CEO Andy Jassy gave the keynote speech at AWS re:Invent

6 Takeaways from CEO Andy Jassy’s AWS re:Invent Keynote

December 3, 2020
(By John Foley—background info below) In the opening keynote to the AWS re:invent conference, CEO Andy Jassy said the expansion of digital capabilities by many companies in response to COVID-19 likely “accelerated cloud adoption by several years.”  Now, more organizations are shifting from their initial responses—providing tools for employees working from home and developing new
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Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff

Can Slack Help Salesforce Battle Oracle and SAP on Road to $35 Billion?

December 2, 2020
Betting $28 billion that Slack will help Salesforce stay ahead of hard-charging Oracle and SAP, Marc Benioff is redefining his company as businesses seek out the best enterprise-software partners to help them forge their digital futures. (On my weekly Cloud Wars Top 10 rankings, Salesforce is #3, SAP is #5 and Oracle is #6.) While
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Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella

Microsoft 2021: As Google and Oracle Attack, Can Satya Nadella Hold #1 Spot?

December 1, 2020
True or False: in 2021, Microsoft’s cloud business—not the whole company, just its commercial-cloud business—will do about $70 billion in revenue, making it bigger than all but about 50 global corporations. If you answered False, you really need to read our in-depth analysis of Microsoft that just went live this morning to kick off our
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Google Cloud CEO Thomas Kurian, who recently discussed why proprietary clouds pose danger

Proprietary Clouds Pose Huge Danger, Says Google Cloud CEO Kurian

November 20, 2020
Google Cloud CEO Thomas Kurian staked out some high ground in the Cloud Wars this week by raising the specter that proprietary clouds will not be able to meet the “survivability requirements” for life in today’s hybrid-cloud and multicloud world. (On my weekly Cloud Wars Top 10 rankings, Google Cloud is #4.)  In a blog
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Graphic of supply chains

10 Steps to Building Optimized Supply Chains in a Post-Pandemic World

November 19, 2020
  Article by Grant Howe. Grant Howe is CTO at ECI, a leader in industry-specific cloud-based Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) for more than 30 years. This article originally appeared on the ECI website.      While the most-devastating ravages of COVID-19 have passed, the new and disruptive ways of conducting digital business spawned by the
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Oracle Chairman Larry Ellison

Oracle Takes on Google and SAP in Hot New Cloud Category

November 17, 2020
Going head-on against Google Cloud and SAP, Oracle plans to roll out a broad set of industry-specific cloud solutions starting with communications, pharmaceuticals and financial services. (On my weekly Cloud Wars Top 10 rankings, Google Cloud is #4, SAP is #5, and Oracle is #6.) Oracle chairman Larry Ellison framed the move into specialized vertical-industry
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CEO Thomas Kurian leads Google Cloud to the top of cloud vendors in growth

Top 10 Fastest-Growing Cloud Vendors: #1 Google, #2 Oracle, #3 Microsoft

November 16, 2020
As the enterprise cloud becomes the unquestioned foundation for the future of digital business, the 3 vendors whose cloud revenue is growing most rapidly in this booming market are Google at 44.8%, Oracle 33% (estimated), and Microsoft 31%. (On my weekly Cloud Wars Top 10 rankings of the largest and most-influential cloud vendors in the
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