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Are The Biggest Enterprise Software Vendors Now The Best Cloud Platform Bets?

IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, And SAP As Cloud Platform Vendors

October 7, 2015

Why Read This Report

Public cloud platforms are a foundation for applications that win, serve, and retain customers. The four largest enterprise software providers did relatively little to drive adoption of cloud platforms; only Microsoft is both a strategic enterprise vendor and a cloud leader. But here come the other three of the Big Four; IBM, Oracle, and SAP at last have credible public cloud platform strategies and are committed to cloud business models. This report helps application development and delivery (AD&D) leaders assess the positions and potential of the Big 4 as enterprise cloud platform providers.

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Table of Contents

  • In Cloud, Here Come The Enterprise Giants
  • Assessing The Big 4 Vendors' Potential As Cloud Platform Providers
  • The Positions Of The Big Four In Cloud Platforms
  • RECOMMENDATIONS

  • Different Cloud Platforms Will Provide Value In Different Roles
  • WHAT IT MEANS

  • Cloudwashing Continues, But Customers Will Be Wise To It
  • Supplemental Material
  • Related Research Documents

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