What is Sitecore Managed Cloud?

During the last 7 months, I had a side job next to my Technical Marketing Job. I was asked to create the positioning and messaging to support our Managed Cloud offering as interim Product Marketing Director Managed Cloud at Sitecore.
Luckily I could pull this off because of two reasons.
1) I have amazing self-steering teams within Technical Marketing.
2) A day has 24 hours.

The job is now done, and I would like to share some knowledge about Sitecore Managed Cloud. Starting with sharing the recording of my SUGMEA presentation on Managed Cloud.

In this session, I will provide an introduction to Sitecore Managed Cloud. Highlighting the benefits of Manage Cloud, and how Managed Cloud compares to our other hosting options. Including:

  • Sitecore flexible hosting options
  • What is Sitecore Managed Cloud?
  • Benefits of Sitecore Managed Cloud
  • The efforts of hosting
  • Sitecore Managed Cloud critical success factors
  • Why Sitecore Managed Cloud for the CMO, CIO, and infrastructure teams?

You can find the recording on Vimeo or embedded below.

Sitecore Managed Cloud presentation during virtual SUGMEA
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Sitecore 9.3 Marketing enhancements and features

Sitecore helps brands to create relevant personalized experiences in real-time, maximizing outcomes and value across channels. 

Sitecore does this by offering a rich platform that supports all stages. Starting from content creation, to serving personalized experiences that drive and increase conversions and outcomes.

This includes tools for measuring content effectiveness and provide insights for marketers with analytics data and reporting tools. Based on these insights marketers can then optimize their content and personalization strategy to increase business results.

Sitecore helps brands to create relevant personalized experiences in real-time to maximize outcomes and value across channels. 

For Sitecore 9.3 we made significant improvements to the marketing features. We improved Testing, Optimization, and Personalization. New features are added to Analytics and Reporting, to Marketing Automation and to Forms. We also announced a new product for in our Machine learning offering.

New marketing features and enhancements in Sitecore 9.3

This article is part of the Sitecore 9.3 what’s new blog post series.

Let’s take a look at improvements and new marketing features.

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Sitecore 9.3 – Sitecore Experience Accelerator (SXA)

Sitecore Experience Accelerator is a drag-and-drop componentry extended to meet business needs or designs for accelerated builds. SXA enables marketing departments to create web sites without the involvement of development and IT. This decreases the time-to-market by using default and custom-build SXA components.

Sitecore 9.3 will provide improvements in the core-platform. In this article I will highlight the three new SXA features released with Sitecore 9.3. This article is part of the Sitecore 9.3 what’s new blog post series.

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Sitecore 9.3 – Core platform enhancements

For Sitecore 9.3 we made a significant amount of enhancements. During my session at Sitecore Symposium I only had time to focus on on the top 5 of improvements for the core platform.

Sitecore 9.3 includes a large list of improvements. Sitecore’s ongoing improvements for the core platform are always around performance and increasing the easy-of-use for those who work with Sitecore every day.

The key performance improvements in 9.3 are made by reducing the amount of calls that Sitecore makes, optimizing Sitecore by making processes more efficient.

This blogpost will provide a list of improvements and enhancements for the Experience Platform -listed per product area- that are included in 9.3. The complete list of enhancements can be found in the official Sitecore 9.3 release notes.

This article is part of the Sitecore 9.3 what’s new blog post series.

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Sitecore 9.3 – What’s new blog series

Sitecore offers three “first-class” development approaches: From heavily complex with Sitecore custom, to rapid delivery with SXA, to completely headless with Sitecore JSS.

Sitecore’s development approaches

At Sitecore we’re always invested in enhancing across the different implementation options. All solutions use the same kernel, enhancements done to the kernel will reflect into all three implementation approaches.

During my presentation at Symposium I covered the enhancements and new features per development approach. This blog series will contain more details about the Sitecore 9.3 released enhancements and features.

(Upcoming) articles in series

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Sitecore Symposium: What’s new in Sitecore Land (9.3)

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Another great event comes to an end with Sitecore Symposium 2019. Almost 3.000 attendees gathered to learn more about Sitecore’s products, vision and roadmap.

For me this years Sitecore Symposium highlights the announcement that SaaS is coming and a new Machine Learning Service for auto personalization. Next to keynotes from Sitecore’s own Mark Frost, Paige O’Neill and Desta Price.

And let’s not forget about the legendary keynote from Earvin “Magic” Johnson, which I also had the pleasure to meet.

This year it was -again- my honor to announce and reveal more details about our upcoming release of Sitecore 9.3.

Since the presentation I’ve received lots of requests for slides, more info and speaker engagements. As a start the slides are now available on Notists.

View What’s new in Sitecore land on Notist.

Notists also include my speaker schedule as I’m planned to deliver the presentation again in London (14 November) and Amsterdam (10 December). Feel free to reach out to me if you want to invite me to speak at your event.

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