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Cloud computing – The way to go

No sooner than last week, The Economist hosted a lively debate on Cloud Computing. Their position on this matter is, and I quote: “This house believes that the cloud can't be entirely trusted.”

I believe that is one of the most “politically correct” and diplomatic statements I’ve ever heard for the IT industry. Besides the fact that they’re making it hard for us to put them on one side of the fence, or the other, I found the debate to be quite interesting.

Documentation review – Get it done!

We had the pleasure of giving a workshop called "Documentation review - Get it done!" at the local San Francisco STC chapter earlier this week. We designed this workshop around three interactive games played in groups. We wanted to make the evening an enjoyable learning experience for everyone. Those games helped participants identify key fallacies experienced [...]

Welcome to Web Worker Daily Readers!

  • By Fabrice Talbot
  • July 09, 2009

Yesterday we had the nice surprise of seeing LiveTechDocs on the front page of Web Worker Daily, a great blog covering the future of work in a post-broadband world, part of the GigaOM's Network. In this post-broadband world, we see very well technical communicators use LiveTechDocs to collaboratively review XML documents, do you?

On-demand service: is their security on par?

A recurring question about on-demand applications is security. Is it really safe to upload my enterprise data online? Do I still have full control over my data? We never worked with online applications before so we are not so confident. When it comes to security, the list of users' concerns can get long. However, one [...]

Live Technical Writing Series – Meet Ivan Walsh

Ivan Walsh is a technical writer based in Shanghai, China. Ivan provides documentation services to a range of clients across Asia and the Middle East. Read more at: Ivan was kind enough to play the interview game with us and provide personal experience, perspective and useful tricks for the technical writing community. We hope [...]

April fool’s in XML documentation

  • By Fabrice Talbot
  • April 01, 2009

To celebrate the 1st of April, we decided to create our " top#5 April Fool's announcements related to XML single sourcing and XML documentation. Hope you will enjoy it! #5 Google releases a mobile service for technical writers It's official now. After many talks, Google finally released GTW (Google Technical Writer) mobile service. Once installed [...]

An Agile review process for documentation

Documentation teams need a fast and effective review process to move forward on their projects and deliver quality, timely content. Reviewers, may they be SMEs (Subject Matter Experts) or key organization authorities, are usually extremely busy and have limited time (or interest) to review documentation. Interesting dilemma, no?

FlexBooks opensource textbooks using DocBook

  • By Fabrice Talbot
  • February 13, 2009

By using DocBook. Basically CK-12 is bringing the power of single source to textbooks and putting it all in the hands of the teachers. You can create a Flexbook to suit your class needs, download it from Flexr, and then plug it into LiveTechDocs to review it efficiently and conveniently in collaboration with other teachers,

Welcome to the Agilewords blog!

  • By Fabrice Talbot
  • December 16, 2008

On behalf of the Agilewords team, welcome! We created this blog with several objectives in mind: Share knowledge on document review, approval, and structured collaboration Tell you about the cool features built into the Agilewords on-demand service Keep you posted about our latest company news And finally: stay in touch with you! We hope you will [...]

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