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Technical Articles

Here you will find professional articles that have been published in the magazine Opens internal link in current window'technische kommunikation', in the Opens external link in new windowtcworld magazine or in other tekom publications since 1999. Anyone can search the article archive. But only tekom members can read entire articles. You will need your tekom membership number to register.


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    Angela Starkmann: Professional online networks - the Bridge to business and information

    The world is a village – a village with nearly seven billion inhabitants, to be exact. Through modern travel and electronic means of communication,  [...]

  • 2008

    Martin E. Brüggemann und Tanja Sieber: The cathedral and the bazaar

    Besides handling the current processes, cooperation on time-bound projects is also a part of day-to-day technical communication. The project content  [...]

  • technische kommunikation 6/2008

    Monika Reck: Knowledge is in demand

    A whole range of precise guidelines and recommendations describing what high quality technical documentation should like is available these days. For  [...]

  • tcworld 6/2008

    Report illuminates buyers’ views of translation quality

    For Global 2000 companies, it’s no longer enough to just convert information into another language – large-scale buyers of translation services are  [...]

  • tcworld 6/2008

    IAOP announces The 2009 Global Outsourcing 100

    The International Association of Outsourcing Professionals (IAOP) has announced the launch of The 2009 Global Outsourcing 100, its fourth annual  [...]

  • tcworld 6/2008

    José Gambín and Igor Zubicaray: Spanish for local and global markets

    In the translation and localization business we often come across the terms US Spanish and Latin American Spanish. Are there any differences between  [...]

  • tcworld 6/2008

    James Hollan: Language and localization industry shows robust growth

    As the 2008 tcworld conference and Trade Fair gets underway in Wiesbaden, fear and uncertainty cloud the global economy. But one industry heavily  [...]

  • tcworld 6/2008

    Lenka Bila: Intercultural management at Škoda Auto

    The merger of Škoda Auto and Volkswagen AG in 1991 compelled the tradition-bound Czech company for the first time to face the challenges of  [...]

  • tcwordl 6/2008

    Astrid Hager: The translation market in ten years’ time - a forecast

    The need for translation services will increase due to the enlargement of the European Union, says our author. To cope with the rising number of  [...]

  • tcworld 6/2008

    Rob Heemels and Sabine Grosser: Change Management – an underestimated success factor

    Although the creation and translation of technical documents are essential parts of the product lifecycle they still play a subordinate role in most  [...]

  • tcworld 6/2008

    Corinna Ritter: International information management – a sector with a promising future

    Hardly any product can go without a comprehensive manual – self-explanatory appliances and user-interfaces still remain dreams of the future. In order  [...]

  • technische kommunikation 5/2008

    Daniela Straub und Michael Fritz: Key performance indicators with system

    Are we still in planning? Who will complete which orders and by when? And what are the costs incurred? Are the quality specifications correct – as in  [...]

  • technische kommunikation 5/2008

    Ferdinand Soethe: The DITA machine

    The DITA Open Toolkit which is a reference implementation of the Darwin Information Typing Architecture (DITA) is regarded by many insiders as an  [...]

  • technische kommunikation 5/2008

    Kurt Frech: Content Management with consequences

    “Things are never as bad as they seem”, and so a Technical Editor might think when he is about to introduce a Content-Management-System – “CMS” for  [...]

  • tcworld 5/2008

    Dr. Elena Groznaya: East meets West: Negotiating interculturally

    Along with the prospects of success and benefits, negotiations in any business environment bear definite risks. They require thorough preparation,  [...]

  • tcworld 5/2008

    Richard Cook: Choosing media strategically for cross-border team communications

    More and more organizations are establishing cross-border teams to take advantage of global talent and global markets. Location and time are no longer  [...]

  • tcworld 5/2008

    Martina Panzer: Click, cliquer, ??????? - Is clicking global?

    Are cultural differences evident in online help system navigation? A study conducted by the Anhalt University of Applied Sciences, Germany, examines  [...]

  • tcworld 5/2008

    Mark Lammers and Natalia Tsvetkov: More with less: the 80/20 rule of PM

    Eighty percent of your success comes from 20 percent of your efforts. The 80/20 rule, or Pareto’s Principle, also applies to your project team. Find  [...]

  • tcworld 5/2008

    Corinna Ritter: Outsourcing - buying a service or contracting a relationship?

    Improving your performance, using your in-house resources more profitably, staying focused on your core business, accelerating time-to-market and  [...]

  • technische kommunikation 4/2008

    Michael Enders und Thomas Wolff: “You have reached your destination“

    “The route is estimated …“, announces the friendly voice in the commercially available navigation device. And the user will be guided – more or less  [...]