What Diane Greene’s Departure Means for Google Cloud

“While the AI-centric strategy played to Google’s strengths, it didn’t help much with more boring workloads such as storage and website hosting that drive Amazon’s dominance and are the bulk of the cloud market. ‘They’ve been making the right moves and saying the right things, but it just hasn’t shown through in performance financially,’ says Meaghan McGrath, who tracks Google and other cloud providers at Technology Business Research. She says Google is still hamstrung by a perception that it doesn’t really know how to work with corporate IT departments—an area where Microsoft has a long track record.”

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