Asset Management websites are overly complex and confusing

In a study of Asset Management companies’ websites, VisibleThread finds that 98% fail to meet target clear language standards.

Baltimore, Thursday 17th November 2016. VisibleThread, a global leader in content quality management, has released the results of its clear language study of 85 Asset Management firms.

Pressure is mounting for all website content to be clear, concise and relevant. For example, the Plain Language Act of 2010 requires all US Federal agencies to communicate clearly. This is so that the public can understand and use the information. Similar government regulations are also available in the UK, Canada and Australia.

In the global asset management community, this is not a new phenomenon either. The US Securities and Exchange Commission issued a plain English handbook way back in 1998. In 2011, the Financial Times published an article titled “KIIDs fail on use of plain language”. The article explains how asset managers are still using too much jargon in their Key Investor Information Documents (KIIDs).

VisibleThread analyzed up to 100 pages on each of the 85 websites for the following key metrics:

3 Keys to Combat Proliferating Pessimism among Americans

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Expert strategies for helping people to shift their focus away from their problems and onto a more positive, productive and rewarding life

By Dr. Jeffery Chapman, Sr.

It is sad but true: Americans are becoming overwhelmingly pessimistic. And, there is no shortage of studies to prove it. Reported data shows that that a paltry six percent of Americans think the world is getting better, while yet more reveals that a staggering two-thirds of Americans think the country is moving in the wrong direction. All of this growing negativity is understandably taking a toll on America, with escalating pessimism, stress and depression looming large across the U.S. In fact, the most recent American Psychological Association's Stress in America survey cites that over a third of adults are experiencing increased stress over the previous year while, this year alone, the National Center for Health Statistics shows suicide rates in America at a 30-year high.

SDL Unveils Global Content Management Solutions in the Cloud

Combining content management and translation management into a single solution allows organizations to go global faster

WAKEFIELD, Mass. – November 14, 2016 – SDL (LSE:SDL) today announced two solutions for managing the complete global content lifecycle from creation through translation and delivery. The two revolutionary offerings, SDL Global Digital Experience Solution™ and SDL Global Knowledge Delivery Solution™, combine best-in-class content management and translation management technology. By adopting a single solution, organizations can automatically trigger translation processes, monitor progress, review and publish new content.

Companies must counter DDoS attacks via webcams and routers with a strategic approach

Hamburg, Germany. 10 November 2016 - After the biggest DDoS attack of all time was reported in late September, cyber-criminals wasted no time in mounting their next operation. Less than a month later, a further broad-based attack crashed major online services including Twitter, Spotify, Netflix and PayPal. As before, a large number of smart devices connected via the internet of things (IoT) were hijacked to mount the attack. They included everything from video recorders to home-based routers and manipulated webcams. These crimes are becoming more and more frequent, demonstrating that cyber-criminals have understood that the huge number of smart devices has the potential to cause major damage. After all, most connected devices are almost (or even completely) unprotected. This is why companies and individuals need to rethink the way they protect their devices. They need a strategic approach that starts from the internet itself - not the device.

Top 3 Enterprise Mobility Challenges

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Mobile application today has the power to transform businesses. With the introduction of smart phones and advancements in wireless networks, mobile technology has taken a different shape. Smartphones and tablets are being accepted as corporate tools because of access to network, services and applications provided at different layers. The users want to communicate with the customers, business partners and employees in real time – at any time and from any location.

According to Gartner Inc., by the end of 2017, market demand for mobile app development services will grow at least five times faster than internal IT organizations' capacity to deliver them. Gartner forecasts mobile phone sales will reach 2.1 billion units by 2019, which will fuel demand for apps in the enterprise that meet the high performance and usability of consumer apps.

SDL-Commissioned Study Reveals Need for Global Content Operating Model to Drive Digital Experiences

New research finds that 92 percent of business and IT professionals face challenges as they translate content into different languages

WAKEFIELD, MA – November 9, 2016 – SDL (LSE:SDL) today announced the findings of a September 2016 commissioned study conducted by Forrester Consulting on behalf of SDL titled, “Remove Translation Barriers That Obstruct Digital Experience Success.” Following in-depth research involving 151 organizations across the U.S., the study reveals that nearly half are planning to move to a global content operating model within 24 months.                                                           

A global content operating model is one in which centralized technology and processes are in place to manage security, localization, compliance and workflows for local and culturally relevant digital experiences — at global-local scale. While most enterprises do not currently have such a model in place, the 19 percent that do are seeing or anticipating better brand consistency, improved customer experience, lower costs and increased revenue.  

CaptainForm: More than 20,000 forms created and a 7.11% conversion rate

123ContactForm announces that its WordPress forms plugin - CaptainForm - celebrates its one year anniversary. Since launch, a total number of 20,856 forms have been successfully built with CaptainForm.

The average conversion rate from free to paid users is 7.11%. Out of all of the forms submitted, 62.5% have received submissions, and the most popular form types - besides simple lead generation forms - are registration forms, order forms and surveys. In terms of support tickets, the average response time is 1.55h by email (weekends included) and 40s by live chat. 70% of our users come from the Plugin Directory, as a result of other users trusting and recommending CaptainForm.

Centralized forms management, a feature dedicated to digital agencies, is one of the most important features released this year. A great part of the product roadmap is based on the feedback received from users and potential users.

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Business Intelligence Tools Make a Difference

Financial and Accounting Pros! Business Intelligence Tools Make a Difference

Every organization has to juggle information. Information and data come from every corner of the enterprise, and can include databases, data warehouses, best-of-breed systems, legacy systems, and specialized systems like ERP, HR, finance, accounting, warehousing and others. Important data is also contained in spreadsheets, email, documents, partner and supplier systems and other sources.

When a finance professional, accountant, CPA, or financial services professional is tasked with planning and predicting results, it can be challenging to pull data from all sources and make sense of the results. It is at this point that the services of an IT staffer or analyst are typically called into play. But, the reports produced in response to these requests can contain out-of-date or incomplete information, and will result in poor decisions.

Study: The Black Friday Store Experience is Driving Consumers Online

Half of US and UK consumers will not be shopping during Black Friday, and most that do, will not visit stores, because of the stress of the experience 

New York – November 1, 2016 – Periscope™ By McKinsey, a suite of solutions focusing on price, promotion, assortment, sales and marketing optimization to achieve sustainable revenue growth, has today released the findings of new research conducted with US & UK consumers on their attitudes towards Black Friday 2016, and how they plan to shop. Black Friday may be considered one of the biggest shopping events of the year, but the survey showed limited involvement and decreased interest amongst consumers.

Huawei and Walkbase Launch Venue Crowd Analytics Solution

New product allows districts, malls, airports and exhibition venues to measure customer footfall and improve customer conversion

United Arab Emirates, Dubai - November 1, 2016 - At GITEX 2016, Huawei, a leading information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, and Walkbase, a leading venue IoT analytics platform provider, today announced a joint venue crowd analytics and marketing solution, which will allow venue owners across districts, malls, airports and other industries to optimize customer experiences.

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