Key Concept Archive

Where Are They Now?

Summary: Stories of long-term Arbortext customers who are realizing the full potential of their solutions. There’s a software side to dynamic information delivery. We know this. Customers who have seen IBM talk have come to us and said “Sure, they can get there, but can I?” What if you’re not…

Repurposing Content for Multichannel Publishing

When Management decides to go to an XML publishing system, it’s not always clear to the authoring and editing staff why the decision was made. Ever wonder why they choose to go this route? In this presentation, we talk about some of the reasons why you might go away from…

Why go to XML for product information?

When Management decides to go to an XML publishing system, it’s not always clear to the authoring and editing staff why the decision was made. Ever wonder why they choose to go this route? In this presentation, we talk about some of the reasons why you might go away from…

You Don’t Have to Build Software to Do DITA

This is a success story. Medtronic ENT deployed a brand-new DITA solution, employing all the traditional strategies and best practices for DITA such as specializing only where absolutely necessary and adopting minimalist approach to topic-based authoring. As a global organization, they had a lot of resources to draw upon when…

Technology, People, and Successful Projects

I was reminded recently of Rebekka Anderson’s presentation at DITA North America a couple of years ago. Her conclusions mirrored what we see every day: Technology is only 1/3 of the things that you need to consider when looking to solve and implement something like dynamic publishing or DITA successfully….

Conquering the Mountain of Legacy Data

So you are finally planning that big move over to structured content. Great! You understand the benefits of reuse and what it means for your business. But what do you do about the mountains of legacy content? Pack it all up and bring it with you? Leave it behind hoping…

Manage your product content like you manage development

Meet compliance and regulatory challenges Medical device manufacturers are facing some very tough challenges today including demand for innovation, complying with strict environmental and regulatory requirements, and shrinking price premiums, not to mention intense competition which demands faster times-to-market. The world’s most respected medical device manufacturers are attacking these problems…

How DITA Transformed Content at Nikon Precision [Arbortext User Meeting]

Nikon Precision Inc (NPI), located in the United States, serves as the sales and service support arm for the Nikon semiconductor manufacturing tools. All design and manufacturing occurs in Japan; therefore, all technical information originates in Japanese. Since NPI is the center for all English language documentation, there are not…

Transform Your Content Strategy for Today’s Media and Beyond

They say knowledge is power. Well, Information is King!  If you want to keep the crown, then you need to be able to stay ahead of the curve in providing content assets to your end consumers instantly. While fast is good, it’s not enough! The tech-savvy, rapid pace of today’s…

XML Implementations and Information Lifecycle

XML and content tools need to be thoughtfully configured to create feasible processes that produce the desired business benefits. This session explores the XML information lifecycle and how XML and content tools and systems can be deployed to their best advantage. Presented at: Gilbane Boston 2010: Panel #T7. “XML Implementations…