The stage during Workday rising, where the future of enterprise apps was discussed

Workday, Machine Learning, and the Future of Enterprise Applications

February 25, 2020
As Workday prepares to release quarterly and 12-month financial results later this week, it’s worth considering the implications of its tagline: “Built for the Future.” In an industry filled with huge competitors led by high-profile CEOs, Workday’s always marched to its own indie beat: low-profile, calm, and generally under the radar. While I don’t think
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Frame from a Microsoft teams TV ad, part of its recent marketing blitz

Microsoft Launches Marketing Blitz as Teams Blows Past 20 Million Users

February 20, 2020
Eager to capitalize on the “phenomenal” adoption of its Teams collaboration suite, Microsoft has kicked off an aggressive TV-advertising campaign for Teams to overcome low awareness for both the category and the suite itself. In the context of the Cloud Wars, this is a powerful move. Teams and Office 365 Commercial have become high-volume on-ramps
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Thomas Kurian, CEO of Google Cloud, says that his top priority is creating AI-powered solutions

Google Launches New Era in Cloud with AI-Powered Industry Solutions

February 19, 2020
Emphasizing Google Cloud’s unique ability to offer new software solutions unlike anything the market has seen, CEO Thomas Kurian said last week that his #1 priority is to create a new breed of enterprise applications powered by ML and AI. Kurian has mentioned these unique AI-powered solutions in the past—he discussed them at length in
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Screenshot from one of the AWS Super Bowl Ads with Aaron Rodgers

AWS Super Bowl Ads Draw This Reaction from Google Cloud CEO Thomas Kurian

February 17, 2020
During the recent Super Bowl, AWS showcased its big-data and analytics prowess through its ongoing high-visibility campaign of TV ads built around NFL plays and the endless array of statistics surrounding them.   Quarterback Aaron Rodgers in one of AWS' Next-Gen Stats commercials So when Google Cloud CEO Thomas Kurian spoke at the recent Goldman
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The SAP co-CEOs led a recent Q4 earnings call

SAP Hits Back at Larry Ellison’s Claim that Oracle’s Snatching ERP Customers

February 11, 2020
Dismissing Larry Ellison’s claim that Oracle is about to start ripping and replacing traditional SAP ERP systems, SAP co-CEO Christian Klein recently said SAP’s market share is more than twice that of any competitor, is growing rapidly in all phases, and is adding corporate customers that have never used SAP before. There’s much more here
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ServiceNow CEO Bill McDermott may partner with Salesforce or SAP for CRM

Salesforce-SAP Showdown: Will Bill McDermott and ServiceNow Be CRM King-Makers?

February 10, 2020
As SAP mounts an aggressive assault on Salesforce’s dominant position in the huge CRM marketplace, look for one of those cloud giants to partner-up with ServiceNow to deliver breakthrough capabilities in the world’s largest software market. ServiceNow CEO Bill McDermott—who spent the last decade as CEO of SAP—recently offered a come-one, come-all invitation to the
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