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Recording posted: Webinar -- ROI of XML

In this recorded, one-hour web session we invite you to join the conversation.

If you have information about your company’s product or services that needs to be delivered to customers, whether it’s in print or electronic form, chances are you have heard of XML.

Are you finding yourself in the position of having to explain to others:

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Recording posted: Webinar -- DITA Styling in Arbortext

Last week, Single-Sourcing Solutions held a webinar to talk about best practices for doing DITA stylesheets in Arbortext Styler.

The presentation focused on several key points that contribute to a successful DITA implementation: understanding fall-back processing, using read-only stylesheets, and developing with modular stylesheets.

In case you missed it, you can sign up to view the recording here or, because the event had a live Twitter stream, you can read through the highlights here.

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Arbortext 5.4 M060 release includes support for DITA 1.2

The M060 release of Arbortext 5.4 is now available for download from the support site. 

With this release, the OASIS DITA 1.2 specification included in the Arbortext Help Center is updated to the public review draft released by OASIS on July 7, 2010. The latest version of the specification includes not just the language reference but also the architectural specification and other information. The final version of the specification will be included in a future release of Arbortext Editor.

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Faster ROI through Socialization

While writing my review of the PTC/User conference last month, I couldn't help thinking about the CMS/DITA NA 2010 conference that had happened two months earlier.

At the 2010 CMS/DITA NA conference, there was a major shift in awareness. For the first time, there was little talk of tools, and a lot of talk the importance of business issues, especially the importance of organizational socialization:

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Interviewing DITA vendors

Authorized doesn't mean qualified: Be careful choosing an Arbortext reseller.

Lately we've been getting a lot of calls after customers purchased Arbortext from an unqualified vendor. They were told that the Arbortext DITA application works out of the box (which it does) -- for their unique set of circumstances.

Read more Focus Areas: BPEL | DITA | ebXML | IDtrust | OpenDocument | SAML | UBL | UDDI
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