JustSystems Makes DITA Maturity Model Available as Free Web Download

JustSystems announced the “DITA Maturity Model” is now available as a free download. Co-authored by JustSystems and IBM experts, the DITA Maturity Model defines the industry’s first graduated, step-by-step methodology for successfully implementing DITA. 

The DITA Maturity Model divides DITA adoption into six levels, each with its own required investment and associated return on investment.

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X-Pubs 2008 Announces 'Customer-Centric' Focus

The X-Pubs 2008 conference to be held in London on June 22-24 will focus on how Web 2.0, DITA, CMS and S1000D can re-invent your customer's content experience. "If you are going to invest in XML-related technologies such as DITA, Component Content Management (CCMS), S1000D, the customer experience should be high on the initiatives priority list." said Noz Urbina, XML Content Management Consultant and member of the topic-review board for X-Pubs.

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JustSystems Named to KMWorld's 100 Companies That Matter

JustSystems, Inc., the largest independent software vendor in Japan and a worldwide leader in XML and information management technologies, today announced that it has been named one of KMWorld’s 100 Companies that Matter in Knowledge Management for 2008.

This is the eighth year of the KMWorld list, which is compiled by KM practitioners, theorists, analysts, vendors and their customers and colleagues.

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SDL acquires Idiom

SDL, a provider of Global Information Management (GIM) solutions, announced that it has acquired Idiom Technologies, a provider of “Software as a Service” translation management systems. The transaction will see Mike Iacobucci continue to serve as CEO of Idiom, reporting to Mark Lancaster, Chairman and CEO of SDL.

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Do We Really Need Structured Document Formats?

Structured document formats like DITA, DocBook, and Solbook are characterized by deeply nested tags and a multitude of schema constraints. Unstructured tagging languages like HTML, on the other hand, are wide open. In one meeting, every reason we came up with that made them seem necessary, was answered by a convincing counter argument. "Reuse" would seem to be the most important reason. And maybe there are some compelling cases. But maybe all-out reuse isn't needed. Maybe we really only need a very restricted form that solves those cases.

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