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Cloud Wars Minute The Cloud Wars Cloud and AI Confidence Index reaches an all-time high, led by Microsoft, Google, and Amazon, which all gained well over $1 trillion in market cap.
Cloud Wars Minute A major runup in its market cap places Microsoft in elite company, and demonstrates the company placed the right bet when it went all in on AI.
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Cloud Wars A reflection on Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella's tenure, which has seen the remarkable transformation from a 'Cloud-First' vision to Microsoft's dominance in the cloud.
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AI/AI Index Our top products to watch this year range from applications with comprehensive supply chain functionality to transportation-focused specialty apps.
Cloud Wars Microsoft flexes its muscle by embedding AI and copilot access directly in PC keyboards so its tech is now available through hardware and software interfaces.
Cloud Wars Microsoft anticipates a 26% to 27% growth rate for Azure in 2024, driven by substantial AI investments, and quarterly cloud revenue should top $33 billion.
Cloud Wars Minute Microsoft's positive 2024 outlook emphasizes AI's crucial role in sustaining Azure's growth.
Cloud Wars Oracle's partnership turns Microsoft into its biggest customer, with a multi-cloud deal, significant investments, and a shared vision for market leadership.
Cloud Wars Minute Undergoing a notable shift, Oracle sees Microsoft emerge as a prominent customer in their strategic cloud collaboration.
Cloud Wars Minute ServiceNow claims the top spot as the world's hottest cloud vendor with a remarkable 27% growth rate, outpacing all the other Cloud Wars Top 10 companies.
Acceleration Economy Minute Teradata's AI Unlimited for Microsoft Fabric, a serverless AI-ML engine, supports and accelerates cost-effective AI innovation.
News The Cloud Wars Top 10 companies, with a combined market cap exceeding $7 trillion, have experienced a range of performance in 2023, with CEOs including Microsoft's Satya Nadella and SAP's Christian Klein standing out.
Cloud Wars Minute Ignite takes the spotlight in this Cloud Wars Minute emphasizing Microsoft's robust focus on AI. Highlights include partnerships, innovations like Maia and Cobalt chips for Azure data centers, and the expansion of Copilots across diverse applications, showcasing Microsoft's leadership in infusing...
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Cloud Wars Minute The Cloud Confidence Index hits a record $7.2 trillion, reflecting heightened interest in AI-driven innovation, with Sam Altman's brief move to Microsoft adding intrigue and cementing Microsoft's dominance in the cloud market.
AI/AI Index Weekly Report After being fired from his position as CEO of OpenAI, Sam Altman joins Microsoft to lead its new advanced AI research team.
CXO Minute While NVIDIA has been providing AI chips, the company is using its own AI models internally to continue advancing its AI product offerings.
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Cloud Wars Minute In the latest Cloud Wars Minute, Oracle leads the hottest growth companies with a 30% growth rate, hitting $4.6 billion in cloud revenue.
CXO Minute Some highlights from OpenAI's developer conference, featuring turbocharged GPT, custom GPTs, and a strategic Microsoft partnership, emphasizing rapid AI adoption for CIOs and businesses.
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Cloud Wars Minute Oracle's Larry Ellison and Microsoft's Satya Nadella join forces to reshape the future of cloud and AI.
Cloud Wars Oracle's Larry Ellison and Microsoft's Satya Nadella are redefining competition and collaboration norms
Cloud Wars Many signs points to the likelihood of Microsoft and Oracle extending their flourishing partnership to the use of Oracle's Cloud for AI inferencing.
Cloud Wars Minute The Microsoft-Oracle partnership that's shaping the future of AI infrastructure and cloud collaboration may well extend to AI training.
AI/AI Index Weekly Report Microsoft's comprehensive AI upgrades extend to every business function, with a focus on use case-specific offerings.
Cloud Wars SAP's Christian Klein and Microsoft's Satya Nadella are hashing out an expanded data agremeent with wide-ranging implications for customers' generative AI initiatives.
Cloud Wars Minute SAP and Microsoft's potential data sharing deal is set to transform generative AI offerings, meeting the ever-growing demands of cloud customers.
Cloud Wars Q3 results show Microsoft, Google Cloud, and AWS have unique responses to evolving market dynamics, along with insight into the potential disruptor, Oracle.
Cloud Wars Minute An exploration of Q3 results reveals critical differences between Microsoft, Google Cloud, and AWS.
Cloud Wars Minute A multi-billion-dollar infrastructure investment by Microsoft in Australia will drive AI, cloud, and cybersecurity outcomes.
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Cloud Wars Microsoft's 24% increase in cloud revenue for the fiscal quarter was boosted by its partnership with Oracle. The partners are enabling multicloud access to the Oracle database via Microsoft Azure.
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Founded in 1975, Microsoft is among the largest enterprise-technology companies in the world and is the largest enterprise-cloud vendor in the world. It has been #1 on the Cloud Wars Top 10 rankings for more than 2 straight years. Playing at all 3 layers of the cloud—IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS—Microsoft is able to address what it calls “the entire digital estates” of its business customers around the world. Since Satya Nadella become CEO in 2014, Microsoft has surged to the top of the cloud-computing industry by combining a broad and deep product lineup, an early and totally uncompromising commitment to hybrid-cloud computing, and highly innovative go-to-market strategies. Those include some unprecedented situations in which Microsoft first helps its corporate customers build unique applications or other solutions around Azure, and then helps those corporations sell their unique IP to other companies, thereby turning IP into revenue.