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Google Cloud makes strides but still has a long way to go

In earnings reported this week, Alphabet announced that Google Cloud generated a robust $2.61 billion for the quarter, a number that includes revenue from both Google Cloud Platform and G Suite. That puts the division on a nice little run rate of $10.44 billion. It feels like a lot until you consider that Microsoft had a combined software and infrastructure cloud revenue run rate of $12.5 billion in , while AWS reported almost $10 billion for the quarter. While Google is not even close to th...
Tags: Google, TC, Cloud, Enterprise, Microsoft, Tech, Alphabet, Diane Greene, Mueller, Constellation Research, Google Cloud, Holger Mueller, Cloud Market Share, Thomas Kurian, TechCrunch Alphabet


Koch Industries acquires Infor in deal pegged at nearly $13B

Infor announced today that Koch Industries has bought the company in a deal sources peg at close to $13 billion. Infor, which makes large-scale cloud ERP software, has been around since 2002 and counts Koch as both a customer and an investor, so the deal makes sense on that level. Koch was lead investor last year in a $1.5 billion investment where the company indicated that it was a step before going public. It’s not clear if that is still the goal, as sources suggested that staying private m...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, TC, Cloud, Enterprise, Tech, ERP, M&a, Koch Industries, Koch, Mueller, Infor, Golden Gate Capital, Daniel Newman, Constellation Research, Koch Company, Holger Mueller


SAP job cuts prove harsh realities of enterprise transformation

As traditional enterprise companies like IBM, Oracle and SAP try to transform into more modern cloud companies, they are finding that making that transition, while absolutely necessary, could require difficult adjustments along the way. Just this morning, SAP announced that it was restructuring in order to save between $750 million and 800 million euro (between approximately $856 million an $914 million). While the company tried to put as positive a spin on the announcement as possible, it co...
Tags: TC, Enterprise, Finance, Tech, Ibm, Sap, McDermott, Mueller, IBM Oracle, Bill McDermott, Holger Mueller, Luca Mucic, SAP for Constellation Research, CallidusCloud SAP


Amazon Unveils Elastic Inference, FSx for Windows File Server, Inferentia, Self-driving Racing League DeepRacer, SageMaker Ground Truth, and Outposts (slashdot)

Amazon Web Services announced a slew of new or updated offerings at its cloud-computing conference in Las Vegas, seeking to maintain its lead in the market for internet-based computing. Following is a rundown. Amazon Elastic Inference is a new service that lets customers attach GPU-powered inference acceleration to any Amazon EC2 instance and reduces deep learning costs by up to 75 percent. From a report: "What we see typically is that the average utilization of these P3 instances GPUs are abo...
Tags: Amazon, News, Las Vegas, Gpu, Amazon Web Services, Intel Atom, Andy Jassy, Constellation Research, Jassy, Ground Truth, Holger Mueller, Msmash, Amazon Elastic Inference, GPU AWS, SageMaker Ground Truth, Using Ground Truth


Amazon Unveils Elastic Inference, FSx for Windows File Server, Inferentia, Self-driving Racing League DeepRacer, SageMaker Ground Truth, and Outposts

Amazon Web Services announced a slew of new or updated offerings at its cloud-computing conference in Las Vegas, seeking to maintain its lead in the market for internet-based computing. Following is a rundown. Amazon Elastic Inference is a new service that lets customers attach GPU-powered inference acceleration to any Amazon EC2 instance and reduces deep learning costs by up to 75 percent. From a report: "What we see typically is that the average utilization of these P3 instances GPUs are abo...
Tags: Amazon, Tech, Las Vegas, Gpu, Amazon Web Services, Intel Atom, Andy Jassy, Constellation Research, Jassy, Holger Mueller, Amazon Elastic Inference, GPU AWS, SageMaker Ground Truth, Using Ground Truth, Inferentia, Andy Jassy Customers


AWS announces new Inferentia machine learning chip

AWS is not content to cede any part of any market to any company. When it comes to machine learning chips, names like Nvidia or Google come to mind, but today at AWS re:Invent in Las Vegas, the company announced a new dedicated machine learning chip of its own called Inferentia. “Inferentia will be a very high throughput low-latency, sustained performance very cost-effective processor,” AWS CEO Andy Jassy explained during the announcement. Holger Mueller, an analyst with Constellation Research s...
Tags: Google, Amazon, TC, Enterprise, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Aws, Las Vegas, Chips, Mueller, Andy Jassy, Constellation Research, Holger Mueller, AWS re:Invent 2018, Inferentia


AWS launches a base station for satellites as a service

Today at AWS Re:invent in Las Vegas, AWS announced a new service for satellite providers with the launch of AWS Ground Station, the first fully-managed ground station as a service. With this new service, AWS will provide ground antennas through their existing network of worldwide availability zones, as well as data processing services to simplify the entire data retrieval and processing process for satellite companies, or for others who consume the satellite data. Satellite operators need to get...
Tags: TC, Cloud, Space, Enterprise, Tech, Customers, Satellites, Aws, Las Vegas, Digitalglobe, Mueller, Andy Jassy, Constellation Research, Data Processing, Jassy, Holger Mueller


Time To Bring Back the Software User Conference

Holger Mueller, writing for ZDNet (condensed for space): Every tech company has a user conference these days. And is it just me, or are they all starting to feel the exact same? Same announcements, same message, same speakers, same venue. Rinse, repeat. On top of this sameness, irrelevant gimmicks and lack of substance threaten to drag the tech user conference into obsolescence. But all is not lost. Here are a few areas in which tech conferences are going astray, and a few ideas about how to fix...
Tags: Tech, Party, Zdnet, Holger Mueller


4 Ways Digital Marketers Can Make Data Work for Them

There’s no doubt that data is a marketer’s very best friend these days. According to Forbes, best-in-class marketers are 56% more likely to use data and analytics platforms and 64% of marketing executives see data-driven marketing as crucial to success in a globalized economy. But, as the importance of data in marketing has greatly increased, the line between art and science has blurred. Is marketing more of an art, or is it becoming a hard science? The easiest way to find answers is often to fo...
Tags: Marketing, Google Analytics, B2b, Mixpanel, Digital Marketing, Forbes, Martech, Sonder, Workato, Marketing Metrics, Skyword, Holger Mueller, Marketo Salesforce, Ways Digital Marketers Can Make Data Work, Marc Matrocola, Tara Humpries Head


Workato snags $10 mln Series A

Workato, an intelligent automation platform, has closed $10 million in Series A funding. Storm Ventures led the round with participation from Salesforce Ventures and Workday Ventures. PRESS RELEASE Cupertino, Calif., July 18, 2017 – Workato, an iPaaS leader in a period of dramatic growth, today announced the completion of $10 million in Series A financing, as well as a major update to its platform — Workato Turing. Together, these initiatives will accelerate digital transformation for enterprise...
Tags: Microsoft, Trends, Taiwan, Silicon Valley, Salesforce, Salesforce Ventures, Storm Ventures, Workato, LSI, VC Deals, Constellation Research, Holger Mueller, Salesforce Intelligent Customer Success Platform, Ryan Floyd, Algolia AtScale Digital, About Salesforce Ventures Salesforce


'I'm Not Sure I Understand' -- How Apple's Siri Lost Her Mojo

Apple has struggled to make Siri as smart as Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa because of disagreements among its staff and its decisions to limit how long it stores user data, former Apple employees told The Wall Street Journal. The company unveiled a new version of Siri during its WWDC keynote address on Monday but failed to show the world how it's much better than competing products from Google and Amazon (alternative source). There are a few areas where blame can be placed. The Journal said ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Steve Jobs, Siri, Tech, Tim Cook, Silicon Valley, Wall Street Journal, Journal, Amazon Alexa, Holger Mueller


Apple's Great App Store Sales May Not Signify Much

Apple's App Store racked up an all-time high of $240 million in sales on the first day of this year. On the whole, 2016 was a very good year for Apple devs, who earned more than $20 billion for their apps -- up 40 percent over 2015. "Apple has always had the most profitable ecosystem and app market in terms of revenue per user and price per app," said Holger Mueller, a principal analyst at Constellation Research. Super Mario Run was the most downloaded app worldwide on Christmas Day and New ...
Tags: Apple, Ecommerce, Holger Mueller


Colin Kaepernick National Anthem Protest Continues As Other Players Join

Colin Kaepernick takes a knee during the national anthem pic.twitter.com/sdMcmk7khW— KNBR (@KNBR) September 2, 2016 San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick knelt with his arms folded during the performance of the U.S. national anthem during a pre-season game in San Diego on Thursday, continuing his protest against racial injustice and police brutality. Kaepernick’s teammate Eric Reid also took a knee during the anthem, and a Seahawks player refused to stand during another Thursday nig...
Tags: New York, News, Navy, US, San Francisco 49ers, NFL, Colin Kaepernick, San Diego Chargers, San Francisco, Marine, San Diego, National Football League, National Basketball Association, Oakland, Black Lives Matter, Seahawks


Colin Kaepernick National Anthem Protest Continues As 49er Kneels At Start Of San Diego Game

Colin Kaepernick takes a knee during the national anthem pic.twitter.com/sdMcmk7khW— KNBR (@KNBR) September 2, 2016 San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick knelt with his arms folded during the performance of the U.S. national anthem during a pre-season game in San Diego on Thursday, continuing his protest against racial injustice and police brutality. Kaepernick , 28, has pledged to continue sitting during the performance of “The Star Spangled Banner” before National Football League...
Tags: New York, News, Navy, San Francisco 49ers, NFL, Colin Kaepernick, San Diego Chargers, San Francisco, Marine, San Diego, National Football League, National Basketball Association, Oakland, Black Lives Matter, Seahawks, Huffington Post


Oracle Plunks Down $532M for Customer Engagement Firm Opower

Oracle on Monday announced that it has agreed to acquire Opower for $532 million in cash. More than 100 global utilities, including PG&E, Exelon and National Grid, use Opower's customer engagement and energy efficiency cloud services, Oracle said. Opower's big data platform stores and analyzes more than 600 billion meter reads from 60 million end customers of utilities. The transaction is expected to close later this year. "This acquisition brings together two synergistic areas," analyst Hol...
Tags: Ecommerce, Oracle, Exelon, Opower, Holger Mueller