Microsoft EVP Judson Althoff

Want to Sell Like Microsoft? Here’s 5-Step Plan behind Their Killer Sales Org

December 21, 2020
One of the primary drivers behind the ascendancy of Microsoft to the world’s largest cloud vendor and also one of the world’s most-valuable corporations was the massive reimagination of its global sales organization that started a few years ago. So it was fascinating to hear the primary architect behind that transformation describe how and why
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Microsoft executive VP Judson Althoff

Salesforce-Slack Is Nice but Teams Blows it Away: Microsoft Exec Althoff

December 18, 2020
Offering a sneak preview of the rapidly intensifying competition between two of the world’s top software companies, Microsoft executive VP Judson Althoff said recently that CRM without chat is “arcane” and that Teams is years ahead of Slack. Speaking at a UBS investors conference, Althoff, who heads Microsoft’s massive worldwide commercial business, was asked by
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Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella

Microsoft 2021: As Google and Oracle Attack, Can Satya Nadella Hold #1 Spot?

December 1, 2020
True or False: in 2021, Microsoft’s cloud business—not the whole company, just its commercial-cloud business—will do about $70 billion in revenue, making it bigger than all but about 50 global corporations. If you answered False, you really need to read our in-depth analysis of Microsoft that just went live this morning to kick off our
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CEO Thomas Kurian leads Google Cloud to the top of cloud vendors in growth

Top 10 Fastest-Growing Cloud Vendors: #1 Google, #2 Oracle, #3 Microsoft

November 16, 2020
As the enterprise cloud becomes the unquestioned foundation for the future of digital business, the 3 vendors whose cloud revenue is growing most rapidly in this booming market are Google at 44.8%, Oracle 33% (estimated), and Microsoft 31%. (On my weekly Cloud Wars Top 10 rankings of the largest and most-influential cloud vendors in the
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Microsoft fiscal Q1 earnings call show they are cloud leader

#1 Microsoft Still Rules the Cloud: 5 Numbers Show Why

October 28, 2020
If there was any lingering doubt about whether Microsoft or Amazon is the biggest and most-influential enterprise-cloud vendor in the world, Microsoft’s stellar Q1 results have blown those questions to bits. (On my weekly Cloud Wars Top 10 rankings, #1 Microsoft has held the top spot for the past couple of years after pushing #2
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Microsoft to release fiscal Q1 numbers

Why Microsoft Will Post Excellent Cloud Results and Calm Jittery Market

October 27, 2020
With global markets still reeling from SAP’s Q3 numbers, I’m expecting Microsoft to post excellent cloud results in its fiscal-Q1 numbers later today and thereby dispense with the panicky notion that the sky above the cloud is falling. Later this week, I believe we’ll hear more good news from high-flying ServiceNow on Oct. 28, and
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We hear from Honeywell CEO Que Dellara on Microsoft partnership

AI Triggers New Industrial Revolution for Microsoft and Honeywell

October 23, 2020
Just two days after launching its Space Cloud, Microsoft has joined forces with Honeywell to deploy new cloud and AI innovations to modernize the aging but essential industrial landscape here on planet Earth. (On my weekly Cloud Wars Top 10 rankings, Microsoft is #1.) The partnership underscores two powerful trends playing major roles in transforming
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