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.And without further delay, here we go with this week's links:
As the cloud takes over enterprise computing, it can't be good for legacy vendors that thrived in the world of private data centers. We could be at an inflection point where vendors are still selling hardware but making a lot less money — and it's very much attributable to competition from the cloud.
Oracle is not a cloud power | ZDNet
Oracle is trying very hard to be a cloud vendor these days with its chairman declaring, "Amazon's lead is over." As the writer points out, it's going to take much more than ranting to make that happen, and no matter how loudly the chairman says it, it doesn't make it a reality.
Microsoft, like so many companies these days, sees AI as a key underlying technology moving forward, and this week it combined all of its intelligence pieces into a single division comprising 5,000 people. The cloud is a big part of this future vision.
Google gets its cloud together | CSC Blogs
Last week, Google took a marketing bow on the reorganization of the cloud division it formed when Diane Greene took over last year. The division has a new name, Google Cloud, which is what most of us called it anyway, and it formalizes the moves Greene made to pull all the cloud pieces into a coherent unit.
Driving digital transformation with the cloud | Infoworld
If you haven't noticed, companies everywhere are under pressure to transform and change with the times. While it swarms with buzz words, there is an underlying truth, and the cloud has a huge role to play as companies begin this journey.
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