Re: Best Practice...Reuse Content

Subject: Re: Best Practice...Reuse Content
From: "Gene Kim-Eng" <techwr -at- genek -dot- com>
To: Â TechwriterList <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 1 Feb 2011 19:50:42 -0800

It's important to draw a distinction between shared content and shared storage.
Multiple locations working with synchronized local databases are still sharing
content. You will need a process to resolve conflicts in case disconnected
locations change the same content.

Gene Kim-Eng

----- Original Message -----
From: "Keith Hood" <klhra -at- yahoo -dot- com>
> If you consolidate your 29% common content in one physical location, then 29%
> of your content will be accessible only as long as the links stay up. If you
> consolidate that 29% in the US and a winter storm blows down half the lines
> between here and Canada, then your Canadian users have a problem. Users in the
> UK would have to be able to get reliable round-trip connections across the
> Atlantic. The longer your communications chain is, the more vulnerable it is.
> Your company isn't hurting for storage space, is it? I would say keep the
> distributed iterations of the common content but set up a system that allows
> you to push content changes from a centralized source.B That could be a
> software system or, in the right circumstances, it might simply be a
> procedural change.


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