Cloud is becoming higher touch

Join Allan Krans, Nicole Catchpole, Jack McElwee and Catie Merrill to learn about how cloud initially promised simplicity for customers, but has matured to offer much the opposite. Shifting use cases, emerging technologies and a diverse mix of IT delivery methods are challenging customer skill sets and resources. Customers need more assistance at each step […]

The federal IT services market remains highly favorable in growth for technology contractors in 2020

Defense, intelligence and civilian agencies are accelerating modernization efforts in 2020. M&A activity in the market will also remain at a brisk pace. “Leidos released its 4Q19 and 2019 fiscal results on Feb. 18, posting 4Q19 revenue growth of 11.6% year-to-year to $2.95 billion on the back of strong bookings and backlog growth throughout 2019 as […]

While upselling Zoho One and maintaining focus on SMBs, Zoho taps into enterprises as its portfolio matures

Zoho integrates enterprise capabilities into Zoho One and pushes upmarket While new enterprise customers are more likely to utilize apps from multiple vendors, Zoho has been successfully upselling Zoho One to customers, such as IIFL, that start with smaller product suites like CRM Plus. Zoho One includes Zoho’s bundled offerings for CRM, finance, human resources, […]

Tableau will add customers and seats with best practices, new capabilities and utilization of Salesforce’s sales teams

Tableau aims to help enterprises create a data-accepting culture From the opening keynote to the breakout sessions, Tableau was consistent in its message that many enterprises are falling short of their analytics goals. Part of the reason why these enterprises are falling short of their goals is because of their corporate cultures, in which people […]

Why license when you can buy? Salesforce to acquire ClickSoftware

After 3-plus years of licensing, Salesforce intends to acquire ClickSoftware to augment Field Service Lightning One week after Salesforce completed its acquisition of Tableau, the vendor announced its intent to acquire ClickSoftware, a field service management solutions provider, for $1.35 billion. ClickSoftware is a practical acquisition target for Salesforce; the vendors have been partners since […]

Salesforce to acquire Tableau as the market moves to no-code and low-code environments

Salesforce’s acquisition of Tableau Software would make additional data visualization and analytics capabilities available to business users Salesforce announced its intent to buy Tableau Software in an all-stock deal valued at $15.7 billion, in which Salesforce will exchange 1.103 shares of its common stock for each of Tableau’s Class A and Class B common stock. […]

Three years after launching Google One, Google Cloud nears enterprise readiness with Anthos

Google Cloud’s enterprise journey started with Diane Greene and the ‘One Google’ strategy When Google entered the public cloud market it leveraged the company’s positive reputation among developers as well as technological expertise around machine learning and data analytics from its Search business. However, as a cloud vendor, the company had yet to establish a […]

Earnings recap: Amazon, Microsoft and Google grow fast and keep hold on the market — for now

Although the market is consolidating around AWS, Microsoft Azure and GCP, the trailing vendors are unable to match AWS’ quarterly revenue gains Consolidation is occurring across cloud segments, with the most notable convergence occurring around the five leading PaaS and IaaS players, blending the lines between PaaS and IaaS. Customers and applications vendors are flocking […]