The 2016 WordPress.org Vs WordPress.com Infographic

WordPress.com versus WordPress.org Infographic

If you are already obsessed with WordPress and planning to set up your website or blog, then you must know what the key differences are between the two; WordPress.org and WordPress.com.

Knowing this beforehand would certainly help you to decide the one suitable for you.

Let’s talk about WordPress.org first. Simply speaking, if you are ready to shell out a bit and have sufficient time to devote, then WordPress.org takes an edge.

A self hosted site and domain name registration is what you need to arrange for, at the onset. Down the line, you would be required to take care of upgrades and back up with general maintenance.

Now here comes the advantages and ROI. If you often experiment with different themes, then there’s no restriction with WordPress.org.

You can use customized themes and even modify as per your liking. Freedom to add plugins for added functionality is another plus. What’s more, you can also place your ads and run all kinds of marketing campaigns.

Expanding Customer Success Drives Confirmit’s Momentum in H1 2016

Henning Hansen

Companies harnessing Confirmit’s solutions report exceptional business results

New York, NY: 22 September 2016 — Confirmit has reported that revenues from new customers more than doubled in the first half of 2016 over the same period in 2015, while existing customers have delivered clear evidence of the ROI by using the company’s solutions. In Q2, Confirmit, the leading global solutions provider for Customer Experience, Voice of the Employee and Market Research, also launched Version 20 of its Confirmit Horizons platform and achieved advancements and growth stemming from mobile-focused initiatives that helped push the company to new heights.

“We succeed when our customers succeed and in the first half of this year, it’s very clear that our customers are achieving great things with our solutions,” explains Henning Hansen, President and CEO, Confirmit. “The combination of our ever-evolving technology and the vision and ambitions of our customers is a powerful one, and I’m confident that the rest of 2016 will bring more excellent results for the companies using our world class solutions.”

RiskIQ sees 130% growth in malicious mobile apps leveraging top UK brands

RiskIQ

Risks highlighted as malicious apps target businesses and their customers

LONDON, UK — 22 September 2016 — New research from RiskIQ, the leader in external threat management, reveals that the number of malicious apps leveraging top UK brands has grown by 130% year on year[1]. The study by RiskIQ, examined mobile apps owned by or leveraging the brands of 45 top UK companies across five vertical sectors, to give a snapshot of the threats facing UK organizations and their customers from 2015 to today[2].

RiskIQ discovered 107,367 brand-associated blacklisted apps, representing 43% of the total number of apps and found an increase of 131% over the past year. Blacklisting occurs when an app fails a virus scan by one or more of the major virus vendors or if it links to a URL or IP address that is a known source of malware.

The research was undertaken using RiskIQ’s global web crawling infrastructure and virtual user technology which inspects over 170 different mobile app stores daily, extracting and examining over 13 million mobile apps.

Scoring Social Goodness via Xocial

XO SuperHeroes

Gamifying Goodness: New ‘Social Impact Scoring System’ Spurs a Movement of Competitive Kindness

How nice are you? The xocial online community is calculating and curating “competitive kindness” to help mere mortals out-nice each other, and make the world a better place

By Merilee Kern, MBA

Are you using your superpowers for good? One optimistic online community called xocial (pronounced soh-shuhl) is now giving cause-conscious and otherwise kindhearted businesses and individuals the ability to do good, see good, feel good and measure good.

As Apple’s Encryption Deadline Looms, Openwave Mobility Launches SmartidM

Openwave Mobility

Subscriber Data Management solution can handle encrypted and non-encrypted sessions

REDWOOD CITY, Calif – September 21 2016 – Openwave Mobility, a software innovator enabling operators to manage and monetize encrypted mobile data, today announced the launch of Smart Identity Manager (SmartidM) for mobile operators to effectively manage their subscribers’ data, and launch new services. SmartidM is part of the company’s Subscriber Data Management (SDM) portfolio of products. Use cases for SmartidM include centralized ID management for fraud prevention, delivering BingeOn type services and introducing micropayments that require collaboration between mobile operators and OTTs.

How Mobile Solution Evolve Business in Long Run?

Long Run Mobile Solution

Mobile Solutions have gotten to be integral to the way enterprises lead their business, empowering representatives and clients to be dependably on and fueling the flow of IoT - the next connected services. It goes beyond the mobile apps, as helps businesses procure mobility.

Seeing all fruitful revolutions, including mobile phones and wifi - mobile solutions were intended to meet new opportunities, and user groups (businesses) became clearly defined. Mobile solutions are on a very basic level changing the business face. Analysis uncovers that half of the business application over the next couple of years will be reached via mobile devices. Now organizations are accepting the opportunity to make business programs that improve mobility uses. They perceive that mobile solutions offer them the chance to reshape their business and present new business techniques that make new business hones. Furthermore, that reinforces their offering to clients.

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.

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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