Category - News

5
Sep

UK Local Authority websites struggle to hit plain English guidelines

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 …

26
Aug

How bad are RFPs? Plenty

How bad are RFPs? Plenty From Washington Technology with Nick Wakeman Published: August 25, 2016 Original Post: https://washingtontechnology.com/blogs/editors-notebook/2016/08/visible-thread-rfp-analysis.aspx?s=wtdaily_260816   It is no secret that solicitations can be hard to read. The language is technical and often convoluted. It can lead to confusion and misunderstandings. Not to mentions delays and inefficiencies. But just how bad is …

8
Aug

South African Provincial Government Websites Fail to Meet Basic Plain Language Guidelines

South African Provincial Government Websites Fail to Meet Basic Plain Language Guidelines VisibleThread conducted an analysis across 30-plus Provincial Government websites from Gauteng, KZN and the Western Cape.   Cape Town, South Africa, Monday 8th August 2016. VisibleThread, a global leader in content quality management, reports communication on South Africa government websites fails to meet …

2
Aug

Government Matters: What makes a good (or bad) RFP?

Government Matters: What makes a good (or bad) RFP? From Government Matters with George Jackson Published: July 29, 2016 Original Post: http://govmatters.tv/what-makes-a-good-or-bad-rfp/   On Government Matters, VisibleThread CEO Fergal McGovern discussed the impact of poorly written documents on the federal procurement process. Original Post: http://govmatters.tv/what-makes-a-good-or-bad-rfp/ ​

2
Aug

Hillary Clinton’s Acceptance Speech As Seen By The Algorithms

Hillary Clinton’s Acceptance Speech As Seen By The Algorithms From The Huffington Post with Robin Raskin Published: August 01, 2016 Original Post: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/robin-raskin/hillary-clintons-acceptan_1_b_11265336.html   Last week, we ran a software analysis on clarity of speech and word usage for Donald Trump’s acceptance speech at the Republican National Convention. Now, it’s Hillary’s turn. VisibleThread, a firm …

25
Jul

Trump’s Acceptance Speech As Seen By The Algorithms

Trump’s Acceptance Speech As Seen By The Algorithms From The Huffington Post with Robin Raskin Published: July 22, 2016  Original Post: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/robin-raskin/trumps-acceptance-speech-_b_11144842.html   The tech-savvy (except Peter Theil) have shown no love for the newly announced Republican candidate throughout the nominating process. I figured it was time to look at Trump’s speech in the tech …

6
Jul

VisibleThread Web: Improving your online content

VisibleThread Web: Improving your online content From Network World with Mark Gibbs Published: June 06, 2015 Good content means better user engagement but without tools to help you, polishing the text on a large site for maximum impact can be a nightmare One of the problems with producing online content is polishing it to meet …

4
Jul

VisibleThread at NCMA World Congress 2016 in Orlando

VisibleThread at NCMA World Congress 2016 in Orlando Planning to attend the World Congress 2016 in Orlando next July? Drop by booth 701 to see why 8 of the top 10 US government contractors use VisibleThread for Capture and Business Development. NCMA World Congress 2016, sponsored by VisibleThread, is the National Contract Management Association’s largest education …

1
Jul

What’s coming in VisibleThread Docs 2.13?

What’s coming in VisibleThread Docs 2.13?   This webinar is over. The slides and recording are here: VisibleThread Docs – What’s New in Version 2-13 from VisibleThread   If you work government contracts and proposals, you know the story. The agency puts out a new version of a SOW or proposal PDF. You need to …

27
Jun

VisibleThread CEO Fergal McGovern at NXTTCH 16 in Amsterdam on how to measure readability of content

VisibleThread CEO Fergal McGovern at NXTTCH 16 in Amsterdam on how to measure readability of content Tuesday June 28th 2016 at 4pm VisibleThread CEO, Fergal McGovern, will speak at NXTTCH 16 in Amsterdam. NXTTCH (pronounced as Next Tech) is the first premium event in Europe that connects the corporate world to all kinds of disruptive …

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