A decade ago, Google hired former IBM chief executive Diane Greene as a senior vice president.
She had a similar role at Amazon, where she helped manage its cloud-computing business, and was the company’s chief technology officer.
Google, which has been working with IBM in cloud computing for years, says Greene has the skills needed to manage both big data and cloud computing.
She’s also one of the most well-known and respected technology leaders in the world.
Here’s what she said about the company.
How Google’s biggest data-center moves have affected you article A few weeks ago, I was sitting in a coffee shop in Silicon Valley with a bunch of my friends.
A colleague had a big news story, and I got the sense we were on the same page.
But we weren’t talking about Google.
We were talking about a massive, potentially disruptive data-storage operation that’s changing the way we work, how we live, and the way that people communicate.
I had just learned that IBM was planning to hire the CEO of one of our competitors to be its chief technology officers.
The announcement sent shockwaves through the startup world, where Google had been working hard to woo customers and get more powerful.
This could be a game-changer for the company that has long been one of Google’s main competitors, Facebook.
But, according to sources, the hiring was also a huge mistake.
“I was told by two people, I believe, that Diane Greene was hired to run the [Google] data center, and that was a total misread of what we were doing,” one person familiar with the matter told me.
“She was not the chief technology engineer for Google and did not have the skills we needed to run a very large, highly complex system.”
“She did not work at IBM,” the source added.
Greene, who joined Google in 2002, is now a consultant at IBM.
She said she had been hired because she was “a proven leader in the industry.”
“I did not see any need to leave Google because we were in a competitive environment, but I was told I could have done more, that I should have taken a longer look at the situation,” Greene told me in an email.
She added that her experience working at Amazon and at IBM made her a good fit for the role.
Google’s move toward big data has created a huge problem for the rest of the tech industry.
Google has been building out a massive data center for years in its Mountain View, California, data center.
Its most recent data center expansion cost it $4.3 billion.
Now, in its third year, Google is trying to scale up its operations by hiring more people.
It has also spent tens of millions of dollars to buy hardware and software from other tech companies, including Microsoft and Dell.
IBM, which was founded in 1968, was among the first to sell commercial servers for large companies.
But IBM lost a huge share of the cloud market to Amazon, which is owned by Amazon founder Jeff Bezos.
“It’s not surprising to see that we are in this position today, because IBM is not alone in this space,” Greene said.
“If you look at what Amazon has done to the data center industry, it’s done in a way that is unprecedented.”
Amazon and Google have long been rivals in the data-processing business.
Amazon used to own the largest data center in the US, which at the time had about 1.2 petabytes (1 terabyte = 100,000,000 gigabytes).
IBM’s current data center has about 8.4 petabytes.
But Amazon has a strong advantage in its ability to scale and deploy its data centers, which are cheaper to build and run than Google’s data centers.
“Amazon is very well-positioned, but there’s a huge amount of work ahead of them,” said Chris Horwitz, a managing director at cloud software firm Hootsuite, which manages Amazon’s data center infrastructure.
“IBM has been in the business for a long time, and it’s been doing well.”
Amazon has been aggressively building its cloud operations for years.
Last year, it spent $4 billion to buy a new data center to handle its massive data centers for at least the next few years.
But the new Amazon data center is about the size of a football field, and its operations are being overseen by an IBM engineering group, which does not have direct access to the vast amounts of data stored on the servers.
Google is working to change that.
It’s working to improve the speed and quality of the data it stores, and is working with a large number of other data-services companies to offer more flexible data storage, including in the form of a cloud storage service.
But it’s not going to get rid of its own data centers anytime soon.
“We’re going to continue to build our data centers and the amount of power that’s available in those data centers is going to