By Ann Rockley, Charles Cooper and Scott Abel The following is an excerpt from Intelligent Content: A Primer, the sixth book in The Content Wrangler Content Strategy Series of books from XML Press (2015). Adopting intelligent content—Practical advice In this chapter, we provide tips and first steps to help kickstart an intelligent content project. Let’s examine a few recommended first steps. Consider these before adopting intelligent content. Understand the impact of corporate culture when adopting intelligent content Adopting intelligent content requires technological change, but these changes are smaller and easier to overcome than cultural changes. As Douglas Adams said in The Hitchhikers Guide to the...Read More
Author: Charles Cooper
Known affectionately as “The Content Wrangler,” Scott Abel is an internationally recognized global content strategist who specializes in helping organizations deliver the right content to the right audience, anywhere, anytime, and on any device. He writes regularly for business and content industry publications, is frequently selected as a featured presenter at content industry events, and served on the faculty of the University of California, Berkeley, School of Information. Scott’s message is clear: Content is a business asset worth managing efficiently and effectively. His firm, The Content Wrangler, exists to help content-heavy organizations adopt the tools, technologies, and techniques they need to connect content to customers.
By Scott Abel, The Content Wrangler It’s time to think differently about content. Instead of throwing more resources at content problems — a typical solution for many organizations — or inventing another quick fix that solves a singular challenge but creates additional problems downstream, we need a more strategic approach. We need a formal, repeatable, systematic way of producing content intentionally designed to support us today — and in the future. We need a method that will allow us to strip away all of the productivity-zapping, unnecessary (and expensive) tasks that prevent us from being efficient. And, we need an...Read More
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