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Amazon vs. Oracle: How Larry Ellison’s Autonomous Database Reinvents the Cloud

January 7, 2019

As Amazon continues to stomp Oracle in the public-cloud infrastructure market and prepares to rip and replace the Oracle Database with its home-grown technology, Larry Ellison is attempting to audaciously redefine the cloud industry to play to Oracle’s dominant strengths instead of its Amazon-era weaknesses. Ellison is planning to fuse the software-centric cloud segment where

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Inside Microsoft’s Marketing Strategy: 10 Key Insights from CMO Chris Capossela

January 2, 2019

Throughout the enterprise cloud’s breakout year of 2018, Microsoft maintained a stranglehold on the #1 spot in my Cloud Wars Top 10 ranking because of its unmatched hybrid-cloud capabilities, its early and intense focus on AI and the intelligent edge as strategic digital-business differentiators, and its unwavering commitment to customer success. And as Microsoft has

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CRM 2019

Game On, SAP and Oracle: How Salesforce Plans to Hit $16B in CRM in 2019

December 27, 2018

As the rush to digital business accelerates in 2019, the Cloud Wars’ most intense battles will be waged around applications as CRM leader Salesforce.com rolls out a slew of new products and programs and megavendors SAP and Oracle race to keep up in the massive market for customer-engagement solutions. For Salesforce, 2019 will be all

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Steadman Clinic

Top 5 Cloud Wars Podcasts of 2018: Customers and Culture Dominate

December 26, 2018

While the Cloud Wars Live podcast was only launched a few months ago, our outstanding guests set a very high standard in that limited time in delivering compelling insights into the primacy of the customer and the power of culture in the age of digital business. So as 2018 winds down and we all prepare

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Inside SAP’s S/4HANA Cloud: Who’s Buying Its Cloud ERP, and Why

December 21, 2018

Earlier this week, the head of SAP’s S/4HANA business, Franck Cohen, described the coming business revolution that will be triggered by cloud ERP and the interrelated advances in machine-learning algorithms (From Killer App to Killer Algorithms: SAP’s Franck Cohen on Cloud ERP’s Disruptive Innovation). As a companion to that piece, I’ve compiled below some details

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Oracle CTO Founder Larry Ellison Cloud Wars

Oracle’s Apps Business Tops $11 Billion; Fusion Cloud ERP Grows 44%

December 20, 2018

Overshadowed by chairman Larry Ellison’s claims that Amazon’s decision to rip out its Oracle databases and replace them with home-grown databases defies normalcy, Oracle now has an apps business with more than $11 billion in revenue for the past 12 months. And the fastest-growing segment within Oracle’s SaaS surge is its internally developed Cloud ERP

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CRM 2019

Oracle, SAP and Workday Driving Red-Hot Cloud ERP Growth Into 2019

December 18, 2018

As the red-hot market for cloud ERP applications accelerates into 2019, businesses looking to move finance, logistics and other key operations into the cloud are enjoying a strong buyer’s market as cloud heavyweights Oracle, SAP and Workday continue to compete savagely in this mission-critical segment. Here’s a sampling of how those three cloud vendors are

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Cloud Wars Outlook 2019: The Engine of the Digital Economy

December 13, 2018

If you have any doubt—any doubt whatsoever—that the enterprise cloud has not just arrived but has moved to center stage, consider this: for calendar 2018, the revenue of just the four largest cloud vendors will almost certainly exceed $90 billion. (My projections: Microsoft $32 billion, Amazon $26 billion, IBM $19 billion, and Salesforce $13 billion for a

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CRM 2019

Google Cloud Boosts SaaS Presence and Integrates G Suite with Box

December 12, 2018

The company formerly known as Google Cloud Platform appears to be laying the groundwork for a much more active role in the world of enterprise applications. Google Cloud is quietly but steadily expanding its presence in the SaaS world by expanding partnerships with more than 100 companies that offer their own cloud apps running on

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