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Content and Asset Management

Content and Asset Management, Content Management System; is a computer software system for organizing and facilitating collaborative creation of documents and other content


What is a Content Management System?

A Content Management System (CMS) is a computer software system for organizing and facilitating collaborative creation of documents and other content. A content management system is frequently a web application used for managing websites and web content, though in many cases, content management systems require special client software for editing and constructing articles. The market for content management systems remains fragmented, with many open-source and proprietary solutions available.

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What are the benefits of content management?

The value of a company's web site is directly related to the accuracy and speed with which its content can be made available.

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What are the types of content management systems?

There are serveral types of content management systems which include:

  • Web content management systems assist in automating various aspects of web publishing.
  • Transactional content management systems (T-CMS) assist in managing e-commerce transactions.
  • Integrated content management systems (I-CMS) assist in managing enterprise documents and content.
  • Publications management systems (P-CMS) assist in managing the publications (manuals, books, help, guidelines, references) content life cycle.
  • Learning management systems (L-CMS) assist in managing the web-based learning content life cycle. See also managed learning environment.
  • Document imaging systems are also generally considered under the family of general content management.
  • Enterprise content management systems (E-CMS) vary in their functionality. Some support both the web and publications content life cycle, while others support the web content life cycle and either transactional content or customer relationship management content. The definition of AIIM for ECM includes methods and tools for "capture, manage, store, preserve and deliver" content across an enterprise. "Manage" contains components like document management, collaboration, business process management, records management, email management, workflow and web content management. The ECM concept is not restricted to web based technologies but includes client/server and hosted/On-demand solutions.

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Why content management workflow matters?

Running a content organization is like directing an orchestra: writers, editors, designers and so on. To meet deadlines and and get the job done, everyone has to be aligned and synchronised.

Everything to keep the content creation flowing, so you can focus on what matters the most: creating content your readers will love.

  • Reduce Compliance Risk
  • Increase knowledge worker productivity
  • Support efficiency with collaboration
  • Deliver accountability and compliance

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What is a Globalization Management System?

Globalization Management System (GMS) is enterprise software applications that provide the infrastructure to control the complex process of adapting, translating and maintaining all of a company's content and information (such as corporate documents, databases, enterprise applications, Web sites, manuals, and more) worldwide. A GMS should meet the challenge of developing, leveraging, and maintaining a multilingual, multinational and multicultural base of enterprise information.

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What is Meta Data?

It is data about data. Meta data describes how and when and by whom a particular set of data was collected, and how the data is formatted. Meta data is essential for understanding information stored in data warehouses.

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