Cloud Wars Perspectives 1: Debunking 5 Cloud Migration Myths

Apps Associates: Top Five Myths About Oracle Migration

April 16, 2019

For this sponsored Cloud Wars Live conversation, I spoke with Bill Saltys and Paul Vian of Apps Associates. The Apps Associates team are experts in cloud migration, so Bill and Paul were the perfect people to help debunk the top five cloud migration myths.

How Microsoft, SAP and Adobe Plan to Revolutionize CRM and Rock Salesforce

March 29, 2019

If it’s true that your enemies are a good reflection of who you are, then it’s clear that Salesforce is a customer-company dynamo. Three of the world’s most-powerful companies have high hopes of carving into the huge market shares and growth rates that Salesforce has earned over the past decade as the undisputed king of CRM.

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Rishabh Sinha On Internal Transformation & Employee Satisfaction at Murad LLC

March 26, 2019

Below is a lightly edited transcript of my conversation with Murad Senior Director Rishabh Sinha. Rishabh’s full title is Senior Director, IT Enterprise Applications. For skincare icon Murad LLC, Rishabh focuses on creating consensus-based enterprise solutions that are scalable, adaptable, and synchronized with evolving business needs.


Oracle Autonomous Database: Overhyped or Tech-Industry Game-Changer?

March 20, 2019

Whatever level of commercial success the self-driving Oracle Autonomous Database ultimately achieves, it has surely already become the most highly touted and heavily hyped bet-the-company product ever introduced by Oracle—and perhaps by any tech company. That’s all fine—it’s part of the high-intensity world we live in here in 2019. Just five months ago Oracle chairman Larry

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Oracle Reorients Huge Apps Portfolio to Reflect Changing Digital Workflows

March 19, 2019

It’s becoming a cold and hard truth: companies that can’t move at the speed of their customers and handle relentless change will simply not be able to compete in today’s digital marketplace. And while they might not disappear overnight, the outcome will eventually be the same: first a downturn in revenue, then intense scrambling to


Workday Reveals Secret Weapon Against Oracle and SAP

March 5, 2019

As Workday continues to compete successfully against much-larger rivals Oracle and SAP in the red-hot cloud ERP and HCM markets, Workday is using its nimbleness to complete customer deployments at what it says are far lower costs than those of its larger rivals. For decades, enterprise-tech applications vendors have grudgingly had to admit that for every


Workday Cranks Up the Heat on Oracle and SAP in Cloud ERP Wars

March 4, 2019

Riding booming results from its Financial Management SaaS apps as well as its recently acquired Planning apps, Workday says a number of customers are now buying the financial apps without already being users of its flagship HCM apps, signaling a new level of marketplace awareness and acceptance of Workday Financials. Across the board, Workday reported

Oracle’s Larry Ellison Bet the Company On Autonomous Database—And Odds Just Improved

February 26, 2019

For more than a year, Oracle founder Larry Ellison has been aggressively touting the virtues of the company’s self-driving Autonomous Database—even stating it is one of two products that will “determine the future of the company”—but very little has been heard from customers using the new database. So I got quite a shock the other

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Amazon Versus Oracle: The Battle for Cloud Database Leadership

January 17, 2019

Following Amazon’s announcement late last year that it intends to rip its extensive network of Oracle Databases and replace them with its own technology, a recent blog post reveals that a big part of the AWS competitive strategy is to continue expanding its large and growing roster of “purpose-built” databases for the cloud. In the