When you hear about iiRDS for the first time, it will probably seem quite complicated – it was the same for me. So to understand it better, let’s strip it down to a machine everybody knows from everyday use: Why not use a coffee machine in order to explain the highly technical standard?
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We can say that Information 4.0 or smart content is the new era of information. But what does it mean in practice? Why make use of it? What is its value? These questions will be answered in our practice example.
Industry 4.0 and the Internet of Things (IoT) have changed technical documentation. Users now read small chunks of information that match their context, task, or role. Instead of classical documentation, we now need information that is modular, neutral with respect to format, and accessible via metadata and full-text search…
Many content-professionals are aware of the benefits of structured content. However, in the greater scheme of things, structured content authoring is only a fraction of all content-authoring being done. But this is today and things are changing. This post defines structured content as boxed, interpretable and connected content. It also describes why and how authoring in a structured way will become main-stream eventually.
The way people come together, communicate, and create value is changing. Thesis: In the foreseeable future, all of our interactions with strangers will be facilitated by global digital platforms. Are we losing or gaining power as individuals and as societies as everything is becoming a platform?
Big or small, organizations across all industries are undergoing transformation thanks to emerging Digital technologies across applications in Social Media, Mobile, Internet of Things, Cybersecurity, Analytics, Cloud Computing, and much more. This is the essence of Digital Transformation. Let’s examine the 4 growth levers in more detail.
The things we were doing in past years (and continue to do!) were quite an evolution for the classic world of technical communication – adding more and more embedded information into the product, tightly involving user feedback to enhance UA, producing videos that users appreciate to consume information quickly. A few suggestions to think about…