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Back to Basics: What Is Content Management All About?

Reuse. Content management is all about reuse. What does that mean? The idea is to use existing content multiple times rather than write new content each time. In a way, it’s like recycling plastic bags…you can use a bag once and then use another similar bag once and so on until you have a garbage can full of barely used bags. Or, you can use one bag over and over again to conserve resources. Content reuse follows the same principle: store and use one piece of content over and over again rather than wasting time writing new, similar content. But why is content reuse so important? What benefits does it provide?

How Roles Change When Moving to a Content Management Environment

As organizations consider moving to a content management strategy for their technical documentation, reference publications and other business information, they often wonder what impact the new processes will have on the roles of their team members. What positions will be minimized or eliminated, and what new roles will emerge when the content management system is in place? Here are some tips to consider for potential role changes when implementing a content management strategy:

Focus on reuse.

Which Content Should I Convert to a Structured Format (XML)?

Making the decision to implement a component content management strategy for your technical documentation can result in big savings and flexibility in the editorial, translation, and publishing cycles for an organization. It also means that you must convert your content to a structured format – XML – to make it all happen successfully.

Now you face a huge amount of content in various formats – Word files, desktop publishing files, help files, website files – and you wonder where to …

Does Your Content Have an Identity Crisis?

We live in a world that is marked by differences — and that’s probably a good thing. After all, what would it be like if everything was exactly the same? Imagine if everyone wore the same clothes, had blues eyes, and was bald. It would be hard to tell anyone apart. If someone knocked on your door, is it a policeman or a plumber? Who knows…they all look the same. Imagine the chaos that could bring (not to mention how boring it would be!)

Unstructured content lives in this world, where nothing has an identity and content is in a state of chaos. How do you find it? And how …

Welcome to CM QuickTips!

Are you investigating content management systems? Or have you already begun your content management implementation? Maybe you’ve been a CMS user for awhile? Regardless of your status, you’ve come to the right place for helpful tips and information about content management strategies.

Vasont Systems has been publishing monthly tips through our enewsletter for several years, but we’ve decided to share them with the world. So visit us often to get your next tip!

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