When Scott Spradley joined Tyson Foods as CTO in 2017, the multinational corporation was ready for a major technology and business overhaul. With nearly $40 billion in annual sales that year and more than 120,000 employees, the business sat comfortably within the Fortune 500. It produced around 20 percent of the beef, pork and chicken consumed in the US. But it had effectively no cloud computing presence to speak of. ”When I walked in the door, it was very much an on-prem set of environments, very stable – even mainframe,” Spradley told ZDNet. Cloud Cloud computing: Spending is breaking records, Microsoft Azure slowly closes the gap on AWS Microsoft to combine its Windows client and hardware teams under Chief Product Officer Panos Panay Top cloud providers in 2020: AWS, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud, hybrid, SaaS players How esports intersects with life, athletics, and business (ZDNet YouTube) Google Stadia vs. Microsoft xCloud: The battle for cloud gaming (CNET) Tips on keeping a Google Photos-type video bug from impacting cloud-based files (TechRepublic) Coming from HPE where he served as CIO, it was clear to Spradley that the food industry wasn’t exactly moving at Silicon Valley speeds. But Tyson’s leaders, he said, were… Read full this story
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