Weekly Tech Roundup: Apple-IBM Teams Up, Google-Novartis AG Teams Up and Samsung Enterprise Mobile Solutions
18 Jul. 2014 Enterprise Tech News
The past couple of weeks saw Microsoft update Azure with an improved hybrid storage solution, Amazon launching Zocalo for secure enterprise storage and IBM committing a good amount of money for future systems research. Let’s take a look at the tech news of more recent times with Apple, Google and Samsung being in the limelight.
Apple Teams Up With IBM for Huge, Expansive Enterprise Push
Apple has announced a strategic partnership with IBM. As a part of this partnership IBM will transfer over 150 of their enterprise and IT apps and tools to Apple platforms natively. Apart from this, they will also be selling Apple iPhones and iPads to its business clients all over the world. In an interview with CNBC, Apple CEO Tim Cook and IBM CEO Virginia Rometty both told the network that Apple and IBM are like “puzzle pieces” that fit perfectly together.
Apple and IBM will offer iPhones and iPads specially tailored to the corporate world
The partnership will reportedly give Apple the access to IBM’s big data and analytics capabilities. Also, the apps that it produces with IBM will be developed “from the ground up” for iPhone and iPad. These apps will supplement new cloud services aimed at iOS specifically, including security and analytics solutions, and device management tools for large-scale MDM deployments. The so-called IBM MobileFirst for iOS solutions will see apps created that are designed to give specific industries solutions tailored to their unique problems.
Google Teams Up With Novartis AG to Develop Smart Lenses
Google Inc. is teaming up with Swiss drug maker Novartis AG to develop smart contact lenses with embedded electronics to improve vision and monitor health.
Novartis’s Alcon unit will work with Google’s secretive Google X division on lenses with non-invasive sensors, microchips and embedded miniaturized electronics to monitor insulin levels for people with diabetes, or to restore the eye’s natural focus in people who can no longer read without glasses, Basel-based Novartis said in a statement today.
Samsung to Showcase Enterprise Mobile Solutions
In a move that will lead to expansion its New York City presence, Samsung will open a 55,000 square foot property at 837 Washington Street, in the Meatpacking District. The new facility is meant to showcase the company’s full range of enterprise mobile solutions, and will serve as the home office for the company’s Brand Marketing Team.
The Marketing Center of Excellence will lead the company’s digital, creative and social media programs while the Enterprise Customer Briefing Center will focus on serving New York commercial and institutional customers. The 837 Washington Street location will be Samsung’s flagship Manhattan office and will play a central role in developing, attracting and retaining some of the talent as well. The building is currently under construction and will open later this year.
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