Wednesday, August 10, 2016

cross-cloud apps: Google += Orbitera

Google buys Orbitera - Business Insider

"Google just announced the acquisition of Orbitera, a startup that helps other startups sell their software to businesses, almost like an app store for the enterprise.

Orbitera ... is going to stay platform-neutral, meaning that you'll still be able to use it to buy and sell software on Google's cloud, and Microsoft's, and Amazon's, and whoever else."

This move comes just weeks after Microsoft launched AppSource, a similar kind of as-you-go store for IT services and software, tying into its Microsoft Office 365 and Microsoft Azure cloud platforms. It takes advantage of Microsoft's existing relationships with business software developers to similar ends.

cloud, IoT: AWS +1, SalesForce -1

A big win for Amazon Web Service, a prominent person moving from SalesForce.

Former Microsoft, Salesforce Exec Adam Bosworth Joins Amazon Web Services

This Well-Respected Tech Exec Is Leaving Salesforce for Amazon - Fortune

"Adam Bosworth, a respected tech executive who has spent nearly 30 years building big software businesses at Microsoft, BEA Systems (now part of Oracle ), Google and Salesforce, is moving on again. Bosworth is taking a senior position at Amazon Web Services"