SAP co-CEO Christian Klein, who joined Cloud Wars for an exclusive interview about customers and more

SAP Has Twice as Many Cloud ERP Customers as Oracle: Exclusive Co-CEO Interview

April 6, 2020
SAP is decisively outperforming rival Oracle in cloud ERP as business customers are demanding intelligent end-to-end cloud solutions fusing HCM, procurement, spend management and other formerly siloed processes, SAP co-CEO Christian Klein said in an exclusive Cloud Wars interview. While Klein’s perspectives on customer momentum in the red-hot cloud ERP marketplace are certainly intriguing, the
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A woman receives an alert from a 'smart quarantine' solution on her phone

To Combat COVID-19, a Retail App Becomes a ‘Smart Quarantine’ Solution

April 4, 2020
Three years ago, Jiri Kram, a solution architect who studied Fintech at MIT and specializes in cloud computing and blockchain, designed a Smart Cities solution to help a Spanish retailer get shoppers to the right stores while safeguarding their privacy. Last month, after seeing the situation in his beloved Madrid and eager to help combat
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Microsoft Pushes Fake News then Lame ‘Correction’ re Bogus 775% Surge

April 3, 2020
Yes, we all make mistakes, and yes, right now is a particularly stressful time—I get all that. So the fact that Microsoft recently made an error—a remarkably huge error—in a blog post describing the supposedly superb resilience of its cloud services is understandable. Deeply embarrassing, given the nature of its error, but understandable. Because, as we’ve
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Thomas Kurian, CEO of Google Cloud, outlines the COVID-19 response

Google Cloud Unveils Massive, Wide-Ranging Global Response to COVID-19

April 2, 2020
Mirroring its marketplace ambitions to become one of the world’s top cloud-computing vendors, Google Cloud has disclosed a remarkably broad and deep set of initiatives to help people, businesses and government agencies overcome the COVID-19 crisis. The Google Cloud efforts span a vast range of objectives. They include getting 1,100 retail workers in Germany running
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In WFH Era, Can New Resilient IT Infrastructure Pay for Itself in 9 Months?

April 1, 2020
As COVID-19 drives a global work-from-home revolution affecting hundreds of millions of people, and as huge digital-transformation projects are still underway, world-class IT infrastructure that quickly pays for itself has suddenly become a strategic necessity that will only become more essential going forward. Add to that the ongoing need across the globe to relentlessly boost
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SAP: Big Spike in Use of Sourcing App Offered Free During COVID-19

March 30, 2020
(The latest in our series examining the tech industry’s response to COVID-19.)   Since making its Ariba Discovery sourcing software temporarily available at no charge to help businesses cope with supply-chain disruptions, SAP said buyer postings have increased by 51% and supplier responses have jumped by 177%. On March 10, as the world began to
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Cloud Wars logo with text: Tech's Response to COVID-19 - Oracle

Oracle Battles COVID-19 by Giving Researchers Gen 2 Cloud Infrastructure

March 27, 2020
(Latest in our series showing the tech industry’s response to COVID-19.)   In the global battle against coronavirus, Oracle has quietly aligned with a leading research university exploring novel ways to treat COVID-19 and with NVIDIA’s genomic-analysis specialists looking to unlock the structure of the deadly disease. In both cases, Oracle is offering its Gen
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Cloud Wars logo and text, Tech's Response to COVID-19: Microsoft and Amazon leadership

Microsoft, Amazon and Salesforce’s Exceptional Leadership in Confronting COVID-19

March 26, 2020
While many of the world’s leading tech companies continue to make meaningful and enduring contributions to the battle against COVID-19, the three companies whose efforts have been most significant are Microsoft, Amazon and Salesforce. I don’t think it’s a coincidence that their standout leadership and innovative approaches during the unprecedented global COVID-19 crisis mirror their
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The logo for Microsoft Teams, which is growing by millions of users per day

WFH Revolution Making Microsoft Teams Global Phenomenon; Millions Added Daily

March 24, 2020
As the work-from-home and learn-from-home revolutions take hold across the globe in the wake of COVID-19, Microsoft Teams collaboration software could be growing more rapidly than any enterprise application in history. Let me state the perfectly obvious up front. A global pandemic is an incredibly unwelcome and unwanted trigger for such a phenomenon. No one
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