced services in the explosive categories of machine learning and blockchain. In disclosing Q2 financial results late last week, Amazon—the #2 company on my Cloud Wars Top 10 rankings—pounded home its advances