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Curated information technology news for content technology, computing, and digital experience professionals. News items are edited to remove hype, unhelpful jargon, iffy statements, and quotes, to create a short summary of the important facts with a link back to a useful source for more information. News items are published using the date of the original source here and in our weekly email newsletter.

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DataRobot launches DataRobot AI Cloud

DataRobot unveiled DataRobot AI Cloud, a unified environment that serves as a single platform to accelerate delivery of AI to production. DataRobot also announced new features and capabilities for DataRobot AI Cloud to enhance operations in production and build AI-powered applications.

The platform brings together disparate data and users, spanning expert data scientists to IT operators to business analysts, through enhanced collaboration and continuous optimization across the entire AI lifecycle. Built as a multi-cloud platform, DataRobot AI Cloud enables organizations to run on any combination of public clouds, data centers, or at the edge, with governance. The launch includes new features and capabilities to manage AI in production and enable AI-driven decisions across all lines of business in a single platform:

  • Decision Intelligence to make AI accessible to front-line decision makers, including pre-built use case solutions accelerators to quickly get started with the most popular AI use cases, and new capabilities to automate and scale predictions with Decision Intelligence Flows
  • New tools for code-first data science experts, including Composable ML, enhanced cloud-hosted notebooks, and code-centric data pipelines
  • Continuous AI and bias monitoring for ML operators to optimize model performance after deployment and help ensure fair and unbiased models in production.

https://www.datarobot.com/news/press/datarobot-propels-intelligent-business-forward-with-launch-of-datarobot-ai-cloud/

Grammarly introduces Text Editor SDK

Grammarly announced the launch of Grammarly for Developers. With Grammarly’s Text Editor SDK (software development kit), builders get access to everything they need to deliver easy-to-use, real-time writing assistance in any web application. Feedback and suggestions are delivered across four categories of writing: correctness (grammar and writing mechanics), clarity (conciseness and readability), engagement (vocabulary and variety), and delivery (tone, formality, and confidence). Suggestions are presented in-line and in real time so that users can quickly accept suggestions as they write.

The Text Editor SDK handles all communication between applications and Grammarly’s cloud services and manages all the user interface components, like rendering underlines and suggestion cards, applying text transformations, providing personal dictionaries. The Grammarly Text Editor SDK delivers Grammarly’s English-language writing assistance through any web-based application running on browsers or Chromium-based desktop apps. Interested developers can apply for early access to the beta of the Text Editor SDK now by visiting developer.grammarly.com. The offering includes:

  • An API with access to Grammarly services, including UI building blocks
  • Comprehensive developer guides and API documentation
  • Sample applications, including source code
  • A quick-start tutorial to bring Grammarly to life in an app in minutes

https://www.grammarly.com/blog/announcing-grammarly-for-developers/

InMoment completes acquisition of Lexalytics

InMoment, a provider of Experience Improvement (XI) solutions, announced it has completed the acquisition of Lexalytics, a provider of cloud and on-premise natural language processing (NLP), and machine learning (ML) that transform structured data, text, and unstructured data from any source, into actionable intelligence. Lexalytics brings two decades of structured and unstructured data experience and cloud and on-premise text analytics solutions that go beyond surveys to include social, call center, voice, reviews, support tickets, chat logs, and many additional data channels.

This combination brings flexibility to organizations that require private, public, or hybrid cloud text analytics infrastructures, and unlocks new market opportunities with native text analytics across 24 languages and a large set of industry data sets. Together, InMoment solutions can be implemented in a variety of industries for social media monitoring, people analytics and voice of the employee, reputation management and voice of the customer, and regulatory compliance programs. Lexalytics employees, including its founder Jeff Catlin, will continue in their roles and will be key to accelerating InMoment’s structured and unstructured analytics leadership and initiatives.

https://inmoment.comhttps://www.lexalytics.com

Acquia to acquire Widen

Acquia announced that it has agreed to acquire Widen, a cloud-native maker of digital asset management (DAM) and product information management (PIM) software. Widen unites digital assets such as rich media, product information and marketing copy in a single workflow and provides an intuitive interface to democratize access for marketers to all of a brand’s resources. By providing a foundation for collaboration, coordination and control of the full digital content lifecycle, Widen will enable marketers and website builders to create richer and more distinctive customer experiences using Acquia Open Digital Experience Platform (DXP).

Widen solutions simplify how marketers create, review, manage, distribute and analyze content across the content lifecycle. Its design and architecture make it able to support complex marketing workflows and enterprise DXP requirements. These encompass use cases that go beyond managing creative assets to include storing unstructured data such as legal documents, insurance claims and contact lists. The marketing-friendly Widen PIM solution brings product data from creators to customers, centralizing it for syndication across websites, catalogs and ecommerce channels. Widen will be available as part of Acquia Open DXP or as a standalone offering.

https://www.acquia.comhttps://www.widen.com

Google Workspace updates to improve hybrid work

Google announced advancements for hybrid work with a single connected experience in Google Workspace, helping employees to collaborate equally regardless of location, device preference, role or language. These advancements include the rollout of spaces in Chat, along with new meeting enhancements and conferencing hardware to help organizations bridge the gaps as they navigate new hybrid work environments.

Spaces are the central place for team collaboration in Google Workspace and spaces are now live for all users. Spaces are unique in that they are tightly integrated with Google Workspace tools like Calendar, Drive, Docs, Sheets, Slides, Meet, and Tasks, providing a way for people to engage in topic-based discussions, share knowledge and ideas, move projects forward and build communities and team culture. With spaces, it’s easy for users to see the full history, context and content of conversations, so everyone can follow along and jump in to contribute at any time. 

Google also announced an expanded Google Meet hardware portfolio, equipped with two new all-in-one video conferencing devices, third-party Meet-certified devices, and interoperability with Webex by Cisco.

https://cloud.google.com/blog/products/workspace/enabling-hybrid-work-with-google-workspace

Tableau launches new data analytic capabilities

Tableau, an analytics platform, unveiled new data and analytics platform capabilities. The new enterprise capabilities and new enterprise subscription plans will help customers advance their digital transformations by empowering everyone in an organization with trusted and governed data.

  • Managing the data chaos and enabling data governance. New capabilities are making data challenges easier to manage, scale, and trust
    • Data Prep: Reduce loads/costs of server resources automatically and generate rows to more map out trends in data
    • Governance: Help ensure/maintain data quality by alerting you of any potential issues and provide easier visibility into the type of data you have and where it came from
    • Centralized row level security: Increased flexibility and segmentation by allowing Tableau administrators to centrally configure which users and groups have access to which slices of data configure access.
  • Ensuring analytics scales with enterprise demand
    • Enterprise reference architecture: Enterprise Deployment Guidelines (EDG) provides the Tableau reference architecture to enterprises to achieve requirements around availability, scalability and security.
    • Dynamic Scaling: Helps enterprises appropriately resource their deployment and ensures enough containers are available during peak demand times and scale down during low demand times.
    • Resource Management: IT teams can better optimize the performance of Tableau Server by defining application resource limits.

https://www.tableau.com/products/our-platform

Sitecore acquires Reflektion

Sitecore, a provider of digital experience management software, announced the acquisition of San Mateo-based Reflektion, an AI-powered digital search platform that understands and predicts patterns, context, and needs in order to convert shoppers into buyers. The combination of Sitecore and Reflektion enables Sitecore to engage, educate, and empower shoppers to make purchase decisions faster to increase buyer confidence, long-term revenue, and overall customer satisfaction and loyalty.

The acquisition will help marketers solve the information overload that is characteristic of traditional search solutions, which leave customers unable to find and select the right product. 93% of all online experiences start with search, making it an integral part of the customer buying journey, and Reflektion elevates search into a conversational, guided experience that provides more personal, accessible, and tailored answers for the customer. Reflektion’s platform can be leveraged across all aspects of the Sitecore digital experience platform, from transforming product data into understandable consumer-friendly language to understanding shopper intent, behavior, and product preferences.

https://www.sitecore.com ▪︎ https://reflektion.com

Crownpeak and Webscale partner

Crownpeak, a digital experience platform, announced it has entered into a strategic partnership with Webscale, a cloud platform for modern commerce. The partnership will see Webscale become the preferred cloud delivery engine for Crownpeak’s roster of global brands. Joint Crownpeak and Webscale customers will benefit from a managed cloud delivery platform, offering predictive auto-scaling and disaster recovery for highly available infrastructure, flexible cloud deployment options in any public cloud provider around the globe, and comprehensive 360-degree security for protection against the latest cyber threats. In addition, all customers will have access to Webscale’s 24×7 team of DevSecOps cloud-certified experts, as well as the Webscale Customer Portal, which offers visibility and insight into traffic, events, security policies, user experience and more.

https://www.crownpeak.com/resources/datasheets/crownpeak-powered-by-webscale ▪︎ https://www.webscale.com

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