Table of the Industry Cloud Top 10, led by #1 Salesforce

#1 Industry Cloud: Google or Microsoft? Salesforce or SAP? Oracle or Workday?

November 16, 2021
Six of the world’s top cloud vendors shared their visions for the future of business as they outlined their approaches to industry clouds on the opening day of the Industry Cloud Battleground Week digital event. Those companies are helping to drive industry innovation that puts the customer at the center of everything in today’s digital
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Google CEO Sundari Pichai

Alphabet CEO Nails It: Why Google Is World’s Hottest Cloud Provider

October 28, 2021
Asked how Google has become the world’s hottest major cloud-computing provider, Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai said that Google Cloud’s aggressive focus on industry-specific solutions is the primary reason for the market-leading growth. On my weekly Cloud Wars Top 10 rankings, Google Cloud is #3 behind #1 Microsoft and #2 Amazon. And with Google Cloud’s ongoing
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Photo of thunderstorm, representing the clash between Microsoft Amazon and Google in cloud

Beware, Amazon & Google: 4 Horsemen of Microsoft Cloud Apocalypse

October 27, 2021
Competing with Microsoft is not for the faint of heart, and rolled into the simply superb fiscal-Q1 results Nadella & Co. released yesterday are 4 killer numbers demonstrating that Microsoft is achieving the seemingly impossible: as its cloud business reaches enormous proportions, some key growth rates are rising and others holding steady. On my weekly
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Thomas Kurian of Google Cloud and Satya Nadella of Microsoft

Q3 Cloud Forecasts: Microsoft $20.5B, Amazon $15.3B, Google $5.2B, IBM $7.3B

October 20, 2021
(UPDATE: Dear readers: I’ve updated this article to reflect a new Q3 revenue projection for Google Cloud because in the original version, I used the wrong quarterly figure upon which to base my projection. I’m very sorry for the error.)   As the world’s top cloud-computing vendors ride the digital surge and help drive the
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Screengrab from website for Google Cloud Next 2021 with photo of CEO Thomas Kurian

3 Ways Google Cloud CEO Kurian Differentiates from Microsoft, Amazon

October 13, 2021
In his keynote talk kicking off Google Cloud Next 2021, CEO Thomas Kurian hammered home 3 ways in which his company is sharply differentiating itself from archrivals Microsoft and Amazon’s AWS. On my weekly Cloud Wars Top 10 rankings, Google Cloud is #3, Microsoft is #1 and Amazon is #2. And, given what Kurian discussed
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Market Cap Growth bar graph, with Google at the top

Market Cap Madness: Google, Salesforce, Microsoft, Oracle Soar in 2021

October 4, 2021
If tech-sector market caps are indications of future growth opportunities, then for the first 9 months of 2021 the investment community has been particularly bullish on Google, Salesforce, Microsoft and Oracle. On my weekly Cloud Wars Top 10 rankings, Google is #3, Salesforce is #4, Microsoft is #1 and Oracle is #6. As the nearby
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Google Cloud risk protection program graphic

Will Google Cloud and Tesla Torpedo the Insurance Industry?

September 30, 2021
This brief remark should scare the bejezus out of every insurance-industry executive: “Who knows more about your vehicle than the people who manufactured it?” said Andrew Rose, president of GM’s newly formed OnStar Insurance Services. That quote is from a Wall Street Journal article late last year exploring GM’s return to the car-insurance business, powered
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Cover image for Cloud Wars Live podcast with guest Rob Enslin

Google Cloud’s Rob Enslin: Touching Billions of People

September 28, 2021
After a stellar 27-year career at SAP culminating in being head of global field operations and then president of SAP's cloud business, Rob Enslin joined Google Cloud about 2-1/2 years ago as president and head of sales. Enslin's arrival came just a few months after Thomas Kurian joined Google Cloud as CEO, and Kurian's hiring
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Screenshot from a video about the new Google Cloud product, Supply Chain Twin

Google Cloud Just Introduced the Most Important Product of the Year

September 23, 2021
While we don’t do a lot of product coverage here at Cloud Wars, a visionary new solution from Google Cloud that fuses two extremely vital digital-business processes gets my vote for the Product of the Year. On my weekly Cloud Wars Top 10 rankings, Google Cloud is #3, behind #1 Microsoft and #2 Amazon. A
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