In 2008 after SDL had purchased Idiom, and bought a stake in Trisoft I asked the questions “could an XML-based authoring tool be in the offing for SDL as well?” Little did I know that that was in fact early days, as they fully acquired Trisoft and a year later they acquired XyEnterprise and all […]
For years we have talked about dynamic publishing, but frankly it has been hard to do and we have often had to cobble together a multi-product publishing solution to provide full functionality. SDL has just announced the integration of SDL Trisoft (DITA-based Component Content Management System) and SDL LiveContent (a dynamic delivery engine) to provide […]
This week has brought many changes to the CCM space with two acquisitions (XyEnterprise and DocZone.com). In one sense it is sad because these companies were good companies in their own right, but in more ways it was exciting. They are but examples of how this industry is growing up and branching out. (more…)
Today Really Strategies announced the acquisition of DocZone.com. Really Strategies’ RSuite is an XML-based content management system aimed at publishing and media companies. DocZone.Com is best known for its SaaS-based DITA solution for technical publishing. (more…)
SDL announced today that is acquiring XyEnterprise. The XyEnterprise product suite will complement SDL Trisoft. The acquisition of XyEnterprise was not a surprise, with this economy this is one of the products we had identified as ripe for acquisition, but it was a bit of a surprise to hear that it was SDL. SDL Trisoft […]
There is often a lot of confusion around what DITA really is. Is it a technology? A format? A product? A process? All or any of these things? We’ve written DITA 101 to answer these questions and more. (more…)
Use of XML for content has tended to be the job of technical communicators. Not so any more. This article illustrates the use of XML, structured content and reuse in marketing materials. For more information read my article XML and Marketing Materials in Quark’s newsletter The Dynamic Publisher.