Arc Publishing and Sophi.io announced the integration of Sophi, The Globe and Mail’s suite of automation and predictive analytics solutions. These native integrations will be available to the more than 1,400 websites using the Arc Publishing platform and build on Arc’s current integrations and capabilities. The Sophi Analytics native Arc integration is built into Arc Themes by default, eliminating the need for custom tagging. This builds on Sophi’s Arc Home integration, bringing web analytics data into the Arc workflow and helping publishers understand the value of their content as they work. In addition to analytics, the partnership brings a native integration between Arc’s low-code/no-code site editor, PageBuilder, and Sophi Automation. This automated content curation solution uses predictive capabilities, natural language processing (NLP) and optimization routines to help publishers automatically identify, and promote, their content across their Arc-powered properties.
Cisco announced a new Webex App Hub at WebexOne. The new Webex App Hub is a collaboration app ecosystem that includes prebuilt integrations. These integrations make it easy for users to move seamlessly between their favorite apps and for IT to simplify workloads by adding Webex into existing applications. Our platform starts with a programmability and extensibility layer via our open APIs and SDKs. This lets anyone get the capabilities they need with Webex, across calling, messaging, meetings, devices, intelligence and analytics. Integrations in the announcement include: Box, Dropbox, Miro, MURAL, Salesforce, ServiceNow and Workplace from Facebook, with more coming soon.
The App Hub is where we make it easy for users to find and use integrations within a Webex messaging space, and soon you’ll be able to experience the same thing in a Webex meeting. Users will be able to add and collaborate with third-party applications while in a Webex meeting, then save the work to follow up afterwards. The App Hub is also for IT managers who are looking to make native integrations company-wide.
Glue Collaboration, provider of collaborative, real-time VR software services, announced a new release of Glue that enables greater immersion and frictionless interaction for remote teams as they co-create, learn, plan and share. Glue provides shared virtual environments where dispersed participants can come together as if they were face to face in a real physical space. Appealing to people’s visual, haptic and auditory senses, Glue provides a level of immersion in remote meetings simply not possible with conventional video conferencing software.
Glue introduced new expressive avatars that use artificial intelligence and advanced graphics to more closely mimic people’s behavior and features to make communication feel as natural as it does in the real world. Using the new built-in avatar configurator, users can also create their own avatar, adjusting face shape and features, hair and clothing as well as customizing colors. Millions of permutations are possible. The new operating system comes with speech-to-text technology, a new whiteboard for ideation, now also accessible to non-VR Glue users, as well as a camera that zooms and shoots in the resolution users choose. Glue has also made improvements to the way users manage their teams, files and spaces.
Clarifai, an AI lifecycle platform provider for managing unstructured image, video, and text data, has joined the Automation Anywhere Technology Alliance Program (TAP) to drive AI search and discovery related use cases. Clarifai’s computer vision and natural language processing artificial intelligence (AI) models are now implemented with Automation Anywhere’s advanced robotic process automation (RPA) software platform. Clarfai uses deep learning to transform large amounts of unstructured image, video, and text data into structured data. These models can be customized to give customers the ability to moderate content, extract visual and textual metadata from content, detect logos within imagery, and more.
Kitewheel announced the integration of a new business intelligence (BI) platform to enhance its data and analytics visualization capabilities. This addition to Kitewheel’s suite of customer journey solutions will provide richer experiences for analytics teams by allowing users to view all their data in one place and enable more efficient journey orchestration. This integration will provide faster time to insights and speed up the journey orchestration timeline. The platform generates user-friendly, comprehensive reports leveraging data from Kitewheel’s Journey Discovery Analytics and Kitewheel Data Model solutions. This self-service model also allows Kitewheel clients to customize data visualizations and report types depending on the insights and level of detail needed. Users will be able to interact with and explore their data, drilling down to extract unique, data-rich findings as well as export and share reports more easily. With multiple dashboards per project and threshold alerts, this new capability offers additional possibilities for enhancing customer journey initiatives.
Apollo GraphQL announced the general availability of Development Graphs – a free cloud offering that allows developers around the world to access Apollo’s Studio tools, such as Apollo Explorer, with any server. Development Graphs accelerate the benefits of GraphQL by giving developers access to Apollo Studio’s Explorer and Schema tools, without requiring any additional setup in code. These tools provide several benefits to GraphQL developers. They increase developer productivity by providing powerful tools for query writing. They increase the discoverability of what’s in the data graph by providing advanced ways to browse and search GraphQL schema. They increase the general accessibility of the graph to your organization, by making data queryable even to team members who are not developers.
Development Graphs are a convenient tool for connecting local servers or any development environment to Apollo Studio by updating a user’s schema in real-time and providing a private sandbox. The developer tools that comprise Apollo Studio, especially Explorer, a full query writing IDE, simplify the process of building and executing queries against running servers, including a point-and-click interface for exploring schemas and tools that ease and accelerate the process of authoring and running live queries.