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Current Distribution of Worldwide DITA Users

My main source for finding new companies to add to my list of companies that use DITA on the DITAWriter website is LinkedIn. In order to answer the question: “where are DITA users located across the world?”, for the past few years I have done a broad search [...]

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Smart Factory – An Opportunity for Smart Content

In the past couple of years, technical information development shows and conferences have been looking closely at topics surrounding Industry 4.0 or Smart Factory, and its impact on technical communication and standards. Industry 4.0, Smart Factory: Several [...]

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What I Learned from the DITA Listening Sessions (Part 2)

This is part two of a series of articles examining the issues DITA users are talking about at the DITA Listening Sessions being held by the OASIS DITA Adoption Committee. The next DITA Listening Session will happen in San Jose, California on February 21, 2017. [...]

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What I Learned from the DITA Listening Sessions (Part 1)

My work for IXIASOFT includes being a company liaison for OASIS, the open standards body that produces the DITA specification. One of the groups I actively work with there is the DITA Adoption Committee, chaired by JoAnn Hackos, with Stanley Doherty as its [...]

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Five Highlights from DITA tcworld 2016

One of the final technical communications conferences in the fall is the biggest: tcworld which draws in over 4,000 attendees, mostly from Germany and across Europe. I came to the conference with some trepidation given that, last year, DITA experts and vendors [...]

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Lightweight DITA: What Is It and Can I Use It in the IXIASOFT DITA CMS?

One of the biggest obstacles to DITA adoption is its perceived complexity.  As of DITA 1.3, the complete element list has grown to over 600; just the base elements plus the technical content elements total more than 400! That’s a lot of elements for users to [...]

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Agile Documentation Management at Best Practices 2016

IXIASOFT has been busy this fall attending a number of industry events… this blog post is long overdue: but better late than never!  This year’s Best Practices conference was held at in Santa Fe, New Mexico at the La Fonda Hotel, a grand old Pueblo-style [...]

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How DITA CMS Can Help Semiconductor Firms

Early adopters for the DITA XML architecture include semiconductors leaders such as AMD, Intel, Freescale, NXP, STMicroelectronics... More recent adopters are Altera, ARM and Infineon. So, why are these company using DITA for their content?  DITA XML is a [...]

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Partners Blog Series: XTM Cloud

As part of our best-of-breed approach, IXIASOFT partners with many outstanding tool and service providers. This post is the fifth in a series that features our various partners.   If you are looking for a complete translation solution — XTM Cloud by XTM [...]

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Don't (XML) Mention It: Tagging XML Constructs in DITA 1.3

This article, written by IXIASOFT DITA Specialist Keith Schengili-Roberts, has been published by the OASIS DITA Adoption Committee, and a PDF of it can be found here. Visit their website for more articles about DITA best practices. Introduction to the XML [...]

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A Short Review of LavaCon Dublin 2016

Hats off to Jack Molisani and the crew who helped organise a splendid event in the heart of Dublin. This was the first-ever European LavaCon conference, and it was set at Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland. The conference team very nicely organized social [...]

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Improve Your Chances for Documentation Success with DITA and a CCMS

Conference proposals for LavaCon Las Vegas are now open for voting! Keith Schengili-Roberts, IXIASOFT DITA Specialist, has submitted a session called, "Case Study: Improve Your Chances for Documentation Success with DITA and a CCMS". If you would like to see [...]

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