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- DITA 1.2 OEM Untangled XML Strategies in Creating Customized Documents for OEM Products
- Using DITA for Successful Localization
- Smart Content in the Enterprise
- Structured Content for Leadership
- Structured Content in Practice
- Thinking Outside the (Tech Docs) Box
- DITA Maturity Model
- Understanding and Communicating the Financial Impact of XML & DITA
- Planning for DITA Success Part Two: Deploying DITA, Step-By-Step
- Planning for DITA Success: How to Set Up the Right Team and the Right Strategy
- How to Survive (and Thrive) in the Content-Rich Workplace
- Financial Services: How XML-Based Content Creation Drives Competitive Advantage
- Fuelling Enterprise Content Management Systems
DITA 1.2 OEM Untangled – XML Strategies in Creating Customized Documents for OEM Products
In this white paper learn the various methods used for customizing OEM documentation and how newer strategies can be implemented through DITA 1.2. Thanks to the many contributors for pulling together to make this possible: JoAnn Hackos – Comtech Services, Chip Gettinger – SDL, James Hom and Megan Bock – NetApp, Pamela Lu – EFI, Stephon Johns – JANA, Inc., Bernadette Willis and Stella Hackell – Juniper Networks and Joe Pairman – HTC. And of course many thanks to Su-Laine Brodsky for bringing it all together.
Using DITA for Successful Localization
Using the DITA XML standard can bring enormous improvements in the efficiency of localizing documentation. Some organizations report efficiency gains of 30-50% over traditional desktop publishing systems, and use the savings to expand further into global markets. In this Whitepaper you’ll learn about the big picture of how translation works in DITA, what steps you need to include in your process in order to get high-quality results, and exactly how to avoid common pitfalls that tend to make localization tricky..
Smart Content in the Enterprise
Analysts in the XML practice at The Gilbane Group (a division of Outsell, Inc.) set out to investigate the current and emerging landscape of XML applications, looking for insights into where true obstacles to broader enterprise adoption are rooted.
The results are reported in this JustSystems-sponsored study. Supporting case studies with Symitar and Citrix are also provided.
Smart Content in the Enterprise: How Next Generation XML Applications Deliver New Value to Multiple Stakeholders (PDF – 2.28 MB)
Structured Content for Leadership
This narrative focuses on the “Leadership” view of the ROI Blueprint for Structured Content, developed by JustSystems in conjunction with The Gilbane Group. In this paper, we look at real examples drawn from companies who are taking a leadership role in defining new approaches and implementing transformational applications of structured content.
Structured Content in Practice
This narrative highlights how structured content is in practice within many leading organizations and delivering business value today. Examples are pulled from the “In Practice” view of the ROI Blueprint for Structured Content, developed by JustSystems in conjunction with The Gilbane Group. We look at what’s practical and in practice right now, and how companies today can grow revenue, reduce costs, and mitigate risks by investing in structured content.
Thinking Outside the (Tech Docs) Box
Organizations need to think beyond technical documentation to how content is created throughout the enterprise. This paper reviews the content delivery process and what it takes to transform authoring and publishing from an afterthought to a key lever for competitive advantage.
DITA Maturity Model
The DITA Maturity Model divides DITA adoption into six incremental levels, each with its own required investment and associated return on investment. This whitepaper will help you to assess your own capabilities and goals relative to the model and choose the appropriate initial adoption level for your needs and schedule.
Understanding and Communicating the Financial Impact of XML & DITA
Download this white paper to better understand and communicate how the advances of XML and DITA can reduce the cost of content creation, localization and publishing for information-rich companies managing documentation in multiple languages. Learn 4 definitive key steps to build your case for DITA and how its time and cost savings translates into revenue growth.
Understanding and Communicating the Financial Impact of XML & DITA (PDF – 854 KB)
Planning for DITA Success Part Two: Deploying DITA, Step-By-Step
DITA, by helping organizations migrate to and leverage XML, is revolutionizing the way modern document publishing teams author, manage, and deliver information.
This paper, the second of the series, examines implementation issues from a technical perspective. Explore best practices within the five key steps of a successful DITA transition.
Planning for DITA Success Part Two: Deploying DITA, Step-By-Step (PDF – 246 KB)
Planning for DITA Success: How to Set Up the Right Team and the Right Strategy
Googling DITA (Darwin Information Typing Architecture) unleashes a flurry of accolades. All hail DITA, the future of content! Finally, XML lives up to its promise!
Learn how to implement DITA effectively in your organization. Checklists, practical examples and step-by-step instructions illustrate how to transition smoothly to a DITA model that fits your team and delivers success.
This paper is the first of a two-part series. You may be interested in part two “Planning for DITA Success Part Two: How to Deploy DITA, Step-By-Step”.
Planning for DITA Success: How to Set Up the Right Team and the Right Strategy (PDF – 454 KB)
How to Survive (and Thrive) in the Content-Rich Workplace
Today’s business environment has borne a new breed of corporate executive: the content owner. Across almost every line of business – from marketing and sales to product development, documentation, legal and finance – more and more managers, directors and team leaders are now tasked with publishing the key information critical to doing business. Thanks to heightened customer expectations set by the Internet, globalization and unrelenting competitive pressure, a complex and ever growing mandate rests on the shoulders of this diverse group.
An XML-powered workflow marks the end of slow, labor-intensive and error-prone content creation and publishing. This business paper uses real-life stories to illustrate how business executives and managers in content-rich organizations have made the shift to XML content creation, releasing higher-quality information with less effort, more confidence and greater speed.
This paper was compiled from a variety of case studies and interviews conducted with JustSystems customers and users of XMetaL®, a family of applications that simplify and control the design, development, deployment and maintenance of XML authoring solutions.
How to Survive (and Thrive) in the Content-Rich Workplace (PDF – 269 KB)
Financial Services: How XML-Based Content Creation Drives Competitive Advantage
No matter what branch of financial services an organization may operate in, it is imperative that clients feel total confidence and trust at all times, and that concrete, quantitative objectives and regulatory requirements are met. For many of these organizations, fulfilling that mandate comes down to one critical skill: efficiency in creating, validating and distributing informational content.
The pace of this industry – combined with the high volume of content it produces – leaves absolutely no room for error, delay or inefficiencies within the content creation process. While efficiency in this area has a great impact on client satisfaction and repeat business, it also has a vital role to play in securing regulatory compliance.
This white paper introduces XMetaL®, a complete suite of collaboration software. It explores how XMetaL introduces efficiency to the financial services industry’s intensive and revenue-critical document creation process, improving time-to-market and reducing risk.
Financial Services: How XML-Based Content Creation Drives Competitive Advantage (PDF – 258 KB)
Fuelling Enterprise Content Management Systems
The way organizations create, process, and consume unstructured, semi-structured, and structured content is undergoing rapid reconception, and XML technology is powering the shift.
Content can be completely unstructured or highly structured. Most content today is stored haphazardly on networks as innumerable text documents, graphics, sound files, or hundreds of other formats.
Enterprise Content Management systems – powered by XML content – represent the future of organizational efficiency and productivity gains based on structuring and manipulating formerly unstructured content.
XML overcomes the complexities of getting information in and out of incompatible databases, passing it between applications, sharing it among departments and enterprises, and presenting it in different media formats. It achieves the business goals of information reuse, interchangeability, and universal access by imposing a standardized, modular discipline on today’s chaotic patterns of content composition and storage.
This white paper examines the Enterprise Content Management revolution. With XML authoring tools such as XMetaL, organizations now have the ability to optimize content assets that will in turn, offer a competitive advantage, reduce overhead, and maximize human and technology resources.
Fuelling Enterprise Content Management Systems (PDF – 175 KB)