What is content management?
is the process of organizing and consolidating these pieces of content (text, graphics, and multimedia clips) and tagging schemes (XML, HTML, etc,) in the most efficient way and storing them only one time in a repository, known as a content management system. The organized content can then be used over and over again ( ) for many different publications and for multichannel publishing.
There are different types of content management systems. Below is a list of the major categories:
|Type of Content Management System||Purpose|
|Web Content Management (WCM)||Specializes in managing and delivering content to Web sites|
|Digital Asset Management (DAM)||Specializes in managing graphics and multimedia components and their corresponding metadata, but not text|
|Document Management (DM)||Manages whole documents rather than the actual content itself; similar to an electronic filing cabinet|
|Enterprise Content Management (ECM)||Manages all aspects of content within an organization (i.e., e-mails, business documents, and more) and is scalable for use throughout the entire enterprise.|
|Component Content Management (CCM), also known as XML Content Management (XML CM)||Manages content at the component level and stores it only one time as a single source for maximum content reuse and delivery to multiple media channels (i.e., print, Web, mobile devices, PDF, and more) - Vasont fits in here!|
- What is content?
- What is multichannel publishing?
- What is tagging?
- What is content management?
- Who needs a content management system?
- How will a content management system benefit my organization?
- Why can't I just use a word processing or spreadsheet software program?
- Is a component content management system right for you?
- How can a CMS benefit a technical writer?
- I'm ready to proceed! Take me to the CMS Starter Kit.
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