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The Gilbane Advisor is curated by Frank Gilbane for content technology, computing, and digital experience professionals. The focus is on strategic technologies. We publish weekly via email and on our blog except for August and December.  Subscribe here

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Gilbane Advisor 1-26-22 — DAM, knowledge graphs, AR, Fuchsia

This week we have articles from Jennifer Cwiok and Kendra Meyer, and Fabio Chiusano. News comes from Newgen Software, Acquia, Progress, and Ceros & Oroson.

In case you were still celebrating the new year on January 3rd and missed it, 2021’s most read articles and issues is here.


Opinion / Analysis

How born-digital assets and AI are changing the landscape for the AMNH Research Library

Jennifer Cwiok and Kendra Meyer describe their implementation of a Digital Asset Management system (DAMS) at the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) Research Library for a born-digital archives collection program. They use image recognition and automated metadata to connect digital and physical assets collections data. Helpfully, they discuss organizational, governance, workflow, and system integration.

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/evolving-archive-how-born-digital-assets-ai-changing-landscape-cwiok/

Application fields of KGs

Applications of knowledge graphs

Wondering if knowledge graphs are applicable to your business or project? Fabio Chiusano summarizes A Survey on Application of Knowledge Graph just for you. 

https://medium.com/nlplanet/nlp-applications-11-applications-of-knowledge-graphs-9596948d3e56

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Content technology news

Acquia adds retail machine learning models to CDP

Among the additions to the Acquia CDP is a “market basket” model to drive digital commerce conversions by intelligently bundling relevant products.
https://gilbane.com/2022/01/acquia-adds-retail-machine-learning-models-to-cdp/

Newgen Software to acquire Number Theory

Number Theory’s platform, AI Studio, brings intuitive AI/ML to every enterprise, while unifying the entire lifecycle of data engineering.
https://gilbane.com/2022/01/newgen-software-to-acquire-number-theory/

Progress updates Telerik and Progress Kendo UI

In addition to UI libraries for .NET and JavaScript frameworks the 50+ new components and day-one support for .NET 6, Visual Studio 2022 and Angular 13.
https://gilbane.com/2022/01/progress-telerik-and-progress-kendo-ui/

Ceros acquires Oroson

Deal adds video and audio support to the company’s MarkUp product to support creative collaboration across all design projects.
https://gilbane.com/2022/01/ceros-acquires-oroson/

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Gilbane Advisor 1-19-22 — Privacy, chatbots, data stacks, feature stores

This week we have content from Rachel Dulberg, and Cobus Greyling. News comes from dtSearch, MACH Alliance and AWS, Nosto and SearchNode, and Databricks.


Opinion / Analysis

Apple and Google are drawing the line on app privacy

Rachel Dulberg provides a quick update on the lumbering global privacy legislation, and then discusses the privacy rules Google and Apple are already putting in place in their app stores. Presumably, any organization with an app is going to have to do something, and soon. Fortunately, both companies have similar rules and Dulberg has some advice. (6 min read)

https://onezero.medium.com/everything-you-need-to-know-about-apple-googles-new-app-store-privacy-rules-9ec59b186cf3

Updated: the current conversational AI & chatbot landscape

Making astute technology decisions at the inception of your chatbot journey has a significant impact on what your chatbot’s trajectory will be…

Cobus Greyling provides lots of detail on frameworks and tools to help you navigate. (10 min read)

https://cobusgreyling.medium.com/updated-the-current-conversational-ai-chatbot-landscape-781a2e2dd68b

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Content technology news

AWS joins MACH Alliance

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has joined as an Enabler member, those that enable a MACH provider but don’t offer a direct MACH solution.
https://gilbane.com/2022/01/aws-joins-mach-alliance/

dtSearch updates product line

Includes Windows 11, Windows Server 2022, .NET 6 Support; Apple Silicon M1/ARM Developer Build; Multithreaded 64-bit Windows/Linux Preview.
https://gilbane.com/2022/01/dtsearch-updates-product-line/

Nosto acquires SearchNode, adds ecommerce Search to CX

Pairs SearchNode’s natural language processing search technology with Nosto’s CX personalization and merchandising capabilities.
https://gilbane.com/2022/01/nosto-acquired-searchnode-adds-ecommerce-search-to-cx/

Databricks launches Data Lakehouse for Retail

Lakehouse for Retail Solution Accelerators offer a blueprint of data analytics and machine learning use cases and practices.
https://gilbane.com/2022/01/databricks-launches-data-lakehouse-for-retail/

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Gilbane Advisor 1-12-22 — Web3, blockchain, causal confusion

This week we have content from Moxie Marlinspike, Bart de Langhe & Stefano Puntoni, and Benedict Evans. News comes from Cloudinary and Indivio, Upland Software and Objectif Lune, and Datadog and AWS.


Opinion / Analysis

My first impressions of web3

Signal founder and crypto sceptic Moxie Marlinspike published an excellent weekend post that is the latest must-read on Web3, and decentralization in particular. It quickly went viral and has prompted necessary discussion. The list of useful reactions is way too long to list here, but the best place to start is the response from Ethereum’s Vitalik Buterin.

https://moxie.org/2022/01/07/web3-first-impressions.html

Tech questions for 2022

Sometimes the centre of gravity in tech is very clear, but as we enter 2022 there are lots of areas where trillion dollar questions are wide open. These are the questions I wonder about today…

Benedict Evans. Useful questions as always, and not just about Web3.

https://www.ben-evans.com/benedictevans/2022/1/2/2022-questions

Does personalized advertising work as well as tech companies claim?

Many Big Tech companies have created platforms that offer businesses tips and tools and services to better target their customers online. These can be helpful — but anybody relying on them needs to be very careful. That’s because many of these companies’ claims about how to measure advertising effectiveness are wrong.

Meta, Google, Twitter, and causal confusion.

https://hbr.org/2021/12/does-personalized-advertising-work-as-well-as-tech-companies-claim?

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Content technology news

Cloudinary acquires Indivio

Cloudinary with Indivio’s offering help marketing teams scale the volume and frequency of on-brand creative content without overburdening creative teams.
https://gilbane.com/2022/01/cloudinary-acquires-indivio/

Upland Software acquires Objectif Lune

Adds to its document workflow products large-volume print production as well as automated delivery across web, email, and mobile platforms.
https://gilbane.com/2022/01/upland-software-acquires-objectif-lune/

Datadog announces strategic partnership with AWS

Datadog provides visibility into into AWS-hosted, on-premises, and hybrid environments during cloud migration.
https://gilbane.com/2022/01/datadog-announces-strategic-partnership-with-aws/

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Gilbane Advisor 1-5-22 — Web3, SCWP, CDPs, Meta, Office

This week we have content from Tim O’Reilly, Jay Graber. News comes from Limelight, Optimizely, Syncro Soft, and iTranslate.


Opinion / Analysis

Whoa, is there a lot discussion around “Web 3.0”, “Web3”, whatever. It’s all fun, interesting, and necessary, but a little early for convincing predictions. There is no official definition of either term just as there was no official definition or product plan for Web 2.0. As then, there are a lot of ideas, aspirations, and new technologies being developed and in use — and even more questions. There is plenty to read and lots to recommend. Below are two you should include in your reading list.

Why it’s too early to get excited about Web3

Tim O’Reilly, who started a conference that popularized “Web 2.0” in 2004, provides broader, historical, and current context, as well as an even-handed look at the roles of decentralization and crypto. He makes a compelling case for his title.

https://www.oreilly.com/radar/why-its-too-early-to-get-excited-about-web3

Web3 is self-certifying

There’s been a lot of discussion lately about what Web3 is and isn’t. Here’s my definition: Web3 is user-generated authority, enabled by self-certifying web protocols. These are a superset of technologies that include blockchains, but are not limited to them. Is this what other people think “Web3” is? Maybe not, but hear me out.

Jay Graber has a must read take. Note Graber is leading Twitter’s Bluesky project.

https://jaygraber.medium.com/web3-is-self-certifying-9dad77fd8d81

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Content technology news

Optimizely launches integrated B2B Commerce & Content Cloud solution

The integration uses the B2B Commerce Cloud as a headless commerce API to make B2B data and capabilities available within the Content Cloud.
https://gilbane.com/2021/12/optimizely-launches-integrated-b2b-commerce-content-cloud-solution/

iTranslate launches API integration at Snap’s Lens Fest

The Remote Service Module of Lens Studio allows users to obtain data from iTranslate’s translation API and use them in their Lenses.
https://gilbane.com/2021/12/itranslate-launches-api-integration-at-snaps-lens-fest/

Syncro Soft announces Oxygen Feedback version 2.0 for cloud and enterprise editions

Introduces the organization concept in Oxygen Feedback workflow, increased data security, streamlined workflows, and customization.
https://gilbane.com/2021/12/syncro-soft-announces-oxygen-feedback-version-2-0-for-cloud-and-enterprise-editions/

Limelight releases GraphQL caching and serverless hosting for headless websites

Layer0 addresses caching GraphQL APIs at the network edge, and supports hosting the GraphQL server in a serverless environment.
https://gilbane.com/2021/12/limelight-releases-graphql-caching-and-serverless-hosting-for-headless-websites/

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Gilbane Advisor 1-3-22 — Most read articles and issues in 2021

Happy New Year Reader!:

Our first regular weekly issue will be out this Wednesday.

Below are three lists that report on what you, as a group, chose to read in 2021:

  • The first is a list of the most popular analysis / opinion articles with direct links to the source.
  • The second is a list of the most read newsletter issues published in 2021.
  • The third list includes the top 10 newsletter issues read in 2021 that were published before 2021.
  • We did not include news items in the popularity contest though a few articles included news.

Top 10 articles of 2021

Actually 15 with ties. The most popular analysis / opinion articles with direct links to the source to save you a click.

1. The cost of cloud, a trillion dollar paradox, a16z.com

2. Blockchain explained in 50 lines of code, medium.com

3. Taxonomy makes the world go round, storyneedle.com

3. A beautiful power tool to scrape, clean, and combine data, blog.jonudell.net

4. Microsoft’s new Fluid office documents are coming to life in Teams, OneNote, and more, www.theverge.com

5. It’s Apple’s internet now, mobiledevmemo.com

6. Metaverses, stratechery.com

7. The role of ontologies within unified data models, tdwi.org

7. How news publishers are turning casual, infrequent readers into paying subscribers, www.niemanlab.org

7. Here’s why we may need to rethink artificial neural networks, towardsdatascience.com

8. Announcing OpenMetadata, blog.open-metadata.org

9. The beginner’s guide to the modern data stack, towardsdatascience.com

10. Aggregation Theory applied to martech stacks, chiefmartec.com

10. An era of digital humans, medium.com

10. The metaverse was lame even before Facebook, www.theatlantic.com

Most read issues of 2021

The top 20 newsletter issues published in 2021. We switched email service providers and combined analysis / opinion articles and content technology news in June. This happily resulted in more interaction and explains why 19 of top 20 most read issues are from the second half of the year. All issues are published on gilbane.com, and since June also published on our Revue newsletter site. For consistency we have used the gilbane site links here, and in the next list, so you don’t have to flip between sites while exploring.

  1. Gilbane Advisor 3-29-21 — low-code, data catalogs, platforms, search, AI
  2. Gilbane Advisor 6-16-21 — Ontology, KGs, NLU, no open rates
  3. Gilbane Advisor 7-21-21 — DAM scaling, quantum computing
  4. Gilbane Advisor 6-9-21 — stacks & aggregation, JavaScript for data
  5. Gilbane Advisor 11-3-21 — past metaverses, future web design
  6. Gilbane Advisor 6-23-21 — Fluid, Apple vs open web, data stacks
  7. Gilbane Advisor 6-30-21 — whose sandbox?, cloud paradox, CMOs CDOs
  8. Gilbane Advisor 6-2-21 — cookiepocalypse, query understanding
  9. Gilbane Advisor 7-14-21 — big data to big metadata
  10. Gilbane Advisor 9-22-21 — No-code, data stacks, OpenMetadata
  11. Gilbane Advisor 12-15-21 — Friending ML, CDP vs. CDW
  12. Gilbane Advisor 9-15-21 — bio neurons, neural nets, GraphQL over SPARQL
  13. Gilbane Advisor 7-7-21 — cloud vs edge, data science to knowledge science
  14. Gilbane Advisor 8-18-21 — Graph thinking, machine learning ops
  15. Gilbane Advisor 11-10-21 — Content, commerce and martech, Metabrand
  16. Gilbane Advisor 9-1-21 — Privacy-what to do? ML explained
  17. Gilbane Advisor 11-23-21 — Turkeys 🦃, smooshing, and e.coli
  18. Gilbane Advisor 8-4-21 — metaverses, DYI scrape and clean data
  19. Gilbane Advisor 10-27-21 — Taxonomies rule, localization for all
  20. Gilbane Advisor 8-25-21 — Bluesky, big data, graphs and hypergraphs

Most read issues in 2021 from previous years

  1. Gilbane Advisor 2-28-17 — digital twin, IoT, wearables, product-market fit, CX
  2. Gilbane Advisor 5-9-18 — Ad cost, engagement, consent, speech
  3. Gilbane Advisor 5-5-20 — no proof, medium hard, build it, pod-mail?
  4. Gilbane Advisor 6-3-20 — AMP life, what VR, platforms, skills
  5. Gilbane Advisor 8-23-17 — Health data computing, PWAs, blockchain & syndication, don’t “get started”
  6. Gilbane Advisor 10-7-20 — GPT-3, Qubits, AGI, Wayback
  7. Gilbane Advisor 9-26-18 — voice assistant use, blockchain martech, JS as CO2, disruption
  8. Gilbane Advisor 3-6-18 — What’s open, why decentralization, blockchain for publishing, breakthroughs
  9. Gilbane Advisor 6-4-19 — Martech metrics, B2C AR, B2B AR, machine talking
  10. Gilbane Advisor 11-11-20 — web fix, ad bubble, dev exp, cloud myths

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Gilbane Advisor 12-15-21 — Friending ML, CDP vs. CDW

I hope you’ve all had safe and pleasant holidays so far this season, and that those to come are equally happy. This will be the last issue of 2021. Our next issue will arrive January 5th, though it’s possible we’ll publish a few news items on our blog in the meantime.

This week we have content from Cassie Kozyrkov, and Scott Brinker. News comes from Adobe, MACH Alliance and Netlify and MongoDB, SnapLogic, Datadobi, and Datawords and Contentful.


Opinion / Analysis

Data, decisioning, delivery & design: A framing for the CDP vs. CDW debate

Competing and overlapping data management approaches and products complicate vertical and horizontal stack decisions, not to mention operational data control / influence, process, and budget changes. The customer data platform versus cloud data warehouse debate is especially relevant to martech stacks, but as Scott Brinker points out, also important to other domain-specific stacks. Scott zooms out and provides some really useful ways to think about the problem generally, and how to approach it.

https://chiefmartec.com/2021/12/data-decisioning-delivery-design-a-framing-for-the-cdp-vs-cdw-debate/

Making friends with machine learning

This is the title of an internal full-day course created for Google employees, both technical and non-technical, recently made freely available to all. I have watched the first of the four sections and the content and delivery were spectacular. I’m looking forward to watching the rest over the holidays. Presenter Cassie Kozyrkov…

The course is designed to give you the tools you need for effective participation in machine learning for solving business problems and for being a good citizen in an increasingly AI-fueled world. MFML is perfect for all humans; it focuses on conceptual understanding (rather than the mathematical and programming details) and guides you through the ideas that form the basis of successful approaches to machine learning. It has something for everyone!

https://kozyrkov.medium.com/the-best-ai-course-youve-ever-watched-c15e0a0bbb0a

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Content technology news

Adobe introduces Creative Cloud Express

A unified task-based, web and mobile product to make it easy to create and share rich multimedia content; free to start and available to all now.
https://gilbane.com/2021/12/adobe-introduces-creative-cloud-express/

MACH Alliance announces MongoDB and Netlify as members

New membership category applies to organizations that enable MACH providers to deliver a service or technology but don’t offer a direct MACH solution.
https://gilbane.com/2021/12/mach-alliance-announces-mongodb-and-netlify-as-members/

SnapLogic updates Intelligent Integration Platform

Improvements include self-service for API consumers, enhanced support for data warehouse tools, and added features for SnapLogic Flows.
https://gilbane.com/2021/12/snaplogic-updates-intelligent-integration-platform/

Datadobi launches multi-petabyte Starter Packs

The offering is purpose-built to bolster unstructured data management projects’ success in data-heavy, high-volume environments.
https://gilbane.com/2021/12/datadobi-launches-multi-petabyte-starter-packs/

Datawords partners with Contentful

To help in-house digital teams combine technology integration and cultural expertise to facilitate the work for global customers.
https://gilbane.com/2021/12/datawords-partners-with-contentful/

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Gilbane Advisor 12-8-21 — analytics blues, future cloud

This week we have articles from Erik Bernhardsson, and Roger Martin. News comes from RWS / Tridion, Optimizely and Welcome, MongoDB, eccenca, and Quantinuum.


Opinion / Analysis

Singing the data analytics blues

It just ain’t what it is cracked up to be… I get a seemingly endless flow of complaints about Data Analytics (DA for short), even though it is the hottest thing in business these days. Why isn’t DA giving me the insights that it is supposed to provide? We have a DA team now, but the little startups keep figuring stuff out before us and beating us?

Roger Martin has essential reminders for some of us, and a handy short piece for all to share with colleagues who are asking questions like these.

https://rogermartin.medium.com/singing-the-data-analytics-blues-58fdf93b27bf

How the cloud will be reshuffled

Though cloud computing is not at all new, is a large and growing market, and is dominated by Amazon, Microsoft, and Google, how it will evolve is unclear. Just as cloud computing makes it possible for startups to jump start, and enterprises to slash some infrastructure costs, it adds cost and complexity to software engineering, and adds future lock-in and data integration and repatriation risks. In addition, while the big three will likely remain entrenched at the lowest level of the computing stack, we don’t know who will share the other layers, or how they will overlap. Erik Bernhardsson has a theory worth checking out, and includes link to his critics.

https://erikbern.com/2021/11/30/storm-in-the-stratosphere-how-the-cloud-will-be-reshuffled.html

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Content technology news

eccenca updates multi-graph platform

New eccenca Corporate Memory multi-graph platform release focused on making knowledge graph technology accessible to business users with no-code.
https://gilbane.com/2021/12/eccenca-updates-multi-graph-platform/

RWS embeds semantic AI capabilities in Tridion

To help companies create, manage, and deliver intuitive multilingual content and digital experiences to customers, employees and partners across channels.
https://gilbane.com/2021/11/rws-embeds-semantic-ai-capabilities-in-tridion/

Optimizely to acquire Welcome

Will combine content management, commerce, content marketing, marketing resource management and digital asset management in a single solution.
https://gilbane.com/2021/12/optimizely-to-acquire-welcome/

MongoDB announces pay-as-you-go offering in AWS Marketplace

The new pay-as-you-go option is another way to procure MongoDB in addition to privately negotiated offers already supported on AWS Marketplace.
https://gilbane.com/2021/11/mongodb-announces-pay-as-you-go-offering-in-aws-marketplace/

Cambridge Quantum and Honeywell Quantum Solutions merge into Quantinuum

Quantinuum includes Cambridge Quantum software, operating systems, and cybersecurity, and Honeywell Quantum Solutions hardware.
https://gilbane.com/2021/11/cambridge-quantum-and-honeywell-quantum-solutions-merge-into-quantinuum/

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Gilbane Advisor 12-1-21 — blockchain, performance + brand

This week we have articles from Viet Nguyen, and Eric Benjamin Seufert. News comes from Marklogic and Smartlogic, Jina AI, Meltwater and DeepReason.AI, and Strapi.


Opinion / Analysis

Blockchain explained in 50 lines of code

Don’t skip over this article if you’re not a programmer, or because you already understand how blockchains work. Software developer Viet Nguyen delivers on the title with a delightfully clear and simple explanation in both English and JavaScript. If you already understand blockchains, you may pick up some pointers for explaining it to others.

https://medium.com/geekculture/blockchain-explained-in-50-lines-of-code-1dbf4eda0201

The perilous mythology of brand marketing for digital products

…the misconception that Brand marketing sits in opposition to Performance marketing creates misalignment and confusion that can result in a Brand function that exists in parallel to a Performance marketing team. Optimally, the Brand function should sit within the Performance Marketing team and be guided by a unified measurement model.

Eric Benjamin Seufert provides a helpful framework for pulling together competing marketing strategies and tactics.

https://mobiledevmemo.com/understanding-the-role-of-brand-marketing-for-digital-products/

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Content technology news

MarkLogic acquires metadata management provider Smartlogic

Smartlogic has deciphered, filtered, and connected data for global organizations to help solve their complex data problems.
https://gilbane.com/2021/11/marklogic-acquires-metadata-management-provider-smartlogic/

Strapi CMS v4 released

The open-source “headless” content management system CMS update enhances overall performance, introduces new query engine and plug-in APIs.
https://gilbane.com/2021/11/strapi-cms-v4-released/

Meltwater acquires DeepReason.ai

To help build one of the largest knowledge graphs of public information. The technology represents 75 years of aggregate research in Graph Reasoning.
https://gilbane.com/2021/11/meltwater-acquires-deepreason-ai/

Jina AI raises $30 million to scale open-source neural search ecosystem

Jina AI’s core project, built in the open on GitHub, users can quickly create a cloud-native neural search solution with deep learning.
https://gilbane.com/2021/11/jina-ai-raises-30-million-to-scale-open-source-neural-search-ecosystem/

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