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eZ Systems announces lineup for Paris eZ Conference 2016: Beyond the Web

Registration is open and eZ Conference+SymfonyCon 20% off bundle is available in limited quantity

BROOKLYN, NY, September 14, 2016 -- eZ Systems, a provider of open source content management software, today announced the speaker lineup for eZ Conference 2016: Beyond the Web. The conference brings together experts in digital strategy, marketing and engineering to exchange ideas on how to deliver remarkable digital experiences. The conference will be held October 5-6, 2016 at the Châteauform' City Le Cnit in Paris, France.

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Quoting IT: The Work of Others

"So the next time you call someone’s job easy — or tell an employee to go pick some low-hanging fruit — stop yourself. Respect the work that you’ve never done before. Remind yourself that other people’s jobs aren’t so simple."

- Jason Fried, Co-founder of Basecamp, How the 'Low-Hanging Fruit' Myth Is Hurting Your Business, Inc., Septemer 2016.

Appatura Selects SDL to Enhance Automated Publishing

Leading provider of smart content management solutions for the financial industry to leverage SDL technology for complex, high-volume publishing needs

WAKEFIELD, Mass. – September 6, 2016 – SDL today announced that Appatura has selected SDL XPP, the industry's premier XML publishing solution, to augment its newest content and digital publishing platform, Real Time Disclosure.

SDL technology helps Appatura to better serve its clients by creating more relevant, personalized content on a global scale. Real Time Disclosure allows users across multiple industries to create, package and publish time-sensitive regulatory and marketing content efficiently, easily and accurately to web, mobile and traditional publishing channels.

UK Local Authority websites struggle to hit plain English guidelines

In its largest ever Local Government study, VisibleThread identified that 82% of Local Governments websites do not meet target readability standards

Cambridge UK, Monday 5th September 2016. VisibleThread, a global leader in content quality management, has released an updated readability report which covers 191 Local Government websites.

UK Government’s Digital Service published its Writing for GOV.UK guide in 2014. In it, there are comprehensive guidelines to help writers, clearly stating that:

“Plain English is mandatory for all of GOV.UK... Plain English is the whole ethos of GOV.UK: it’s a way of writing.”

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Bryan Ruby: Recovering from Blogging Burnout

I don't think I want to do this anymore...

After three or four decades of being immersed in the digital lifestyle and blogging on a continual basis for 15 years, I found myself puking at the idea of spending more time in front of the computer outside of work. It's not that I don't still like technology and content management, but I didn't recognize until it was too late that the lack of topic diversity would eventually lead me to digital burnout. To fix this, I seriously tried not to throw the baby out with the bathwater. In the end that's exactly what I did.

3 Ways to Give Your Social Media Marketing an Extreme Makeover

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You’ve probably heard people talking about how awesome social media marketing is, and how they’ve used it to do everything from grow their brand, to spike their traffic and bring in the conversions. All of that sounds nice, but what happens when you’re trying to find success in this field, and you’re coming up short?

If that scenario sounds like your experience thus far with social media, then it’s time for an extreme makeover. Clearly something isn’t working, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be fixed. Today I’ll show you three surefire methods to revamp your social media marketing strategy and start off on the right foot.

Medelinked Now Integrated with Microsoft Health and Band

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Fitness and wellness device users can now track their health, locate healthcare specialists and store securely, safely access and share medical history from their mobile device

Oxfordshire, 17th August 2016 – Medelinked is now integrated with Microsoft Health and Band. The integration ensures that wellness summary data from Microsoft Health app and Band wearable is available in Medelinked to help users manage their own and their family’s health.

Microsoft Health and Band enable users to collect and view their data about step counts, workouts, and even sleep quality in the mobile app and web dashboard. Vivid, easily-understandable charts help users get to know their current fitness level, and discover changes at a glance.

Integration with Medelinked also provides peace of mind that if they need urgent medical treatment at home or abroad, their secure medical history can be quickly and safely accessed and shared from their iOS or Android mobile device.

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Five Innovative eCommerce Trends in 2017

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2017 will continue to be an innovator’s market, and if you’re not evolving to meet the needs of your customers or following along with the current trends, then there is a good chance that you’ll be left behind. A prediction by Internet Retailer claims that online spending in the U.S. will generate $355 billion in 2016, a number that's expected to exceed $400 billion per year by 2018. In today’s competitive market , it all depends on how a consumer experience your brand and those brands that can perceive, anticipate or can meet consumer expectations, actively engage shoppers online and via mobile , will stand out to be the big winners in 2017.

Let’s discuss the top 5 trends that will be the game changer in 2017...

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Is Keeping Your Health Records in the Cloud a Good Idea?

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The health record is an essential communication tool that supports clinical decision-making. Concern about patient privacy and confidentiality is as old as medicine itself. When it comes to our medical records, nothing is more important than our privacy.

Digital technology has radically transformed our world. Tablets, smartphones, and web-enabled devices have radically changed our daily lives and the way we communicate. The healthcare industry is sensibly trying to balance between innovation and patients’ privacy.

When considering cloud-based solution especially in the healthcare industry, it is crucial to separate fact from fiction. Here are few myths that continue to misdirect and misguide the cloud discussion in keeping health records on cloud-based storage systems.

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Quoting IT: When contingency plans for failure...fail

"You're basically saying, 'We had power failure in a location but unfortunately we were unable to continue operations from a secondary data center despite the fact that we spent hundreds of millions of dollars on it."

- Gil Hecht, founder and chief executive of Continuity Software, Quoted by Thom Patterson in "The real reason airline computers crash", CNN Money, August 8, 2016.

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