White Papers

White Papers

White Papers

Learn about our simple approach to implementing single source and multi-channel publishing with XML. Our white papers address specific challenges and issues, showcase the opportunities that XML can produce across the organization, and provide a roadmap to help you get started today.

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Big Bodacious BOTs, BUT.....

There is a fork in the road with at least two roads to BOTs. One leads to highly specialized, granular information whose core development and existence is for Tehnical Publications. The other leads to a broader use of BOTs for internal and external content. You can leverage existing tools and resources to take greater advantage of BOTs if you Keep It Simple Smart-person

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective XML Implementations

At the enterprise level, successful adoption of XML is not about technology, it is about changing business processes using technology. By focusing on keeping it simple and producing a realistic ROI outside of Tech Pubs, we focus on 7 proven habits that lead to success. We break down what seems like an overwhelming and complicated implementation process highlighting where you must focus to move to the next level of information reuse and multi-channel publishing. By adopting this approach you will improve your brand with customers, improve operations, and bring order to your content-related processes.

Ah, Yes, the Repository Issue

For the first time, many authors will be taking advantage of a shared repository. This paper discusses how Content Mapper takes advantage of repository functions and postulates that the information architecture decision and the repository decision are related, but not necessarily intertwined

Avoiding "Maximalism" When Adopting Minimalism

If your technical publications group has successfully adopted DITA you need to make sure that the roll-out of DITA at the enterprise level is measured and appropriate for the authors and the needs of other areas. This paper suggests that, outside of the technical area, the DITA architecture must be simpler, easier to understand, and easier to implement using familiar authoring tools.

From Chaos to DITA in 10 Steps

This paper presents the simple steps necessary to implement DITA outside of the technical areas, across your organization

Good to Great XML Adoption

Based on the landmark book by Jim Collins, this White Paper explores an approach to XML adoption that will move your organization from "good to great".

Information Mapping and XML

Tens of thousands of authors around the globe have been trained to write important content using Information Mapping's Methodology. This white paper discuss the desire of many organizations to move beyond a limited technological architecture to take advantage of modern XML-based authoring and publishing systems.

Simply DITA for Everyone

We believe that DITA and other XML-based content architectures can and must be adopted across organizations by non-technical staff. Information reuse is promoted. Publishing to multiple media meets the needs of customers using paper, the Web, and mobile devices to access information. With DITA as an example, this White Paper discusses a proven approach to implementing XML across the enterprise.

Structured Writing at 50 Years (XML at 25)

With decades of experience in structured writing and technology, the author discusses important changes that have occurred over the past 50 years. Structured writing is critical to the success of authors and information consumers. Technology now enables organizations to facilitate structured writing and cost effectively implement a standard content architecture.

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