Dr. David Rhew has been leading innovation at Microsoft amid COVID-19

How COVID-19 Has Sparked Huge Innovation for Microsoft & Healthcare Customers

July 31, 2020
For all the misery caused by COVID-19, the pandemic has also accelerated in companies from every industry the hunt for innovation and the shift to data-driven business cultures, business models and processes. At Microsoft, that’s led to high-impact partnerships that are helping companies in retail, logistics, healthcare and pharmaceuticals create new businesses, engage with customers
Ashley Goldsmith of Workday talks employee well-being during COVID-19

Employee Well-Being During & After COVID: a Chat with Workday’s Chief People Officer

July 30, 2020
As SaaS powerhouse Workday helps thousands of customers around the world deal with the COVID-19 crisis, chief people officer Ashley Goldsmith is leading Workday’s own efforts to carefully orchestrate a return to work with its overriding priority of employee safety. “For Workday, employee safety and well-being has been and always will be our top priority.
Sanjay Ravi, Microsoft General Manager of Automotive

How Microsoft Is Helping Drive Biggest Transformation in Automotive History

July 23, 2020
As the worldwide automotive industry reimagines and recreates itself from end to end, Microsoft and the Azure Cloud are playing fundamental roles that reflect a striking revolution within Microsoft itself. For a century, steel, manufacturing muscle and oil powered the automotive industry as car companies designed and built gas-powered vehicles owned by individuals and businesses.
Outdoor sign with Oracle logo

SKY Brasil Boosts Productivity, Speed & Morale with Oracle Autonomous Warehouse

July 17, 2020
Even before the COVID-19 pandemic triggered a global economic slowdown across many industries, telecommunications giant SKY Brasil was facing some challenging decisions tied to the turbulent Brazilian economy.  Today, that disruptive combination serves to underscore the wisdom of SKY Brasil’s decision to turn to autonomous solutions from Oracle to lower costs, boost productivity and allow
A laptop, representing the digital future and hybrid cloud

IT Leaders Go All-in on Hybrid Cloud, Accelerating the Digital Future

June 8, 2020
Over the past few years, digital transformation made “customer experience” an absolute top business priority and forced massive changes in what IT is and does. Over the past couple of months, the global WFH mandate is revolutionizing the “employee experience” around when, where and how hundreds of millions of people work and live their everyday
Portrait of RSA VP of HR Mignonette Silot-Chang

RSA on Leading Through Empathy Amid a Crisis | Mignonette Silot-Chang

May 21, 2020
This episode is brought to you by RSA Security. For this sponsored Cloud Wars Live conversation, I speak with Mignonette Silot-Chang, VP of Human Resources for RSA Security. Mignonette and I talk about how we are in unprecedented times, and how her employees across the globe have displayed incredible resiliency and have been able to
Bruno Aziza talks about the Oracle Analytics Summit series

Oracle Turning Analytics Summit into Ongoing Series Celebrating Customer Success

May 8, 2020
As Bruno Aziza talks about the Oracle Analytics Summit next week, the Oracle group VP’s comments are flooded with talk about the community, customer priorities, co-creation of value, feedback loops and showcasing customer innovation. After a very successful inaugural face-to-face Summit last year, Aziza and his Oracle Analytics team are focused on weaving all of
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Oracle Analytics Summit: Showcasing Customer Innovation

May 8, 2020
This episode is brought to you by Oracle. For this sponsored Cloud Wars Live conversation, I talk with Bruno Aziza, Group Vice President, AI Data Analytics Cloud at Oracle. Bruno takes us through his conversations with customers. He asks a very simple question: What can we do to help customers innovate at scale? The Oracle
Cloud Wars Perspectives: Nutanix on why on-premises tech is still popular

Reports of the End of On-Premises IT Have Been Greatly Exaggerated

March 12, 2020
The cloud-computing boom is turning out to be one of the greatest growth markets the tech industry has ever seen. CEOs and boards of directors are pushing their CIOs to be more aggressive about moving to the cloud. Transformational new technologies like AI and ML are optimized for deployment in cloud environments. So with all
Cloud Wars Perspectives: The Journey to the Cloud Can Be Tricky—Should an MSP Be Your Guide?

The Journey to the Cloud Can Be Tricky—Should an MSP Be Your Guide?

December 20, 2019
A new research study reveals that a whopping 94% of IT decision-makers who are running Oracle cloud applications have not yet optimized the deployments of those apps. And those IT decision-makers (ITDMs) are facing two primary challenges in pursuing the optimization of their Oracle cloud apps, the research revealed: they want to automate diagnostics and