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,
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

Arms Race in the Cloud: Google, IBM, Salesforce, SAP Lock In on Data

June 27, 2019
Top cloud vendors are buying, building and partnering their way into the booming business for data analytics, data management and data visualization as business customers demand easy-to-use and modern data solutions that support multi-cloud and hybrid-cloud environments. For those business customers, the rapidly escalating demands of the digital age require enhanced abilities to manage, analyze,
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

Salesforce 2018 CRM Market Share Topped SAP, Oracle and Adobe—Combined!

June 19, 2019
In the world’s largest and fastest-growing enterprise-applications category, Salesforce racked up CRM market share of 19.5% in 2018. The combined share for SAP, Oracle and Adobe was 18.9%, Gartner said earlier this week. Pegging the market’s total size for 2018 at $48.2 billion, Gartner said the CRM sector grew 15.6% for the year and remains
SAP CTO Juergen Mueller and COO Christian Klein spoke with Cloud Wars Live

SAP in the Cloud: CTO Juergen Mueller and COO Christian Klein Lay Out Strategy

June 4, 2019
With Q1 cloud-revenue growth of 41%, SAP says it’s fully on track to be generating half of its total revenue from the cloud by 2023. To gain some deeper understanding of SAP’s cloud strategy as part of our Cloud Wars Top 10 Executive Insights series, I spoke with SAP CTO Juergen Mueller and COO Christian
In episode 7 of Cloud Wars Executive Insights, we hear about SAP's cloud strategy

SAP’s Cloud Strategy | Cloud Wars Top 10 Executive Insights

June 3, 2019
Here’s my conversation with two execs from SAP, CTO Juergen Mueller and COO Christian Klein, and episode 7 of “Cloud Wars Top 10 Executive Insights.” 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
Bob speaks with TJ Graven about Under Amrour's work with SAP and Qualtrics

Under Armour Targets Mass Personalization at Scale via SAP and Qualtrics

May 23, 2019
You gotta love the boldness and ambition of athletic-apparel maker Under Armour: “To inspire you with performance solutions you never knew you needed and can’t imagine living without.” In a highly competitive space with rapidly shifting go-to-market dynamics, Under Armour is focusing on hard-core fitness consumers who not only demand high-performance products but often expect
On the ground with Under Armour SVP of Global IT TJ Graven

TJ Graven, Under Armour SVP of Global IT | Q&A at Sapphire Now 2019

May 21, 2019
Cloud Wars caught up with TJ Graven, Under Armour's Senior Vice President of Global IT, for an exclusive interview at SAP Sapphire Now 2019 in Orlando. As a long-term customer of Qualtrics and now of SAP, the Under Armour team has a unique perspective to share. Because the company is already gaining an enhanced understanding
On the ground for the Cloud Wars interview with Qualtrics CEO Ryan Smith

SAP Qualtrics CEO Ryan Smith: ‘I Was Alone for 17 Years—I Know What That’s Like’

May 21, 2019
Six months ago, SAP announced its plan to spend $8 billion to acquire experience-management unicorn Qualtrics, a company whose revenue was 1/50th of SAP’s. Today, SAP has rebranded itself as “the experience company powered by the Intelligent Enterprise.” This is a remarkable adjustment from its traditional “intelligent enterprise” promise—and an unmistakable sign of just how