Microsoft Earnings Soar on the Heels of Inspire Partner Conference

Microsoft smashed the numbers with its Q4 2019 earnings report, with revenues rising a stellar 12% and hitting on all cylinders with quarterly revenue of $33.7 billion....

SAP Is Getting Sued by Teradata for Taking Away Your Choice – A Game of Monopoly?

Teradata’s legal action against SAP has serious potential ramifications on customer choice in the enterprise data analytics and warehousing (EDAW) space. SAP customers...

Microsoft and AT&T Announced a $2B Deal to Run Azure and Office 365

Microsoft has announced that it has beat Amazon Web Services to contract with a very well-known telecommunication brand, AT&T, with significant data storage and services...

Microsoft to Discontinue Internal Use Rights for Partners

Microsoft has just announced that effective July 1, 2020, Microsoft Partners will lose their Internal Use Rights (IUR) to use Microsoft products at no charge. The IUR...

Microsoft Offers New Licensing Options With Windows Virtual Desktops

Azure-based Windows Virtual Desktops are Microsoft’s next generation of VDI licensing options. Does the cost justify the benefit?

Salesforce.com’s Q1 FY20 Earnings Demonstrate Platform Power

Salesforce continues to defy the odds by bringing home another massive quarter. The innovation ship continues full steam ahead this quarter, with another bevy of new...

ServiceNow and Microsoft Partnership: Great for ServiceNow and Microsoft Customers, Great for Vendor Lock-In

ServiceNow and Microsoft are furthering their partnership by hosting the Now platform in the Azure-trusted cloud. These features and integrations are powerful, but comes...

SAP S/4HANA and HANA Licensing Series – Part III: Migrating to S/4HANA Will Cost More

Beware promises of cost savings and license optimization by acquiescing to SAP’s need for you to migrate from ECC to S/4HANA. Efficiencies in the areas of license...

A New Way to Buy Microsoft Azure Services

Microsoft is changing the way that customers will buy Azure Services with a new procurement program called the Microsoft Customer Agreement. This new, slimmed down,...

Oracle-Microsoft Cloud Partnership Provides Benefits for Both Vendors, but What About the Customers?

Microsoft and Oracle have announced a new partnership whereby customers will be able to run workloads in an Azure environment linked to database and other services in the...
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