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Content Management

Jan 11

Enterprise Search

Enterprise Search Enterprise search is the practice of identifying and enabling specific content across the entire organization to be indexed, searched, and displayed to authorized users.   How does Enterprise Search affect your organization? When individuals within your company are searching for documents, are they finding the correct and most current information? When customers visit your website, are they locating the products and services with ease? These are essential questions to make sure your company maximizes its profitability.   Business intelligence and enterprise search solutions allow both your employees and customers to locate the information they need to make the most informed decisions. Universal Enterprise Search is the key way in which companies organize their information and allow individuals to locate exactly what they are looking for. Read more
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Dec 22

Content Strategy

Content Strategy

Content strategy refers to the planning, development, and management of content. In other words, content strategy plans for the creation, publication, and governance of useful, usable content.   The purpose of content strategy has been described as achieving business goals by maximizing the impact of content.   Necessarily, the content strategist must work to define not only which content will be published, but why we are publishing it in the first place. Otherwise, content strategy is not strategy at all: it is just a glorified production line for content nobody really needs or wants. Read more
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Dec 6

CMS Types

CMS Types There are three major types of CMS: offline processing, online processing, and hybrid systems. These terms describe the deployment pattern for the CMS in terms of when presentation templates are applied to render content output from structured content.   Offline processing   These systems pre-process all content, applying templates before publication to generate Web pages. Since pre-processing systems do not require a server to apply the templates at request time, they may also exist purely as design-time tools.  Read more
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Dec 2

Content Management Systems (CMS)

Content Management Systems (CMS) In order to efficiently manage content, a content management system is required. A CMS is a tool that enables a variety of (centralised) technical and (de-centralised) non technical staff to create, edit, manage and finally publish (in a number of formats) a variety of content (such as text, graphics, video, documents etc), whilst being constrained by a centralised set of rules, process and workflows that ensure coherent, validated electronic content.   A Content Management System (CMS) has the following benefits: 
  1. allows for a large number of people to contribute to and share stored data;
  2. increased ability for collaboration;
  3. facilitates document control, auditing, editing, and timeline management;
  4. controls access to data, based on user roles. User roles define what information each user can view or edit;
  5. aids in easy storage and retrieval of data;
  6. reduces repetitive duplicate input;
  7. documents workflow tasks coupled with messaging which allow for formal review and approval of documents;
  8. the ability to track and manage multiple versions of a single instance of content.
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Nov 21

Taxonomy and Enterprise Content Management

Taxonomy and Enterprise Content Management

Taxonomy is a hierarchical structure for the classification and/or organization of data. In content management and information architecture, taxonomy is used as a tool for organizing content. Development of an enterprise taxonomy requires the careful coordination and cooperation of departments within your organization.    Once the taxonomy is created, it needs to be managed. There is no such thing as "finished taxonomy". Taxonomy needs to be revisited and revised periodically. Why? Business changes, new content is created, old content is archived.   Read more
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