Entries by Evan Woollacott, Senior Analyst

2022 Predictions: Cloud

Join Practice Manager and Principal Analyst Allan Krans, Senior Analyst Catie Merrill and Senior Analyst Evan Woollacott Thursday, March 10, 2022, at 1 p.m. EST/10 a.m. PST for an in-depth, exclusive review of TBR’s three 2022 Predictions special reports on the cloud market — Cloud Partnerships, Cloud Applications and Cloud Infrastructure & Platforms — each […]

2022 Predictions: Digital Transformation

Join Practice Manager and Principal Analyst Patrick Heffernan, Principal Analyst Boz Hristov, Senior Analyst Evan Woollacott and Senior Strategy Consultant Geoff Woollacott Thursday, Feb. 3, 2022, at 1 p.m. EDT/10 a.m. PDT for an in-depth, exclusive review of Top 3 Predictions for Digital Transformation in 2022, part of TBR’s Predictions special series examining market trends […]

Unprecedented change doomed JEDI

The ongoing JEDI controversy comes to an end Since the process began in 2017, it was widely speculated that the approach used with the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) contract was too large and diverse to be fulfilled by a single vendor. The unprecedented global disruption brought on by COVID-19 during 2020 and 2021 quickly […]

Who’s there?: The rise of multienterprise business networks

Not everything about business is technology, but every business has to leverage technology everywhere Over the last few years, executives discussed redesigning their businesses for the safe, secure and accurate flow of actionable data with as little human involvement and oversight as possible, a change Google describes as removing the “human toil” from economic activity. […]

Accelerated cloud adoption will persist even after COVID-19 pandemic subsides

Pandemic-related cloud adoption continues, with more multiproduct, mission-critical SaaS implementations planned for 2021 The outbreak of COVID-19 led to constraints around enterprise IT budgets, but the emergence of a digital workforce resulted in accelerated adoption of cloud applications, particularly those related to productivity and customer-facing suites in the front office. Enterprises needed to rapidly shift […]

Microsoft Teams in crosshairs as Salesforce announces acquisition of Slack to bolster its Customer 360 vision

Slack fits within Salesforce’s historical growth strategy Salesforce (NYSE: CRM) has increasingly relied on inorganic growth to accelerate top-line revenue performance, such as its acquisitions of MuleSoft in 2018 for $6.5 billion and Tableau in 2019 for $15.7 billion. The addition of Slack (NYSE: WORK) would allow Salesforce to augment its robust, customer-focused products, including […]