CIDM eNews

May 2016
A monthly e-newsletter from The Center for Information-Development Management (CIDM)
JoAnn T. Hackos, PhD, CIDM Director

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CIDM News and Events


CMS The Virtual Conference will be held May 23-27, 2016.

forum_square The IDEAS Summer Conference will be held July 19-20, 2016. Call for Speakers is now open!

bp The Best Practices 2016 Conference will be held September 12-14 in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

DE Save the Date!

The CMS/DITA Europe 2016 Conference will be held November 14-15 in Munich, Germany.

Upcoming Workshops

Applying Agile Project Management to Information Development
May 10-11, 2016
Atlanta, Georgia

Minimalism: Creating Information People Really Need
June 14-15, 2016
Diegem, Belgium

Content Management Strategies
June 16-17, 2016
Diegem, Belgium

Minimalism: Creating Information People Really Need
October 19-20, 2016
Lowell, Massachusetts

Upcoming CIDM Webinars

The Internet of Things: Extending Automated and Triggered Help Content to your Customers and your Service Personnel
Presented by JoAnn Hackos, Comtech Services and Hannan Saltzman, Zoomin
May 10, 12pm EDT

DITA + SEO: How and why you should optimize DITA-based content for search engine optimization
Presented by Keith Schengili-Roberts, IXIASOFT
May 24, 12pm EDT

Recorded webinars.

Other Webinars

Introduction to Terminology Management
Presented by David Morgan, SDL
May 11, 2016, 11am EDT


Vasont Systems Certifies Compatibility Between the Vasont® Component Content Management System and Adobe FrameMaker 2015

The Digital Publishing Revolution Is Only Speeding Up

CM Quick Tips Newsletter – April 2016

More Announcements.

Focusing on Value—Eliminating Waste

JoAnn Hackos, Comtech Services, Inc.

Lean manufacturing gained traction in the 1940s when automobile manufacturers worked to eliminate steps in the manufacturing process that did not add value. Lean manufacturing came to include examples from overproduction (producing something before it was needed), work in progress (work that takes too long to complete because of scheduling problems, and transportation (moving products from one location to another).

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Internet of Things and the Digital Twin—Impact on Technical Communication

Adam Dales, Siemens Industry Software Ltd.

Yin and Yang, Jacob and Esau, Romulus and Remus—all through history, Twins have always held the power to surprise, to fascinate, and to empower us. Today, the ‘Digital Twin’ is quickly becoming reality, and it’s a big enabler of the ongoing consumerization of manufacturing. And one of Digital Twin’s big enablers is… the Internet of Things (IoT).

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There is no “I” in Team Work

Leticia Guzzetta, Imagination Technologies LLC

We often emphasize how “I” achieved major accomplishments and “I” have great leadership qualities to drive a team to complete a large project that saved our company oodles of money. “I” forge ahead alone and never ask for assistance. The usual story is always about the “I”, “I”, and “I”. Well this story is not about the “I” but about the “we”—the teamwork and collaboration to achieve a common goal.

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Welcome New CIDM Member—Cray

crayWell into its fifth decade, Cray continues to build on its strength in high performance computing by addressing the ever-growing demands of big data analysis and storage across a spectrum of users, from scientists and government labs to financial analysts and sports teams.  We fuse supercomputing, storage and data analysis technologies, enabling customers to make new discoveries, develop better products and make positive impacts on the planet.

Learn more about CIDM (Center for Information-Development Management).

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