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After four years as Oracle's Chief Communications Officer, Bob Evans left to start his own company and launched the Cloud Wars franchise, which analyzes the major cloud vendors from the perspective of business customers. In Cloud Wars Live, Bob talks with both sides about these profoundly transformative technologies.
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After four years as Oracle's Chief Communications Officer, Bob Evans left to start his own company and launched the Cloud Wars franchise, which analyzes the major cloud vendors from the perspective of business customers. In Cloud Wars Live, Bob talks with both sides about these profoundly transformative technologies.
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    COVID-19 Scrambles IT Spending Priorities

    COVID-19 Scrambles IT Spending Priorities

    Peter Steube, managing director of Enterprise Technology Research (ETR), will join us each month to discuss enterprise-IT buying trends among big-company CIOs and IT decision-makers around the world. ETR (www.etr.plus) has developed an extensive database of IT buying tendencies over the past 10 years, and tracks whether those buyers are likely to buy more, hold steady, or buy less from specific IT vendors. In this episode, Peter and I discuss how cybersecurity is increasingly top of mind for enterprises globally.
    Episode 3:
    It’s very important to stay protected from cybersecurity threats when you’re moving from a work at home environment or a remote infrastructure environment. Many companies are increasing their spend on Azure, AWS, and Google – which are the three primary public cloud providers.
    Citing other cybersecurity vendors, like SailPoint, Okta, and CyberArk, he also includes a few companies called CloudFlare, Fastly, and Zscaler.
    Finally, Peter talks about the three uncertainties in life, death, taxes – and fourth, good spending data on Microsoft. He thinks that Microsoft Azure is going to continue to win over AWS and Google.
    Also in this episode:
    ·     Company CEOs are holding their spend steady
    ·     Salesforce strengthened its overall spending intentions
    ·     Digital transformation initiatives have become a part of life
    ·     Zoom vs. Microsoft Teams vs. Slack

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    Nine Percent of Companies in the Last Recession Flourished

    Nine Percent of Companies in the Last Recession Flourished

    Each month, “Lochhead on Different” episodes explore the need to differentiate people, products, and services in a world that encourages a lot of imitation. Christopher Lochhead is a best-selling author, top podcaster, and former tech-industry CMO. In this episode, we delve into human agency and the people who created the future – including the woman who created the wheel.
    Episode 13
    Chris and I discuss how in December a lot of companies had just completed their best year, and were heading into what they thought was even a better year. In January, the economy was on fire – near record lows in unemployment. Then February starts getting a little spooky, and when March hits, BAM! everything changes.
    Restaurants, bars, airlines, hotels, etc. are going to open back up, but the question is how do we do it safely? Chris thinks the agenda is very clear right now. How do we save the maximum lives and protect people as effectively as we know how, and how do we build a strong America and strong global economy?
    Concluding, Chris says the future is ours to choose. Get involved in your communities, and get involved in the trajectory of your company.
    Also in this episode:
    ·     Nine percent of companies didn’t simply recover three years after a recession – they flourished
    ·     Human beings have agency, and can create the future
    ·     He quotes the Dude in the “Big Lebowski,” “This aggression (recession) will not stand, man”
    ·     The real heroes are the healthcare workers, retail workers, and supply chain workers

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    RSA on Leading Through Empathy Amid a Crisis

    RSA on Leading Through Empathy Amid a Crisis

    This episode is brought to you by RSA Security.
    For this sponsored Cloud Wars Live conversation, I speak with Mignonette Silot-Chang, VP of Human Resources for RSA Security. Mignonette and I talk about how we are under unprecedented times, and how her employees across the globe have displayed incredible resiliency, and have been able to adapt very quickly. In Silot-Chang’s opinion, this crisis presents leaders a great opportunity to demonstrate empathy, patience, and understanding.
    Companies are going to come out of this in two ways – those who embraced the new norm will come out closer and more collaborative – and others will be more fractured because they didn’t lean into the opportunity.
    The days of traveling week after week for in-person meetings or conferences may be a thing of the past – although there is always a need for face-to-face interaction. Mignonette sees more companies embracing the notion of a flexible workplace – and how video conferencing might be the go-to plan in the future.
    RSA Security belongs to the family of Dell Technologies.

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    Telemedicine Revolution Will Rock Your World

    Telemedicine Revolution Will Rock Your World

    “Sadin on Digital” episodes explore the fast-changing and high-stakes world of digital business. Wayne Sadin and I focus on digital transformation, and what it means to put technology first. Today, we look at Wayne’s suggestions across various industries of what it means to put your product, your culture, and your market – and what your business is going to look like.
    In this episode, Wayne and I discuss how “horizontal” subways and “vertical” elevators are going to fall from favor. It’s a lot easier and for some, less stressful to take a bus, a private car – or even a bicycle. Wayne predicts that people are going to move away from big cities like New York, San Francisco, Paris, London – and move into the suburbs and exurbs.
    Most of Wayne’s clients have worked from the home environment pretty seamlessly; business as usual. A lot of executives who said, “Never, I’m not going to put up with it,” are now realizing it may not be so bad.
    We also explore how telemedicine is revolutionizing the industry. You can sit in front of a screen and a doctor is monitoring your smartwatch, smart ring, arm sensor, implanted insulin device – and all that telemetry and edge computing and IoT is now feeding back to a sensor suite.
    Also in this episode:
    ·      Why are we running out of toilet paper?
    ·      We have more sensors, IoT, edge computing, and robotics, than there ever were before
    ·      Why a doctor in Texas can’t treat a patient in Oklahoma
    ·      People dying of COVID-19 also have heart problems, obesity, smoking, and other comorbidities

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    Oracle Analytics Summit: Showcasing Customer Innovation

    Oracle Analytics Summit: Showcasing Customer Innovation

    This episode is brought to you by Oracle.
    For this sponsored Cloud Wars Live conversation, I talk with Bruno Aziza, Group Vice President, AI Data Analytics Cloud at Oracle. Bruno takes us through his conversations with customers. He asks a very simple question: What can we do to help customers innovate at scale?
    The Oracle Analytics Summit will kick off on May 12th. This is a free event and Oracle has designed the experience without a registration password, and without a paywall.
    Schneider Electric, FedEx, GE, Outfront Media are all part of the summit. Bruno says last year the Oracle Analytics Summit had three keynote speakers – and this time Oracle has six.
    Finally, Bruno says, the Oracle Analytics Summit is not the beginning; it goes on forever until Oracle has really solved all the problems related to analytics. So, he says, customers should participate, engage, and provide his team with feedback.

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    • 28 min
    Disney+ vs. Netflix: 50M Subscribers Can’t be Wrong

    Disney+ vs. Netflix: 50M Subscribers Can’t be Wrong

    Each month, “Ammirati on Innovation” episodes will look at ways that the disruptive-startup mentality is spreading beyond young entrepreneurs to big established corporations. Serial entrepreneur, venture capitalist and Carnegie Mellon B-school professor Sean Ammirati, who sits at the intersection of these high-change dynamics, provides insight.
    Episode 12
    In this episode: Sean says founders are some of the most creative and innovative people. They have a combination of intellectual courage that makes them pretty remarkable. He says Larry Ellison of Oracle, Larry Page and Sergey Brin of Google, and Mark Zuckerberg are the Mellons and Carnegies of this generation.
     
    Sean says a crisis is a terrible thing to waste. He says he’s seeing it across his companies. These are businesses that he has investments in and it’s created real tailwinds.
     
    Sean says Disney+ had a great quarter – and now they are catching up to Netflix. But Disney’s core theme parks are another issue.
     
    Sean says airline companies have taken all of their profits and plowed them into stock buybacks. He says that puts them in a very weak position. Sean thinks that transportation is less important than it was before – and we’ll figure out a way to do it remotely.
     
    He says SurfAir is a great example. They flew from regional airports, and he had a number of colleagues who were just fanatics about the SurfAir experience. But, he says, are we going to travel on airplanes are some point? He suspects they will.

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