Information Management News
A monthly e-newsletter from The Center for Information-Development Management (CIDM)
If you would like to receive the CIDM e-newsletter in plain-text format, visit https://www.infomanagementcenter.com/subscribe.htm and choose the plain-text format.
Content Management Strategies 2007 – A Smashing Success
Once again, CIDM hosted a successful conference on content management and the Darwin Information Typing Architecture (DITA). More than 60 presenters offered their insights and experience to participants focused on changing the way they develop technical information. The DITA sessions were very well attended, marking a new height in the interest in topic-oriented authoring. Information architects, managers, and writers demonstrated that innovative methods are at the heart of saving time and costs in the information-development life cycle. We heard about the work underway at Lexmark, Avaya, MasterCard, Research in Motion, Hewlett-Packard, Sterling Commerce, Teradata, GE Healthcare, and many more.
In last month’s e-newsletter, Alexia Idoura of Symantec asked what we, as managers and innovators, can do to help our employees and colleagues who are struggling with moving from the model of presenting product information in linear books to a non-linear model of information connected by hyperlinks. She asked how we can help people make “the leap from a linear to a hypertext/help/web/topic/modular model” to “