Information Management News
Volume 7, Issue 10
October 2007

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

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Register today to attend the 3rd Annual 2007 DITA Europe ™ Conference

News & Events

In.Vision and Vasont Systems Partner to Speed Multi-channel Publishing Research, a leading provider of software for Enterprise XML Authoring, and Vasont Systems, a leading provider of content management software and data services, announced a partnership designed to closely integrate their products in order to further meet the needs of publishing clients.

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Idiom Technologies Redefines Translation Management With New WorldServer 9

Idiom® Technologies, Inc., a leading independent supplier of SaaS and on–premise server–based globalization management systems (GMS), today announced WorldServer 9, the next–generation translation management solution for today’s rapidly growing translation and localization supply chain.

Read the press release.® Introduces Revolutionary New “Pay-Per-Minute™” Pricing Model for SaaS XML Content Management announced the introduction of a ground–breaking new Pay–Per–Minute® pricing plan, designed to make the benefits of XML content management more affordable.

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Author–it Introduces First Content Management System with Xtend Authoring Memory

Author–it, a world leader in software for authoring, content management, publishing, and localization, announced the introduction of Author-it 5.0, the first content management system to include interactive authoring memory.

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Author–it Version 4.5 to 5.0 Upgrade Webinar

Join the Author-it team and work through the upgrade process for Author-it 5.0.

For more information click here.

TriSoft InfoShare 3.6

This new major release builds upon what was already one of the most powerful content management solutions for technical communication within globally operating enterprises.

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A Call for Speakers for the 2008 CMS/DITA North America Conference has been posted. Please visit the conference website to submit your presentation proposal.
The submission deadline is October 31st.

CIDM Best Practices Conference 2007
Bill Hackos, PhD, Comtech Services, Inc.

About 160 of us attended the ninth annual Best Practices Conference in suburban Atlanta in mid September. The Château Élan Resort was outstanding despite its faux French pretensions. The Château showed its true heritage however, with the Southern cuisine of the Banquet.

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More articles

Globalization Meets Content Management:
A Best of Breed Saas Approach

Join our panel of industry experts including Bjorn Von Euler, Director of Corporate Communications for ITT — a leading global engineering and manufacturing corporation — and Frank Miller, senior consultant for Comtech Services and specialist in the design, development, and implementation of enterprise content management and DITA solutions.

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Let Us Now Praise Technical Editors
Jim Purcell, Microsoft Corporation

Gary Kamiya’s July 24 article in, “Let Us Now Praise Editors,” has raised spirits among editors everywhere. Kamiya’s comments apply as much to technical editing as to journalism and book publishing, which are his focus. Like the newspaper or literary editor, the technical editor represents and is responsible mainly to the reader. The difference is that the reader we represent is more specialized. Another difference is that we define elegance differently. “Editing,” Kamiya says, “aims at making a piece more like a Stradivarius and less like a microchip.” Most technical editors will cheerfully settle for a microchip if it performs to spec. That isn’t a knock on technical editing, only a recognition that our goals are very different from those of other editors.

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Voting Booth Results
Anne S. Bovard, Comtech Services, Inc.

Comtech Services, Inc. conducted a poll of Best Practices 2007 Conference attendees last month in Atlanta, Georgia. Lured by the promise of live results and free bubblegum, participants were asked to describe current practices at their organization.

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