Zuellig Pharma CIO Maikel Kuijpers speaks about digital transformation, Microsoft, and SAP

Microsoft-SAP Juggernaut: Huge Pharma Moving All SAP Workloads to Azure

July 15, 2019
The SAP-Microsoft alliance continues to pile up big wins as a large 100-year-old pharmaceuticals company is moving all SAP workloads to Azure by 2022. One of Asia’s largest healthcare groups, Zuellig Pharma, is undergoing an end-to-end digital transformation that included upgrading its SAP systems to SAP HANA in-memory data management.  In planning for that upgrade,
hyperscalers abound, a new episode of sadin on digital

When Hyperscalers Abound, Why Be Second-Class? | Sadin on Digital

July 15, 2019
“Wayne Sadin on Digital Strategy” episodes will explore the fast-changing and high-stakes world of digital business. We’ll focus on what CEOs and boards must do to lead their companies successfully into the Digital Age. Today, we talk about hyperscaling, digital transformation, and shifts in enterprise technology that are creating opportunities for differentiation. Episode 6 In
Microsoft is besting Amazon in cloud thanks in part to partnership deals

Why Microsoft’s Beating Amazon: Cloud Deals with SAP, Oracle and ServiceNow

July 11, 2019
Microsoft is pulling away from Amazon on a new front in the Cloud Wars. The #1 cloud vendor in the world is doing so by forging strategic customer-centric alliances with other top cloud providers, notably SAP and Oracle and also earlier this week with high-flying ServiceNow. To be sure, Amazon has long been a preferred
Satya Nadella's recent comments reveal why Microsoft will likely earn $10 billion in cloud revenue for Q4

Will Microsoft Crack $10 Billion in Q4 Cloud Revenue? Count on It!

July 8, 2019
Showcasing not only its own remarkable growth but also the booming scope of the enterprise-cloud business, Microsoft is extremely likely to crack the $10-billion mark in quarterly cloud revenue when it posts its fiscal Q4 numbers on July 18. With its fiscal year ending June 30, Microsoft’s Q4 is always its strongest quarter of the
in episode 3 of ammirati on innovation, we discuss why microsoft and oracle are strange bedfellows

Microsoft and Oracle: Strange Bedfellows | Ammirati on Innovation

June 28, 2019
Each month, “Ammirati on Innovation” episodes will look at ways that the disruptive-startup mentality is spreading beyond young entrepreneurs to big established corporations. Serial entrepreneur, venture capitalist and Carnegie Mellon B-school professor Sean Ammirati, who sits at the intersection of these high-change dynamics, provides insight. Episode 3 In this episode, Sean and I talk about decision-making,
On Oracle's Q4 earnings call, CEO Mark Hurd called Workday "not competitive"

Oracle Hot Takes: Workday “Not Competitive,” SAP a Time Bomb, Microsoft Valued Partner

June 24, 2019
While Oracle was sharing some blowout Q4 results with the investment community last week, it leveraged the occasion to throw some trashy comments at competitors SAP and Workday while nuzzling up to new cloud partner Microsoft. Oracle’s competitive swipes typically contain more bluster than truth, and I was surprised for two reasons to hear company
Cloud Wars Q2 Revenue Predictions

World’s Top Cloud Vendors Will Crush $35 Billion in Q2

June 17, 2019
Continuing to fuel the dynamic transformation of the global economy, the Cloud Wars Top 10 vendors will post cloud revenue totaling $36 billion in Q2. I’m projecting Microsoft will post the lion’s share of that with about $10 billion in cloud revenue for the three months ending June 30. Still, most of the Cloud Wars
How Microsoft is influencing the SaaS revolution

Microsoft Is Helping Turn the SaaS Market Upside-Down

June 14, 2019
While Microsoft’s not one of the leading enterprise-applications vendors, its massive influence as the world’s #1 cloud-computing provider is making it a major player in the quiet but unmistakable revolution in the SaaS business. I’ve written about this upheaval in a number of places recently, including in this week's Cloud Wars Newsletter, titled “The SaaS
The Cloud Wars Top 10 Report Card for June 2019

Grading the World’s Top 10 Cloud Vendors: The Cloud Wars Report Card

June 10, 2019
As the enterprise cloud becomes without question the foundation for digital business, how are the world’s top cloud-computing vendors stacking up? Let’s pass out some grades for the vendors making up the Cloud Wars Top 10. #1 Microsoft. Its Azure cloud continues to grow at breathtaking rates (for the 3 months ended March 31, Azure

Microsoft-Oracle Shocker: Customers Win as #1 and #6 Vendors Pair Up

June 6, 2019
In announcing a stunning new partnership that conjures up “not until hell freezes over,” #1 cloud vendor Microsoft strengthens and extends its leadership position while #6 Oracle wins big new customer opportunities by setting aside its fierce independence. This landmark agreement goes far beyond the standard tech-industry pair-ups of convenience precisely because of the companies