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Inflectra Offices Closed due to Winter Storm in Washinton, DC Area

Inflectra News - Tue, 03/14/2017 - 01:00

Due to the arrival of Winter Storm Stella in the Washington, DC metro area, Inflectra offices will be closed today - March 14th, 2017. All staff will be teleworking and we will be providing full email and help desk support as normal. However due to the weather event, we will not be providing phone support except for emergency cases. So if you have any questions or issues, please log a help desk ticket on our website.

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US Top Government Contractor Websites Struggle with Complex Language

VisibleThread - Mon, 03/13/2017 - 12:45
US Top Government Contractor Websites Struggle with Complex Language Only 1 out of the 95 top Government Contractors achieved the minimum target readability score

 

Top Government Contractors 2017Baltimore, Monday 13th March 2017. VisibleThread the industry leading content analysis software provider that scans documents and entire websites for readability concerns, quality and liability, today announced the findings from its inaugural review of the top government contractor websites – The VisibleThread Website Index, Top Government Contractors – 2016. In February 2017, as a part of the company’s ongoing research program into the use of clear language in Internet communications, VisibleThread measured the largest U.S. Federal Government Contractor websites for clarity.

The government contractors with the overall best scores were: CDW-G, Dell, AT&T, Microsoft and Engility. To view the entire ranked list of government contractors, including leaders and losers in each category, view the full report at: http://info.visiblethread.com/2017-top-US-government-contractors-website-clarity-index

The analysis measured up to 100 pages on each website, across these four dimensions:

  • Readability – How readable is the content?
  • Passive Language – Active Language communicates clearly. What proportion of sentences are passive?
  • Long Sentences – What proportion of all sentences are too long?
  • Word Complexity Density – Density rating is the proportion of complex words relative to total word count

 

Why is this report relevant?

There is a growing movement for all website content to be clear, concise and relevant. For example, the Plain Language Act of 2010 requires all U.S. Federal agencies to communicate clearly. Further the U.S. Federal Government expects contractors to answer RFPs using clear and concise language. Similarly, if website copy is obtuse or complex, it reflects poorly on the brand. It creates a subliminal impression that the contractor will be hard to deal with when working with government agencies. In addition, it improves engagement and compliance. When more people understand what a contractor offers, they are more likely to engage.

“Government contractors are forcing readers to needlessly expend high levels of mental energy to understand their message. Many government contractors are needlessly placing a high cognitive burden on the reader. Marketers need to promote a clear message. So, complex messaging, even for a technological oriented audience leads to churn and poor online engagement,” said Fergal McGovern, CEO, VisibleThread. “A Website reflects your brand values. Even with highly technical content, simple tweaks can make a difference. Brands and marketing teams want to reflect an approachable ethos. Government contractors must use technical language when describing products, processes and services. Our report shows that most are missing the mark.”

 

Download the full report here:

2017 US TOP GOVERNMENT CONTRACTORS WEBSITE CLARITY INDEX

About VisibleThread

VisibleThread’s solutions help organizations test & audit their written content for risk and content quality, with dramatically less cost. Customers include; Boeing, Intel, Accenture and Fannie Mae. Our software instantly finds brand compliance, poor readability and language risk issues within documents and entire websites. Customers see >45% increase in efficiency over manual review, and produce better quality, more engaging content. Unlike consumer-grade analysis tools, VisibleThread processes hundreds of documents and web pages in minutes. We are used by Marketing, Sales and Risk/Contracts Teams in leading global organizations. Visit www.visiblethread.com for more information.

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VisibleThread’s Fergal McGovern and ASCO’s Lindsay Dudbridge at HITMC 2017 in Las Vegas on quantifying ‘good’ vs ‘bad’ communication

VisibleThread - Thu, 03/09/2017 - 11:19
VisibleThread’s Fergal McGovern and ASCO’s Lindsay Dudbridge at HITMC 2017 in Las Vegas on quantifying ‘good’ vs ‘bad’ communication

 

Healthcare IT Marketing and PR ConferenceThursday April 6th 2017 at 2:05pm VisibleThread CEO, Fergal McGovern and ASCO Manager – Clinical Content, Lindsay Dudbridge will speak at the Healthcare IT Marketing and PR Conference (HITMC) in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Having run its first ever event in 2014, the HITMC has this year scheduled 50 sessions from leading healthcare IT marketing PR professionals. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn the latest in content marketing, marketing automation, event marketing, healthcare public relations, branding and media relations.

In this session, Fergal and Lindsay will discuss:

  • How automating language audit can help improve quality of information
  • How you can modify your publication process to include automated language checking
  • The practicalities and pitfalls of managing lots of content

Most medium to large service organisations need to communicate clearly and with low risk, but practically 100% of marketing teams are using purely manual methods for language vetting.

Patients, family members and care givers need accurate health information that is accessible and understandable. The American Society of Clinical Oncology has adopted an automated approach to help with the challenges of providing the right cancer-related information to a large (>24m visits in 2015) online audience on Cancer.net.

The case study that Fergal and Lindsay will present, shows in very practical ways how a content heavy organisation like ASCO has adopted technology to drive clearer, more consistent communication. Ultimately this benefits their readers, patients and care givers alike. They have built this into their publication lifecycle.

INFO: http://www.healthitmarketingconference.com/


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CollabNet Announces New TeamForge Release

Software Development Tools Directory - Wed, 03/08/2017 - 20:25
CollabNet has announced a new release of TeamForge, the application lifecycle management (ALM) and collaboration platform helps organizations create high-quality applications at speed. Organizations standardize on TeamForge typically to create co ...
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Parasoft Releases Service Virtualization and API Testing for Microsoft Visual Studio Enterprise Subscribers

Software Development Tools Directory - Wed, 03/08/2017 - 19:05
Parasoft is excited to announce the worldwide release of Parasoft Virtualize/SOAtest Professional Desktop for Visual Studio 2017 Enterprise subscribers. Parasoft's Virtualize/SOAtest enables software developers and testers to quickly perform ...
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CA Snaps Up Code-Testing Firm Veracode for $614 Million

Software Development Tools Directory - Wed, 03/08/2017 - 18:46
CA Technologies has announced plans to snap up application security testing vendor Veracode. The terms of the deal, announced March 6, would see CA paying approximately $614 million in cash for Veracode. Veracode offers software and services to h ...
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JNBridge Debuts JNBridgePro 8.1

Software Development Tools Directory - Wed, 03/08/2017 - 18:31
JNBridge, the leading provider of interoperability tools to connect Java and .NET frameworks, today announced the release of JNBridgePro 8.1. The release ensures compatibility with Microsoft Visual Studio 2017, reflecting the company's long-s ...
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What is new in codeBeamer 8.1?

Intland Blog - Wed, 03/08/2017 - 17:00
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Intland Software to Boost Expansion in North America, Signs New Managing Director Anthony Wissel

Intland Blog - Tue, 03/07/2017 - 16:06
STUTTGART, GERMANY, 2 MAR 2017 Intland Software, developer of the market-leading Application Lifecycle Management tool codeBeamer ALM, has named Anthony Wissel its Managing Director, North American Sales and Services. Anthony will lead Intland Software’s expansion into North America, and will build the team responsible for helping the world’s most innovative companies find solutions to their product development challenges using codeBeamer ALM.
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Black Duck integrates Hub into Microsoft’s Visual Studio Team Services and Team Foundation Server to automate open source identification and detect security and compliance issues

Black Duck Software Press Releases - Tue, 03/07/2017 - 15:00
Black Duck integrates Hub into Microsoft’s Visual Studio Team Services and Team Foundation Server to automate open source identification and detect security and compliance issues hleclair Tue, 03/07/2017 - 09:00

Open source security leader joins Microsoft Visual Studio Program as Premier Level Partner

BURLINGTON, MA -  March 7, 2017 – Black Duck, the global leader in automated solutions for securing and managing open source, today announced it is integrating its Hub solution with Microsoft Visual Studio Team Services (TS) and Team Foundation Server (TFS).  Black Duck’s Visual Studio extensions will automatically detect the open source in use during the TFS and TS builds, identifying security vulnerabilities, components with license compliance issues and operational risks early in the software development lifecycle (SDLC).

“With open source making up between 80% and 90% of the code in today’s applications, effective security and management of the open source in use is essential,” said Black Duck CEO Lou Shipley. “Microsoft recognizes the importance of open source in application development and the many economic and productivity reasons for its rapidly expanding use. We’re pleased that Microsoft also sees the value in bringing Black Duck’s open source license and security compliance capabilities to the Microsoft Visual Studio continuous integration platform,” said Shipley.

Shipley also pointed out that “the continuing rapid growth in open source use worldwide, and the demand for more and more application development agility and speed, make strategic partnerships like this one with Microsoft more important than ever.” 

Organizations worldwide are striving to identify application issues earlier in the SDLC, and Black Duck Hub’s software composition analysis capabilities can be fully integrated during the build and release processes, allowing teams to produce better code, faster. With one in every 16 open source download requests for a component with a known vulnerability, organizations increasingly recognize the need for automated processes to identify and manage the open source they use.

Shawn Nandi, Senior Director, Cloud App Dev and Data Marketing for Microsoft, said, “We welcome Black Duck to the Visual Studio Partner Program and we are pleased that this integration with Visual Studio will bring our customers options to detect and manage potential security risks.”

Availability and Resources

  • Explore details on Black Duck Hub Visual Studio Team Services and Team Foundation Server Extensions here
  • Understand Software Composition Analysis by reading The Forrester Wave™: Software Composition Analysis, Q1 2017 here
  • Watch a video explaining how to get started with Black Duck Hub for Visual Studio here
  • Try Black Duck Hub 14-day Free Trial here

About Black Duck Software

Organizations worldwide use Black Duck’s industry-leading products to automate the process of securing and managing open source software, eliminating the pain related to security vulnerabilities, compliance and operational risk. Black Duck is headquartered in Burlington, MA, and has offices in San Jose, CA, Vancouver, London, Belfast, Northern Ireland, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Seoul and Beijing. For more information, visit www.blackducksoftware.com.

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Oracle Brings Together Customer Experience Industry Leaders at Modern Customer Experience 2017

Oracle Database News - Tue, 03/07/2017 - 14:00
Press Release Oracle Brings Together Customer Experience Industry Leaders at Modern Customer Experience 2017 Event for marketing, commerce, sales and service professionals provides insights necessary to meet the expectations of modern consumers and drive meaningful business results.

Redwood Shores, Calif.—Mar 7, 2017

To help customer experience professionals drive sustainable differentiation and deliver predictable and tangible business results, Oracle will host Modern Customer Experience 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada, April 25-27. Held at the Mandalay Bay Resort, Modern Customer Experience 2017 helps attendees understand today’s empowered customers and implement modern best practices in marketing, sales, service and commerce. The event provides insights into real-world business transformation initiatives and demonstrates innovations that push the boundaries of traditional customer experience management approaches.

Empowered customers are accelerating change in all industries and forcing organizations to rethink traditional business models. Modern Customer Experience 2017 helps business leaders from across marketing, sales and customer service successfully manage these changes and leverage new digital technologies to lead successful business transformation within their organizations. To personalize the experience for attendees, Modern Customer Experience 2017 includes dedicated marketing, sales, service and commerce sessions that feature inspiring business transformation stories, hands-on workshops, small breakout sessions, product demonstrations and networking opportunities.

  • Modern Marketing Experience: Helps attendees create innovative marketing strategies to drive revenue. Sessions provide insights from experts and end-users into data-driven marketing, marketing automation, cross-channel marketing, mobile marketing, and account-based marketing. Modern Marketing Experience also includes the 2017 Markie Awards, which showcase examples of excellence in modern marketing, scheduled for Tuesday, April 25th at 7:00 p.m. PT.
  • Modern Sales Experience: Helps attendees embrace modern sales best practices to drive profitability in their organizations. Sessions provide insights from thought leaders and industry insiders into modern sales and business transformation, the future direction of the sales ecosystem, and how to build a unified sales and service approach.
  • Modern Service Experience: Provide attendees with insights into next generation customer service that help businesses create sustainable differentiation. Sessions include best practices to support organic channels and knowledge-driven, personalized customer service strategies as well as guidance on how to deliver pro-active, self-solving service powered by the Internet of Things (IoT), robotics and artificial intelligence.
  • Modern Commerce Experience: Helps attendees meet the demand for a seamless customer experience and drive digital revenues. Sessions provide actionable insights into the shift to mobile, omni-channel experience strategies, innovations in payments and the key components and drivers of customer loyalty.

“Innovations in social, mobile and cloud have fundamentally changed the way consumers interact with brands and this is just the beginning as a new wave of technologies such as artificial intelligence and the Internet of Things reach the mainstream,” said Des Cahill, vice president and head CX Evangelist, Oracle. “These changes are creating evermore empowered customers that are forcing organizations to rethink traditional approaches to customer experience management. That’s why we’re bringing together over 3,000 customer experience professionals to discuss the latest CX innovations and best practices at Modern Customer Experience 2017. It will be a great three days packed with inspiration, innovation and impact.”

Interested in attending Modern Customer Experience 2017? Register here.

For more information on Oracle Customer Experience solutions, visit the Oracle Customer Experience blog, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Contact Info Simon Jones
PR for Oracle
+1.415.856.5155
sjones@blancandotus.com About Oracle

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

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Latest Release of Industry Leading Oracle Database Now Available in the Cloud, with Oracle Cloud at Customer, and On-Premises

Oracle Database News - Mon, 03/06/2017 - 17:00
Press Release Latest Release of Industry Leading Oracle Database Now Available in the Cloud, with Oracle Cloud at Customer, and On-Premises Leading-edge Database technology now available in all environments

Redwood Shores, Calif.—Mar 6, 2017

Oracle today announced that the latest version of the world’s number one database, Oracle Database 12c Release 2 (12.2), is now available everywhere—in the cloud, with Oracle Cloud at Customer, and on-premises. Oracle Database 12.2 includes enhancements to the unique multitenant architecture and in-memory database technologies that provide customers with outstanding consolidation, performance, reliability, and security for all workloads including entry-level development and mission critical workloads. Additionally, the release includes more than 300 new features and enhancements across availability, performance, security, and developer productivity.

“Oracle has led the industry by providing the fastest and most reliable highly secure database for organizations of all sizes, and we continue to innovate and help customers transform to the cloud with minimum effort and risk,” said Andy Mendelsohn, executive vice president of database server technologies, Oracle. “With this announcement, Oracle is completing the rollout of Oracle Database 12.2, making it even easier for organizations to deploy Oracle Database 12c wherever they need it—in the cloud or on-premises.”

Oracle Database 12.2’s massive cloud scalability and real-time analytics offer customers greater agility, faster time to business insights, and real cost advantages. New innovations in Oracle Database 12.2 include:

  • Massive savings for consolidated and SaaS environments with up to 4,096 pluggable databases
  • Increased agility with online cloning and relocation of pluggable databases
  • Greatly accelerated in-memory database performance
  • Offload of real-time in-memory analytics to active standby databases
  • Native database sharding
  • Massive scaling with Oracle Real Application Clusters (RAC)
  • JSON document store enhancements

Multiple independent industry analyst reports recently recognized Oracle Database 12c technology leadership for common database workloads, including online transaction processing, hybrid transactional and analytical processing, data warehousing, internet of things (IoT), and in-memory database. Following are some of these reports:

Showcasing the impact of Oracle Database 12c for SaaS Clouds, Oracle Taleo Talent Management Cloud deployed Oracle Multitenant and achieved 25x more efficiency than using a virtual machine based architecture.

Oracle Cloud

Oracle Cloud is the industry’s broadest and most integrated public cloud, offering a complete range of services across SaaS, PaaS, and IaaS. It supports new cloud environments, existing ones, and hybrid, and all workloads, developers, and data. The Oracle Cloud delivers nearly 1,000 SaaS applications and 50 enterprise-class PaaS and IaaS services to customers in more than 195 countries around the world and supports 55 billion transactions each day.

For more information, please visit us at http://cloud.oracle.com.

Contact Info Nicole Maloney
Oracle
+1.650.506.0806
nicole.maloney@oracle.com Kristin Reeves
Blanc & Otus
+1.415.856.5145
kristin.reeves@blancandotus.com About Oracle

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

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dbForge Source Control for SQL Server

Software Development Tools Directory - Mon, 03/06/2017 - 15:15
dbForge Source Control for SQL Server is a powerful SSMS add-in for managing SQL Server database changes in source control. The tool can link your databases to all popular source control systems, and delivers smooth and clear workflow in a famili ...
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chadojs

Software Development Tools Directory - Mon, 03/06/2017 - 15:11
chadojs is a mocking library for nodejs which reduces the need for integration tests. Instead of integration tests it supports writing verification tests.
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Enduro/X

Software Development Tools Directory - Mon, 03/06/2017 - 15:10
Enduro/X is Open Source Enterprise Middleware Platform for Distributed Transaction Processing. It built on such proven APIs as X/Open group's XATMI and XA. The platform functions as drop-in replacement for Oracle (R) Tuxedo (R). In foundation of ...
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Automotive Testing Expo Korea 2017

Intland Blog - Mon, 03/06/2017 - 11:00
In March 2017, automotive manufacturers will be congregating once again in Seoul, Korea to attend the Automotive Testing Expo Korea. The event, held between 6-8 March 2017, will give automotive experts a chance to discuss the latest technologies and services
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Automotive Testing Expo Korea 2017

Intland Blog - Mon, 03/06/2017 - 11:00
In March 2017, automotive manufacturers will be congregating once again in Seoul, Korea to attend the Automotive Testing Expo Korea. The event, held between 6-8 March 2017, will give automotive experts a chance to discuss the latest technologies and services that will enable them to produce higher-quality, more reliable and safer vehicles. The expo follows the…
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Progress Releases Industry's First Suite of Pre-Built Data Connectors for SaaS CRM

Progress Software News - Mon, 03/06/2017 - 10:00
Progress Releases Industry's First Suite of Pre-Built Data Connectors for SaaS CRM
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KronoDesk 2.0 Released by Inflectra to Simplify the Help Desk Experience

Inflectra News - Mon, 03/06/2017 - 01:00

Inflectra® is pleased to announce the release of KronoDesk 2.0, the latest version of its powerful and easy to use help desk system. KronoDesk is the customer support system that lets users focus on their customers, instead of spending time configuring tools to do help and support. With its latest version, KronoDesk has been completely redesigned with a fast, modern user interface that is 100% mobile responsive and comes with many time-saving features to streamline customer support.

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