• Why a Content Strategy? Speed, Efficiency & Profit for Starters

    Manufacturing today is a complicated business requiring a lot of information to be maintained and distributed to all who need it. You have a lot of content in the form of design documents, repair and maintenance manuals, training materials, OSHA documents, parts catalogs, to name a few. I think we can all agree that, besides being critical to running a business, easier maintainability and availability of all this content would contribute greatly to the overall value of your products, services and business — and make for happier customers.

  • When Conversion Makes Sense

    In this webinar, we will follow AGCO's journey to DITA, the process employed for determining what to convert, what to re-author and what to leave behind.

  • Is Your Enterprise “Fire-Fighting” Translation Issues?

    Attend this webinar for an overview of specific translation metrics that will assist your enterprise in optimizing the translation process, and assist you in leading your organization as an advocate of continual process improvement.

  • Ask the Experts - Part 2: What Channels Make Sense?

    In our socially-enabled, mobile world, customers expect us to be able to make content available to them when and where they want it, in the language they prefer, and on the device of their choosing. Meeting these expectations isn't as easy and straightforward as we'd like. Luckily, there are experts available to help guide us toward approaches that work — and away from the expensive (and time-consuming) pitfalls.

  • Translation Management: “Common Sense” for Setting Up a Process

    Attend this webinar, and learn the current trends in the translation industry, key translation questions you should be asking, optimizing the translation process & more.

  • Behind the Scenes: Translating Your Perfect Content

    Attend this webinar as we cover the behind the scenes trials and tribulations the translators have to go through to translate your perfect content.

  • Digital Difference

    It happens all the time. A fantastically automated metal processing line is doing its thing, stamping pristine parts, but the machine operator cannot find the piece of quality protocol or standards specification he needs without rifling through a file cabinet in some office or a rack filled with numerous bulky, 250-page manuals.

    A New York state company has carved out a niche in our data-driven world, converting all that paper to digitized information that can be accessed in any electronic format using a desktop, laptop, tablet or smartphone.

  • The Five P's of DITA Implementations: Lessons from Successful Initiatives

    The world of converting and managing content is complex… all the more so when you choose to move to a standard such as Darwin Information Typing Architecture (DITA). The early adopters of DITA had to blaze new paths, and learned expensive lessons along the way. Experience matters, and companies considering a DITA initiative can save time, reduce risk, and increase productivity by taking these lessons to heart before launch.

  • Know Your Success Criteria for Your DITA Implementation Before You Start

    One of the most common reasons for the failure of major implementation projects is a lack of clear success criteria by which the effort will be measured. And, implementing a Darwin Information Typing Architecture (DITA) solution is a major undertaking for organizations. As you embark on changing how content is created, managed, stored, and produced in your organization, take some cues from the companies that have already ventured down the DITA implementation road: work with your team and vendors to identify clear and measurable goals, and then track progress throughout.

  • Show Me The Money: Researching (& Reading) Digitization Grants

    This is the first in a three part series on how to take your digitization projects off the shelf and into practice. Keep an eye out for the second part of the series!

    Hi there! We don’t know each other personally, but, no offense, I know your type.

    You’re an information professional (more likely than not, perhaps a solo librarian or archivist), buried in paper, or worse, “ephemera”, and you have a C-Suite executive who all of a sudden heard someone, somewhere talking about “the cloud” and how everything could be “pushed there” as a cost-saving measure.