Siemens and Salesforce have partnered to provide an innovative workplace technology suite that allows employees to safely come back to work in physical offices and sets the stage for a next generation framework for the future of work. Siemens and Salesforce will first deploy this workplace offering in their own offices, including Siemens Smart Infrastructure headquarters in Zug, Switzerland, and Salesforce Tower in San Francisco. We are looking forward to hearing the results from these first deployments.
Alphabet’s Loon has launched its commercial internet service in Kenya through partnership with Telkom Kenya providing cellular service through their network to an area covering roughly 50,000 square kilometres (31,000 square miles). Here’s why I’m bullish on Alphabet Loon filling a significant void in the internet market for the underserved.
BMW car subscription updates spark the conversation whether consumers are willing to pay for additional features after purchase. Known for its controversy in subscription service, the auto manufacturer argues that this benefits current and future owners.
HPE announces updates to its HPE GreenLake for Partners program with emphasis on expanded storage, management services, container enablement, enhanced learning, sales and marketing. This strategy is solid, and likely to spur continued steady growth.
HPE announces updates to its HPE GreenLake Cloud Services which include services across container management, ML operations, virtual machines, storage, compute, data protection, and networking.
At its virtual Discover event this week, HPE announced the launch of its kubernetes-based container software, HPE Ezmeral. This announcement shows HPE’s continued dedication to its goal of everything-as-a-service by 2022 and heats up the container wars with competitors like IBM RedHat and VMWare.
New partnerships and alliances like what we are seeing HP do here will help enterprises of different sizes have more resources for 3D technology equipment, training and support. These efforts will help leverage and continue the 3D printing technology efforts HP has made during the pandemic, and it will be interesting to see what the company does moving forward. Overall, we expect to see continued growth in the 3D printing and additive manufacturing space.
Amazon’s AWS MetroPlus chatbot program, developed free of charge by Amazon with project management help from Bain & Co., delivered a significant assist to a NYC-based non-profit insurer that continues to pay dividends now and into the future. Here’s the backstory there, and a look at how simple solutions like the one developed here often can have far-reaching benefits.
Siemens continues efforts for IoT with enhancement and combined efforts of its MindSphere IoT system and Mendix low-code software application. Digital twin, advanced analytics, edge-to-cloud and a growing partner ecosystem also add to its IoT offerings.
Google recently announced it is adding telehealth features to its Search and Maps, making it easier for consumers to find telehealth resources and making it easier for providers to serve up these offerings. We predict this is just the start of a transition in healthcare services, and the beginning of a new normal.