Oracle EVP Steve Miranda

Oracle Reorients Huge Apps Portfolio to Reflect Changing Digital Workflows

March 19, 2019

It’s becoming a cold and hard truth: companies that can’t move at the speed of their customers and handle relentless change will simply not be able to compete in today’s digital marketplace. And while they might not disappear overnight, the outcome will eventually be the same: first a downturn in revenue, then intense scrambling to

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Amazon and Lyft: Is $100 Million a Year a Bargain or Bungle?

March 15, 2019
A fascinating round of discussions about the value of high-scale IT in the cloud began recently, when Lyft disclosed it pays AWS almost $100 million per year to run its all of its infrastructure in the cloud. Is that price too high, too low, or just right? Should Lyft look to claw back some of
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Murad UL CDO Christian Anschuetz Topcon VP Kris Cowles Marriott Brian King

Marriott International’s Brian King On Busting Processes to Delight Customers

March 14, 2019

Below is a lightly edited transcript of my conversation with Marriott Global Officer Brian King. In his role—his full title is Global Officer – Digital, Distribution, Revenue Management & Global Sales—Brian drives growth and innovation for the hospitality company. We discuss going “beyond personalization” to surprise and delight customers, and why Brian believes that he can’t be

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Murad UL CDO Christian Anschuetz Topcon VP Kris Cowles Marriott Brian King

Topcon’s Kris Cowles on Digital Transformation in Infrastructure

March 13, 2019

Below is a lightly edited transcript of my conversation with Topcon VP of Global Applications & IT Kris Cowles. Topcon is a Japanese company with many global divisions that works “at the intersection of infrastructure and technology.” Kris works in the Positioning Business, where the focus is on creating productivity solutions to tackle problems that the

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The Top 10 Cloud Vendors by Revenue: Splitting a $120-Billion Pie

March 13, 2019

As one of the greatest growth markets in the tech industry’s history is just beginning to hit its stride, the 10 biggest enterprise-cloud vendors racked up total revenue of almost $120 billion during 2018, led by #1 Microsoft at $32.2 billion, #2 Amazon at $25.7 billion, and #3 IBM at $19.2 billion. The biggest surprise

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The SAP Qualtrics Effect: How Salesforce, Oracle and Workday Should Respond

March 12, 2019

If it’s indeed true that I Have Seen the Future of Enterprise Software and It Is SAP Qualtrics, then what impact will the Qualtrics Effect have on leading SaaS companies Salesforce, Oracle and Workday? Quick recap: I believe Qualtrics will profoundly shake up the enterprise-software business because it’s figured out a way to interconnect customer

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Murad UL CDO Christian Anschuetz Topcon VP Kris Cowles Marriott Brian King

CarMax’s Shamim Mohammad on Cloud, Speed, and Delighting Customers

March 11, 2019

Below is a lightly edited transcript of my conversation with CarMax CIO Shamim Mohammad. CarMax is a highly disruptive and fast-growing company that’s committed to providing superb experiences for people buying and selling cars. In Shamim’s six years at CarMax he’s led a variety of strategic business technology initiatives, and recently he and his team have

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Cloud Wars Live podcast

Tech Industry Veteran Wayne Sadin: “We In IT Have To Change Our Thinking”

March 8, 2019

Below is a lightly edited transcript of my first Cloud Wars Live conversation with tech industry veteran Wayne Sadin, recorded in September 2018.  Bob Evans: Our guest today is Wayne Sadin, who has been a CIO, CTO, and CDO at multinationals, ranging down from there to startups. I’ve met Wayne on LinkedIn and Twitter, where he

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