Michael Dell personally presented the results of a survey commissioned by Dell, which found significant obstacles to the adoption of technology, which he said was a good thing for Dell and its partners.
The CA spinoff, which is now free to focus on its SMB and midmarket-focused product line, is also announcing a free edition of its software, and an update of its Unified Data Protection (UDP) which adds some new features.
Dot Hill is emphasizing enhancement to their autonomic tiering in this release, which they say gives them a boost over competitors, and allows them to offer the best price-performance balance for the mid-market.
The new Riverbed-Ready program is for ISVs partners, and is designed to spur new and more full featured solutions which cover all the elements of Riverbed’s Application Performance Platform, but solution provider partners are also expected to benefit significantly.
Monday is the kickoff for both the launch in Canada of the full StreamOne e-business platform in Canada and the internal realignment of Tech Data Canada’s sales division along the same lines as the AIS in the U.S.
The completion of the acquisition of Motorola Mobility will allow Lenovo to provide North American partners with smartphones for the first time. But don’t look for them to provide BlackBerry devices any time soon.
Pure sees OpenStack as providing a great services opportunity to help customers adapt OpenStack for private clouds, since it is necessary to help them adapt OpenStack to different customer circumstances.
Last year rumours surfaced that SAP was shutting Business ByDesign down, but instead it has moved it to the HANA platform, given it its own general manager, and changed its go-to-market model to better leverage partners.