Archives for content management systems

More users = simpler CMS.

When deploying a CMS across the whole organisation, the rule is: the more users, the simpler (and more usable) the system should be.

CMS interoperability?.

While the goal of interoperability between content management systems (CMS) is very important, it is limited by the lack of implemented standards.

Is workflow the wrong metaphor?.

The unspoken truth is that workflow often doesn’t work well in practice, leading to the question: is workflow the wrong metaphor?

Self-sufficiency in a CMS.

The requirement for self-sufficiency should be addressed by all organisations looking to purchase a content management system.

Using narrative in a CMS tender.

Consider presenting requirements in ‘narrative’ format, as this provides a more complete description of needs, and gives much-needed context to vendors responding to the tender.

Sources of CMS uncertainty.

In the context of limited budgets and timetables, organisations must identify the most uncertain aspects of a CMS project, and concentrate management efforts on them.