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A market research firm says Google Cloud is now the leading cloud in the retail industry, partially because retailers don't want to work with Amazon Web Services (GOOG, GOOGL)

The market research firm Canalys named Google Cloud the leading cloud in the retail industry.  That's notable, given that rivals Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure are seen to dominate the overall cloud computing industry. Under CEO Thomas Kurian, Google Cloud has placed its focus on appealing directly to six specific industries, including retail — a strategy that includes hiring sales and marketing staff dedicated to that purpose.  Canalys says that in Google Cloud's ability to offer adv...
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Canalys: Google is top cloud infrastructure provider for online retailers

While Google Cloud Platform has shown some momentum in the last year, it remains a distant third behind Amazon and Microsoft in the cloud infrastructure market. But Google got some good news from Canalys today when the firm reported that GCP is the number one cloud platform provider for retailers. Canalys didn’t provide specific numbers, but it did set overall market positions in the retail sector with Microsoft coming in second, Amazon third, followed by Alibaba and IBM in fourth and fift...
Tags: Google, Amazon, TC, Cloud, Ecommerce, Asia, Enterprise, Microsoft, Digital, Tech, Alibaba, Retail, Ibm, Costco, Alex Smith, Google Cloud Platform


Google Cloud partners explain all the ways that the search giant is getting more flexible, from letting customers reallocate their cloud resources to helping developers pay for their own sales and marketing pushes (GOOG, GOOGL)

Google Cloud partners say that the company has gotten more flexible since Thomas Kurian took over as CEO. That flexibility can be seen in how it gives customers wiggle room when it comes to the finer points of their contracts — like allowing them to take credits that were intended for one Google Cloud service, and allowing them to apply them to other services.  The company has also expanded its outreach to partners, including by giving money for sales and marketing to developers who build soft...
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Google Cloud partners say that the company has given customers a lot more flexibility in their contracts as part of its race to take on Amazon and Microsoft (GOOG, GOOGL)

Google Cloud partners say that the company has gotten more flexible since Thomas Kurian took over as CEO. That flexibility can be seen in how it gives customers wiggle room when it comes to the finer points of their contracts — like allowing them to take credits that were intended for one Google Cloud service, and allowing them to apply them to other services.  The company has also expanded its outreach to partners, including by giving money for sales and marketing to developers who build soft...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Microsoft, Trends, Aws, Silicon Valley, Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud Platform, Thomas, SADA, Google Cloud, Kurian, Kollar, Goldman Sachs Deutsche Bank, Galizia, Rob Enslin


Data analytics company Looker is announcing its first new features since Google Cloud acquired it for $2.4 billion, and it's going after Google's core marketing customers (GOOG, GOOGL)

Google Cloud's data analytics company Looker announced its first new product features on Thursday since it was acquired for $2.4 billion. With its new features, Looker is going after Google's core marketing audience.   This is part of Looker's strategy to roll its tools out to additional parts of Google to help them reel in new customers.  Looker also gives Google Cloud a stronger data analytics offering that works on multiple clouds, which is a major part of Google Cloud's strategy to compete...
Tags: Google, London, Microsoft, Trends, Silicon Valley, Salesforce, Amazon Web Services, Looker, Arellano, Google Cloud, Thomas Kurian, Debanjan Saha, Pedro Arellano


Google Cloud's $3 billion quarter shows strong but slowing growth, even as Google reported its first quarterly revenue decline since going public (GOOG, GOOGL)

Alphabet reported earnings on Thursday, disclosing that Google Cloud generated over $3 billion in revenue — up 43% from the same period of last year. Last quarter, Google Cloud saw a 52% year-over-year increase, showing that revenue growth in the unit is slowing down. On a call with investors, Google CFO Ruth Porat attributed the slowdown to price changes at G Suite, its productivity software suite.  Google Cloud was still a bright spot on Alphabet's earnings report, which saw Google report it...
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Here are 22 of the most important executives leading Google Cloud as it takes on Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure (GOOG, GOOGL)

Google Cloud is competing with Amazon Web Services and Microsoft for bigger share in the fast-growing cloud market. These 22 executives are leading Google's bid to expand its reach in cloud computing. These executives are focused on expanding sales, partnerships, and customer relationships, as well as building technology like artificial intelligence and cloud infrastructure. Click here for more BI Prime stories.  With Amazon and Microsoft gobbling up large portions of the share on the cloud m...
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ALPHABET'S A-TEAM: These are the 23 product leaders and execs driving Google's future and spearheading its most ambitious 'moonshots' (GOOG)

Business Insider has identified 23 power players inside Google. From product leaders to C-suite executives, these are the people driving the most important parts of Google's business. They're also leading Google through one of its greatest challenges to date: a global pandemic. Think we've missed someone important? Got a tip to share? Contact this reporter at [email protected] or on +1 628-228-1836. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Alphabet may be the name of the...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Europe, UK, New York, London, Microsoft, Youtube, Ebay, Africa, US, Trends, Bloomberg, Google Analytics, Larry Page, Ireland


POWER PLAYERS: 23 top executives and product leaders inside Google who are shaping the future of the company (GOOG)

Business Insider has identified 23 power players inside Google. From product leaders to C-suite executives, these are the people driving the most important parts of Google's business. They're also leading Google through one of its greatest challenges to date: a global pandemic. Think we've missed someone important? Got a tip to share? Contact this reporter at [email protected] or on +1 628-228-1836. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Alphabet may be the name of the...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Europe, UK, New York, London, Microsoft, Youtube, Ebay, Africa, US, Trends, Bloomberg, Google Analytics, Larry Page, Ireland


Google Cloud did some 'myth busting' about data privacy and winning large customers this week as it tries to win the war against Amazon and Microsoft, analysts say (GOOG, GOOGL)

This year's virtual Google Cloud Next conference showed that the cloud unit is trying to do some "myth busting" as it competes against Amazon Web Services and Microsoft, an analyst says. Google Cloud has struggled with being seen as less secure or less of a serious enterprise cloud player than its competitors, but it's trying to change that image by launching new security products and announcing big customers. Google Cloud is also continuing to launch multi-cloud products — like BigQuery Omni ...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Microsoft, US, America, Trends, Gartner, Deutsche Bank, Aws, Amazon Web Services, Trump, Lopez, Maribel Lopez, Google Cloud, James Sanders, Global Market Intelligence


Trump's recent freeze on work visas horrified the tech industry. 16 top leaders who came to the US from around the world speak out on why they think it will 'make America less competitive'

President Trump's decision to suspend key immigrant work visas has been severely criticized by many in the US tech industry, which has long relied on foreign talent. Venture capitalists, founders, and CEOs who are immigrants themselves shared their frustrations with the Trump order with Business Insider. One of them, Togo-born F5 Networks CEO Francois Lo coh Donou, who grew up in France, told Business Insider that the executive order "sends the signal to highly-skilled immigrants around the wo...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Verizon, Hong Kong, UK, Microsoft, Yahoo, Bali, California, Mexico, France, China, India, US, America, Trends


Google Cloud and Fox Sports are teaming up to use machine learning to create better content for fans, like by scouring decades of old footage to find the most exciting plays

The future of sports is unclear as the coronavirus pandemic continues to surge in parts of the US. That means viewers may be regulated to reruns for the rest of the year.  Fox Sports and Google Cloud are teaming up to try to make that content, as well as future programming, more compelling.  Using Google Cloud's machine learning capabilities, Fox Sports is hoping to better dig through its trove of media data to produce custom content.  The AI tools will also help producers and editors more qui...
Tags: Google, US, Trends, Fox, Fidelity, Ibm, Donald Trump, Jain, Fox Sports, Google Cloud, Innovation Inc, Anil Jain, Thomas Kurian, Brad Zager


Under Thomas Kurian, Google Cloud is announcing some heavyweight enterprise customers and it's a good sign for his ultimate ambitions (GOOG, GOOGL)

At Google Cloud Next, Google Cloud announced it will work with customers like Goldman Sachs, Deutsche Bank, Verizon, Fox Sports, and the French auto company Renault. Previously, Google Cloud had said it would triple its salesforce over the next few years. Google Cloud CEO Thomas Kurian had said that it plans to specialize in going after customers in specific verticals like finance and telecommunications. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. When Google Cloud CEO Thomas Kurian t...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Verizon, Microsoft, Ebay, Trends, Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs, North America, Renault, Sabre, Lowe, Fox Sports, KeyBank, Google Cloud, Kurian


Google just granted customers a feature they'd been begging for to add more flexibility to one of its most popular data products — and it's all part of its strategy to take on Amazon and Microsoft (GOOG, GOOGL)

On Tuesday, Google Cloud announced BigQuery Omni, which allows customers to use the flagship data warehouse product to store, protect, and analyze their data, no matter what cloud it is stored on. Customers had long been asking Google to make BigQuery cloud agnostic, says Debanjan Saha, vice president and general manager of data analytics at Google.  BigQuery Omni will be available for Amazon Web Services in private alpha, and support for Microsoft Azure is coming soon. The move aligns with on...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Microsoft, Trends, Aws, Ufc, Amazon Web Services, Thomas, AWS Microsoft, Saha, Google Cloud, Kurian, Thomas Kurian, Madhive, Anthos, Thomas Kurian Google Cloud


Even Oracle's biggest critics say that it's become a more viable cloud rival to Amazon Web Services, as it launches a 'significant and important' new data center product

Last week, Larry Ellison launched a version of Oracle's cloud that can run in a customer's own data centers.  This new product will present a competitive threat to a similar product from Amazon Web Services called Outposts. AWS is one of Oracle's chief rivals in the cloud market.   It could help Oracle capture a very lucrative segment of the cloud market before AWS, Microsoft or Google can. The product is good and costs less than competitors, analysts say. Even a former skeptic who used to jok...
Tags: Google, Microsoft, Trends, Larry Ellison, Gartner, Aws, Ellison, Oracle, Amazon Web Services, Larry, Wang, OCI, Ray Wang, Google Cloud, Leong, Lydia Leong


Google signs up Verizon for its AI-powered contact center services

Google today announced that it has signed up Verizon as the newest customer of its Google Cloud Contact Center AI service, which aims to bring natural language recognition to the often inscrutable phone menus that many companies still use today (disclaimer: TechCrunch is part of the Verizon Media Group). For Google, that’s a major win, but it’s also a chance for the Google Cloud team to highlight some of the work it has done in this area. It’s also worth noting that the Contact Center AI prod...
Tags: Google, TC, Verizon, Asia, Europe, Technology, Cloud Computing, Articles, Tech, Ceo, Artificial Intelligence, Speech Recognition, Machine Learning, Text-to-speech, TechCrunch, Natural Language Processing


16 top tech leaders who came to the US from around the world explain their forceful opposition to Trump's freeze on immigrant work visas: 'It's only going to make America less competitive'

President Trump's decision to suspend key immigrant work visas has been severely criticized by many in the US tech industry, which has long relied on foreign talent. Venture capitalists, founders, and CEOs who are immigrants themselves shared their frustrations with the Trump order with Business Insider. One of them, Togo-born F5 Networks CEO Francois Lo coh Donou, who grew up in France, told Business Insider that the executive order "sends the signal to highly-skilled immigrants around the wo...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Verizon, Hong Kong, UK, Microsoft, Yahoo, Bali, California, Mexico, France, China, India, US, America, Trends


Former Oracle cloud skeptics say its newly launched product is 'significant and important' to the market — and shows that it's becoming a more viable Amazon Web Services competitor

Earlier this week, Larry Ellison launched a version of Oracle's cloud that can run in a customer's own data centers.  This new product will present a competitive threat to a similar product from Amazon Web Services called Outposts. AWS is one of Oracle's chief rivals in the cloud market.   It could help Oracle capture a very lucrative segment of the cloud market before AWS, Microsoft or Google can. The product is good and costs less than competitors, analysts say. Even a former skeptic who use...
Tags: Google, Microsoft, Trends, Larry Ellison, Gartner, Aws, Ellison, Oracle, Amazon Web Services, Larry, Wang, OCI, Ray Wang, Google Cloud, Leong, Lydia Leong


Meet the 15 Google execs who report to CEO Sundar Pichai and are leading the internet company's most critical businesses (GOOG, GOOGL)

Google's corporate structure has once again shifted, streamlining certain groups and assigning new titles and responsibilities to CEO Sundar Pichai's team of executives. Pichai's inner circle of direct reports are helping the Google chief steer the company through a challenging period marked by increasing regulatory scrutiny, employee unrest and a pandemic that threatens to cause the first revenue decline in Google history. Business Insider has identified the key direct reports along with thei...
Tags: Google, Microsoft, Youtube, Ebay, India, US, Trends, Bloomberg, Larry Page, Harvard University, Aol, Sergey Brin, World Health Organization, Starbucks, Susan Wojcicki, Ben Smith


Google Cloud earns defense contract win for Anthos multi-cloud management tool

Google dropped out of the Pentagon’s JEDI cloud contract battle fairly early in the game, citing it was in conflict with its “AI principals.” However, today the company announced a new 7 figure contract with DoD’s Defense Innovation Unit (DIU), a big win for the cloud unit and CEO Thomas Kurian. While the company would not get specific about the number, the new contract involves using Anthos, the tool the company announced last year to secure DIU’s multi-cloud environment. In spite of the JED...
Tags: Google, Security, TC, Cloud, Enterprise, Microsoft, Tech, Pentagon, Defense Department, Google Cloud Platform, Netskope, Us Department Of Defense, Jedi, Daniels, Amazon Microsoft, Multi


Google Cloud hired 2 new key execs as part of its recent push into the telecommunications industry, as it looks to stand out from Amazon and Microsoft (GOOG, GOOGL)

Google Cloud announced Monday that it hired two new VPs of industry solutions: Lori Mitchell-Keller and George Nazi, who will focus on telecommunications, media and entertainment.  Mitchell-Keller comes from SAP, and Nazi comes from Accenture, and they will both lead the strategy for winning over customers in specific industries that Google Cloud is targeting. In February, Google Cloud had a reorganization that put the industry solutions team, which Mitchell-Keller will lead, under the cloud s...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Microsoft, Virginia, Trends, Belgium, Nazi, Accenture, Sap, George, Google Cloud, Kurian, Tariq Shaukat, Rob Enslin, Enslin, Thomas Kurian


Google Cloud hired 2 new execs from SAP and Accenture in the wake of its recent reorg to beef up its industry-specific products, particularly in telecommunications (GOOG, GOOGL)

Google Cloud announced Monday that it hired two new VPs of industry solutions: Lori Mitchell-Keller and George Nazi, who will focus on telecommunications, media and entertainment.  Mitchell-Keller comes from SAP, and Nazi comes from Accenture, and they will both lead the strategy for winning over customers in specific industries that Google Cloud is targeting. In February, Google Cloud had a reorganization that put the industry solutions team, which Mitchell-Keller will lead, under the cloud s...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Microsoft, Virginia, Trends, Belgium, Nazi, Accenture, Sap, George, Google Cloud, Kurian, Tariq Shaukat, Rob Enslin, Enslin, Thomas Kurian


Google Cloud hired 2 new execs in the wake of its recent reorg to beef up its industry-specific products, particularly in telecommunications (GOOG, GOOGL)

Google Cloud announced Monday that it hired two new VPs of industry solutions: Lori Mitchell-Keller and George Nazi, who will focus on telecommunications, media and entertainment.  Mitchell-Keller comes from SAP, and Nazi comes from Accenture, and they will both lead the strategy for winning over customers in specific industries that Google Cloud is targeting. In February, Google Cloud had a reorganization that put the industry solutions team, which Mitchell-Keller will lead, under the cloud s...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Microsoft, Virginia, Trends, Belgium, Nazi, Accenture, Sap, George, Google Cloud, Kurian, Tariq Shaukat, Rob Enslin, Enslin, Thomas Kurian


The CEOs of Google Cloud and $21 billion data analysis company Splunk unveil a new alliance that shows the limits of sticking to one platform: 'It broadens our reach into a critical IT community' (GOOG, SPLK)

Google Cloud and $21 billion data analysis company Splunk are teaming up in a partnership that highlights the push toward a hybrid cloud and multi-cloud strategy. Splunk still uses Amazon Web Services, but said it is expanding to Google Cloud to lay the foundation to offer its clients more capabilities. It's a significant win for Google Cloud, which is currently at the No. 3 behind Amazon and Microsoft in the battle for dominance in cloud computing.  "It broadens our reach into enterprise segm...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Microsoft, Trends, Amazon Web Services, Splunk, Merritt, Google Cloud, Kurian, Doug Merritt, Thomas Kurian, SecureDrop Claim, Google Cloud Splunk, Google Splunk


Google Cloud generated nearly $2.8 billion in revenue this quarter, up 52% from a year ago (GOOGL, GOOG)

During its first quarter earnings on Tuesday, Google Cloud reported that it generated $2.78 billion in revenue, up 52% from this time one year ago. While Google's advertising business is slowing down, Google Cloud's revenue continues to grow at a steady clip. Analysts have said that they expect demand for cloud services to increase during the coronavirus pandemic as remote work becomes more widespread. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. While Google reported a "significant" s...


Worsening economic conditions could mean Google Cloud has more acquisition opportunities

This story was delivered to Business Insider Intelligence Connectivity & Tech Briefing subscribers earlier this morning. To get this story plus others to your inbox each day, hours before they're published on Business Insider, click here. When asked whether the pandemic could accelerate M&A opportunities in the cloud industry, Google Cloud CEO Thomas Kurian replied, "when and where it makes sense, we will jump in and decide, at the right time, to make acquisitions," according to an interview w...
Tags: Google, Microsoft, Trends, Aws, Business Insider, Amazon Web Services AWS, Business Insider Intelligence, Microsoft Azure, Canalys, Google Cloud, Alooma, Kurian, Thomas Kurian, Microsoft Azure AWS, Sequoia Capital for instance


Google Cloud CEO says Istio will be handed to a foundation. The Reg: But what about..? Google: That will be all.

When? Which foundation? What about Knative? Mountain View has nothing to add Google Cloud CEO Thomas Kurian has stated that Istio, a key component in the Kubernetes platform, will be donated to a foundation, despite previous strong hints that the firm would never do so.…
Tags: Google, Software, Istio, Thomas Kurian, Knative


Zoom faces growing scrutiny for its security and privacy — here are 6 alternatives recommended by experts

Zoom is enjoying a record performance as the coronavirus pandemic forces millions of workers around the world to work from home and switch to videoconferencing. The company said on Wednesday that daily users ballooned from 10 million at the end of December to 200 million in March. But cybersecurity experts are split on whether Zoom's privacy and data procedures pose a risk to users.  We asked cybersecurity experts which apps they would recommend for businesses concerned about Zoom's security. ...
Tags: Google, Facebook, London, Microsoft, Trends, Edward Snowden, Goldman Sachs, Fast Company, Skype, Google Hangouts, Yuan, Signal, Cnet, Cto, Business Insider, Hansen


The coronavirus crisis could make it harder for Microsoft's salespeople to do their jobs, hurting its best chance of catching up with Amazon Web Services (MSFT, AMZN)

Microsoft has a sophisticated enterprise sales force. Amazon Web Services and Google Cloud are still building out their own. That makes Microsoft's enterprise sales force its secret weapon in the cloud wars, and its best hope of catching up to the leading AWS. The coronavirus crisis, however, means more salespeople are staying home. While that's true for many companies, it may particularly hurt Microsoft because it has more riding on its enterprise sales force to catch up to Amazon Web Service...
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Amazon, Microsoft, and Google's clouds could come out of the coronavirus crisis in ever better shape. Here's how it could play out, according to experts. (AMZN, MSFT, GOOG, GOOGL)

Analysts say Amazon Web Services, Microsoft, and Google Cloud will likely see little impact to their businesses from the current coronavirus-driven economic downturn. More companies are requiring employees to work remotely to help limit the spread of the virus, which could bring more opportunity for cloud providers, analysts say. Analysts say Google Cloud and Microsoft in particular benefit from having work productivity applications that can help companies as they work remotely, while AWS has ...
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