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A lot of businesses are aiming to create platform experiences into both their external product or service delivery as well as internally within the company’s own operations. The reason this initiative has become much more prominently found among the industry is due to 1) the increasing amount of information silos popping up left and right as more and more systems enter a company’s software ecosystem and 2) because of the increasing array of options available to firms of all backgrounds.
In this post, we will quickly cover six different collaboration applications that can help your company streamline its’ business operations. The intended use of these platforms is varied, they can be used for intranets, client portals, online communities, and lightweight learning management systems and so forth.
The Sitecore Community is one of the best communities we as a firm have been privileged to be a part of. For me, the community is amazing because of its people and their contributions to a greater goal. For what is a great community without amazing people all over the world? I have been working with Sitecore since version 6.2 in 2010 but I never really understood the hidden value of the community until 2017 when I attended an event. I did not realize there were so many different people working on amazing things willing to sacrifice their work and personal time in order to help you or teach you new knowledge. Like others, I was helped on Twitter and Slack on some of my craziest challenges as a Sitecore Architect.
Reactive business platforms are the future of the modern enterprise. In, Reactive Manifesto: The Next Visicalc and the future of Business Technology, I ruminated about how the future needs to be reactive, responsive to business events. The more you think about it, the largest enterprises have already started to move in the direction of building business platforms that react to the customer. What exactly is a Reactive Business Platform and how can you or your team build one with publicly available technologies in the open source or cloud worlds?
For developers in the field of Machine Learning, one of the most popular programming languages is Python. Python is neither the fastest language (easily overtaken by C and C++), nor is it necessarily the easiest language to learn (R and Matlab can have smaller learning curves). Then why is python used by 57% of Data Scientists and Machine Learning Developers and ranked first by the PYPL Index as one of the most popular programming languages today? As a programmer myself, I think it comes down to two things: simplicity of programming and the vast amount of libraries that Python offers.
In one of my earlier articles, I talked about why your company or organization should adopt Sitecore as your Experience Platform. It’s a good platform for users, content authors, and developers to create compelling and engaging digital experiences as well as collect information on website traffic. Machine learning and analytics in personalized content are two of the most compelling features of Sitecore. In today’s world, companies, particularly the Fortune 500, require real-time analytics to help drive stakeholder goals.