"When you have way too many companies chasing way too few opportunities, you go through a cycle like this and only the best will survive." McKay thinks Snyk has found a path forward.
Like many companies that have grown through acquisitions over the years, Rajesh Naidu's job involves integrating those acquisitions onto a common tech stack, which requires taking a hard look at the SaaS applications used by those companies.
The rise of OpenTelemetry coupled with the separation of application data from observability tools could shake up this fast-growing market right as more companies realize they need help managing their cloud apps.
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A convoluted series of mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures had left Cushman & Wakefield with "hundreds" of separate enterprise-resource planning applications. It wanted a flexible but standardized base to get everyone on the same page.
For many years financial services companies Principal Financial Group started its transition to the cloud just before the pandemic made the need for modern digital services an existential crisis, and has only accelerated that process since Kathy Kay came on board.
DocuSign's service was built before the cloud, but last year it realized it needed to move to the cloud to handle data residency requirements and its plans for AI services.
Soon after making the decision to get out of the data center business and into cloud computing about five years ago, Intuit realized that it was going to have to change nearly everything about how it built and managed its application infrastructure to operate in this new world.
The rise of the cloud was not just a transition from owning computers to renting them; it also ushered in enterprise computing resources that were scalable and flexible. Oxide Computer is a bet that enterprise tech wants to run the cloud model in its own data centers.
Behind every breakthrough in enterprise technology over the past few decades you'll find a database. This year, as engineering managers and CIOs are being asked to articulate a generative AI strategy in the middle of a hype cycle for the ages, the vector database is having its coming-out party.
HashiCorp announced Thursday that it is switching the license that governs the use of its open-source projects from the Mozilla Public License to the Business Source License (BSL), a license that does not meet the traditional definition of open source as described by the Open Source Initiative.
Nishita Henry's job involves helping Deloitte's clients find opportunities and avoid problems while operating on AWS. After several years of rapid change for clients that needed a cloud computing strategy, another disorienting time has arrived thanks to the rise of generative AI.
It became clear in 2023 that the incredible growth in enterprise tech spending during the early years of the pandemic was a mirage, rather than a new baseline. Redpoint's Scott Raney isn't sure how quickly the good times will return.
AWS evolved into one of the biggest businesses enterprise tech has ever seen by taking the Home Depot approach; it offers everything companies need to build digital experiences around their businesses, but it's up to you to find it and put it together. However, the market has shifted.
Tom Eggemeier believes that a key product-strategy decision Zendesk made long before most of us had heard the term "generative AI" could spark a rebound in the company's fortunes.