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.
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.”
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. 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
"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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
Record, connect and share
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...
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.
"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.
Arkansas State Archives leads the way in digital preservation to protect state records and historic materials
Arkansas has just become the latest US State Archives to select Preservica to ensure the long-term protection and accessibility of important state records. Arkansas State Archives has chosen Preservica Cloud Edition for long term preservation and safe-keeping of its state’s significant electronic records of lasting value.
Arkansas joins 15 other states using Preservica’s digital preservation solution, including Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, North Dakota, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Tennessee, Texas, South Carolina, Vermont, and Wisconsin.
123ContactForm, leading web form builder, announced today that it has achieved compliance with data security standards outlined in the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).
The decision was based on 123ContactForm’s customers feedback and on the increased interest in medical forms such as Appointment Request, Medical History Form, Prescription Refill, Online Bill Pay, Patient Satisfaction Survey and Dental History Form. The progressive complexity of the forms was soon followed by a need to ask for the patient’s private health information.