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ServiceNow and Celonis Join Forces to Attack Legacy IT Complexity

October 6, 2021
Pushing new-wave technologies to the front lines of enterprise IT’s toughest battles, ServiceNow and Celonis are promising to untangle convoluted legacy systems via a range of options from which business customers can choose. On my weekly Cloud Wars Top 10 rankings, high-flying ServiceNow is #7, and in recent weeks has seen its market cap match
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Amazon-Workday Kerfuffle: Big Winners Are Workday and Google Cloud

August 13, 2021
As the twin forces of disruption and innovation drive massive change across the global digital economy, Workday’s recent reset with Amazon and subsequent strategic engagement with Google Cloud underscore the burning need for cloud-ecosystem nimbleness. On my weekly Cloud Wars Top 10 rankings, Workday is #8, Amazon is #2, and Google Cloud is #3. A
Bernd Leukert of Deutsche Bank talks deal with Google Cloud

How Google Cloud Is Deutsche Bank’s Innovation Engine: 15 Examples

July 15, 2021
On its way to becoming a cloud-based financial-services company that can move at the speed of the digital economy, Deutsche Bank recently disclosed a slew of innovations and goals it has already engineered as part of its 10-year transformational deal with Google Cloud. On my weekly Cloud Wars Top 10 rankings, Google Cloud is #3
SAP Chief Partners Officer Karl Fahrbach talks cloud IP

The New SAP: Cloud Partners’ Top Priority Becomes IP

July 14, 2021
While SAP’s recent technology and product advances have drawn major headlines, parallel innovations within its partner ecosystem have also become force-multipliers for much-needed expansions of cloud-based IP solutions. On my weekly Cloud Wars Top 10 rankings, SAP is #5, and it holds the same spot on my Industry Cloud Top 10.  In a recent Teams
Industry Cloud Top 10 rankings for July 2021

Microsoft Jumps to #4 on Industry Cloud Top 10 via AT&T 5G Stunner

July 6, 2021
The world’s largest and most-influential cloud provider is now flexing its muscles in the industry-cloud space so I’ve moved Microsoft up to #4 on my Industry Cloud Top 10 rankings following its acquisition of AT&T’s 5G mobile network. Since I launched the Industry Cloud Top 10 rankings a few months ago, Microsoft has held the
Leaders from Microsoft and AT&T announce their new 5G cloud deal

Microsoft Cuts Loose the Dogs of War in AT&T 5G Cloud Deal

July 1, 2021
Cloaked within Microsoft’s carefully worded press release about AT&T moving its 5G mobile network to the Azure for Operators cloud is the stark reality that one of the world’s wealthiest and most-innovative companies has just become deadly serious about transforming entire industries.  (And I’m referring to Microsoft, not AT&T.) On my weekly Cloud Wars Top
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Google Squeezed Out by Amazon & Microsoft in Battle for Salesforce Love

June 28, 2021
While the sizzling Salesforce-Amazon cloudmance drew plenty of attention last week, Salesforce is simultaneously being appropriately promiscuous with Microsoft Azure even as it appears to be turning a cold shoulder to Google Cloud. Boy oh boyzee, talk about an A-list soap-opera scenario! Here in one steamy menage a quatre, we’ve got the world’s four largest
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As SAP Downgrades Microsoft Relationship, IBM Rushes In

June 4, 2021
With the SAP-Microsoft romance cooling way off as Microsoft has become a significant direct competitor to SAP, a newly assertive and re-energized IBM is moving in to extend and enrich its 50-year strategic relationship with SAP. On my weekly Cloud Wars Top 10 rankings, Microsoft is the longtime #1, SAP is #5 and IBM is
Cloud Wars logo, representing the competition between SAP, Google Cloud and Microsoft

Microsoft, SAP, and Google Cloud: the Bizarre Love Triangle

May 24, 2021
SAP has downgraded longtime strategic ally Microsoft from being its preferred cloud-infrastructure partner, and I’ve seen some speculation that Google Cloud will be the big winner as it swoops in to become SAP’s main squeeze for the tens of billions of dollars in enterprise migrations to the cloud in the coming few years. Okay, maybe.
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Amazon Addresses Critical Blind Spot in Big Mainframe Deal with TCS

February 15, 2021
If Amazon’s AWS cloud unit has an Achilles Heel, it is that the company’s singular and enormously successful focus on the cloud has kept it from developing deep expertise with legacy mainframe systems that still run massive portions of the global economy. (On my weekly Cloud Wars Top 10 rankings, Amazon has held the #2