Salesforce highlighted that Einstein, featured at last fall’s Dreamforce, is part of the new spring release, and is in the hands of customers. They also announced a new partnership with IBM that unites IBM’s Watson with Einstein.
Dell established its IoT partner program earlier this year, taking on ISV partners. Now it has expanded the program, adding systems integrators, which includes smaller and boutique ones as well as large.
SAP unveils its next-gen business warehousing solution, based natively on HANA’s memory-oriented architecture, and designed to make it easier to analyze all types of data in real time, including IoT data.
SAP Anywhere formally launched in the U.S. this week. But while demand for the small business-focused CRM solution is strong, a change in SAP’s SMB applications strategy has led to the Canadian launch being put on hold for now.
Other Dell SAP-related initiatives announced at SAPPHIRE NOW included ones around the Internet of Things, cloud blueprints to optimize SAP environments, and a new optimized architecture for SAP Foundation for Health.
Hitachi Data Systems has greatly deepened its strategic relationship with SAP around HANA in the last several years, and its new announcements, which cover from the low end of the market to the high, broaden that portfolio.
Atera’s technology, which facilitates jointly developed RMM and PSA solutions, is designed for the Internet of Things environment, and collects massive amount of sensor data, which it is using in a free BI offering, not just for its own MSP partners, but anyone who wants to use it.
The enhancements to the HDS unified storage platform aimed at the enterprise and mid-market also now allow cloud tiering from the appliance itself, and new support for VMware vSphere Virtual Volumes assists performance in virtualized environments.