Premium Enterprise 2021-07-16T02:30:56Z
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Google Cloud's VP of developer relations is leaving the company after his 10,000-word LinkedIn post about Israel sparked an internal backlash

Amr Awadallah, VP of DevRel at Google Cloud, is leaving the company a month after writing about his "story of redemption" from antisemitism.
Premium Enterprise 2021-07-15T20:50:22Z
Oracle OpenWorld customers

Oracle insiders say a key cloud VP is out after about a year. Here are the details on the big changes at Oracle's important cloud security business.

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure has reorganized its security unit, according to company insiders and an internal email viewed by Insider.
Premium Tech 2021-07-15T19:55:50Z
Amazon's Andy Jassy presents on a stage.

These are the 13 Amazon executives with the most power under new boss Andy Jassy — including the 2 who were promoted as he rose to CEO

Amazon's new CEO, Andy Jassy, is already making his mark on the company with several high-profile changes to his top inner circle of executives.
Premium Enterprise 2021-07-15T19:48:35Z

Meet Shift5, the 50-person security startup quietly hiring execs away from hot startups like Tanium and Armis and landing millions in military contracts

Shift5 is a 50-person startup with a total of $2.5 million in VC funding – so how is it poaching talent from Tanium and landing military contracts?
Premium Enterprise 2021-07-15T17:09:38Z

A former Amazon Web Services exec explains how the cloud titan learned the difficult lesson of balancing growth and competing with its closest allies

The former AWS exec Tim Jefferson told Insider how the cloud giant navigated competing with its own partners and putting pressure on their business.
Premium Enterprise 2021-07-15T16:00:00Z

$7.25 billion AI-powered software startup Gong just hired a new COO to help it grow and 'improve the life' of every salesperson

New COO Kelly Breslin Wright, who formerly worked at Tableau for 11+ years, will help the company expand overseas and land big customers.
Tech 2021-07-15T13:46:24Z

Zoom has acquired a startup that can create real-time translations on video calls

The acquisition may help Zoom keep up with competitors like Cisco, which already features a similar real-time translation tool on its Webex software.
Premium Enterprise 2021-07-15T12:30:00Z

4 companies Amazon Web Services could buy as it ramps up competition against the dominance of Microsoft 365 and Teams

Without a strong work software portfolio of its own, analysts named firms the new CEO of AWS could buy to challenge Microsoft's lead in the space.
Premium Enterprise 2021-07-14T18:29:50Z

12 companies Zoom could acquire as it grows into a long-term software superpower and major Microsoft rival even as workers return to the office

Analysts say Zoom could buy collaboration tools, contact center companies, or machine learning startups as it looks to grow post pandemic.
Premium Enterprise 2021-07-14T15:57:56Z

$4 billion analytics startup Amplitude has filed to go public. Read the early pitch deck that convinced investors to open their wallets.

Amplitude CEO Spenser Skates initially struggled to get VCs to understand what his startup was trying to do. Now, the firm has filed to go public.
Premium Tech 2021-07-14T15:47:04Z

Fort Lauderdale asked Elon Musk to build a commuter train tunnel. So how did it end up considering a $30 million beach tunnel for Teslas instead?

Emails obtained by Insider show the deepening relationship between Elon Musk's The Boring Company and Fort Lauderdale, Florida leading up to a crucial vote.
Premium Enterprise 2021-07-14T15:00:00Z

Microsoft is building deeper integrations between Teams and its Dynamics 365 CRM as it faces looming competition from Salesforce's pending Slack purchase

Microsoft is building collaborative apps to further integrate Dynamics 365 apps with Teams, a continued push to make Teams the UI for its ecosystem.
Premium Enterprise 2021-07-13T23:36:23Z

Leaked email shows $9 billion cybersecurity startup Tanium just lost its fourth chief marketing officer in five years

The chief marketing officer at $9 billion Tanium is leaving – and the company is once again looking to fill a role that has seen significant turnover.
Tech 2021-07-13T21:54:38Z

Amazon acquires Facebook's satellite internet team, bolstering its efforts to compete with SpaceX

The talent acquisition, reported by The Information, ends Facebook's yearslong experiment with bringing broadband internet to remote locations.
Premium Tech 2021-07-13T21:47:50Z

Amazon's Prime Air drone delivery team has had higher turnover than the rest of the company as launch delays and internal tensions roil the division

The turnover rate was 20% last year, a higher figure than Amazon Robotics' 16% and the 14% rate seen across the broader retail operations unit.
Premium Enterprise 2021-07-13T13:00:00Z

These are the 4 technologies a top enterprise VC is looking to invest in now — and how founders should pitch him

While at Salesforce Ventures, Garratt developed an eye for what's up and coming in enterprise technology. Here's what he's interested now at CRV.
Premium Enterprise 2021-07-13T12:00:00Z

This CEO says moving from Silicon Valley to Minnesota helped his $4.3 billion company become one of the fastest-growing startups in his industry

The cybersecurity startup Arctic Wolf announced a $150 million funding round, taking it to a $4.3 billion valuation – triple what it was last year.
Premium Enterprise 2021-07-12T17:59:12Z

The cloud computing industry is buzzing about a trendy new technology called Amazon Infinidash. Too bad it was made up by Twitter users.

Amazon Infinidash is a fake product that gained steamed because of a tweet that skewered how developers lose it over "vaguely named blackbox" tech.
Premium Enterprise 2021-07-11T12:55:00Z

Google's star cloud guru Kelsey Hightower explains how to succeed in tech as a self-taught developer

Hightower started as a self-taught coder and talked to Insider about his thoughts on how to be successful in tech.
Premium Enterprise 2021-07-11T12:35:00Z

Why Salesforce and Amazon are becoming each other's best allies in the battle against Microsoft — and how they could become even closer

AWS and Salesforce are tremendous allies in the cloud wars against Microsoft — and experts even say a merger isn't totally out of the question.
Premium Enterprise 2021-07-11T11:00:00Z

Losing the Pentagon's $10 billion JEDI contract is a blow to Microsoft's credibility

The JEDI program was a huge vote of confidence for Microsoft from its most important customer, the US government.
Premium Enterprise 2021-07-10T14:07:23Z

10 Amazon cloud partners explain how they built thriving businesses while working with a juggernaut that's never been afraid to compete with its own allies

Amazon relies on over 100,000 cloud partners like Splunk, Snowflake, and Datadog, but AWS has never shied away from competing with its own allies.
Tech 2021-07-10T12:45:00Z

Amazon's big leadership shift and other major exec moves

In this week's edition of the Insider Tech newsletter, we look at Amazon's big leadership shift and some other high-profile exec moves.
Premium Enterprise 2021-07-10T12:37:00Z

This director explains why he ditched Amazon's cloud program for startups to help Google relaunch its own

Google startup ecosystem director Ryan Kiskis previously worked at Amazon Web Services and watched customers defect to Google Cloud.
Premium Tech 2021-07-09T19:07:46Z

Amazon's Prime Air drone-delivery team is in upheaval as launch delays, 'expat' execs, and a 20% turnover rate roil one of Amazon's loftiest projects

An exchange at a March meeting gives a rare look into the discord between longtime Amazon employees and new hires within Prime Air.
Premium Enterprise 2021-07-09T17:00:09Z

Amazon Web Services salaries revealed: How much the $54 billion cloud giant pays software engineers, marketers, business analysts and more in 2021

Insider analyzed Amazon's H-1B salary data to find what the cloud giant paid engineers and business people so far this year, across the country.
Premium Enterprise 2021-07-09T03:03:39Z

Here's how $2.2 billion data company Sumo Logic — one of AWS' biggest clients — is finding ways to cut its cloud costs

Sumo Logic CTO and cofounder Christian Beedgen said that cutting cloud costs is so important, it will pause new feature development just to optimize.
Premium Enterprise 2021-07-08T22:37:49Z
Tech 2021-07-08T21:06:47Z

A Google privacy engineer says he quit over 'constant gaslighting' following the firing of two AI experts

The senior privacy engineer has been with Google since 2014 and said he's quitting after the company fired two of its top AI ethicists last year.
Premium Enterprise 2021-07-08T17:51:30Z

8 companies the new CEO of Amazon Web Services could buy to seriously challenge Microsoft's productivity dominance and stay on top

Adam Selipsky, the new CEO of Amazon Web Services, should consider buying productivity, edge computing, and security startups, experts say.
Premium Enterprise 2021-07-08T17:00:00Z

A new government report shows that 60% of agencies still fall for one of the most basic scamming techniques — and the repercussions are potentially devastating

A new Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) report shows that agencies are likely to fall victim to devastating phishing attacks.
Premium Enterprise 2021-07-08T13:00:00Z

Dropbox totally redesigned its offices now that its employees can work remote forever. Photos show how it's trying to 'reimagine the purpose' of in-person work

As it becomes a "virtual first" firm, Dropbox redesigned its offices to discourage individual work and promote collaboration and creativity.
Premium Enterprise 2021-07-07T21:08:51Z

Read Adam Selipsky's first internal email to his team as CEO of Amazon's massive cloud business

Adam Selipsky used his first staff email as Amazon Web Services CEO to rally his new team to "build a business that is much larger than it is today."
Premium Enterprise 2021-07-07T18:47:36Z

The biggest opportunities and risks facing Amazon Web Services right now as new CEO Adam Selipsky takes the helm

New AWS CEO Adam Selipsky has plenty of opportunities ahead, but he'll also need to contend with Microsoft's incumbent advantage and other risks.
Premium Tech 2021-07-07T18:33:10Z

Amazon's new CEO Andy Jassy is already making his mark on the company with these additions to the executive 'S-team' and a slew of SVP promotions

In one of the first organizational changes under new CEO Andy Jassy, Amazon expanded its most senior group of executives called the "S-team."
Premium Tech 2021-07-07T17:59:47Z

Internal documents show that new Amazon CEO Andy Jassy has had a quota for the number of employees he would be happy to see leave each year

Even the most senior executives at Amazon, including Andy Jassy, closely track unregretted attrition rate, according to documents obtained by Insider.
Premium Finance 2021-07-07T13:38:01Z

We mapped out 23 key cloud partnerships across Wall Street

AWS, Google Cloud, IBM, and Microsoft Azure are battling it out to win over financial institutions looking to adopt cloud technology.
Premium Enterprise 2021-07-07T13:00:00Z

The cybersecurity AI startup ZeroFox is buying competitor Vigilante to help it better scan the dark web to fight back against ransomware

Threat intelligence firm ZeroFox announced Tuesdsay that it will acquire the competitor startup Vigilante.
Premium Tech 2021-07-07T09:45:00Z

This flow chart gives you an exclusive look inside Amazon's controversial system for fixing or ousting underperforming employees

Amazon has a complex, opaque system for reviewing employee performance and fixing or ousting underperformers. This chart explains how it all works.
Premium Enterprise 2021-07-06T23:17:03Z

The Pentagon's cancellation of its $10 billion cloud contract JEDI means Microsoft and Amazon will need to play nice

With the cancellation of the JEDI cloud contract, analysts said AWS and Microsoft have to work together to meet the Pentagon's new requirements.
Premium Enterprise 2021-07-06T19:37:31Z

The new CEO of Amazon's $54 billion cloud business has one job above all others this week: Don't screw it up

Adam Selipsky inherited a plum situation from Amazon CEO Andy Jassy this week. Here's where insiders say he should follow the beaten path as AWS CEO.
Premium Enterprise 2021-07-06T18:37:07Z

Internal email: Andy Jassy thanks his 'missionary,' 'insurgent' AWS cloud team as he takes over as Amazon CEO

Before Andy Jassy took over as Amazon CEO, the longtime executive sent a thank-you letter to his team at Amazon Web Services. Here's what it said:
Tech 2021-07-06T17:09:16Z

The Pentagon has called off the $10 billion JEDI cloud-computing contract Microsoft and Amazon were arguing over

The Pentagon canceled the contract due to "evolving requirements, increased cloud conversancy, and industry advances."
Premium Tech 2021-07-06T14:29:30Z

Andy Jassy is Amazon's new CEO. Read the first email he sent to staff after taking the reins from Jeff Bezos.

In his first companywide email as Amazon's CEO, Andy Jassy thanked employees but also acknowledged there were issues to work on.
Premium Enterprise 2021-07-05T16:30:00Z

13 new computer science grads from the Class of 2021 reveal the top priorities they're looking for in their first tech jobs

Insider talked to 13 Class of 2021 computer science graduates to figure out what they're looking for as they enter the post-pandemic job market.
Premium Tech 2021-07-05T09:03:00Z

Andy Jassy officially starts as Amazon CEO today. Insiders describe his 'CHOP' meetings, micromanagement, and 'Nice' emails.

Amazon employees say Andy Jassy, who will replace Jeff Bezos as CEO, is a hard-charging boss who has full autonomy. "It's 100% Andy's show," one said.
Premium Enterprise 2021-07-04T13:30:00Z

Meet the 14 most important execs who left Salesforce in 2021 and 4 new power players who've joined

Salesforce has seen some significant executive upheaval so far this year, including several C-suite execs.
Premium Enterprise 2021-07-03T13:20:00Z

JFrog's $300 million purchase of security startup Vdoo is likely just the beginning of a big wave of DevOps M&A

As competition heats up in 'developer operations' or DevOps, analysts expect consolidation because customers prefer to buy into holistic platforms.
Tech 2021-07-03T12:25:00Z

Bill Gates, Linux and internet pet feeders — the most fascinating tech tales to read this weekend

In this week's edition of the Insider Tech newsletter, we've got the best long-reads about tech to inform and entertain you over the long weekend.
Enterprise 2021-07-02T18:03:04Z

A meeting with Bill Gates was 'just an opportunity to get yelled at,' according to a former Microsoft exec

While Gates had crafted an image as the nerdy tech honcho, insiders says he berated underlings and didn't care about diversity in succession planning.
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