This week on Cloud News Review
Leading cloud competitor, Amazon is speculating to acquire massive retail chain, Target. If Amazon were to acquire such a massive company, an expert at Kroger says they would need to separate into other businesses. “Amazon (needs to) form separate companies for Amazon Web Services (AWS), Retail, Logistics, Entertainment, Technology and Services. Amazon can succeed as one company, but I believe in order to thrive and grow, Amazon should create standalone businesses focused on specific industries.”
According to a new study, Microsoft is still beating out Amazon in key components in the cloud computing industry. The main reason for this is brand trustworthiness. Microsoft’s Azure has the edge over AWS because many business owners do not feel like they can give their personal information to Amazon over fear of things like advertising and compromise.
Google is adding a few new apps to their G Suite line to compete with Microsoft’s Office 365. One of the new projects is called “Wolverine” a private branch exchange service to replace businesses’ existing wired phone systems with cloud-based software. Google hopes this technology can elevate existing apps like “Hangouts” and “Meet” to compete against Skype for Business.
Dropbox is one of the original cloud storage spaces online but as time has gone on, competition has increased and many more options have become available. Blorge has showed the top 5 alternatives to Dropbox that are also great choices including Microsoft’s OneDrive and Google Drive.
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