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Microsoft, Google fight for cloud supremacy

The struggle for cloud supremacy is shaping up to be a fight between software superpowers Microsoft and Google. In a piece published in USA Today earli...

Freddie Pierce
|May 25|magazine5 min read

The struggle for cloud supremacy is shaping up to be a fight between software superpowers Microsoft and Google.

In a piece published in USA Today earlier this week, author Byron Acohido breaks down the Microsoft and Google, and how the future cloud computing world will be shaped by the two giants.

Cloud computing is still be defined, and redefined, but Microsoft and Google see the cloud as the next big things in terms of generating online revenue.

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has already made it his mission to own the cloud.

“At Microsoft, for the cloud, we’re all in,” Ballmer said at the University of Washington last spring. “It’s just a great time to be all-in and really drive the next generation of technology advances.

Microsoft recently released its near-final test version of Office 365, an Internet-driven software solutions program designed to make business easier.

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Google isn’t giving ground at all, as the search-engine giant revealed Google Chromebooks at its I/O developer conference. Chromebooks provides messaging, calendar and collaboration tools designed to add visibility to cloud computing.

“Chromebooks is actually a huge leap forward for cloud computing, Dave Girouard, Google’s president of enterprise, said. “We’re excited about putting more pieces of the puzzle together. Our aim is to be No. 1 in cloud computing.”

Google’s conquest to be No. 1 will likely have to go right through Microsoft, as the two software superpowers appear to be locked into a battle that will forever shape the cloud computing world.