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.
Stewart Butterfield, CEO of Slack, says that both Slack and Salesforce have no intention of making Slack free for enterprises.
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 co-founder Bill Gates says that over 50% of business travel and 30% of time in the office will never come back even after pandemic restrictions are lifted
Verizon and Apple will be holding a first-ever joint virtual event for enterprise customers to help them take advantage of the iPhone and 5G.
IBM CEO Arvind Krishna says that Microsoft and Amazon will be partners with IBM on the hybrid cloud via their Red Hat technology platform.
“A set of facts could be put forward that would support that (they are destroying the retail landscape),” says former Walmart CEO Bill Simon. “Do I want to go out of business because I’ve lost my sales by not matching them on price? Or, do I want to go out of business because I’ve matched them on price?”
CEOs around the country and the world are debating whether they should abandon expensive physical conferences altogether once the pandemic restrictions are lifted.