Tips for Preparing for a Component Content Management System Implementation

We often hear people say that they are going to implement a component content management system (CCMS) with the expectation that it is going to solve all of their problems! While a content management system can solve many problems, the system is only as good as what goes into it. For example, if you put poorly structured XML content into the system, it cannot magically make well-formed XML; you will have problems. It’s the old “trash in, trash out“ syndrome. But there are things you can do to prepare for a smooth content management implementation:

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 …

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