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BA Insight for Amazon OpenSearch Service and BA Insight for Amazon Kendra now in AWS Marketplace

BA Insight announced availability of two Amazon Web Services Marketplace offerings: BA Insight for Amazon OpenSearch Service and BA Insight for Amazon Kendra. These offerings provide customers the ability to easily subscribe to the BA Insight technology stack directly through their existing AWS accounts, taking advantage of all the capabilities provided via a BA Insight cloud service and integrated into Amazon OpenSearch Service and Amazon Kendra. BA Insight transforms the outcome of digital interactions through advanced, web-like search experiences that are relevant, personalized, and actionable. Our search software works within websites, customer portals, and enterprises; turning searches into actionable insights, regardless of where your content or users are.

BA Insight for OpenSearch Service integrates with the Amazon Web Services powered fully managed service that makes it easy for you to deploy, secure, and run OpenSearch cost effectively at scale.

BA Insight for Amazon Kendra integrates the Kendra intelligent search service, powered by machine learning, to ensure users get the right answers to their questions, when they need them, wherever they are.

MediaValet partners with FFW

MediaValet Inc., provider of cloud-native enterprise digital asset management (DAM) and creative operations software, and FFW, a global digital experience agency, announced a new partnership to enable enterprise organizations to achieve digital scale faster and with a higher degree of success.

As a global digital experience practitioner, FFW helps clients such as Pfizer, Panasonic and General Electric, unlock new capabilities, streamline control and achieve sustainable business impact. With their user and category structure, UI, easy-to-use API, scalability, and redundancy, compliance, and security, MediaValet was the chosen digital asset management partner to incorporate into FFW’s customers’ Digital Experience Platforms (DXPs). With this new partnership, FFW customers will be able to aggregate, secure, organize and access their digital assets as their organizations grow. Through out-of-the-box and deep custom integrations, facilitated by FFW, organizations will be able to support internal processes, streamline the creation of digital assets, and expedite the distribution of those assets to relevant audiences within a secure and redundant environment.

Lucid updates Lucidspark integration with Teams

Lucid, provider of visual collaboration software, announced an updated integration experience for its virtual whiteboard, Lucidspark, with Microsoft Teams. The Lucidspark integration with Teams connects distributed teams by bringing collaboration right into users’ existing workflows. The new integration feature allows users to collaborate and interact with a Lucidspark board directly within a Teams meeting by sharing it to the meeting stage. This provides the full experience of an in-person whiteboarding session without ever leaving Teams, making it even easier for hybrid teams to collaborate, align and move into action. The updated Lucidspark integration builds on existing features, including the ability to share boards quickly and easily within Teams to bring everyone together, and adding boards directly to team channels for later reference or asynchronous collaboration.

Monotype and Adobe in new partnership

Monotype and Adobe announced a new initiative to give creative professionals easier access to the typefaces they need to design modern brands and experiences. Beginning immediately, Adobe Originals, fonts designed by the company’s in-house type foundry, can now be licensed through Monotype Fonts – an on-demand service featuring fonts, type designers, and foundries – as well as to the broader creative community through e-commerce sites like MyFonts.

With this expanded partnership, brands will have many more licensing options for popular designs like Minion, Myriad, Acumin, and others. By licensing Adobe Originals through Monotype’s channels, brands will have a streamlined process to manage enterprise font licenses. This partnership will lower risk, increase efficiency, and most importantly, give creative teams the freedom to do what they do best: design meaningful brands.

Typography has always been important, from designing brand identities to defining culture. Today, however, with a growing set of connected devices, and global communities coming closer together, access to typography and creative assets that perform across environments is critical. This partnership follows others between Monotype and notable foundries such as House Industries, Fontfabric, The Northern Block, and more.


Vaimo partners with Contentful

Vaimo, a full-service global omnichannel agency, announced a partnership with Contentful, a content platform for digital-first business. With the fast-paced changes in digital commerce, Vaimo has initiated this partnership to help merchants deliver great customer experiences across channels and devices.

Contentful unifies content in a single platform and structures it for use in any digital channel so digital teams can assemble content and deliver digital experiences faster and at scale. With an API-first approach, Contentful can be easily integrated with a company’s existing systems and extended through Contentful’s market-leading App Framework.

Bridgeline and Luminos Labs to productize Hawksearch connector for Optimizely

Bridgeline Digital, Inc., a cloud-based marketing technology software provider, announced that their Hawksearch software team is working alongside Luminos Labs to produce an Optimizely Commerce and Content Cloud B2C connector, available in the Optimizely marketplace in the coming weeks. Hawksearch provides advanced search, personalization, and recommendations for organizations on the Optimizely platform, and is already integrated and in use by several customers with the Optimizely B2C platform. The connector adds to Hawksearch’s library of integrations that include Salesforce B2B Commerce, Big Commerce, Magento, Sitefinity, and many others, enhancing the online buying experience and driving conversion through AI-powered search and insight driven recommendation strategies for enterprises.


Liferay unveils DXP 7.4

Liferay, Inc., which makes software that helps companies create digital experiences on web, mobile, and connected devices, released Liferay DXP 7.4. Liferay DXP 7.4 expands capabilities to help business users create, manage, and improve rich digital experiences, using data driven insights and low-code / no-code capabilities. Organizations can focus on reducing the cost to launch and maintain digital experiences. IT teams will also benefit as they can focus on delivering digitization on a large scale. Release highlights:

  • Search Experiences: Blueprints. With low-code and no-code capabilities, such as Blueprints, on Liferay DXP 7.4, users can manage and create the experiences, and customize search behavior with the Liferay Enterprise Search Experiences application. 
  • Low Code Application Builder. Business users can also build their own applications. Users can leverage Liferay Objects to customize DXP, allowing users to create and manage objects, adding fields, object layouts, relationships, and define the scope for each custom object.
  • Click to Chat Connector. Customers can communicate with sales and/or support reps through chatbot integration. 
  • Accessibility and SEO Audits. Check a page’s compliance for performance, accessibility, and search engine metadata.
  • Auto-translation of Web Content. Content creators can save time by focusing on polishing automatically translated web content.  
  • DocuSign Integration

Microsoft unveils Mesh for Microsoft Teams

Microsoft unveiled Mesh for Microsoft Teams. The feature combines the mixed-reality capabilities of Microsoft Mesh, which allows people in different physical locations to join collaborative and shared holographic experiences, with the productivity tools of Microsoft Teams, where people can join virtual meetings, send chats, collaborate on shared documents and more. Mesh builds on existing Teams features such as Together mode and Presenter mode that make remote and hybrid meetings more collaborative and immersive. Anyone will be able to access Mesh for Teams from standard smartphones and laptops to mixed-reality headsets. Mesh for Teams is designed to make online meetings more personal, engaging and fun, and will begin rolling out in 2022.

The first step most users of Mesh for Teams will take is to join a standard Teams meeting as a customized avatar of themselves instead of as a static picture or on video. Organizations can also build immersive spaces, “metaverses”, within Teams. Mesh for Teams users can take their avatars into these spaces to mix and mingle, collaborate on projects and experience those serendipitous encounters that spark innovation.

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