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Cloud Computing case study SaaS management is about much more than cost control, says CD Baby’s VP of IT Tom Beohm. Feature The logistics company’s less-than-truckload freight operations are fueled by in-house freight applications fine-tuned to leverage loads of data in the cloud. News SAP Build provides enterprises with a new low-code development resource built on the same infrastructure as its pro-code development tools. News Microsoft is accused of using new licensing rules for its productivity software to push European enterprise customers toward its Azure cloud infrastructure. Feature CIO Bob McCowan’s digital and data transformation sets the stage for innovation by equipping the pharmaceutical’s scientists with the data they need to experiment and test hypotheses. Feature After struggling with an on-premises data warehouse, the airlines has unlocked self-service reporting and the power of machine learning by migrating its data to the cloud. News Spending on infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) is expected to grow the most, with platform-as-a-service (PaaS) and software-as-a-service (SaaS) showing signs of slowdown, Gartner reports. News Revenue for the third quarter of 2022 marks AWS’ slowest expansion in the last few quarters. News Google Cloud is struggling to catch up with larger rivals Microsoft and AWS, despite reporting a 38% growth in third quarter. Feature CTO Curt Garner fortified the fast-casual chain’s digital aspirations with an all-in push for the cloud, providing a foundation for innovations aimed at improving customer experience and restaurant operations. News At its CloudWorld conference, the company announced healthcare-oriented features for its Fusion Enterprise Performance Management (EPM), Supply Chain and Manufacturing (SCM) and Human Capital Management (HCM) suites.
News At CloudWorld, Oracle said it's opening up its applications platform for ERP customer developers, unveiled a new B2B service, and announced a slew of updates to its EPM, SCM and HCM offerings. Feature No longer viewed as a tactical, cost-saving technology, the public cloud has become the key differentiator for IT leaders seeking to transform their organizations, develop new revenue streams, and prep for future innovations. News Analysis Built on Driver 360, Salesforce Automotive Cloud aims to offer auto makers, dealers, and finance groups a single view of customers and their vehicles, tracking interactions from factory to junkyard. News The company has released a new AI-based translation service called Translation Hub and added two new features to its Document AI service. News The company is adding the new regions in Austria, Greece, Norway, South Africa, and Sweden to meet growing demand and help companies meet data sovereignty requirements. Feature With skillsets aging, costs accruing, and ends-of-life looming, CIOs are getting serious about divesting their big iron estates, with some opting for the steep journey to the cloud. Feature The US Army first-ever CIO, Dr. Raj Iyer, discusses the ‘game-changing’ impact the cloud, data, and AI are having in support of Ukraine’s fight against Russia and in safeguarding democracy at home. Feature As a silent force helping to drive next-gen electric vehicles, the automotive multinational is relying on a hybrid multicloud approach to spin up digital twins for designing advanced auto components using vast troves of data. News Jensen Huang was only joking — but the cloud-based simulation-as-a-service technologies he demonstrated at Nvidia’s GTC Fall conference mean CIOs should take him seriously. News The company is betting on moving large enterprise customers from AWS and Azure to OCI in the coming quarters as cloud revenue crosses $3.6 billion in the first quarter of fiscal 2023. News The agriculture industry cloud is a combination of separate applications that the Bengaluru-headquartered startup has released since inception. Feature Our buyer's guide will help you select the right managed cloud services provider for your needs. IDG TECHtalk Voices Decision makers have many choices on the healthcare cloud offering. Here are some of the differentiators for healthcare. Feature Hybrid-cloud and multicloud networking presents a complex challenge for any enterprise. Koch CTO Matt Hoag partnered with Alkira to make integrating newly acquired companies a snap. Feature Pandemic wins in the cloud have pushed the UK-based accounting firm to bet on desktop as a service as part of an accelerated transformation that sees IT freed up to better address analytics and AI. News Respondents to a HashiCorp-Forrester report said they were overspending in the cloud due to a combination of factors such as underused and overprovisioned resources, and lack of skills. Feature 5G and connected roadways replete with advanced internet of things equipment are paving the way to a future of autonomous vehicle use and resident benefits that go beyond tourism dollars. News Google Cloud, AWS and Azure collectively account for 63% of global cloud infrastructure expenditure, according to a new report from Canalys. News The new version of Oracle Fusion Sales has added smart recommendations, helping it compete with rival CRM applications. Feature The efficiencies of going all in on AWS has freed up the golf association to dedicate more IT resources to bringing new services and value to its 28,000 members, professional and hobbyists alike. Feature The pandemic rush to the cloud has many IT leaders midway through migrations, faced with sky-high monthly bills, a souring economy, and ROI still a ways off on the horizon. News Gartner forecasts worldwide IT spending to grow 3% this year, as IT decision makers spend more on cloud services and the data center. case study German retail cooperative ANWR Group has rebuilt its ERP system in the SAP cloud. But over nearly two years, CIO Sven Kulikowsky has had to navigate a series of challenges with the core system. News The first two Oracle sovereign cloud regions for the EU will be located in Germany and Spain, with operations and support restricted to EU residents and specific EU legal entities. Feature The electronic components distributor wrapped its on-prem SAP ECC in cloud APIs to build in business benefits prior to undertaking a full-on S/4HANA migration of its ERP core. Feature The boot and shoe manufacturer’s COVID-delayed hybrid-cloud transformation has leapt forward of late, thanks to newly available tools and services — and a culture now primed to make the most of new tech. Interview Like many CIOs, Sieczkowski turned to cloud to reduce risk and increase resilience, but he has found it particularly effective for testing ideas and reducing opportunity cost. CIO Survival Guide Everything as a service (XaaS) should be about extending SOA to how businesses organize. Instead, it’s just another chargeback pricing model — exactly what IT doesn’t need. Feature The American department store chain modernized its data strategy around Google BigQuery, bringing in third-party data sets and algorithms to further hone its personalization and merchandizing efforts. Feature Microsoft offers an array of options for data analytics in its cloud that are meant to operate together as a full analytics stack. Here is an overview of the core services and where each fits. Interview These four areas of investment will be of particular importance for organizations as they rein in cloud costs, address issues around complexity, and seek increased agility. News Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Dedicated Region will now have a minimum commitment of about $1 million a year, far below the previous requirement of $6 million a year in consumption over a three-year period. News The new Amazon Cases capability will help AWS compete with Salesforce, Service Now, and SAP in the market for contact center services. IDG TECHtalk Voices Adopting hyperscale cloud can position your organization to react faster to the next “new normal.” IDG TECHtalk Voices Experts agree that a cloud-native application architecture can deliver benefits across the entire business. Interview For Tinic, cloud is key to keeping up with the pace of technology change. Here he shares his approach to innovation and lessons learned from DISH’s cloud journey. News Analysis Oracle reported revenue growth on the back of cloud infrastructure services and SaaS sales, and is looking at a massive cloud region expansion. Feature To better secure its data, the healthcare provider is moving key business and clinical apps to the cloud — and is auditing its encryption systems in advance of the quantum threat.
Feature A startup-like initiative to enrich customer engagement with limited-release collectibles during the pandemic now fuels Mattel’s direct-to-consumer online business, opening new IP-based revenue sources for the company.