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g-f(2)449 THE BIG PICTURE OF THE DIGITAL AGE (8/26/2021), WSJ, Microsoft Hires Former Top Amazon Cloud Executive, Adding to Rivalry


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Lesson learned, Amazon and Microsoft are bitter rivals in cloud computing, WSJ 
  • Since Amazon set up AWS in 2006, the business has risen to a dominant position in the booming cloud-computing sector. 
  • Amazon held a 40.8% share of sales in the cloud market in 2020, according to Gartner Inc. Microsoft, the runner up, had a 19.7% share last year.
  • Microsoft has been attempting to catch up to Amazon through closer partnerships with other business software companies as well as acquisitions, such as its $16 billion deal earlier this year to buy voice recognition specialist Nuance Communications Inc.
        Opportunity, Strong cloud revenue growth, WSJ 
        • Amazon and Microsoft have been big beneficiaries of the pandemic-fueled wave of cloud-service adoptions across businesses. Microsoft last month posted record sales, driven by strong cloud revenue growth. Amazon, where the cloud-computing business generates the bulk of its operating profit, reported a 37% jump in AWS sales compared with a year earlier. 
        Alert, The two compares have fought fiercely over contracts, WSJ 
        • When Microsoft won a Pentagon deal in 2019 to provide cloud-services to the U.S. military valued at up to $10 billion over 10 years, Amazon, the losing bidder, challenged the contract award. The Pentagon this year scrapped the program, known as JEDI, and said it would award multiple cloud contracts with the bidding open to qualified bidders, such as Microsoft and Amazon. 
        Alert, A rare jump of a senior executive, WSJ 
        • Microsoft Corp. hired a top Amazon.com Inc. cloud veteran and ally of Chief Executive Andy Jassy, according to a company document, in a rare jump of a senior executive between the cloud-computing industry’s leading rivals.
        • Charlie Bell was previously a senior vice president at Amazon and top lieutenant to CEO Andy Jassy. Charlie is now listed by Microsoft as a corporate vice president.


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        Lesson learned, Amazon and Microsoft are bitter rivals in cloud computing, WSJ 
        • Since Amazon set up AWS in 2006, the business has risen to a dominant position in the booming cloud-computing sector. 
        • Amazon held a 40.8% share of sales in the cloud market in 2020, according to Gartner Inc. Microsoft, the runner up, had a 19.7% share last year.
        • Microsoft has been attempting to catch up to Amazon through closer partnerships with other business software companies as well as acquisitions, such as its $16 billion deal earlier this year to buy voice recognition specialist Nuance Communications Inc.
              Opportunity, Strong cloud revenue growth, WSJ 
              • Amazon and Microsoft have been big beneficiaries of the pandemic-fueled wave of cloud-service adoptions across businesses. Microsoft last month posted record sales, driven by strong cloud revenue growth. Amazon, where the cloud-computing business generates the bulk of its operating profit, reported a 37% jump in AWS sales compared with a year earlier. 
              Alert, The two compares have fought fiercely over contracts, WSJ 
              • When Microsoft won a Pentagon deal in 2019 to provide cloud-services to the U.S. military valued at up to $10 billion over 10 years, Amazon, the losing bidder, challenged the contract award. The Pentagon this year scrapped the program, known as JEDI, and said it would award multiple cloud contracts with the bidding open to qualified bidders, such as Microsoft and Amazon. 
              Alert, A rare jump of a senior executive, WSJ 
              • Microsoft Corp. hired a top Amazon.com Inc. cloud veteran and ally of Chief Executive Andy Jassy, according to a company document, in a rare jump of a senior executive between the cloud-computing industry’s leading rivals.
              • Charlie Bell was previously a senior vice president at Amazon and top lieutenant to CEO Andy Jassy. Charlie is now listed by Microsoft as a corporate vice president.


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