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VisibleThread Clarity Grader: Improving your online content

VisibleThread - Wed, 07/06/2016 - 11:25
VisibleThread Clarity Grader: Improving your online content

From Network World with Mark Gibbs
Published: June 06, 2015

Network World

Good content means better user engagement but without tools to help you, polishing the text on a large site for maximum impact can be a nightmare

One of the problems with producing online content is polishing it to meet the expectations and needs of your audience. I’m not talking about the topics you cover but rather issues such as readability (how complex the text is), consistency of terms (whether your company and product names are used as intended), and how you compare to the competition. This is where a service called Clarity Grader published by VisibleThread could be of great assistance.

VisibleThread’s Clarity Grader is a derivative of the company’s VisibleThread for Docs document checking technology designed for proofing of sales proposals and bids:

Run a compliance scan on the solicitation. We check for all instances of ‘will’, ‘must’, ‘shall’ in any docs including, SOWs and large RFPs. With one-click, you can generate a first pass starter Excel Compliance Matrix. This shreds all content, not just the occurrences of will and shall. / With ‘Concept Tracking’, VisibleThread allows you setup your core competencies in a dictionary. You then scan for these indicators across multiple solicitation PDFs or MS Word docs. You can scan SOWS (Statements of Work), PWS (Performance Work Statements), TOs (Task Orders) right up to large RFPs in minutes.

The software also goes a lot deeper into the content including poor language use analysis, “win theme” checks, supporting team reviews of documents, and readability analysis. The online service uses the latter feature with a Web interface to scan sites and create reports for both your own content and that of your competitors.


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Fujitsu and Oracle Team Up to Drive Cloud Computing

Oracle Database News - Tue, 07/05/2016 - 17:41
Press Release Fujitsu and Oracle Team Up to Drive Cloud Computing Strategic alliance provides robust cloud offering to customers in Japan and their subsidiaries around the world

Tokyo and Redwood Shores, Calif.—Jul 5, 2016

Fujitsu Limited, Oracle Corporation, and Oracle Corporation Japan today announced that they have agreed to form a new strategic alliance to deliver enterprise-grade, world-class cloud services to customers in Japan and their subsidiaries around the world.

In order to take advantage of cloud computing to speed innovation, reduce costs and drive business growth, organizations need IT partners that can deliver the performance, security and management capabilities that are demanded by enterprise workloads. To help organizations in Japan capitalize on this opportunity and confidently move enterprise workloads to the cloud, Oracle Cloud Application and Platform services—such as Oracle Database Cloud Service and Oracle Human Capital Management (HCM) Cloud—will be powered by Fujitsu’s datacenters in Japan. Under the new strategic alliance, Fujitsu will work to drive sales of robust cloud offerings to companies in Japan and their subsidiaries around the world.

By bringing Oracle Cloud Application and Platform services to FUJITSU Cloud Service K5, Fujitsu and Oracle will provide a high-performance cloud environment to meet the IT and business needs of customers. Specifically, Fujitsu will install the Oracle Cloud services in its datacenters in Japan and connect them to its K5 service in order to deliver enterprise-grade cloud services. The first Oracle Cloud Application that will be offered to Fujitsu customers under the joint offering is Oracle HCM Cloud. As part of the agreement, Fujitsu will implement Oracle HCM Cloud to gain unprecedented insight into its workforce throughout the company’s worldwide network of offices.

"We at Fujitsu support the digital transformation of our customers, and aim to contribute to optimized customer systems and business growth with the roll out of our Digital Business Platform MetaArc," said Shingo Kagawa, SEVP, Head of Digital Services Business & CTO, Fujitsu Limited. "In particular, we offer the core cloud service on MetaArc, K5, which addresses systems of engagement (SoE)(*1) and systems of record (SoR)(*2). Oracle is a leader in Japan's database market segment and possesses strong capabilities in the SoR domain. Now, as we look to strengthen MetaArc and K5, taking part in this strategic alliance with Oracle will work to meet the cloud needs of our customers."

“In order to realize the full business potential of cloud computing, organizations need secure, reliable and high-performing cloud solutions,” said Edward Screven, Chief Corporate Architect, Oracle. “For over three decades, Oracle and Fujitsu have worked together using our combined R&D, product depth and global reach to create innovative solutions enabling customers to scale their organizations and achieve a competitive advantage. Oracle’s new strategic alliance with Fujitsu will allow companies in Japan to take advantage of an integrated cloud offering to support their transition to the cloud.”

“We strongly believe this cloud alliance will support Japanese companies to drive digital transformation,” said Hiroshige Sugihara, President and CEO, Oracle Corporation Japan. “This will be a gateway for customers to achieve standardization, modernization, and globalization.  This initiative will differentiate us from other cloud providers by emphasizing real enterprise cloud solutions, while offering Japanese companies access to best of breed technology in the new Cloud era.”

The combination of these innovative solutions including Oracle Database Cloud Service, Oracle HCM Cloud, and K5, will enable Fujitsu and Oracle to deliver mission critical systems over a cloud environment within Fujitsu’s datacenters while maintaining the high levels of performance and reliability that had previously been achieved in on-premise environments. Furthermore, with the Oracle Cloud provided from Fujitsu’s state-of-the-art datacenters, which boast a high level of capabilities in Japan, customers using K5 or Fujitsu’s hosting services will have access to use invaluable cloud services.

Contact Info Fujitsu Limited
Public and Investor Relations Division
Candice van der Laan
+1.650.464.3186 Junko Ishikawa, Norihito Yachita
Oracle Japan Notes

1. Systems-of-Engagement (SoE)
Systems that implement digital transformations, including business-process transformation and new-business development.

2. Systems-of-Record (SoR)
Existing systems that record company data and perform business processes.

About Fujitsu

Fujitsu is the leading Japanese information and communication technology (ICT) company, offering a full range of technology products, solutions, and services. Approximately 156,000 Fujitsu people support customers in more than 100 countries. We use our experience and the power of ICT to shape the future of society with our customers. Fujitsu Limited (TSE: 6702) reported consolidated revenues of 4.7 trillion yen (US$41 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2016. For more information, please see

About Oracle

Oracle offers a comprehensive and fully integrated stack of cloud applications and platform services. For more information about Oracle (NYSE:ORCL), visit

About Oracle Japan

Oracle Corporation Japan was established in 1985 as Oracle Corporation’s subsidiary in Japan. With the goal of becoming the number one cloud company, it provides a comprehensive and fully integrated stack of cloud applications and cloud platforms, a suite of products to generate valuable information from big data, and a wide variety of services to support the use of these products. It was listed on the first section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange in 2000 (Company code: 4716). Visit

Fujitsu and Oracle Alliance History

Since entering into a database OEM contract in 1989, the two companies have been providing customers with optimal solutions. Currently, as an Oracle Partner Network (OPN) Diamond level partner, Fujitsu is providing system integration services worldwide. In addition, in the SPARC/Solaris server business, Fujitsu entered into a sales contract with Sun Microsystems in 1983 and a development agreement for SPARC chips in 1988, and further strengthened the relationship with Sun Microsystems through a Solaris OEM contract in 1993. Since Oracle's subsequent acquisition of Sun Microsystems, the two companies have maintained a close, collaborative relationship to the present day.


Oracle and Java are registered trademarks of Oracle and/or its affiliates in the US and other countries. Other names may be trademarks of their respective owners. This press release is solely for the purpose of providing information and does not constitute an implied contract.

All company or product names mentioned herein are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners. Information provided in this press release is accurate at time of publication and is subject to change without advance notice.

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The following is intended to outline our general product direction. It is intended for information purposes only, and may not be incorporated into any contract. It is not a commitment to deliver any material, code, or functionality, and should not be relied upon in making purchasing decisions. The development, release, and timing of any features or functionality described for Oracle's products remains at the sole discretion of Oracle Corporation. 

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Fujitsu Limited

Candice van der Laan

  • +1.650.464.3186

Junko Ishikawa, Norihito Yachita

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Test Automation Day 2016 – Insights Latest News - Tue, 07/05/2016 - 11:52

Conferences are always a fantastic way to meet people and exchange ideas with other test automation experts. The Test Automation Day is a major software testing conferences that is dedicated to test automation. This year, it took place in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, on June 23rd. This inspiring conference was packed with test automation experts, software testing professionals and leading IT organizations. Not only did we get to listen to thought-provoking keynotes, but also had interesting talks at our Ranorex booth. Here are some of the most frequently asked questions at our booth:

Is Ranorex just a Capture & Replay tool?

Ranorex is more than a just simple Capture & Replay tool. It is a versatile test automation software that offers a range of tools suitable for every skill level. While you don’t need any programming skills to create and maintain your tests with the Ranorex Recorder, you can also create your automated tests manually.

How can I create my automated tests without using the Ranorex Recorder?

Test automation engineers will especially love the Ranorex Spy. It is a powerful tool that enables you to obtain UI elements from your application under test. Simply open the Ranorex Spy in Ranorex Studio and track the UI elements you want to automate. You can drag these elements directly from the Ranorex Spy into the central Ranorex Object Repository. From there, you can then further drag them either into the action table, or the code editor. Here’s where it gets interesting: Usually, UI elements are used more than once in each test case. When adapting an element in the central repository, this change will be true for all occurrences of this element – both in code and in the action table. The benefit? You don’t have to adapt each element manually, which will save you a lot of time. How does Ranorex support the collaboration between developers and domain testers?

The Ranorex Object Repository is the central point of collaboration between developers and domain testers. This central repository is used to manage UI elements. When you record a UI element with the Ranorex Recorder, or track an element with the Ranorex Spy, Ranorex will automatically create a repository element in this central repository. Thus, when changing a repository element in the Ranorex Object Repository, the changes are automatically applied both in the code and the recording module. This does not only ease team collaboration, but also test maintenance.

How does Ranorex support creating and editing test automation projects in code?

If you’re into coding, you’ll benefit from the Microsoft .NET framework and can write code in C# and VB.Net. You’ll also love the new code editor enhancements, which have just been released with our latest major software release: Ranorex 6.0. You can find further information on the new code editor features in this blog post.

Does Ranorex support automated testing of mobile applications?

Ranorex enables automated testing of mobile Android and iOS applications. You can test hybrid, native and mobile web applications. The benefit? You can connect your mobile device to Ranorex Studio using either a USB or Wi-Fi connection. For more information on mobile test automation with Ranorex, please visit our dedicated Ranorex User Guide section.

At the end of this blog post, we just couldn’t resist letting you in on this hilarious incident that occurred at the Test Automation Day this year. Unaware of what was about to happen, we’re busy talking to prospective clients at our Ranorex booth, when a woman came up to us and asked: “May I touch your balls?”. :-) We’ll leave it up to you to imagine the look on our faces!


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VisibleThread at NCMA World Congress 2016 in Orlando

VisibleThread - Mon, 07/04/2016 - 14:34
VisibleThread at NCMA World Congress 2016 in Orlando

NCMA World Conference 2016

Planning to attend the World Congress 2016 in Orlando next July?

Drop by booth 701 to see why 8 of the top 10 US government contractors use VisibleThread for Capture and Business Development.

NCMA World Congress 2016, sponsored by VisibleThread, is the National Contract Management Association’s largest education event for contract management, procurement, and acquisition professionals. Individuals from government (federal, state, and local); industry; and commercial business come together to engage, educate, and experience excellence. 


Where and When

July 24 – 27, 2016

Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center

6000 W Osceola Pkwy,

Kissimmee, FL 34746


See how to:
  • Make better bid / no-bid / teaming decisions.
  • Create a starter compliance matrix in under 3 minutes for any doc SOW, PWS or full RFP.
  • Validate that your ‘win themes / win strategies’ and ‘technical requirements’ are met in the proposal.
  • Measure the readability of your proposal, spotting wordy, difficult, or legally risky language.


More Info: NCMA World Congress 2016

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Inflectra Offices Closed for U.S. Independence Day Holiday July 4th, 2016

Inflectra News - Mon, 07/04/2016 - 01:00

Inflectra's Offices are closed on Monday, July 4th, 2016 in observance of the U.S. Independence Day public holiday.

We will reopen for business as usual on Tuesday July 5th, 2016. If you have an urgent technical support issue, please submit a help desk ticket on our website.


The Inflectra Team

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What’s coming in VisibleThread Docs 2.13?

VisibleThread - Fri, 07/01/2016 - 14:05
What’s coming in VisibleThread Docs 2.13?


This webinar is over. The slides and recording are here:

VisibleThread Docs – What’s New in Version 2-13 from VisibleThreadDOWNLOAD SLIDES



PrintIf you work government contracts and proposals, you know the story.

  • The agency puts out a new version of a SOW or proposal PDF. You need to figure out if any of the changes in the contract or solicitation will affect your strategy or approach.
  • So you use MS Word (or Adobe Pro) to compare. You review each change and list these in a spreadsheet or a doc. Creating that list is tedious but critical. It can take hours, especially for larger contracts.

On Thursday July 14th, at 11:45 ET, we’ll give you a sneak preview on what’s coming in our latest version.

Exciting new capability to compare and report on doc revisions, more flexible readability reports and more…



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Embedded Testing 2016

Intland Blog - Tue, 06/28/2016 - 11:00
28-30 Jun 2016, Munich Focusing exclusively on the testing of products with embedded devices & software, Embedded Testing 2016 is a valuable event for companies operating in a variety of industries. Organizations developing embedded products face the challenge of complying
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ISO 14971: Medical Risk Management Best Practices

Intland Blog - Wed, 06/22/2016 - 17:00
Webinar date: Wednesday 22 Jun 2016 Time: 4:00 PM (CET) / 10:00 AM (ET) / 7:00 AM (PT) Webinar duration: 30 min What you can learn: Risk management is of such vital importance in the development of medical devices that
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Implementing Six Sigma and CMMI within an Agile Framework

Intland Blog - Wed, 06/22/2016 - 13:55
The reality of undertaking a business process improvement drive is a pix and mix approach to adoption of both improvement strategies and methodologies along with their associated processes, those necessary to achieve the desired outcome. In terms of Six Sigma
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SAFe or Scrum at Scale – Which Framework is Best for You?

Intland Blog - Fri, 06/17/2016 - 11:08
When comparing frameworks for scaling Agile such as SAFe or Scrum at Scale, the question is not what the best framework for scaling Scrum is but rather which framework is best for you considering your knowledge base, your starting point
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Migrating From a Fragmented Tool Environment to Integrated ALM

Intland Blog - Wed, 06/15/2016 - 17:00
Webinar date: Wednesday 15 Jun 2016 Time: 4:00 PM (CET) / 10:00 AM (ET) / 7:00 AM (PT) Webinar duration: 30 min What you can learn: Using a mix of single-point software tools to aid development is common practice, even
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Using Agile in Hardware Development & Manufacturing?

Intland Blog - Wed, 06/15/2016 - 11:00
The question of ALM-PLM integration has recently become one of the hottest topics among product developers, ALM and PLM tool vendors, and hardware engineering & software development experts worldwide. Understandably so: with the advent of IoT and software increasingly powering the
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Why Use ALM – Agile Software for Waterfall Project Management?

Intland Blog - Fri, 06/10/2016 - 09:24
In Waterfall Project Management, there is a top – down management style with an emphasis on upfront planning. The application lifecycle occurs in distinct phases in a specific order, with each phase completed before moving on to the next. In
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Agile Requirements Management Best Practices

Intland Blog - Wed, 06/08/2016 - 17:00
Webinar date: Wednesday 8 Jun 2016 Time: 4:00 PM (CET) / 10:00 AM (ET) / 7:00 AM (PT) Webinar duration: 30 min What you can learn: The evolution of Agile, this increasingly popular modern software development framework, has been driven
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Agile Requirements Management Best Practices

Intland Blog - Wed, 06/08/2016 - 16:16
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Strategies to Unify ALM and PLM

Intland Blog - Wed, 06/08/2016 - 13:10
The fact that software is increasingly becoming the main differentiating factor in engineered product development shouldn’t be news to regular readers of the Intland blog. Manufacturers are increasingly replacing hardware components in their products with software functionality, or a combination
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