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Implementing a Content Management System
You’ve made your business case and management has agreed to fund your project. You’ve developed requirements and selected a system that you expect to meet your needs. Now, what do you do to implement the content management system (CMS) you have purchased? Your CMS vendor is ready to install and configure the system and asks you to define exactly how it is going to work.
Preceding issues featured articles on writers’ struggles in adopting topic-based writing: Helping the Strugglers: Thoughts about making the Leap from Linear Books to Linked Topics and Making the Leap to Topic-based Writing. This article looks at the nature of this struggle.
Web 2.0: The Machine is Us/ing Us
Over the past few years, India has emerged as a giant in its ability to attract and service outsourcing needs. The combination of low wages and a large English-speaking base of people made India the premier choice for global companies to diversify their operations, especially in call centers.
We are all aware of the benefits of offshoring to consumers and to businesses serving those consumers. We get year round produce, inexpensive electronics, as well as inexpensive technical writing by way of outsourcing. But there are downsides. Consider the recent incidents of pet and farm animal poisonings by the chemical additive, melamine, found in grains originating in China.