Tag Archives: Microsoft

Will the CFO use the Corona Virus Black Swan Event to defund Customer Experience

Analysts, consulting firms, SaaS providers and business innovators all agree on one thing: Customer Experience has to be the number one priority for enterprise strategy as we enter 2020 and beyond. Enterprise boards and leadership teams have firstly, learnt the … Continue reading

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More evidence – Tough times for legacy tech vendors, and golden time for the Cloud

Software Asset Management and Licensing app provider Flexera recently published a report on technology investments that makes fascinating, scary or reassuring reading depending upon your perspective. The Flexera™ State of Technology Spend Report was based on over 300 interviews with … Continue reading

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All Go for Zoho

SaaS provider Zoho held their 2020 Analyst Day at their new US hometown of Austin, Texas January 29-31st. If you don’t know Zoho, think of them as an Austin, Texas for the tech industry. It is definitely not weird, but … Continue reading

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AWS goes Local – Bringing the Cloud Closer

In December 2019, AWS had its key global customer event re:Invent in Las Vegas. It is no surprise that the game gets bigger, the event gets broader and the content overwhelming in scale and scope. AWS now hosts 65,000 from … Continue reading

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Salesforce – Acquires Tableau, accelerates analytics as it plays a Customer 360 game

Salesforce announced on Monday, June 10th (US time) the acquisition of data visualisation leader Tableau for US$15.7B. Some jaws dropped at the purchased and the price and some at the purchaser. It was inevitable that Tableau would be acquired, Oracle, … Continue reading

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AlibabaCloud has the chance to own the ASEAN Cloud Market

The cloud in the Asia Pacific region has had considerable build up in the past two years. In the major markets, all of the hyper-scale providers are present or have announced intentions. As a result, Australia, India, Japan, Korea and … Continue reading

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Salesforce celebrates $10B revenue

Today Salesforce released their Q4 and Annual numbers. The magic $10B figure has been achieved. To be precise, FY18 revenue was $10.48B.  This represents growth of 25%. Guidance for 2019 was $12.6B, a growth prediction of 20-21% in the next … Continue reading

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AWS Reinvents AWS. Again

In the last week of November 2017, AWS held it’s customer event, Reinvent in Las Vegas. Not surprisingly, it is big. Total attendees were 43,000. Last year it was less than 30,000. Everyone knows AWS is big. In the last … Continue reading

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Dreamforce Winners for 2017

Another Dreamforce is over for 2017. Overall this year was a more successful event than 2016 from my perspective. Salesforce was less about big product announcements and more about improving existing capabilities and increasing the ease of customer deployment, training … Continue reading

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Amazon Go – Taking Retailing to the next level

Seattle is an incredibly fortunate city to be home to both Amazon and Microsoft critical yardsticks for technology. Before the rise of technology, it had a very strong retail history. Starbucks, Costco and Nordstrom are all Seattle based there as … Continue reading

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