Once you get to the cloud all of a sudden the lid is off says Snowflake CEO Frank Slootman. People can just pursue their backlogs and whatever they can imagine.
This year we’ve seen fairly brutal changes in patterns of usage in the cloud says Datadog CEO Olivier Pomel. The way we see that is it’s a big win for the cloud, in general.
Slack has been down since 10:14 AM ET which puts millions of remote working employees in a difficult situation. Most Slack users worldwide are having issues connecting to their accounts and sending messages.
Salesforce announced that it is buying Slack for $27.7 billion in cash and stock. The company says that combining Slack with Salesforce Customer 360 will be transformative for customers and the industry.
Microsoft is ramping up its competition with Zoom by offering 24-hour meetings with its free Teams plan.
IBM CEO Arvind Krishna says that Microsoft and Amazon will be partners with IBM on the hybrid cloud via their Red Hat technology platform.
Bill McDermott, CEO of ServiceNow, discusses how COVID has exacerbated “broken systems” and has accelerated the digital transformation of companies around the world.
Zoom COO Aparna Bawa says that Zoom is open to experimenting with transaction fees for its new OnZoom service targeting video delivered services like piano lessons.
Kevin Wang, Snowflake board member and Altimeter Capital partner, says that the next decade looking ahead is going to be the Software Decade.
VMware COO Sanjay Poonen says that Zoom has changed the future of work. “I first saw Zoom on my phone and it was beautiful.”