During an economic downturn such as the one we are working our way through at the moment (2010), organizations are looking to make the most of their investments in their technological infrastructure, how to squeeze greater efficiencies out of their product development or production processes through automation, and how to leverage their technology to generate efficiencies.
By Toby Ward — “The Web content management market is mature and expanding,” says Gartner’s latest MarketScope for Web Content Management (MacComascaigh, Gilbert, Bell, Shegda, Andrews). “Vendor consolidation has fallen (slowed)… functions such as workflow, ease of use and multi-site management are no longer differentiating factors; they are the norm.”
The whole world often seems full of unfathomable jargon, and no one tops the information technology industry for its love of the Three Letter Acronym (TLA). Two TLAs that cause much confusion in our industry are CMS and ECM. Although there are similarities between the two, there are crucial differences that should be cleared up.
by Carmine Porco — With hundreds of potential vendors to select from, selecting the right Content Management Solution (CMS) requires due diligence.
by Toby Ward — Save time, save money – these are the tenets of content management. With hundreds of content management vendors and systems – ranging in price from free to millions of dollars once implemented – choosing the right system for your organization can be daunting.
Whether you’re buying a high-priced sports car or a budget ride, we all know that there’s more to the cost of a vehicle than the list price on the window.
by Carmine Porco — You’ve undoubtedly heard this analogy before: why spend the money on a Cadillac to go around the corner for a bag of milk, when a Hyundai will do the same job at a fraction of the price? Sure, you may not have the luxury or add-ons like an OnStar system, DVD player, and GPS, but your task can be completed more economically, as competently, and with a less expensive vehicle. Well, this analogy can also be applied to the purchase of a Content Management Solution.
“We need a CMS…and a portal too, I think.” When it comes to deciding on the right kind of management system for your website and its content, there are a few options that are usually the first to be considered: Content Management Systems (CMS), Document Management Systems (DMS) and Portals.
It takes more than just picking CMS technology to leverage the value and continued use you want to get from cool new website features.
by Toby Ward — Discussion on my intranet blog often indicates what topics are hot with the intranet community, and a recent posting on open source drew reaction from users and CMS vendors alike, suggesting it’s an issue that deserves greater attention.
Plone, a Content Management System (CMS) based on the Zope Content Management Framework, is one of the most well-known open source CMSs in use today.
Hard to believe, but intranet portals have already been part of corporate life for almost a decade now. Your own intranet has likely matured through the years. But what’s ahead? And, more importantly are you ready for it?
There’s a significant amount or work that needs to get done after you’ve picked the right CMS to manage your site. You’ve bought the car, now you have to gas it up, get it on the road, pull out a map, and point it in the right direction.
It is no wonder that content management (CM) growth remains strong with a booming market for applications that promise great cost savings and productivity for companies that invest in them. According to a Deloitte report on Enterprise Content Management, CM cuts labor costs associated with authoring and design by 50% in both online and print endeavors.
by Toby Ward - Is SharePoint the best intranet platform? What about a portal? A WCMS? An ECMS? Open Source? Social media?