New episode of Sadin on Digital: Flip a Switch. Boom, You’re in the 21st Century.

Flip a Switch. Boom, You’re in the 21st Century. | Sadin on Digital

January 21, 2020
“Sadin on Digital” episodes explore the fast-changing and high-stakes world of digital business. Wayne Sadin and I focus in particular on what CEOs and boards must do to lead their companies successfully into the Digital Age. Today, we talk 2020. Wayne shares his predictions, ideas and recommendations for boards and the C-suite. Episode 11 In
Google Cloud CEO Thomas Kurian is making moves against Microsoft and Amazon

Google Cloud Intensifies Battles Against Microsoft, Amazon with 4 Key Moves

January 21, 2020
Google Cloud CEO Thomas Kurian is buying and building new firepower to snatch customers, prospects and market share from Microsoft and Amazon in the viciously competitive enterprise-cloud marketplace. While each of these moves is significant, the true impact is how they cumulatively reveal Google Cloud’s true intention of becoming not just a better version of
Ammirati on Innovation podcast: What will Walmart, Slack, and AWS do in 2020?

Sean’s 2020: Walmart Buys, Slack Sells, AWS Set Free | Ammirati on Innovation

January 10, 2020
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 9 In this episode, Sean and I go through his
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
Microsoft Azure is the cloud of choice for CIOs, according to a Goldman Sachs survey

Amazon’s Worst Nightmare Comes True: Microsoft Azure #1 among CIOs

January 8, 2020
Among 100 CIOs at large global companies, Microsoft Azure has become significantly more popular than Amazon’s AWS as the public-cloud infrastructure of choice, according to a Goldman Sachs survey. While Goldman Sachs emphasized that the survey measures volumes of workloads rather than revenue, the news that 56 of the 100 CIOs surveyed are using Azure
Cloud Wars analyzes Microsoft Azure reliability, a challenge for 2020

Microsoft’s Most-Dangerous Challenge in 2020

January 2, 2020
While my #1 Cloud Wars story from 2019 is Microsoft’s excellent chance of topping $50 billion in cloud revenue for its fiscal 2020, the biggest threat to that achievement is an internal issue the company’s working hard to address. And that near-existential threat is the level of reliability of its Azure cloud. Six months ago,
Microsoft under Satya Nadella will soon exceed 50 billion in cloud revenue

Why Microsoft Will Blow Past $50 Billion in Cloud Revenue: 5 Reasons

December 30, 2019
This simple but astonishing detail perfectly exemplifies the Cloud Wars’ runaway dynamism: Microsoft’s enterprise-cloud revenue will very likely exceed $50 billion for its fiscal year ending June 30, 2020. That’s $50 billion in cloud revenue. For one 12-month period. From one company.  Taken entirely on its own, Microsoft’s $50-billion cloud business would make it one
Cloud Wars Top 10 stories of 2019

The Top 10 Cloud Wars Stories of 2019

December 23, 2019
In a year crammed with bold moves into new categories, high-profile executive changes, extraordinary customer transformations, and energetic new approaches from “legacy” players, 2019’s biggest overall story of all is the enterprise cloud becoming the world’s leading platform for innovation, growth, and digital rebirth. Across industries, geographies, and strategic imperatives, the cloud this year blew
Top 3 2020 tech battles: the Cloud Wars preview

Top 3 Tech Battles in 2020: Microsoft vs. Google, Salesforce vs. SAP, Amazon vs. Oracle

December 2, 2019
As cloud computing becomes the dominant platform for digital business in 2020 and beyond, the world’s six most-influential cloud vendors will engage in three separate and intense competitive tech battles in 2020. Each has huge implications for the vendors' business customers. These high-stakes clashes will impact hundreds of thousands of businesses across the globe, as
Salesforce announces new integrations with Microsoft Teams

Amazon Jilted as Salesforce and Microsoft Pair Up for IaaS and Teams

November 15, 2019
The new cloudmance between Salesforce and Microsoft represents a stinging blow to Amazon, which only a few years ago was smothered in Salesforce affection as its one and only “preferred public cloud infrastructure provider.” Yeah, I know, ‘the only constant is change’ and all that. But let’s put this dramatic move by Marc Benioff into