We can elevate our clients’ talent acquisition technologies and strategies to achieve their vision – Sue Marks, Founder and CEO of Cielo

Since launching the first enterprise-wide technology platform in 2008, we have been recognized for being first-to-market with innovations that revolutionize the recruitment profession and industry. There is a reason why this level of transformation hasn’t been done before – successfully at scale. Building a cloud-based platform with seamless integrations that can flex with existing client tech infrastructure and accommodate new innovations and changing business needs is complex. But with the TA and technology expertise of our global team, plus the strong partnership with some of the industry’s best technology providers, we can elevate our clients’ talent acquisition technologies and strategies to achieve their vision.

Transaction is being Financed through Internal Cash & Debt – Wipro CEO Thierry Delaporte on Wipro to buy Capco for $1.45 billion

Set to be its biggest ever buyout, Wipro will acquire London-headquartered Capco in a USD 1.45 billion (over Rs 10,500 crore) deal as the Indian IT major seeks to become a “bolder and ambitious” company as well as rake in higher revenues from banking and financial services space. Wipro CEO Thierry Delaporte said the transaction is being financed through internal cash and debt, and that the acquisition is subject to regulatory approvals. It is expected to close in the quarter ending June, 2021, subject to requisite regulatory approvals and customary closing conditions. After completion of the transaction, it will be EPS (Earnings Per Share) accretive from the third year onwards. Delaporte pointed out that there are five reasons as to why Capco is a great fit for the company.

We are honoured Nine Masts Capital trusts us as their primary technology partner – Emily Randall, Chief Executive Officer of Bare Cove Technology

“We are honoured Nine Masts Capital trusts us as their primary technology partner,” said Emily Randall, Chief Executive Officer of Bare Cove Technology. “We look forward to helping them drive their innovative technology strategy forward.” Bare Cove Technology (BCT) is an award-winning IT and cybersecurity solutions provider.

The World will require much more from the Cloud – Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella

As the recovery from the pandemic gets underway, the world “will require much more” from the cloud and will demand innovations from cloud computing to devices, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said Tuesday. Speaking at the virtual Microsoft Ignite 2021 conference, Nadella outlined his vision for the five “key attributes” that will “drive this next generation of innovation in the cloud.” “It’s time for us to reflect on how the cloud will change over the next decade, and the innovation [that] our changing world will require from the cloud,” Nadella said in his pre-recorded keynote address for Ignite 2021. “We will need to foundationally transform how cloud can drive the next level of broad economic growth that everyone can participate in.”

We had to transition from a work-from-office culture to a remote-work culture – Cloudflare co-founder and CEO Matthew Prince

There were things that were really challenging. We had to transition from a work-from-office culture to a remote-work culture. We also saw unprecedented demand, as internet use nearly doubled globally. At one level, that sounds like a good thing. But there was a lot of infrastructure that we had to build to make that happen. And we had to do it at a time when we weren’t always able to get servers to build out our network and deploy things around the world. The superheroes in this crisis are the medical professionals on the front lines taking care of the sick. That and the scientists who pretty miraculously found a vaccine as quickly as they have, and they’re looking for other treatments for this horrible disease. Their sort of faithful sidekick in it all has been the internet. I keep thinking, how much worse this crisis would have been had it happened 10 years ago? We didn’t know we were doing it, but over the last 10 years we were getting the internet ready for what it’s gone through over the last 10 months.

Our investment in the Cloud Specialization program is a milestone in our journey – Jesper Andersen, CEO and President, Infoblox

Since the shutdown began a year ago, businesses of all sizes are increasingly consuming cloud-managed DDI and security to transform how they work and, in many cases, where they work from. Our channel partners have never been more valuable to the market or more vulnerable, which is why we continue to innovate – not only by delivering security and networking technologies as services, but also SaaS sales enablement and success. Our investment in the Cloud Specialization program is a milestone in our journey to becoming one of the IT channel’s top SaaS innovators and sales enablers.

With Aladdin as a Strategic Part of Snowflake Data Cloud, Our Goal is to Create a New Industry Standard in Financial Services – Frank Slootman, CEO of Snowflake

We’re thrilled to be a strategic partner to BlackRock to power a robust data platform for investment managers. With Aladdin as a strategic part of Snowflake Data Cloud, our goal is to create a new industry standard in financial services for accessing, governing and acting on data in a unified and secure data environment.

To accelerate consumption of our hybrid cloud platform, we are also rapidly expanding our ecosystem – Arvind Krishna, IBM CEO

I want our partners to be the best at establishing a hybrid cloud architecture and an AI footprint at our clients. Look at the market opportunity. If I look at that intersection, let‘s just call it a trillion-dollar addressable market. To accelerate consumption of our hybrid cloud platform, we are also rapidly expanding our ecosystem by adding hundreds of new partnerships with global systems integrators, independent software vendors and major third-party software partners, and also elevating the role of partners. We are investing $1 billon in our ecosystem so that our partners can play a much bigger role in fulfilling the many needs of our clients.

I’m extremely excited to be leading this next chapter of innovation and growth for Aunalytics – Tracy Graham, CEO, Aunalytics

I’m extremely excited to be leading this next chapter of innovation and growth for Aunalytics and to provide our customers with a new era of advanced analytics software and technology service coupled with Naveego’s data accuracy platform. Now enterprises have the assurance of data they can trust along with actionable analytics to make the most accurate decisions for their businesses to increase customer satisfaction and shareholder value.

2020 was a transformational year for Dropbox – Drew Houston, Dropbox CEO & Co-Founder

“2020 was a transformational year for Dropbox,” said Dropbox Chief Executive Drew Houston (pictured). “Going into 2021, we’re focused on executing against our strategy and building essential products for the new era of distributed work.” The company reported a profit before certain costs such as stock compensation of 28 cents per share on revenue of $504.1 million, up 14% from a year ago. Wall Street was looking for a 24-cent-per-share profit on revenue of $498 million. For the full year, Dropbox’s earnings came to 93 cents per share on total revenue of $1.914 billion, up 15% from the previous year.

In 2020 we made great progress towards becoming the leading pure play multicloud services and solutions company – Kevin M Jones, Rackspace CEO

We believe Rackspace Technology is extremely well positioned to capitalize on the tectonic shift to the cloud. We have the people, partners, expertise and automation to help customers of all sizes optimize their multicloud journey, all wrapped in the fanatical customer experience for which we are known. In 2020 we made great progress towards becoming the leading pure play multicloud services and solutions company and set the stage for years of incremental revenue growth, earnings growth, and enhancement of shareholder value.

Customers can integrate their Software & Data, their payments for all of their Cloud Platforms – Steve McMillan, Teradata CEO

The goal was to give companies a better way of managing their data through a single platform that could interoperate with multiple clouds such as Google, Microsoft Azure and AWS. In this way, (customers) can integrate their software and data, their payments for all of their cloud platforms, and their governance and security, all in a single platform. For our existing customers, this gives them the opportunity to modernize their data fabrics quicker. The billing models go all the way through the stack, meaning clients won’t need an individual agreement with each cloud operator. This shortens time to implementation of analytics and bill processing, and creates agility.

More than half the companies surveyed indicate lack of control on cloud spend – Ashfaq Munshi, CEO, Pepperdata

This research shows us the importance of visibility into big data workloads. It also highlights the need for automated optimization as a means to control runaway costs. Significantly more than half the companies surveyed indicate lack of control on cloud spend, making optimization and visibility the keys to getting costs under control.

Finance Teams & Executives need Cloud spend visibility while Developers need Financial Guardrails – Sasha Kipervarg, CEO of Ternary

As more customers are moving to GCP and using its innovative features to accelerate their businesses, they are actively looking for ways to ensure that their cloud budgets meet their objectives. Budget overspend is a serious issue. Finance teams and executives need cloud spend visibility while developers need financial guardrails, not gates.

India: Pandemic Resulted in 70 Times Increase in User Base for Zoom – Chief Executive Eric S Yuan

The pandemic-induced lockdowns resulted in a 70 times increase in the user base for Zoom in the four months to April 2020, the video conference app’s founder and Chief Executive Eric S Yuan said. He said the app, which enjoyed a runaway jump in valuations after the pandemic, will continue to be relevant for its users as the world switches to a hybrid mode of working, which entails dividing time between home and offices. Following the sudden imposition of the lockdown, video conferencing was the default connect with the world for all the people, and ensured that office work continued remotely and people stayed in touch with their dear ones.

Our decade of observability and monitoring on-premises to multi-cloud environments removes the complexity of migrating to the cloud – Kash Shaikh, President and CEO of Virtana

With a strong confidence in public clouds going forward, and so many organizations getting public clouds wrong the first time, it is clear that organizations need greater observability into application behaviors, interdependencies, and public cloud costs before they make a move to the cloud. We are on a mission for enterprises to ‘Know Before They Go’ with a data-driven approach that yields actionable insights. Our decade of observability and monitoring on-premises to multi-cloud environments removes the complexity of migrating to the cloud and keeps it simple once applications and workloads are moved, resulting in 20% or more cloud cost savings.

We’re excited to be working with AWS to help enterprises improve and enhance their customer experience – Matt DiMaria, CEO, VHT

With many enterprises focused on improving the contact center customer experience, the transition to cloud-based contact centers has accelerated. We’re excited to be working with AWS to help enterprises improve and enhance their customer experience by making contact center interactions faster, more convenient, and productive.

Salesforce Vaccine Cloud is an important innovation – Metazoa CEO Jennifer Mercer

The Salesforce Vaccine Cloud is an important innovation for organizations involved with vaccine administration. As these organizations scale and grow to meet the demand for COVID-19 vaccines, their Salesforce orgs will become extremely complex. Without proper org management tools in place, technical debt and other issues can bog the system down. That’s why we optimized Metazoa Snapshot for use with Salesforce Vaccine Cloud, to give customers the best performance possible during these urgent times.

Cloud Services are Quickly Becoming the Critical Component needed to build successful and secure IT solutions – Blaine Raddon, CEO, The Channel Company

Cloud services are quickly becoming the critical component needed to build successful and secure IT solutions. The honorees on this year’s 100 Coolest Cloud Companies list have proven they support partners in the ever-evolving cloud computing business with leading innovative solutions and growth in cloud-based technologies. Our team applauds those on the list for 2021 and looks forward to watching them drive positive change in the cloud domain.

We are Reinventing how Businesses Run by Accelerating Our Customers’ Transformation in the Cloud – Christian Klein, CEO of SAP

The world’s leading companies are turning to SAP to become intelligent enterprises. We are reinventing how businesses run by accelerating our customers’ transformation in the cloud. Our strong finish to the year and the launch of RISE with SAP, our new holistic business transformation offering, position us well to meet our new outlook targets.

We are excited to launch Iteris’ ClearMobility Cloud, which will drive breakthrough innovations in smart mobility infrastructure management – Joe Bergera, President & CEO of Iteris

We are excited to launch Iteris’ ClearMobility Cloud, which will drive breakthrough innovations in smart mobility infrastructure management. The ClearMobility Cloud enables the seamless interoperability, configuration and deployment of Iteris’ SaaS-based mobility intelligence solutions and other third-party cloud-based applications to virtualize the delivery of essential smart mobility infrastructure processes. In addition to generating significant operating efficiencies for our public-sector customers and positioning Iteris to better address new commercial customers, the ClearMobility Cloud advances Iteris’ mission of ensuring roads are safe, travel is efficient and communities thrive.

Satya Nadella’s bet on Cloud Computing has been Pivotal to Microsoft’s Multiyear Run of Year-Over-Year Sales Increases

Microsoft has posted record quarterly sales underpinned by pandemic-fueled demand for videogaming and accelerated adoption of its cloud-computing services as businesses continued to embrace new digital tools during the health crisis. “What we have witnessed over the past year is the dawn of a second wave of digital transformation sweeping every company and every industry,” Mr. Nadella said Tuesday. Mr. Nadella’s bet on cloud computing has been pivotal to Microsoft’s multiyear run of year-over-year sales increases. Sales for the company’s Azure cloud-services have expanded rapidly; however, before the pandemic hit the pace of growth was slowing as the business gained scale. Remote working arrested that decline. Azure sales increased 50% in the most quarter ended Dec. 31, compared with a 48% rise for the prior three-month period.

Investments in Our Long-Term Strategic Roadmap will accelerate Evolution of Qumu’s SaaS-based Business Model – Qumu President & CEO TJ Kennedy

In the fourth quarter, we gained momentum in the initial implementation phase of our long-term strategic roadmap and the financial results reflect traction in our efforts to grow high-margin recurring revenues. Our outlook for 2021 demonstrates our confidence that investments in our long-term strategic roadmap will accelerate the evolution of Qumu’s SaaS-based business model and allow Qumu to capture the opportunities presented by the ongoing transformation in the way organizations drive communication.

These acquisitions make it clear what IBM’s goals are for the support of Hybrid Clouds – Judith Hurwitz, President and CEO of Hurwitz & Associates

These acquisitions make it clear what IBM’s goals are for the support of hybrid clouds. They want to plant a variety of cloud services on top of any major cloud platform their corporate users have. These acquisitions are meant to give them the added expertise to support the transport of workloads across multiple clouds.

Standards Set for the App not Applied to Twitter or Facebook – Parler CEO John Matze

After Google and Apple dropped Parler app from Play Store and App Store respectively for allegedly instigating violence in US Capitol, Parler Chief Executive John Matze claimed that standards not applied to Twitter, Facebook or even Apple themselves, apply to Parler. Matze, who describes himself as a libertarian, founded Parler in 2018 as a “free-speech driven” alternative to mainstream platforms but began courting right-leaning users as prominent supporters of Trump moved there. “Apparently they believe Parler is responsible for ALL user-generated content on Parler,” Matze said.

Constant Cloud changes require a new approach to security – Dan Hubbard, Lacework CEO

Building on cloud is the biggest shift the IT industry has ever witnessed. Constant cloud changes require a new approach to security that is critical for our customers for adapting and scaling as fast as cloud innovation. This round will allow us to extend our product differentiation leadership which is critical in a transformative market driven by both fast moving builders and sophisticated attackers.

Adoption of Square Card has increased Each Quarter Since Launch – Jack Dorsey, Square CEO

We have scaled not one but two ecosystems focused on expanding access to financial services for sellers and individuals…Let’s start with Seller. We’re focused on providing sellers with fast and flexible access to their funds, which has proven to be especially important this year. Square Card, our business debit card, which we launched last year, provides sellers with a way to immediately access and spend earned funds without setting up a bank account. Adoption of Square Card has increased each quarter since launch.

We Launched 2 New Features for Square Payroll, Instant Payments & On-Demand Pay – Jack Dorsey, Square CEO

We also work to provide employees easier access to funds. In the third quarter, we launched two new features for Square Payroll, Instant Payments and On-Demand Pay. Instant Payments allows Square Payroll merchants to pay employees using earned funds next business day with direct deposit or instantly when employees use Cash App. This strengthens the integration between our Seller and Cash App ecosystems, and it was a great example of what we can do when we connect the two ecosystems together.

Story: Original Inspiration for Square Occurred to Jack Dorsey when Jim McKelvey was unable to complete a $2,000 Sale of his Glass Faucets & Fittings

The original inspiration for Square occurred to Jack Dorsey in 2009 when Jim McKelvey (a friend of Dorsey) was unable to complete a $2,000 sale of his glass faucets and fittings because he could not accept credit cards. Co-founders Dorsey—who also co-founded Twitter—and McKelvey began developing the company out of a small office in St. Louis. The name “Square” derives from the company’s square-shaped card readers. In October 2020, Square put approximately 1% of their total assets ($50 million) in bitcoin, citing “potential to be a more ubiquitous currency in the future” as their main reasoning.

We look forward to setting a new standard for the automotive industry – Salil Parekh, CEO Infosys

We are excited about this partnership and the opportunity to support Daimler AG’s automotive vision. As we embark on this journey, we will bring together capabilities, ecosystems and a hybrid cloud infrastructure that will shape new experiences for Daimler AG and the industry at large. Infosys has deep expertise in helping our clients across the globe navigate their digital journeys, and as part of this strategic partnership, we look forward to setting a new standard for the automotive industry.