Sony Electronics’ cloud-native professional media management and collaboration platform, Ci, is expanding its feature set to include enterprise asset management. The debut of Ci Catalog enables enterprises to build and securely manage centralized libraries of rich media and make them easily accessible to stakeholders across teams, departments, divisions, or companies.
The new Ci Catalog offering integrates with Workspace, Ci’s solution for production, and postproduction workflows with remote acquisition, media processing, and collaboration. With the addition of Catalog, Ci provides content owners, studios, production companies, broadcasters, sports leagues, music labels, and large corporations with a comprehensive system that supports content management. Ci provides accelerated file transfer, collaboration/review and approval, digital asset management, transcoding, and archive with a single SaaS subscription. Ci’s REST APIs enable integration with third-party systems and workflows.
SDL announced the launch of SDL Trados Studio 2021, a dynamic translation solution offering flexibility for translators and project managers. The latest version of the Computer Assisted Translation (CAT) tool combines SDL’s desktop software with access to the cloud-based translation and project management capabilities of SDL Trados Live – offering a new way of working to boost productivity and stay connected. SDL Trados Studio 2021 new features include:
- SDL Trados Live: Powered by SDL Language Cloud, this new translation productivity cloud from SDL works seamlessly with SDL Trados Studio to bring you an online translation editor, with a web-based project management and revision experience, to strike a balance between working online and offline.
- SDL Trados Live mobile app: Available to download for free from the Google Play and the Apple App Store, the SDL Trados Live app provides the ability to create new projects, track your translation progress, check project due dates and more while on the move.
- Improved productivity: For users with a focus on desktop ways of working, SDL Trados Studio’s Translation Memory (TM) engine has been enhanced to deliver better results, faster, with greater accuracy. Quality Assurance (QA) checks are also improved due to the new intelligent TM technology. SDL Trados Studio 2021 also helps to complete jobs faster with enhanced display filtering.
- Personalize the experience: SDL AppStore is now accessible directly from within SDL Trados Studio 2021. Offering 200+ apps.
- Subscription-based licensing: You can now buy an annual subscription to SDL Trados Studio 2021 for both the Professional and Freelance editions, instead of paying upfront for the perpetual license.
WordPress.com publicly launched an all-new version of its remote work collaboration tool P2 — the “secret sauce” behind Automattic‘s 15-year success as a fully distributed company, with over 1,200 employees working from 77 countries. It’s the first time that P2 has been released as a standalone product for small and large teams to collaborate. Automattic has built a refined version, which focuses on communication that is asynchronous, accessible across time zones, and allows teams to organize plans, projects, and big picture ideas, communicating across the entire company.
P2 is a companion to real-time tools like chat and videoconferencing. P2 can be used as internal blogs that move teams and organizations away from siloed email inboxes, and it helps minimize things “getting lost” in real-time chat. Teams working on any type of project together can write and post regular updates. Through comments on posts, teams can come to a consensus and decide together what to do next. They can share photos, videos, GIFs, and charts, or they can take a poll, and share quotes and summaries from the day’s work. P2 can be more broadly used as external team blogs to organize communities and events. P2 teams see updates on the web, via email notifications, and in the WordPress mobile apps. P2 is the glue that gives your team an identity and coherence. This current version of P2 is free for users, who can create as many P2 sites as they need. More premium features are coming soon.
Atlassian announced it acquired Mindville, an asset and configuration management company based in Sweden. Mindville Insight provides enterprises with visibility into their assets and services, critical to delivering great customer and employee service experiences. Mindville will bolster Atlassian’s IT Service Management (ITSM) capabilities. By combining rich contextual information from disparate development tools with infrastructure-related information from Mindville, IT teams can now leverage Jira Service Desk to better anticipate the impact of changes to critical business services. Mindville is already a partner in the Atlassian Marketplace.
Mindville gives organizations a place to store and share information about all their assets and infrastructure across their whole business, even areas outside of IT such as HR, sales, and facilities. Teams can see how various services are linked to the underlying infrastructure, helping them understand how any given change will affect the customer or employee experience as a whole. Mindville also discovers and tracks assets and infrastructure by scanning the network, so teams don’t have to enter every asset manually. This solution integrates with cloud providers like AWS and Azure, and can either co-exist with, or help teams migrate away from, other solutions such as ServiceNow, Microsoft SCCM, and Snow Software.
Unscrambl’s conversational analytics software ‘qbo insights’ is now available as qbo app for Microsoft Teams. qbo, by enabling natural language access to your data, makes facts and insights take center stage in workspace collaborations. With this addition Teams users can make fact-based decisions simply by conversing with their data. Unscrambl’s qbo leverages Teams’ capabilities for an interactive and collaborative data exploration experience. A business user would start by asking a question in natural language, as one would ask a human data analyst. The response is an interactive visualization of the requested data, often with a brief explanation, and suggestions about follow-up questions. Users can converse with qbo one-on-one or collaboratively as a team, view charts, refine, drill-down, create boards and even present their findings without having to leave the Teams platform.