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XDocs version 3.5 delivers on DITA translation promise

December 19, 2012, Vancouver, Canada: Bluestream Database Software Corp.—a provider of DITA-enabled Component Content Management System (CCMS) solutions—announces today the release of XDocs version 3.5. The XDocs CCMS 3.5 offers robust new features including an innovative translation-localization module and a new, flexible, extensive search function.  

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dunnhumby selects the IXIASOFT DITA CMS to manage and dynamically deliver DITA content

The DITA CMS will provide dunnhumby with an innovative CCMS solution and a dynamic delivery platform to support their DITA content strategy


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CIDM Survey: Project Cost Savings for your Content Management Project

The Center for Information-Development Management (CIDM) is sponsoring an important new survey to update the results we wrote about when we last ran this survey in 2010. So--be certain to participate in the 2012 survey of the success and failures of your content management initiative. To read about the 2010 results, see the Best Practices article Predicting Cost Savings.

This survey ends November 12, so be certain to respond as soon as possible. To complete the survey, go to Survey Monkey at

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Varian Medical Systems relies on the IXIASOFT DITA CMS to deliver critical technical documentation

The DITA CMS offers Varian a centralized component content management system to support their global DITA strategy
Montreal, Canada – June 28th 2012 – IXIASOFT, the XML component content management market leader, today announces that Varian Medical Systems, the leading manufacturer of medical devices and software for the treatment of cancer, has deployed the DITA CMS solution to manage their global documentation processes.

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DITA EUROPE Call for Speakers

The Center for Information-Development Management and Dr. JoAnn Hackos announce a call for participation in the upcoming DITA Europe Conference to take place 12-13 November, 2012, in Frankfurt, Germany. If you are interested in presenting at the conference, please complete the form and submit to Lisa Lambert before 1 August, 2012.

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