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DITA Groups on The Content Wrangler Community

You can find a wide variety of groups that focus on DITA on The Content Wrangler Community, the global network for content professionals. Membership is free and requires online registration. Each group is moderated by an industry expert. Some of the most popular groups include:

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DITA Metrics: Developing Cost Metrics

You’ve read all the papers (and attended all the webinars) on return on investment (ROI) for XML and you get it. You’ve already concluded that moving to the Darwin Information Typing Architecture (DITA) will likely save you tons of time and money. But management says, “Prove it!”.

This paper helps you determine the cost portion of the ROI calculation. What are my costs now? What will my new costs be with DITA? And what is the difference—my savings?

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DITA Maturity Model Community: Call for Your Participation

Enterprises looking to fast track their content strategy and minimize the risks of a “big-bang” initiative are choosing DITA--one of the most popular information models to suit today’s content–rich, multi-channel environment. But how do you know where to begin? How do you move the enterprise content strategy from the back room to the board room and develop a framework for success?

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New XML Authoring and Component Content Management Report Provides In-Depth Product Reviews

Component Content Management (CCM) technology allows enterprises to manage text content as "componentized" chunks of information rather than whole documents or web pages. It has become increasingly important to modern enterprises, especially given the rapid emergence of the DITA (Darwin Information Typing Architecture) standard. However, CCM technology remains largely the domain of a wide collection of smaller software vendors targeting narrower use cases, according to research from CMS Watch, a vendor-independent analyst firm that evaluates content technologies.

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Three DITA Groups on New Social Network for Content Pros

I've started a new social network for content professionals, The Content Wrangler Community. It's a place where technical, science, medical and marketing writers, editors, information architects, translators, indexers, content managers, taxonomists, and information technology professionals of all flavors can find and share information.

The network already boasts nearly 600 members (in just 2 days) who have started groups including:

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