People: Google doesn’t get ‘enterprise’ and should have people who’re more enterprise focused. GOOG: Look, we just hired an enterprise focused person. People: OMG! Why did just hire an enterprise person?

Episode 156 · November 21st, 2018 · 1 hr 12 mins

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Google Cloud

  • Diane Greene steps down as Google's cloud chief
  • Google looks to former Oracle exec Thomas Kurian to move cloud business along
  • Longer CNBC piece on the switch.
  • Ray Wang: “Enterprise customers need a different level of care, and Google hasn't been able to deliver to date. So the resources available to Diane may not have always been allocated in the right place, but the resource is there and he has to sit down and see what partners and customer are saying.”
  • More: ‘This might take the form of a growth of the sales or go-to-market teams at Google Cloud, but essentially "enterprises need consistency and roadmaps to adjust as they go," Wang said, and Google Cloud needs to do better at delivering that if it wants to take a bigger chunk of the public cloud market over the crucial coming years. "Google has the opportunity, but the window is closing, so there is 18 months to two years to right the ship," he said.’
  • History: built middleware business in the 2000s, Fusion ERP apps integration, cloud business.
  • The Corporate Culture Survival Guide.

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  • Dec 12th and 13th, Toronto - SpringTour Toronto, Coté MC’ing doing open spaces. He won’t be at the Paris one, Dec 4th and 5th which is stupid planning on his part.
  • 2019, a city near you: The 2019 SpringTours are posted. Coté will be speaking at many of these, hopefully all the ones in EMEA. They’re free and all about programming and DevOps things. Free lunch and stickers!

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