VMware, Inc. announced the commercial availability of VMware Blockchain to provide a digital foundation so enterprises can build business networks and deploy business-critical decentralized applications. Recognizing the importance of day-0 and day-2 operations to enable enterprises to bring their blockchain solutions to production, VMware provides a comprehensive set of operational capabilities, including ease of deployment, monitoring, management, upgradability, and world class support. VMware Blockchain’s Scalable Byzantine Fault Tolerance (SBFT), an enterprise-grade consensus engine developed internally by VMware Research, is designed to solve the problems of scale and performance in blockchain solutions while preserving fault-tolerance and defense against malicious attacks. SBFT maintains decentralized trust and supports ongoing governance in multi-party networks.
VMware Blockchain brings a layered architecture that decouples the ledger from the smart contract language. VMware Blockchain supports DAML, an open source smart contract language created by VMware Blockchain technology partner, Digital Asset. VMware Blockchain’s platform architecture includes a virtual smart contract execution engine that is designed to easily extend the platform to support additional smart contract languages.
Clarabridge, provider of AI text and speech analytics and a member of Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN), announced that Clarabridge Customer Experience Analytics is available on Oracle Cloud Marketplace and is fully integrated into Oracle Cloud CX Service. Clarabridge CX Analytics enables companies to understand customer feedback from multiple data sources including calls, surveys, messages, chats, emails and social media platforms. By leveraging Clarabridge CX Analytics in combination with Oracle Cloud CX Service, users can connect to and analyze hundreds of customer feedback sources in one place and route insights into Oracle Cloud CX Service. An integrated view of customer feedback allows business users to identify how customer sentiment, effort, intent, and emotion impacts purchasing decisions, customer lifetime value, churn and overall satisfaction.
Asana, Inc. announced the addition of new and expanded enterprise integrations with Atlassian Jira (Server Edition), Microsoft Teams, Slack and Zoom to its app ecosystem. Asana also introduced increased admin capabilities and more ways for teams to work securely with automation.
Zoom for Asana
With the new Zoom for Asana, customers can attach Zoom call transcripts to Asana tasks for quick reference or to give teammates further context, reducing the number of times teams will have to switch between both platforms. Also, Asana for Zoom Apps will enable Zoom customers to subscribe and receive notifications from Asana projects within Zoom chat channels.
Asana for Slack
With the updated Asana for Slack integration, teams can share milestones, projects and portfolios as unfurls within Slack channels. The Asana for Slack enhancement adds to the ability to create and assign tasks from Slack messages for Slack Enterprise Grid customers. Enterprise Grid is designed for very large businesses or those in highly regulated industries.
Asana for Microsoft Teams
Customers can now create tasks directly within Microsoft’s recently launched Teams meetings feature, ensuring that key action items are reflected in Asana in just a few clicks.
Asana for Atlassian Jira (Server Edition)
Coupled with Asana’s current integration for Jira Cloud, Asana for Atlassian Jira (Server Edition) enables teams to create and link Jira issues from directly within Asana tasks, and receive updates on open Jira issues – whether they’re working in the cloud or on-premise.
New Suite of Controls for Enterprise Admins
Asana is also making it easier to protect and manage an organization’s data with new admin controls. Now, enterprise admins have the power to view, block and accept which third-party apps integrate with Asana and control whether users can attach files to tasks. Asana is encrypted both in transit and at rest for all users and with admins have the ability to terminate user sessions if a device is lost or stolen.
Dalet, a technology and service provider for media-rich organizations, announced Dalet Pyramid, its solution for Unified News Operations. Designed to accelerate the evolution of news organizations and serve distributed teams, Dalet Pyramid provides an integrated solution for news production, content management and multi-platform distribution, all accessible through a web-based user experience. Offered on a subscription basis, the solution can be natively deployed in the cloud, on-premises or in a hybrid configuration.
Dalet Pyramid wraps all of Dalet’s news tools within a modern workspace with natively integrated tools that enable 360-storytelling and faster breaking news across all viewing platforms. News producers can create content from anywhere for all audiences with media asset management and orchestration for all ingest, production, delivery and archive workflows. The new digital-first multi-platform workflow is designed to offer remote workforces comprehensive editorial, graphics and distribution tools accessible from desktop and mobile devices. AI capabilities automate metadata tagging and provide real-time contextual recommendations, saving valuable time logging and searching content while optimizing use of all relevant assets for editorial. Dalet Pyramid will be offered in a range of flexible business models.