With the Bank of England signalling interest rate rises, our Chief Economist and Strategist, Keith Wade, takes a look at what this might mean for UK investorsRead more >
Schroders 60 Seconds with Keith WadeRead more >
In the second part of a debate on whether we are on the verge of a deep depression akin to that which hit in 1929, Chief Economist and Strategist, Keith Wade, presents three reasons why we will not see a repeat of the Great Depression today.Read more >
Schroders 60 Seconds with Keith Wade on EuropeRead more >
Chief Economist, Keith Wade, comments on the Japanese economy, and why he expects 2015 to be a good year for the country:
-Japan is a big importer of oil and the fall in oil price will drive down inflation, meaning that real incomes in Japan will be positive, which will be a great help to the consumer
-The consumer is also going to benefit in 2015 as there aren’t any tax increases, which really hit the economy in 2015
-Finally, the fall in the yen means that the Japanese corporate sector is now very competitive, which should flow through into strong export growth and will support GDP growth in Japan
Chief Economist, Keith Wade, gives his views on the outlook for the UK economy in 2015:
-The UK economy is growing strongly as we come in to 2015, but it will face some headwinds over the next few months in the form of the general election and proposed austerity measures
-Both main parties have indicated an intention to improve the budget position and get back from surplus, which could lead to tax increases and spending cuts
-This creates a difficult backdrop for the Bank of England – we expect them to raise interest rates in November this year, but don’t expect that this will come any earlier than that as the economy may not be as strong as expected and inflation will have fallen following the fall in oil prices
Chief Economist, Keith Wade, comments on the key factors that could have an impact on emerging markets this year:
-The performance of the Chinese economy will be one of the determining factors for the wider emerging markets this year – we think it’s going to continue to slow down and we could see a downgrade in growth from the Chinese government later this year
-Commodity prices are also a factor – they have fallen quite substantially, which has hit emerging markets. However, there is a chance for stability in commodity prices later in the year, which could prove beneficial
-More stable commodity prices, combined with better growth in the Eurozone and US could see the outlook for emerging markets improve, but we’re probably looking at the second half of the year, rather than the first
Chief Economist Keith Wade explores the mixed picture for emerging markets, with some countries struggling with inflation or political issues, while others are in far better shape.Read more >
Chief Economist Keith Wade explains why he thinks uncertainty over next year's general election could cause UK growth to slow.Read more >
Chief Economist Keith Wade explores why he is not as pessimistic about eurozone growth as many and possible reasons why Mario Draghi may be keeping some weapons in his arsenal.Read more >
Amid growing concerns about possible threats to US growth, Chief Economist Keith Wade explains why he believes the country's economic recovery will not be derailed.Read more >
Chief economist Keith Wade highlights key drivers behind the US recovery story, and the associated challenges it may bring.Read more >
Chief Economist, Keith Wade, gives his views on the outlook for the UK economy in 2015.Read more >
Chief Economist, Keith Wade, comments on the key factors that could have an impact on emerging markets this year.Read more >
60 Seconds with Keith Wade - Emerging MarketsRead more >
Does your content break through the clutter? Join Keith Jennings of Jackson Healthcare as he discusses how to create content that cuts through media clutter.Read more >
How do we build our way to the future when it comes to energy? Join Sumit Bose in conversation with Keith Waller, Senior Advisor, The Infrastructure & Projects Authority.Read more >
Join John Kindervag, Senior Analyst at Forrester Research Inc. and Keith Vallance, Boldon James' Product Director on this webinar as they discuss how taking an inside out approach to data security following a Zero Trust (ZT) approach creates a micro perimeter of control around an organisation’s sensitive data assets and provides visibility into how it uses data to drive operate effectiveness.Read more >
Listen to our panel of experts discuss the outcome of the US election and its impact on global markets.
Anna Edwards, Bloomberg anchor & broadcast journalist
Keith Wade, Chief Economist
Alex Tedder, Head and CIO of Global and US Equities
Marcus Brookes, Head of Multi-Manager Team
Keith Wade, Chief Economist, offers his global economic outlook at the Schroders London Adviser Investment Forum.Read more >
The DITA standard has fundamentally changed the way that the technical writing community thinks about structured authoring. With DITA, firms can benefit from content reuse, consistent messaging, lower localization costs, and much more. As an open standard, DITA is highly interoperable and comes with a mature set of tools bringing additional advantages over other formats.
This presentation focuses on the development of DITA and the tools that have evolved alongside it to effectively manage what may be vast quantities of technical content. The “10 Million DITA Topics” is a conservative estimate of the number of DITA topics some firms are managing within their component content management systems when one includes versioned content. This is not only being done efficiently, but the added flexibility provides process opportunities for intelligent content that were not previously available.
Join Scott Abel, The Content Wrangler, and Keith Schengili-Roberts, DITA Information Architect with IXIASOFT as he examines the developmental roots of DITA, and how some of the original architectural decisions in DITA have opened a dialog as to the nature of effective technical communications. The talk will compare some of the key differences between DITA and other structured content formats, and delineate what makes a specification successful from a market and client perspective. Through the use of case studies, Keith will also examine how clients have leveraged these DITA features in practice.
The presentation will be of interest to technical writing managers and those who are trying to understand the ramifications of the success of DITA in the marketplace, and how it has changed ideas about how structured authoring can become intelligent content.
There’s a joke going around that asks: "Where’s the best place to hide a dead body?" The answer: "On the second page of a Google search." It underscores the fact that if your technical content is difficult to find, it might as well not exist.
Customers want to find answers, not search for them. As professional communicators, it's our job to utilize effective search engine optimization (SEO) techniques designed to help ensure prospects and customers can find the right answers quickly. Optimizing content for findability is a necessity regardless of whether your content is publicly available and indexed by Google, or protected behind a customers-only documentation portal.
Join Val Swisher, Founder, and CEO of Content Rules and co-host for the Scott and Val Show, for this free, one-hour web discussion with DITA Specialist Keith Schengili-Roberts of IXIASOFT, and dynamic content delivery guru Joe Gelb, President of Zoomin Software. The presenters will discuss content optimization and share practical strategies for enriching technical product content and improving findability, while enhancing the customer experience.
Special Focus on DITA
While there are several mechanisms built into the Darwin Information Typing Architecture (DITA) that are designed to make it easy to find content for reuse, a successful SEO strategy for technical content requires more. Creating a taxonomy and inserting descriptive metadata into your DITA maps and topics is a good start, but this is only the beginning of effective SEO for DITA-based technical content. Attendees can expect to discover techniques that can be used to make DITA-based content easy for your users to find.