Metadata Part 2: Metadata and the Future of Content

Metadata is your key to the Internet of Things, augmented reality, wearable devices, in-context embedded help, dynamic delivery and personalisation, avoiding conditional tagging overload, and a laundry list of additional channels and formats. For some, such potential is in the far-off distance. For others, they’re a present-day challenge.

Webinar: Metadata Part 1

Metadata and Metadata Standards: We’ve all heard they are vital to content being found, managed, analysed, efficiently consumed, and efficiently and cost-effectively translated—but which metadata? Where? How much do you need? What difference does it make to end users vs. authors?

Bluestream’s Fall 2014 Conference Schedule

This fall, Bluestream is pleased to attend and exhibit at LavaCon in Portland, Oregon on October 12-15, 2014 and at DITA Europe in Munich, Germany on November 18-19. If you are also attending one or both conferences, Bluestream invites you to visit their table and share your content concerns. Bluestream will have XDocs CCMS version 4.0 at the conference and will be discussing exciting new features in content management.

New Adobe FrameMaker XML Author and FrameMaker 12 seamlessly integrate with the XDocs CCMS

Bluestream Database Software Corp is pleased to announce the out-of-the-box integration of Adobe FrameMaker 12 and of the new Adobe FrameMaker XML Author with Bluestream’s XDocs CCMS. This integration is accomplished through the DITA-FMx plugin and XDocs FMx connector, both from Leximation, Inc., who have been providing integration between XDocs and FrameMaker since FrameMaker version 7.2.

Spain’s First Structured Content Strategy Seminar

Information is at the heart of most business processes, but information is hard to manage. How can you get the most value out of your information and your staff’s knowledge? Additionally, when not properly handled, information costs our businesses and makes it harder to compete at a national and international level. Having a content strategy and using structured content can add value to your business by making information more accessible. Content Strategy makes your processes more cost-effective, efficient, and fast. But what is content strategy? (more…)

DITA: The Xerox Enterprise Approach

DCL and Bluestream Database Software are pleased to host Jeff Engle of Xerox Global Services for this DCL Learning Series Webinar, “DITA: The Xerox Enterprise Approach.” We hope you’ll join us on Wednesday, June 19 as Jeff explains the good, bad, and ugly of implementing DITA—first at the departmental level and then across the enterprise. Xerox was able to cut development time and achieve over 588% content reuse in technical publications. Jeff will discuss how those experiences were leveraged to implement a HR content management system based on DITA that boasted a 500% reuse of content, as well as implementing DITA for learning content.

Webinar – Squeeze the maximum value from your terminology

Bluestream announced today the presentation of an upcoming webinar from Bluestream CTO Jim Tivy on Monday, May 20. In “How to squeeze the maximum value from your terminology,” Jim will explore the use of terminology for authors and readers showing how DITA and DITA-enabled tools can exploit terminology to its fullest potential.

Bluestream offers enhanced sales and support in Europe

Bluestream announced today the opening of its European office. Bluestream is pleased to be expanding its operations and offering enhanced sales and product support in Europe. With the recent release of XDocs v.3.5, which features a localization module that allows for multi-source language content creation, the expansion into Europe is very timely.

XDocs version 3.5 delivers on DITA translation promise

Bluestream announces today the release of XDocs version 3.5. The XDocs CCMS 3.5 offers robust new features including an innovative translation-localization module and a new, flexible, extensive search function.