Gartner: How Do the Mega-Vendors’ Cloud Strategies Compare – Update
Back in April I started to compare the mega-vendor’s revenues and strategies related to how cloud changes everything. With Oracle’s Q4 2017 out of the way, I thought I would update the material.
Cloud-based business applications, or SaaS, describe and support what a business actually does, and are therefore more important to a CEO and business leaders such as sales, marketing, supply chain, operations etc. Cloud infrastructure does not describe what a business does; infrastructure (storage, processing and pipes) is more important to the CIO, and this describes what IT does (to support the business apps, among other things). Platform as a Service is another kind of IT centric topic in that it provides a platform on which users can assemble their own custom apps, applets or large-scale applications.
So let’s look at some of the latest data and what I think can be compared.
Oracle’s last quarterly earnings report (Q4 fiscal 2017, as of June 21 2017):
Read the entire article here, How Do the Mega-Vendors’ Cloud Strategies Compare – Update
via the fine folks at Gartner