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New and Noteworthy

News from SAP and Partners

SAPinsider, Volume 16, Issue 1

January 1, 2015


IBM and SAP Partner to Accelerate Enterprise Cloud Adoption

SAP has selected IBM as a premier strategic provider of cloud infrastructure services for its business-critical applications, including the SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud offering. This partnership is expected to help customers deploy SAP solutions securely and quickly around the globe. Additionally, the partnership aims to help customers transform their organizations through easier access to industry best practices and solutions from both IBM and SAP.

SAP Launches Two Enterprise Applications Supporting Vuzix’s M100 Smart Glasses
Vuzix Corporation 
Vuzix Corporation, a leading supplier of video eyewear and smart glasses products, recently announced that SAP has released two new applications for Vuzix’s M100 Smart Glasses for enterprise markets. SAP AR Warehouse Picker and SAP AR Service Technician are augmented reality (AR) applications intended to simplify and improve work processes by offering a hands-free user experience. The applications include voice recognition and 3D visualization technology to help warehouse and field service technicians work more efficiently.

Accenture and SAP Announce New Upstream Operations Management Solution

Accenture and SAP released a new version of the SAP Upstream Operations Management application, which aims to help oil and gas companies improve the accuracy of production data and identify optimization opportunities. The new version intends to automatically capture field information from real-time systems and integrates the latest SAP Fiori user interface technology to help operators reduce the amount of time spent entering and managing data.

Samsung and SAP Announce Plans to Deliver Innovative Enterprise Solutions on Mobile Devices for Key Industries
Samsung and SAP announced initial plans to deliver enterprise mobility solutions based on Samsung mobile devices. This collaboration is expected to create new opportunities for developers to build solutions that can leverage innovations such as the cloud, the Internet of Things (IoT), and wearable technology. The plan also aims to include anticipated benefits for the retail industry, such as the ability to integrate on-the-go payments and analyze shopping experiences.

WFT Now Offers High Availability and Disaster Recovery for SAP HANA
Wharfedale Technologies (WFT)

Wharfedale Technologies (WFT) announced new implementation services for high availability and disaster recovery capabilities for SAP HANA tailored data center integration. The services involve integration of storage mirroring technology to provide disaster recovery capabilities to clusters running SAP HANA. The new capabilities also aim to allow customers to reuse existing hardware and take advantage of current operational management processes.

WTA and SAP Transform Women’s Tennis with New On-Court Coaching Technology
Women’s Tennis Association (WTA)

The Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) recently worked with SAP to create a custom-built application that allows coaches to analyze player performance on a mobile device through real-time data insights. The mobile app is intended to help coaches better engage with players through real-time analysis of key performance data, such as serve direction and shot placement, during a live match. SAP has also developed a mobile app intended to provide fans around the world with access to exclusive news, statistics, virtual replays, and more.

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