The second day of AppDIrect’s digital economy summit in Montréal sees AppDirect go from selling Google apps to a deep integration with the Google Cloud Platform that significantly expands partner opportunities.
The announcement that the technology Adobe acquired last year with Magento is now generally available as Adobe Commerce Cloud was a major highlight of Adobe Summit. For Adobe ecommerce vendor partners who have worked with Adobe in this space, the consequences are not yet clear.
Adobe’s $1.68 billion acquisition of Magento last summer brought with it a large channel, a huge developer ecosystem and a commitment to open source. All are embraced in the new Adobe Commerce Cloud, which is now in General Availability.
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.
SAP Anywhere is going to market in China through a strategic partner, China Telecom. The go-to-market strategy when it goes into general release in the U.S. and Canada in 2016 will be very different however, and the company filled in the details for ChannelBuzz.
The front-office suite, which was announced in the spring, has just reached general availability in China and was originally going to be limited to China for some time. However increased demand and competitive pressure have led SAP to change its plans.
The startup’s cloud brokerage services integrates cloud service providers looking to sell capacity with customers who license their platform to provide their own branded services. Channel partners like MSPs are the third part of the equation, but to date have been the slowest to come on board.