In a superb example of true digital transformation, grocery giant Kroger is morphing into a technology company that develops and sells modern cloud-based solutions and services to other retail companies while also remaining America’s largest grocery retailer. Digital transformation always involves the overhaul and optimization of internal processes, but its true potential is realized when
While I don’t blame Amazon one bit for turning the retail sector upside-down and competing aggressively for every available dollar, and while it’s no surprise that major retailers are avoiding Amazon Web Services like the plague, it’s still been striking to watch Microsoft’s recent run of blockbuster retail deals. As Amazon has become a global
As the cloud becomes the most influential enterprise-technology platform in 2019, the mix among the top five cloud vendors of “cloud-native” hotshots and “legacy” veterans underscores not only the rapid rise of the hybrid cloud but also the end of any reasonable claim that the big traditional tech companies are not cloud companies. In today’s
Ensuring that its stunning growth and surging relevance has only just begun, the cloud industry is warmly embracing hybrid computing—the fusion of traditional on-premises technology with the cloud—with Microsoft, IBM and Amazon leading the way in recognizing that business reality outranks whiz-bang new technologies. Because as impressive and disruptive as public-cloud infrastructure undoubtedly is, the
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
As cloud computing continues to prove that it’s becoming one of the greatest tech-industry growth markets of all time, the four largest enterprise-cloud vendors—Microsoft, Amazon, IBM and Salesforce.com—will almost certainly top $90 billion in cloud revenue for calendar 2018. And while these four top-revenue cloud vendors are putting up the most-compelling numbers, each of the
Microsoft’s booming $8.5-billion in cloud revenue last quarter has helped it open a decisive lead over Amazon as the world’s leading enterprise cloud provider for the past 12 months, $26.7 billion to $23.4$ billion.
As the Cloud War’s leading rivals prepare to post Q3 financial results this week, Microsoft has an excellent chance to approach $7.5 billion in Q3 cloud revenue while Amazon is likely to flirt with $6.9 billion.
Stuart Bashford is the digital officer for the Swiss-based Bühler Group, a $3B, family-owned company that is 158 years old. Every day, billions of people use Bühler technologies and solutions to satisfy their basic needs for food, mobility, or communication. Hear Stuart discuss cloud, AI, and the Internet of Things.