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In The Wake of COVID-19, Digital Reigns Supreme

2020 has been a year of rapid change. Almost overnight, most people’s universes shrank to immediate housemates plus whatever they can access online. Entertainment, exercise, education, online. Groceries, hobbies, décor, every kind of shopping, online. And of...

Your SMEs Have Too Much Power Over Digital Channels

So, you’ve got a product catalog…a big one. I’ll bet you sell all kinds of complex industrial products to other companies, too. How do you know what content to publish for all this technical stuff? I should just call up my neighborhood-friendly product manager/engineer/buyer, right? Wrong…kind of.

Overcoming Cultural Roadblocks to Adopting a Modern Content Management System

Are you experiencing resistance to change in the way your content is created and managed? You’re not alone I recently had a conversation with the manager of a language service provider (LSP) about a client of theirs. The client is a multinational company that makes...

United Airlines Minimum Equipment List (MEL) Publishing

United Airlines hired Dakota to build a new Minimum Equipment List publishing system atop the Dakota Content Platform (DCP) that would be compatible with their enterprise systems.

Automated Technical Manual Publishing for ATAK Helicopter

Dakota developed a system to enable TAI to publish the entire set of S1000D technical manuals for the T129 ATAK with the push of a button.

Start With Training (before selecting a content system)

Moving to a structured content strategy for documentation and/or product information can be a confusing process given the number of software options, the learning curve, and making the transition from your legacy processes for creating, managing, and publishing...

Understanding the Difference Between ‘Translation’ and ‘Localization’: Video

The ability to manage content for translation and localization, including delivery to translation management systems, is a prime benefit of implementing a structured content architecture and system. However, for those who have been involved in those processes or who...

Product Information: ‘Boring But Necessary’ or an Underutilized Asset?

Moving from cost center thinking to leveraging product information as a marketing tool As digital content system developers and integrators, we tend to be immersed in complexity. Developing content transition strategies, recommending and implementing systems, and...

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