XML A Double-Edged Sword
March 1, 2003

Move XML to the front-end of workflows, and your publishing organization will reap the maximum benefit when producing, re-purposing or managing content. Organizations are struggling to produce and repurpose increasing volumes of content. Many use XML to deliver content in an expanding variety of formats required for Internet, Web, wireless and other media. A surprising few are employing XML early enough in the production process to reap the full benefits of this powerful technology. Only 5% to 10% of book publishers, for example, use front-end XML workflows today. That means the majority of publishers using XML do so only on the back-end of their production processes. Their

TechBooks Dissects XML at BookTech 2002
February 1, 2002

"Why XML?" is the key to two panel presentations planned by TechBooks' CTO Gurvinder Batra who will moderate the North American Publishing Company's panel on Digital Workflow at 9:30 a.m. on Feb. 11 at BookTech 2002in New York. Later in the same day (3 p.m.-4 p.m.), he will participate on a panel about XML as a publishing standard and the key to the industry's future.   A sought after speaker and commentator on publishing technology, Batra says that almost half of all TechBooks' customers are using an XML process to generate new revenue channels and reduce publishing costs.   XML processes speed production and improve accuracy, says Batra,

TechBooks To Sell
January 1, 2002

TechBooks announced that the company has entered into an agreement to sell its Print Division to a group of TechBooks executive managers led by Jim Kell, Jr., senior vice president of the division. The sale is part of TechBooks' strategy of focusing on its core business, which is producing cross-media content, President and CEO Thomas F. Cunningham explains. "TechBooks' proprietary workflows, XML-based technology and international workforce allow us to produce content simultaneously for multiple media—quickly, accurately and cost-effectively," Cunningham says. "Our recent acquisitions and the planned sale of our print division will further strengthen our ability to serve clients that need content produced for Web

E-Content Solutions
July 1, 2001

E-Content Solutions is broken down into several categories featuring company descriptions and Web sites, including Digital Asset Management, PDF Worflow Tools, Web & Cross-Media Publishing, Web-Based Project Managment and Catalog Production Solutions. DIGITAL ASSET MANAGEMENT: Applied Graphics Technologies (AGT): AGT provides advanced digital image management services, including the Digital Link System, an integrated suite of software applications to capture, store and retrieve content. Artesia Technologies: Artesia's TEAMS digital asset management solution drives e-business and cross-media output. It is an open, scalable solution designed to fulfill the requirements of information-intensive businesses. Ascential Software: Ascential Media360