This column examines emerging technologies of interest to technical communicators to help them identify those that are worthy of further investigation. It is intended neither as an endorsement of any technology or product, nor as a recommendation to purchase. The opinions expressed
by the column authors and editors are their own and do not represent the views of the Society for Technical Communication or the authors’ or editors’ employers. This informal case study describes how two companies use database systems to overcome common obstacles in developing
documentation in collaborative environments and shows how to apply many of the concepts presented in the August 2000 Technology Review column, “Using database-supported information to overcome online information publication challenges.”
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: November 1, 2000
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