partnerships

  • Canonical-Pivotal partnership makes Ubuntu preferred Linux distro for Cloud Foundry

    Canonical-Pivotal partnership makes Ubuntu preferred Linux distro for Cloud Foundry

    Pivotal, developers of the Cloud Foundry open source cloud development platform and Canonical, the company behind the popular Ubuntu Linux distribution, announced a partnership today where Ubuntu becomes the preferred operating system for Cloud Foundry. In fact, the two companies have been BFFs since the earliest days of Cloud Foundry when it was an open source project developed at VMware. Read More

  • Apple’s latest foray into the enterprise involves deeper integration with Cisco

    Apple’s latest foray into the enterprise involves deeper integration with Cisco

    Lost in the hubbub of today’s two hour-plus Apple WWDC keynote was an announcement of deep integration between Apple and Cisco in the upcoming release of iOS 10 — yes, you read it correctly, Cisco. When it comes to enterprise partnerships, IBM has gotten the lion’s share of the attention. More recently, SAP made a high-profile partnership announcement of its own, but… Read More

  • Salesforce inks deal with AWS to expand international presence

    Salesforce inks deal with AWS to expand international presence

    AWS announced today that it was expanding its relationship with Salesforce.com, with Salesforce naming the cloud giant a preferred cloud provider. The agreement should help Salesforce increase its international presence without having to build its own data centers in countries that have data sovereignty laws, which require that data stays in-country. It’s expensive to build their… Read More

  • Microsoft and SAP love grows stronger in the cloud

    Microsoft and SAP love grows stronger in the cloud

    Microsoft and SAP have been pals for years and years, and today at the SAP Sapphire Now customer conference in Orlando, the two company CEOs, Satya Nadella and Bill McDermott announced they were taking the relationship to another level with deeper cloud integrations between the two companies. The deal will enable SAP customers to run HANA, the company’s in-memory database product … Read More

  • SAP announces new partnership with Apple to expand iOS in the enterprise

    SAP announces new partnership with Apple to expand iOS in the enterprise

    SAP announced a broad partnership with Apple today to bring iOS to SAP’s enterprise customer base. The announcement comes almost two years after Apple made a similar deal with IBM. Steve Lucas, president for SAP’s Digital Enterprise Platform says while it’s natural to see similarities between the two deals — two large enterprise companies making a deal with Apple… Read More

  • Partnerships And Interoperability Matter Most In Cloud-Mobile World

    Partnerships And Interoperability Matter Most In Cloud-Mobile World

    Once upon a time, companies built huge proprietary systems to track their customer information, content, accounting, business intelligence and every other business function you can name. These were expensive, monolithic systems that took years to implement and compatibility between systems was not a huge priority. Usually the technology choices had a lot more to do with the needs of IT than… Read More

  • Cooperation Is The New Normal At Microsoft

    Cooperation Is The New Normal At Microsoft

    When Microsoft settled its patent lawsuits with Google yesterday, it ended a long battle with the search giant, but it wasn’t an isolated action. It was part of a continuing pattern of serving its customers instead of its corporate ego. Whether it’s evolving agreements with Apple, Salesforce or Box or putting an end to senseless lawsuits, Microsoft is attempting to… Read More

  • Salesforce And Microsoft Continue To Broaden Partnership

    Salesforce And Microsoft Continue To Broaden Partnership

    Salesforce.com and Microsoft announced today that the companies would be building upon previous integrations and further strengthening their partnership. They made the announcement this afternoon in San Francisco at Dreamforce, Salesforce’s customer extravaganza. The two companies introduced a broad new set of integrations to help Microsoft products work hand-in-glove with… Read More

  • Box Joins The Establishment

    Box Joins The Establishment

    Box was once the intrepid upstart, but its recent announcements underscore the company’s growing maturity. By our measure, the publicly traded company is now clearly a member of the enterprise establishment. In the last few weeks, Box has formed close partnerships with the sort of companies its CEO Aaron Levie once made fun of — Microsoft and IBM. Yet these partnerships are… Read More

  • EMC Partners With Hippo To Gain Customer Experience Management Foothold

    EMC Partners With Hippo To Gain Customer Experience Management Foothold

    EMC and Hippo announced a partnership today in which Hippo, an open source web content management platform, will integrate with EMC Documentum, EMC’s enterprise content management software. As with all good deals, each partner gains something. EMC fills in a missing piece in its content management arsenal without having to spend a lot of money. Hippo gains access to a much broader… Read More

  • FortyCloud Teams With Rackspace To Manage Cloud Security

    FortyCloud Teams With Rackspace To Manage Cloud Security

    FortyCloud, an Israeli cloud security service, announced today it was joining the Rackspace Marketplace to provide Rackspace customers with cloud security services and the ability to safely connect between different cloud products. Like any good partnership if it offers something to both parties giving FortyCloud access to Rackspace customers, who then get access to FortyCloud’s… Read More

  • Microsoft, Salesforce Partnership Is Proof That Business Makes Strange Bedfellows

    Microsoft, Salesforce Partnership Is Proof That Business Makes Strange Bedfellows

    It’s often been said that politics makes for strange bedfellows, but the same could be said for business. If you want proof, look no further than yesterday’s partnership announcement between Salesforce and Microsoft. These are two companies that compete fiercely for the same customers in the CRM space, suddenly making nice. If you look closely at the deal, you’ll see… Read More

  • Microsoft, SAP Strengthen Ties With Mobile, Data, Cloud Partnership

    Microsoft, SAP Strengthen Ties With Mobile, Data, Cloud Partnership

    Microsoft and SAP are two old-school enterprise vendors that have been partnering for almost 20 years, and this week their partnership is taking a pronounced leap into the future as they come together around cloud, mobile and big data products. To that end, the partnership involves 3 parts: The Cloud SAP plans to run several of its key cloud services on Microsoft’s Azure platform… Read More

  • Exclusive: Foodspotting Teams With The Melting Pot To Allow People To Take Pictures Of Cheese

    Exclusive: Foodspotting Teams With The Melting Pot To Allow People To Take Pictures Of Cheese

    At TechCrunch we like to get the rest of the story. That’s why we go in-depth, hard-hitting, and close to the ground. Nowhere is that clearer than in this hardcore, hardball, and soft cheese interview with the folks from the Melting Pot, a popular fondue (from the French “What do we do with this old cheese? Melt it?”) restaurant that may or may not be in your general… Read More

  • "Barney" partnerships usually fail: Android take note


    Let’s say the raptors are Blu-Ray. First, a quote from the Yankee Group’s Carl Howe: …Two of the big supporters of HD DVD were Microsoft
    and Intel, each of whom could account for exactly zero million HD DVD
    drive sales. Whenever I see “Barney alliances” — ones where no money
    changes hands, but all the partners agree to love each other and their
    technologies… Read More

  • No love lost between the OLPC project and Intel

      A week ago, Intel announced that it was leaving the OLPC project due to various disagreements between the two groups. OLPC software and content president Walter Bender doesn’t seem too misty-eyed about it. When asked by ABC News what effect Intel’s departure would have on the program, Bender replied, “Zero. Intel had contributed nothing. They contributed nothing to… Read More

  • Toshiba and Sharp to join forces on LCD panels

    Toshiba and Sharp were recently pressed their magic rings together proclaiming, "Wonder Twin powers, activate! Form of…a strategic LCD alliance wherein Toshiba buys LCD panels from Sharp and Sharp buys semiconductors from Toshiba!" The actual meeting may very well have gone differently than that, but you get the idea. The partnership will allow the two companies to produce… Read More