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Information Management News
September 2014

A monthly e-newsletter from The Center for Information-Development Management (CIDM)
JoAnn T. Hackos, PhD, CIDM Director
http://www.infomanagementcenter.com

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CIDM News and Events

For a complete Calendar of Events, click on these links:

Conferences

Workshops

Webinars

Other Events


Conferences

The Best Practices Conference 2014 will be held September 22-24 in Stevenson, Washington. For more information click here.

The CMS/DITA Europe Conference 2014 will be held November 18-19 in Munich, Germany. For more information click here.

Upcoming Workshops

Minimalism: Creating Information People Really Need
September 29-30, 2014
Seraing, Belgium

Minimalism is the first step to creating user friendly content that is fully structured. It is designed for anyone faced with manuals that users complain are too big and too detailed—or that aren’t used at all.


DITA Getting Started
October 6-7, 2014
Krakow, Poland

The DITA: Getting Started workshop delivers a comprehensive introduction to the DITA 1.2 standard, providing participants with an in-depth look at the end-to-end DITA information development environment.


Developing Quality Documentation in an Agile Environment
October 7-8, 2014
Research Triangle Park, North Carolina

This workshop focuses on the Scrum Agile methodology and how documentation departments can adjust to this high-speed development environment.


Developing Quality Documentation in an Agile Environment
October 14-15, 2014
Montreal, Quebec

This workshop focuses on the Scrum Agile methodology and how documentation departments can adjust to this high-speed development environment.


Minimalism: Creating Information People Really Need
December 9-10, 2014
Research Triangle Park, North Carolina

Minimalism is the first step to creating user friendly content that is fully structured. It is designed for anyone faced with manuals that users complain are too big and too detailed—or that aren’t used at all.


Upcoming Webinars

Metadata Part 1: Getting to Grips with THE Most Important Aspect of Modern Content

Presented by Nenad Furtula, Bluestream and B. Noz Urbina, Mekon Ltd.
September 16, 2014, 11am EDT


How to Manage Change When Moving to a Component Content Management Strategy

Presented by JoAnn Hackos, Comtech Services, Inc. & Suzanne Mescan, Vasont Systems
September 16, 2014, 1pm EDT


Developing an Authoring Environment that is both Rigid and Flexible

Presented by Frank Miller, Comtech Services, Inc.
October 16, 2014, 12pm EDT


Metadata Part 2: Metadata and the Future of Content

Presented by Nenad Furtula, Bluestream and B. Noz Urbina, Mekon Ltd.
October 30, 2014, 12pm EDT


Click here for recorded webinars.



Content Development in the Enterprise
JoAnn Hackos, Comtech Services, Inc.

An effective content strategy rarely ends with the professional information development community. Content has always been developed throughout the enterprise but it rarely has been developed as a coherent strategy. A new set of tools promises to extend format-free, standards-based content development beyond “tech pubs.” In this review article, I’ve reviewed the newest tool set intended to make DITA authoring easy for both professional writers and casual contributors.

Read the article.


Innovative Leadership Requires a “Bag of Tricks”
Cathy O’Bryan, Indiana University

From whatever perspective your position offers, you know that there is no new pot-of-gold likely to show up on the horizon. In our ever-changing world of content and knowledge management, innovation is essential. Innovation is viewed positively, but it results from change. Change is viewed, shall we say, less positively by most organizations. Both require resources—and in today’s static or shrinking budgets, no new funding source is likely to appear.

Read the article.


DITA in the Cloud: Dream or reality?
Gunthilde Sohn, instinctools

Last month our communications team conducted a series of interviews with customers using DITA-based Cloud CCMS. The interviewed customers come from different industries, geographies, and sizes. The objective of the interview was twofold: to learn about the factors the customers consider in deciding on a DITA-based Cloud CCMS, and to determine the advantages a DITA CCMS as a cloud service is bringing to them.

Read the article.


CIDM E-news Wants To Hear From You

Working on an exciting project? Developed a new strategy? Creating content in new ways? Delivering content in new media? Let us know what interesting developments you’ve been working on. We would love to have a short article from you (1,000 words or so) for the e-newsletter. Our readers would love to know what is working and even what hasn’t. Send a note to CIDM Editor, Lisa Larson, at lisa.larson@comtech-serv.com with your idea.


Welcome New CIDM Member—Nokia

Nokia is a leader in the fields of network infrastructure, location-based technologies and advanced technologies. Headquartered in Espoo, Finland, and with operations around the world, Nokia invests in the technologies of the future.

Today, we have three strong businesses: Nokia Networks, our network infrastructure business; HERE, our location intelligence business; and Nokia Technologies, which is focused on technology development and intellectual property rights activities. Through these businesses, we have a global presence, employing around 55,000 people. We are also a major investor in R&D, with investment through the three businesses amounting to more than EUR 2.5 billion in 2013.

Until recently, Nokia also was a key participant in the mobile devices market through its Devices & Services business. In September 2013, Nokia announced an agreement with Microsoft whereby it would sell substantially all of its Devices & Services business to Microsoft. The transaction was completed on April 25, 2014.

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


Join CIDM’s LinkedIn Group Today!

CIDM’s LinkedIn Group is growing exponentially! Join over 2,500 members today to take part in informative discussions about our industry.


bestpractices The Center for Information-Development Management unites the info dev community to share information on industry trends, best practices, and developments. Click here to follow CIDM on Twitter. Click here to follow JoAnn Hackos on Twitter.

bestpractices CIDM is calling for contributions to the bimonthly publication, Best Practices. Please contact our Editor, Lisa Larson, for more information.

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Announcements

Acrolinx Recognized as KMWorld Trend-Setting Product for Third Year in a Row

Astoria Software And Acrolinx Set New Standard For Platform-To-Platform Integration

Digital MediaSuite by Flatirons Designated an EMC Certified Solution

Flatirons Releases Digital Asset Management Solution for EMC Documentum D2