Free STC Chapter/SIG Webinar: Content Reuse Strategy: Selecting the Best Technology

Speakers

Lisa Pietrangeli
Executive Director of Business Operations, 36Software

Start

December 8, 2016 - 2:00 PM

End

December 8, 2016 - 3:00 PM

Content Reuse Strategy: Selecting the Best Technology

Companies need to take advantage of content reuse in order to save time, save money, and generate higher quality documentation. A successful content reuse implementation requires a well-planned, well thought out content reuse strategy and a technology that effectively supports this strategy. Often, technical communicators must lead this effort because they are working with the content, tools, and writing teams who are critical to the success of any content reuse and management efforts.

Selecting the right technology isn't easy. There is no universal one-size-fits-all content reuse solution. There are countless vendor products, each differing in features, functionality, price, and complexity. With all these possibilities it's easy to get lost.

This practical presentation outlines a realistic approach for how to identify and evaluate content reuse technologies to ensure you select the one that best supports your content reuse strategy. You will leave with clear next steps in mind and a great starting point:

  • How to determine priorities
  • How to identify your company’s true needs
  • How to evaluate tools intelligently
  • Exclusive access to downloadable tools to get you started

As technical communicators, you will be equipped to lead the way for your company to save time, money, and produce consistently higher quality content. Practical handouts will be made available upon request.

 

Content strategy refers to the planning, development, and management of content—written or in other media.

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