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Blogger Series - Exploring Information Technology: Podcast interview with Anne Gentle, information developer at BMC Software, Inc.

 

 

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If you've ever wondered what technology and social media enthusiasts talk about when they go to lunch, download this podcast. Anne Gentle, information developer at BMC Software, discusses her popular blog on TalkBMC and gives advice on how to build a loyal following for a blog. Where does blogging fit in an enterprise communications strategy? She touches on this, and all the topics she is most enthusiastic about, like the technology that makes it easier for people to find information, social media, and wikis.

 

BMC's agile development environment keeps Anne on her toes as a technical writer. So, she experiments with all kinds of technologies to make life easier. She enjoys XML-based information models like Darwin Information Typing Architecture (DITA), and loves to talk about the place of RSS in the world. You'll also hear her opinions on Technorati, Splunk, DIGG, AJAX, and XML. But, she's really enthusiastic about OPML, which allows people to share their RSS feeds. Discover why she has a deep, personal appreciation for system administrators and download.

 

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Anne Gentle's blog:  Exploring Information Technology

 

Bio

Anne Gentle writes different deliverables ranging from user manuals to online help to white papers on a technical publications team that works on distributed systems products. Known to write a script or two to automate repetitive tasks like help builds, she also likes to work with XML-based information models like Darwin Information Typing Architecture (DITA). Anne often experiments with online help technology, enjoys writing blogs entries, and wants to find new ways to use communication to help people understand technical solutions to complex problems.