I discussed the Composable Commerce trend with Kelly Goetsch, the Chief Product Officer of commercetools. Composable architectures allow you to build the best possible commerce solution with the best possible shopping experience.
Acquia a leader in the 2021 Forrester Wave for Agile Content Management Systems
Acquia was named a Leader in The Forrester Wave for Agile Content Management Systems, Q1 2021. This research replaces Forrester's Wave on Web Content Management Systems. The focus is now on "agile content management" instead of "web content management". This change makes sense given the way people consume content today. Because consumers shift between channels when researching a brand or product, organizations need a back end that can support different end points (e.g. web, mobile, kiosks, voice assistants, etc). The analysts note: The [Acquia] platform shined in developer and practitioner tooling, with superior capabilities in front-end components and backend extensibility of the platform..
Facebook unfriends Australia
© Andrei Lacatusu In response to a proposed law that requires technology companies to pay Australian publishers for linking to their news articles, Facebook made the sudden decision to restrict people and publishers from sharing news in Australia. Facebook struggles to silence misinformation for years, but succeeds in silencing quality news in days. In both cases, Facebook's fast and loose approach continues to hurt millions of people ... Social media platforms, news publishers, governments and internet users have been stuck in an inadequate equilibrium for years. The silver lining is that conflict is often necessary for driving positive changes. My preferred outcome is that Australians "unfriend" Facebook, and switch back to reading real new websites.
Building a personal memex
Cory Doctorow is one of the most prolific bloggers in the world, capable of publishing multiple great posts a day. He recently documented his writing and publishing process. It's fascinating. Over the last 20 years, Cory built a huge, personal database of thoughts, articles and links. He explains how his database simplifies and supports his writing process: The memex I've created by thinking about and then describing every interesting thing I've encountered is hugely important for how I understand the world. It's the raw material of every novel, article, story and speech I write. Inspired by Cory, I brought back the Notes section on my site. I will use Notes to document articles or ideas that grab my attention, but that I'm not ready to write a longer blog post about. I'll build my own memex with the goal to become a better writer.
Acquia a Leader in the 2021 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Digital Experience Platforms
For the second year, Acquia was named a Leader in Gartner's Magic Quadrant for Digital Experience Platforms (DXPs). Our leadership position improved compared to last year. Acquia is now the clear number two behind Adobe. Market validation from Gartner on our vision is exciting and encouraging. In the report, the analysts note the Drupal community as a powerful entity that sets Acquia apart from closed-monoliths. Closed monolithic stacks and martech silos are quickly becoming a thing of the past. Drupal's scale, modularity and openness is a real differentiator. Mandatory disclaimer from Gartner Gartner, Magic Quadrant for Digital Experience Platforms, Irina Guseva, Mick MacComascaigh, Mike Lowndes, January 27, 2021. This graphic was published by Gartner, Inc. as part of a larger research document and should be evaluated in the context of the entire document. The Gartner document is available upon request from Acquia. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings or other designation. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner's research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any...