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

Microsoft, not Salesforce owns SaaS marketshare lead says Synergy Research

Microsoft, not Salesforce owns SaaS marketshare lead says Synergy Research

When Synergy Research announced their Q2 SaaS marketshare results today, there was a bit of a surprise. Instead of Salesforce, leading the field, it was Microsoft. The shift actually happened a year ago, according to Synergy. Salesforce was of course born...

/ August 31, 2017
Cloud 5: GCP’s low-cost cloud, Microsoft’s super-fast AI

Cloud 5: GCP’s low-cost cloud, Microsoft’s super-fast AI

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...

/ August 25, 2017
Salesforce
Salesforce surpasses $10 billion run rate

Salesforce surpasses $10 billion run rate

Salesforce had another impressive earnings report yesterday, blowing past analyst expectations and putting them firmly on the road to surpass $10 billion in annual revenue. That’s a huge number and not one to be dismissed easily. In fact, Salesforce claims...

/ August 23, 2017
Cloud 5
Cloud 5: AWS chooses Kubernetes, Brazilian SaaS vendors

Cloud 5: AWS chooses Kubernetes, Brazilian SaaS vendors

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...

/ August 11, 2017
In latest volley in cloud wars, IBM sues to stop former exec from joining AWS

In latest volley in cloud wars, IBM sues to stop former exec from joining AWS

The cloud battles are beginning to get a little nastier, if that was even possible. First there were price wars where each company tried outdo the other with even cheaper offerings. This week it reached the personal level when IBM sued...

/ August 9, 2017
Cloud 5: Microsoft goes to Hollywood, BMW bets on the cloud

Cloud 5: Microsoft goes to Hollywood, BMW bets on the cloud

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...

/ August 4, 2017
Microsoft still has a long way to go to catch AWS

Microsoft still has a long way to go to catch AWS

Microsoft is considered a cloud success story, as well it should, given its numbers in the most recent quarterly earnings report, but dollars don’t tell the whole story in the cloud market. It’s a big market, and revenue depends on...

/ August 3, 2017
Cloud 5: AWS reports revenue and managing multi-clouds

Cloud 5: AWS reports revenue and managing multi-clouds

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...

/ July 28, 2017
Diane Greene, head of Google Cloud Platform, speaking at TechCrunch
Google’s murky cloud numbers

Google’s murky cloud numbers

Google announced its earnings report this week, and buried in a section called ‘Other Revenue’ was their cloud earnings — thrown together with a bunch of other ill-defined stuff that wasn’t ad revenue. The good news is that the number...

/ July 26, 2017 / 2 Comments
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Cloud 5: Microsoft’s cloud profits, IDC cloud prediction

Cloud 5: Microsoft’s cloud profits, IDC cloud prediction

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...

/ July 21, 2017