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17
Nov

Analysis Finds Australian Government Procurement Language May Create Waste and Higher Costs

Analysis Finds Australian Government Procurement Language May Create Waste and Higher Costs VisibleThread 2017 Study of Australian Government Tender Document Finds Poor Readability Across Key Sections.   SYDNEY, Nov. 17, 2017 – VisibleThread published findings today of an analysis of the Australian Government procurement documents.  The report finds key sections of Commonwealth Tenders have very poor …

31
Oct

How VMware use VisibleThread to quality check Contracts and Proposals – Webinar: Slide Deck & Recording

How VMware use VisibleThread to quality check Contracts and Proposals Webinar: Slide Deck & Recording This webinar is now over. It occurred on Thursday the 16th November. Here are the slides and recording. And here is the original webinar description:   We’re delighted to have Pete Brandano & Geoff d’Alelio of VMware present this webinar. …

10
Oct

User Experience: Why Words (really) Matter in UX

User Experience: Why Words (really) Matter in UX From Website Magazine with Fergal McGovern Published: October, 2017 Original Post: https://www.websitemagazine.com/blog/user-experience-why-words-really-matter-in-ux There are thousands of words on your website. Are they helping or hurting your user experience (UX)? The guiding principle for modern websites is to drive a streamlined user experience. For very good reason teams …

10
Oct

Providing Pharma with a Way to Develop Clear, Compliant, and Easy-to-Understand Content

Providing Pharma with a Way to Develop Clear, Compliant, and Easy-to-Understand Content From PM360 with Andrew Matthius Published: September 27, 2017 Original Post: https://www.pm360online.com/providing-pharma-with-a-way-to-develop-clear-compliant-and-easy-to-understand-content/ Words matter. This is especially true in a regulated industry such as pharma in which the wrong word or context can get you in trouble with the FDA. At the same …

6
Oct

VisibleThread Docs 2.14 what’s new

VisibleThread Docs 2.14 what’s new These top-line features are part of this release: Readability Whitelisting Compliance/Responsibility Matrix from multiple documents New output formats for Excel outputs: Split document by sentence and search term The release also includes a re-vamped User Interface to ease user experience and many tweaks and bug fixes to existing features.   …

5
Oct

COPS and CDC are plain language superheroes!

COPS and CDC are plain language superheroes! COPS and CDC have increased their plain language score recently, and citizens are reaping the benefits   “It’s only words, and words are all I have.” This is the chorus to a famous Bee Gees song, but it’s also the reality citizens face to access government services. Information …

5
Oct

OpenText to Resell VisibleThread’s Language Analytics and AI (Artificial Intelligence) Solutions

OpenText to Resell VisibleThread’s Language Analytics and AI (Artificial Intelligence) Solutions Automation helps assure clearer, more readable and engaging content   Dublin, Ireland, October 2, 2017 – VisibleThread today announced a strategic partnership with OpenText, the world’s leading software vendor in Enterprise Information Management. OpenText, with $2.3b in annual revenue will now resell VisibleThread’s Language …

15
Sep

The pension ticking time bomb: why we need more clarity

The pension ticking time bomb: why we need more clarity There are many issues with our pension policies, including the fact that we aren’t saving for them! A large part of the problem is how pension providers communicate. They need to up their game and communicate in plain language – or else governments are going …