UK ‘could become hi-tech titan’

The UK could become one of the world’s hi-tech titans, according to a report by Deloitte. it says the UK could be a world-beater in technology if it harnessed strengths in basic science, research and finance. However, this chance would disappear without better co-operation between technologists, academics, financiers and government. Better communication would also help… Read more »

Beta Positions for AuthorIT Cerebros

AuthorIT Software Corporation is now accepting applications for participation in its beta development project “Cerebros”. This beta is for AuthorIT’s new .Net XML Web Service. Web Services allow AuthorIT to interact with the external world through open standards like XML and SOAP. Allowing interaction through the AuthorIT Cerebros portal, external applications can interact with the… Read more »

Lecturing in Communication Design

There’s a good chance that Justin Darley will lecturing in Communication Design again during 2005/6. Justin taught a Communication Design module with a focus on content management to undergraduates during the 2004/5 academic year, blending theory with practical, real-world, experience of developing user assistance systems.

PTC buys Arbortext

July 6, 2005 – Today PTC announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Arbortext, Inc. developers of the EPIC XML authoring suite. The transaction is expected to close by the end of July 2005, subject to customary conditions including regulatory approval. The transaction has been approved by Arbortext shareholders. PTC claim they… Read more »

Technical Authors in short supply in India

According to an article published in Cyber India Online Limited (CIOL):“The demand for tech writers in the Indian IT industry is around 10,000 professionals and only 50 percent of this requirement is met.” Salaries are rising by 20% pa as a result. It will be interesting to see if the supply levels can rise to… Read more »