Microsoft and FedEx logos, representing the new FedEx Surround service

#1 Microsoft and FedEx Pair Up to Revolutionize How Business Is Done

May 21, 2020
More than 40 years ago, back when “digital” still referred to fingers rather than AI, FedEx founder and CEO Fred Smith said there will come a time when the information about a package delivery will be as important as the package itself. Now, in a deep partnership with Microsoft, FedEx is setting out to show
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Goldman Sachs CEO David Solomon speaks about technology at AWS Reinvent 2019

How Goldman Sachs Is Becoming a Technology Company

May 16, 2020
Editor’s note: This article was contributed to Cloud Wars by Jiri Kram, a solution architect who studied Fintech at MIT and specializes in cloud computing and blockchain. He is a highly respected commentator on LinkedIn, where he originally published this piece on May 12. This article marks Jiri’s fourth appearance on Cloud Wars; you can see his
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Oracle founder Larry Ellison, who just struck a deal with 8x8

Larry Ellison Picks Amazon’s Pocket—Again—as Cloud Momentum Builds

May 14, 2020
Yes, Amazon’s AWS $10 billion in Q1 cloud revenue is probably 20X and perhaps 40X larger than Oracle’s. Yes, AWS has been and remains the undisputed category king and reigning champ in public-cloud infrastructure, while Oracle only recently has pulled together a credible IaaS business after a series of rumblin’, bumblin’ and fumblin’ missteps. Cloud
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SAP CEO Christian Klein, who recent predicted growing tension with Microsoft and Google in cloud

SAP Will Battle Microsoft & Google for Customer Control, Says CEO Christian Klein

May 12, 2020
In a recent interview with diginomica.com’s Den Howlett, SAP CEO Christian Klein predicted increasing tension with hyperscalers Microsoft and Google as they move more deeply into applications and gain more control over customer transformations. The pivotal issue is the radically different technology stack in the cloud versus in traditional on-premises IT. In the old world,
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Google Cloud is helping companies like Macy's with industry-specific apps

Google and SAP Fusing Cloud and AI in Next-Gen Apps for Industries

May 11, 2020
While SAP and Google Cloud currently enjoy an excellent relationship as strategic partners in the cloud, their shared desire to lead the emerging market for industry-specific solutions could cast them as competitors in the near future. Both companies have expressed strong intentions to create for their customers a new type of data-driven application powered by
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Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff

Can Salesforce Keep Growing? Five Possibilities for Marc Benioff

May 9, 2020
Editor’s note: This article was contributed to Cloud Wars by Jiri Kram, a solution architect who studied Fintech at MIT and specializes in cloud computing and blockchain. He is a highly respected commentator on LinkedIn, where he originally published this piece on May 6. This article marks Jiri’s third appearance on Cloud Wars; you can
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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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