SDL Tridion for Strategist aims to provide insightful information about the planning and execution of a SDL Tridion implementation. Special emphasis is put in the earliest stages of the implementation (Analysis, Structure and Design), and in how to achieve the business goals.
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This article explains the importance of SDL Tridion BluePrint Localization and its consequences. Also, it gives support for your BluePrint design and localization standards by using a rule of thumb... Minimizing Localizations