SAP ‘s Ecosystem – Expanding to serve the Digital World

During this week’s SAPPhire Now in Orlando, SAP emphasised the expansion of its ecosystem. To mention a few: Leonardo to join forces with Watson Google and SAP to intensify earlier announced partnership But most significant, SAP is (finally) adopting a multi-cloud strategy where their customer can run SAP solutions on other infrastructures rather than SAP’s […] Read more »

Salesforce Partners – Rushed off their Feet

Yesterday we attended Salesforce’s European Partner Event, hosted in London. The event is into its third year and over 500 participants registered, making it one of the larger partner events in Europe. When we spoke to Salesforce 3 years ago, it was just  starting to develop its partner strategy. And that strategy mainly meant the […] Read more »

The Startup Delta: Ready, Steady, Exit

StartupDelta is almost at the end of its planned time to exist. In June the platform should have attracted a sufficient  amount of traction to make it self sustainable. StartupDelta has had a very brief time to achieve very big goals. Within 18 months it aimed to move up the ranking scale and become part […] Read more »

The GM & Lyft Alliance – If You Can’t Beat Them Join Them

Last week’s announcement of GM’s $500 million investment in Lyft may well be the turning point both the car and the software industry have been waiting for. Up to now innovation in the car industry has been driven by either carmakers or technology vendors, both working stand-alone on new initiatives. Innovation has been either focused […] Read more »

Cisco, Ericsson: Engaged To Get Married?

Last April we wrote a piece on the history of consolidation and divestment in the global telecoms equipment market that resulted in the four major global players that dominate the market now: Cisco, Huawei, Ericsson and Nokia. This Monday, Cisco and Ericsson announced that they will enter in a strategic partnership that they expect to […] Read more »

Salesforce Tour London – It’s All About the Customer Experience

Last week we attended the Salesforce World Tour London, with 14.000 registrants one of the largest software events in the UK. As in previous years it was a very savvy marketed and slick show. Though the event lacked major announcements there were some newsworthy items: Financials – Coincidently Salesforce announced its fiscal 2016 First Quarter […] Read more »