Google’s Earnings, Amazon’s Earnings

Google’s earnings came with the usual dearth of information, although it appears that Google Cloud is growing more than expected. AWS growth, meanwhile, is definitely slowing as Amazon’s business broadly is running out of low-hanging fruit.

Google Cloud Next, Anthos, Google Cloud and Open Source

The Google Cloud Next keynote was a big improvement: Google Cloud is focusing on its go-to-market strategy, and building products that make tactical sense relative to AWS.

The Value Chain Constraint

Companies succeed or fail not based on technology but rather according to their ability to integrate within their value chains.

IBM’s Old Playbook

IBM has bought Red Hat in an attempt to recreate its success in the 90s; it’s not clear, though, that the company or the market is the same.