Welcome to the Cloud Wars Minute — your daily news and commentary show, hosted by Cloud Wars Founder Bob Evans. Each episode provides insights and perspectives around the “reimagination machine” that is the Cloud.
In this episode, Bob reviews what some of the “old guard” cloud tech companies have done to adapt and take charge of the industry cloud category by offering industry-specific solutions.
00:01 — “Legacy” tech vendors are showing strong performance in the industry cloud category by offering industry-specific solutions.
01:12 — The drive toward these specific solutions was likely triggered by the dramatic changes businesses experienced over the past few years as they reinvented internal processes from end to end.
01:52 — Oracle’s blockbuster acquisition of Cerner catapults the company into the lead in the healthcare space, and will likely make Oracle the fastest-growing cloud vendor in the world. Oracle’s industry-specific solutions extend beyond healthcare.
02:54 — SAP’s success with RISE and business transformation as a service has made it easier for companies moving to the cloud to jump on industry-specific capabilities.
03:14 — IBM Cloud for Financial Services and IBM Consulting have boosted the company considerably.
03:38 — Bob suggests we resist the urge to underestimate companies’ abilities to adapt.
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