Welcome to The Cloud 5, our weekly feature where we scour the web searching for the five most intriguing and poignant cloud links we can find.

Before we jump into this week’s links, please have a look at one of our recent blog posts, Oracle cloud biz begins to take center stage. A couple of different news stories highlighted that Oracle’s priority now is clearly the cloud.

And without further delay, here we go with this week’s links:

Huawei investing $250m in global partner program | ZDNet

Huawei, the Chinese company best known for its smartphones, also has a cloud business. This week, it announced it was investing a chunk of money to enhance its worldwide partner programs and help build out its cloud go-to market strategy.

Michael Dell’s birthday wish for Dell-EMC | USA Today

USA Today looked at the state of Dell-EMC deal on the occasion of chairman Michael Dell’s birthday — and it liked what it saw for the most part. In particular, VMware has benefited from the merger, as it seems to be revitalized by the company’s hybrid cloud strategy.

Microsoft and Adobe announce an expanded partnership | TechCrunch

Microsoft has been partnering up quite frequently in recent years, and this week it announced it was expanding its partnership with Adobe (of all companies). It began last year with Azure/Adobe Marketing Cloud integration. This year it expands to Microsoft using the Adobe Sign esignature tool in Office 365 and Dynamics 365, while Adobe plans to integrate Microsoft Teams into Marketing Cloud.

HPE makes another buy to boost cloud services | Fortune

HPE bought Cloud Technology Partners, a cloud consulting firm, this week in a move to beef up its hybrid computing strategy. The company has quietly acquired several cloud companies already this year.

Off with their heads! A conversational revolution in enterprise apps | Diginomica

As companies move to conversational interfaces in the coming years with tools like Alexa, Cortana, and Siri, we will start to see an entirely new class of applications and new ways of interacting with and getting information from the underlying software.

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Posted by Ron Miller

Ron Miller is a freelance technology reporter and blogger. He is contributing editor at EContent Magazine and enterprise reporter at TechCrunch.

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