Friday, July 29, 2016

Google Results Show Signs of Cloud Progress Under Greene - Bloomberg

On a related note, see Amazon Cloud Unit Helps It Stay Profitable While Investing (Bloomberg Businessweek)

"Those hires, combined with new products, have helped Google sell cloud-based software and services more effectively to large companies -- something it struggled to do before Greene arrived. "We now have key leadership in place and centralized teams," Pichai said. "I see a shift to a world-class enterprise approach and it’s definitely having an impact on the type of conversations we are having."

Cloud computing is a strategic growth area for Google, which is seeking to turn the infrastructure it built for its mammoth web operations into services that other businesses can rent. The market for cloud services in 2016 is worth about $204 billion, according to Gartner. Though Google is praised for technical expertise, it is fourth in cloud services behind Amazon.com Inc., Microsoft Corp. and International Business Machines Corp., according to Synergy Research Group."
Google Results Show Signs of Cloud Progress Under Greene - Bloomberg
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