From Google Cloud CEO Thomas Kurian’s very first public comments about his plans for reinvigorating the company, meeting and exceeding the needs of customers has been at the top of his list. Google’s always had superb cloud technology but, until Kurian’s arrival at the beginning of this year, it remained largely detached from the marketplace.
Having posted $3 billion in revenue for the past 12 months, ServiceNow is banking on some powerful new mobile applications plus a deep new partnership with industry leader Microsoft to trigger its next phase of growth. While CEO John Donahoe cited a number of factors for the company’s sustained performance, I was most interested in
If you believe it’s important to dream big dreams, then you gotta love the expectations behind Microsoft’s decision to invest $1 billion with partner OpenAI: to achieve nothing short of “shape the trajectory of humanity.” There’s been a fair amount of chit-chat about the Microsoft-OpenAI partnership to create AGI (artificial general intelligence). But largely overlooked
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,
On this first day of the second half of 2019, here are five predictions for big trends that will continue to rock and roil the tech industry as its major players compete savagely in what is becoming one of the greatest growth markets of all time. 1. More M&A to Meet Customer Demand for Hybrid
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
Here’s my conversation with Arpan Shah, who is the General Manager for Azure Infrastructure Marketing at Microsoft. As the tech companies in our Cloud Wars Top 10 rankings drive transformation not just in individual corporations but also in entire global industries, it’s essential for business executives to understand the strategic intentions of each of these vendors. That’s
It wasn’t part of a fancy multimedia announcement. No press release mentioned it. And there was no globally choreographed rollout. But the recent remarkable agreement that allows Microsoft to begin selling SAP’s enterprise cloud applications will have a massive impact across the entire technology industry by opening the way for innovative go-to-market strategies that might