We’re Enabling a New Era of Hospitality, Says Toast CEO

“We’re enabling what we call this new era of hospitality,” says Toast CEO Chris Comparato. “We’re investing heavily in R&D. This is a massive opportunity and the restaurant community is a massive market. The market is untapped and we’re in the early days of a major transformation across the entire industry.”

Oracle CEO: Applications Market Changes Significantly As It Moves to Cloud

“The applications market is about $125 billion per year,” says Oracle CEO Mark Hurd. “That is spent primarily on applications and most of it today is spent on on-premise applications. That market changes pretty significantly as it moves to cloud.

All of Our Customers Will Move to the Cloud, Says Oracle CEO

“We have a big existing on-premise user base and I believe all of them will move to the cloud,” said Oracle CEO Mark Hurd. “In fact, I was with a large group of our users just last night and they’re all going to move on their time frame. When we get to a certain point you will start to see a geometric move in the market and it will be significant.”

SAP CEO on Qualtrics Deal: A Global Growth Juggernaut in the Cloud

SAP CEO Bill McDermott says that buying Qualtrics creates a “global growth juggernaut in the cloud, the number one business software growing in the cloud in the world.” McDermott says that he’s here to build a company for the generations, not just for a few days.

SAP CEO: It’s All About the Customer Experience

SAP CEO Bill McDermott, in a wide-ranging interview with Bloomberg talked about enterprises moving to the cloud, competing with Oracle’s new autonomous database, competing with Salesforce, and its huge business in China.

Freshworks CEO: What We Really Have is a Business Model Disruption

What’s different with our approach is that you have to really understand the US model or the Silicon Valley model of scaling a SAAS business. It’s not suited to serve the long tail of the global SMB.

Stripe’s New Subscription-Billing Service is Making it Even Easier for Online Businesses to Get Paid

A lot of transactions and payment services are now being done online—from subscribing to streaming services like Netflix, to ordering food or buying clothes. This has led to a need for tools that will let companies, particularly small businesses, get…

Salesforce.com Acquires Thinkfuse SaaS Provider

Thinkfuse announced today that they are being acquired by Salesforce.com. Thinkfuse is a software-as-a-service provider that allows organizations to turn business communications into useful planning and scheduling tools. While very few details of the acquisition have been disclosed, Thinkfuse will…

Oracle to Deliver the Most Comprehensive Cloud on Planet Earth

Yesterday Oracle CEO Larry Ellison announced that his company is poised and ready to deliver the most comprehensive cloud this planet has ever seen, and there’s some real substance to what he’s saying. Oracle’s new public cloud features their fusion…